This session will provide a background on how lean thinking and tools can help safety and any HR function. Following the teachings of W. Edwards Deming, Toyota created a production system, now commonly referred to as lean production. What is not well understood is that “lean” works in any office and business, regardless of size. Whether healthcare, small enterprise, food service, or non – profit, “lean” can help improve teamwork, culture and drive continuous improvement, but only if we go back to basics and strip away the mystery that this thinking is only for the manufacturing floor. Participants in the session will gain new insight into both “how” and “why” standards should be developed.
Many people may think that because there is high unemployment and lots of good people out of work during these challenging economic times that the talent shortage is over. The truth is the talent shortage is actually getting worse. There are a lot of people out of work, but companies and organizations are still in dire need of the right kind of talent. The larger demographic picture which includes an aging workforce and fewer young people moving into the workforce to replace them, has made the need to attract and retain the best talent even more critical than ever before. Tighter corporate budgets mean that the people who are working are under greater pressure with fewer resources.
In order for a company or organization to sustain itself and be competitive in its market, it needs every person functioning at his or her optimal level. This means that they are healthy, creative, energetic, focused, passionate, and committed to what they do. They need to bring all their best ideas and work effectively and collaboratively together for the common good.
“Awaken the Sleeping Giants” poignantly speaks to the pivotal role HR plays at this crucial time. Through a deeper understanding of the upcoming talent shortage and its future implications, HR will be compelled to claim their place at the boardroom table. It will mean partaking in company direction, strategy and equipping the corporate culture with the “Attraction Factor”. HR will have to “stand in the gap” to create a sea-change in thinking, new levels of conscious intention and developing company culture by design rather than by default.
This powerful talk is a must-attend for HR Professionals interested in their organization’s survival.
Do you ever wonder how the most successful organizations establish their position at the top? The secret behind every successful organization are the leaders! To achieve this level of success, individuals who follow the 10 critical steps to becoming a magnetic leader will have their organization on track to be the best it can be. Magnetic leaders understand themselves, their organization and their employees, they encourage innovation and creativity, they have great engagement techniques, and establish a culture that is hard to replicate. Attend this session to discover the 10 critical steps to becoming a magnetic leader within your organization!
Workplace grief costs U.S. businesses billions of dollars a year in reduced productivity and increased errors and accidents, yet the word grief rarely shows up in reports. In The Hidden Annual Cost of Grief in America’s Workplace 2003 report, the keyword in the title of this report is the word "hidden." It is just that factor that has caused the problem to escalate to now unimaginable proportions and it is the essential reason that it is getting worse rather than better. In this presentation we will address the definition of grief, the grief/workplace connection, the cost of "presenteeism" to corporations and we will discover how managers and other employees can support coworkers who have experienced personal loss.