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.
In the Workplace Wellness Program Best Practices session we focus on global benchmarked workplace wellness programs as they are evaluated against the ten most important best practices. It addresses international trends that incorporate program design, strategy development, organizational change, program management and the evaluation of employee health, wellness and productivity outcomes. Based on real workplace wellness program case studies we address mission critical aspects that contribute to the success of any employee health promotion program. We share what thriving organizations do to develop, implement and manage their workplace health and wellness programs so that sustainable stakeholder value and triple bottom line results are created.
HR has the potential to be a highly impactful, strategic business partner to the organization. To achieve this potential, though, HR will have to be run more like a business.
Attend this session to learn the four critical steps of running HR like a business: First, align initiatives to key organizational goals. Second, plan the initiatives carefully, including reaching agreement with the sponsors on expected impact from the initiative. Third, execute the planned initiatives with discipline through regular reporting and dedicated monthly meetings. Fourth, measure and evaluate to ensure the planned impact was delivered or learn why it was not.