Social media has become a fixture in many of our lives, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other of the growing list of social technology platforms.
For many of us not a day goes by that we don’t check in on our on-line lives. Organizations have recognized the power of this type of technology for functions such as sales and marketing, but it is all still relatively new in the learning space.
What does this technology mean for learning?
How can we best leverage the tools available to create an engaging, effective learning ecosystem?
Where does mobile fit into the equation?
There is a constant challenge within organizations to identify the best ways to create stronger employee engagement. Communication used to be very much top down and one way; nowadays it's much more multi-directional and that is creating an opportunity and challenge to leadership teams both in how to communicate and in how to deal with the feedback and demands coming from all angles! In this presentation I will be talking about the four enablers of employee engagement as identified by David MacLeod and Nita Clarke, the co-founders of the Engage for Success movement in the UK in their report 'Engaging for Success' (also known as the MacLeod Report) and how social media is driving the engagement agenda as well as providing an opportunity and tools to further improve employee engagement within our organisations.
“Realizing the Promise: Social Tech & Internal Collaborative Networks (ICN’s)” will focus on three elements which have been found to be “low-hanging fruit” associated with ICN’s:
1. Elimination of internal email, 2. Reductions in frequency and duration of internal meetings, and, 3. Increases in job satisfaction.
Low-hanging fruit is defined as a. Relatively easy to implement, b. Relatively low budget requirement, and, c. High potential positive organizational impact. Research, Citations, and Video clips from a text-book implementation of an ICN at a global insurance company will be featured. Listen in and ask questions as we go along. ICN’s are changing the way we work.
Employment seekers in today’s job market are becoming savvier when it comes to social media and social networking. They want to research the recruiters they will be working with to both prepare for interviews, but also to use the information they find in acceptance decision-making. Employment seekers also want to interact with a brand before they decide if the company is a right fit.
Social Media Recruitment: Professional Online Persona is a workshop designed to help HR Professionals develop a professional online persona and social recruitment strategy, as well as insight into the new job seeker’s mindset in the digital landscape. This workshop will focus primarily on LinkedIn, but will give the foundations for a strategy that can be used across multiple platforms.
This seminar covers the definition of community and content in detail and explores how to build specific communities for your organization.
Working in organizations can often be a very isolating experience for employees. Jobs must be performed efficiently, and there is often insufficient time and adequate resources available to personally develop each and every employee. The impact of social media communities, practices and policies can play a very large role in the training & development of employees and empowering your staff.
Communities can be created based on organizational needs, goals and initiatives and Content can be creatively crafted to satisfy objectives.
Welcome to the Institute for Human Resources in Social Media and Employee Communications! Thank you to everyone for your participation and support. Join us over the next two days for our exciting lineup of speakers with many informative sessions covering the hot topics and trends surrounding the Social Media and Employee Communications community. This introductory session will give you an overview of the Institute for Human Resources – Social Media and Employee Communications certification program. The Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Social Media and Employee Communications certification program launched in July 2011 with a two-day virtual event and had presented virtual events typically on a quarterly basis thereafter.
The purpose of this session is to provide you with an update on the webcast topics and speakers that will be presenting over these two days. In addition, for those of you who have not participated in one of these events in the past, you will be shown how to register for any newly-added webcasts and make use of the virtual Exhibit Hall, where you can increase your knowledge on product and service suppliers in the social media and employee communications space. You will also learn how to network with your peers by visiting the lounge.
Transforming your workplace by educating your employees to respect one another by improving self-esteem and leadership styles. Build programs that support employees to make healthy lifestyle choices that they pay for themselves payroll deduction or individual payment or through their own company benefits. Becoming an employer of choice through recognition and promotion programs that helps attract top talent to your organization. Programs that help employees manage their stress levels will eventually be reflected on your benefit cost, since the proof is that stress is often at the base of all employee absenteeism and health care costs. Bring programs onsite like doctors, fitness and yoga instructors to help employees to take care of their health and fitness needs will multiply your engagement results.
In this session we will discuss the emerging trends in Talent Acquisition, including the impacts of new technologies on Sourcing, Recruiting and Resource Planning. Attendees will hear about the challenges and the best practices in Talent Acquisition as well as hear about examples of how companies based in Canada (small, medium and global conglomerates) have leveraged emerging trends in their Talent Acquisition Strategies. We will also uncover the impact and importance of technology to the complete Candidate experience from initial interaction through to hiring. We would also discuss why and how technologies impact our Employee Referral engagement strategies. We will talk about ways on how Recruiters could do more with less, how to hone in on the right talent faster, and how to get strategic visibility to get ahead and to stay ahead of the curve.
Studies show that up to 90% of workplace incidents are caused by human error, which leads to reduced workforce productivity and creates high operating costs. As a result, progressive organizations are beginning to explore the human factor in the safety equation. This presentation will focus on the link between personality traits and higher-risk behavior, examining human “default settings” of being impulsive vs. cautious, rule-resistant vs. compliant, distractible vs. vigilant, irritable vs. calm and so on. It will show how this link can be used to recruit “safer” employees and train existing staff to reduce workplace incidents and increase the productivity of front-line staff.