HR as Social Architect: Six Strategies for Maximizing the New Talent Equation

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn how to design strategies that cultivate social capital along with human capital to amplify talent for greater results.

The rise of social media and other technologies have changed how we do business. These same technologies are changing the very nature of work and how the workplace must be designed. This evolution has revealed that our traditional models for cultivating talent are insufficient. The new equation for talent isn't just about building human capital (knowledge, skills and abilities). It must also include social capital (the value that exists within relationships) if you are to unlock your organization's true capability for innovation and performance. This session will reveal the new talent equation and how the next evolution for HR is to become the social architect of the organization. This session will help you:

Explore how the evolution of the organization and the rise of social technology has fundamentally changed the way value is created within the organization. 
Uncover how this shift now requires an expanded definition of talent that considers the power of personal relationships and networks as an amplifier of impact.  
Discover how cultivating connection as a means to build social capital is an underutilized but powerful strategy for gaining competitive advantage.
Learn six powerful strategies with 12 specific tactics for creating a work environment that fosters connection and grows social capital as a means to fuel innovation, engagement and performance across the organization.


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Jason Lauritsen

Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author, and consultant.  He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently. 

A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits.
Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.
Jason is the co-author of the book, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Connect with Jason at  


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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Leadership & Navigation
HR Expertise
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