Sunday, April 10
Speed Networking: a Fresh Take on an Invaluable Skill
This interactive session is bound to kick off the 2011 meeting with energy and flair. This activity offers attendees an opportunity to polish their networking skills and interact with numerous peers in both a formal and informal setting. Similar to speed dating, speed networking pairs participants for short intervals of networking. During this time, attendees will have a chance to exchange business cards, share knowledge and insights on current market trends, and perfect their networking abilities in a non-intimidating environment. To help stimulate individual conversations, the moderator will share statistics on hot industry topics.
Pinnacol Gets "Rocky Mountain High" Marks On Employee Satisfaction
Delivering the keynote address, Kenneth J. Ross, president and CEO of Pinnacol Assurance, will discuss how his company has been rated among the top three places to work by ColoradoBiz for three years running. In 2010, Ross' workers compensation company was ranked second in ColoradoBiz magazine's Best Companies to Work for in Colorado.
Monday, April 11
A Business Case for Succession Planning and Leadership Development
Richard F. Russell, President and CEO of Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company, will share his company’s story of Succession Planning. Russell will present the case for succession planning based on Amerisure’s executive leadership demographics. He will also share the best of class human capital practices that Amerisure adopted as they developed leadership development programs to orchestrate an orderly succession of the company. Jeremy Borys of Right Management will share experiences in leadership development and how it is used to support leadership succession. Borys will provide an organizational development perspective to best in class leadership development practices.
Ben McKay, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America senior vice president of federal government relations, will provide insights on the political landscape in Washington, D.C. McKay will also update attendees on the legislative issues that will most impact the property casualty industry in the new Congress.
Wage and Hour Essentials & Other Important Employment Law Updates
Join this high-energy, high-content presentation to learn best practices for compliance with the Federal Fair Labor Standrards Act (FLSA). Attendees will learn how to avoid FLSA penalties and lawsuits by increasing their knowledge of critical wage and hour topics including FLSA exemptions, overtime requirements and maintenance of records. In addition, attendees will learn about recent and significant statutory and regulatory changes for 2009 and 2010, including important changes in various employment related issues. Attendees will leave with common-sense and practical knowledge of the FLSA as well as a solid foundation for compliance with the most recent changes to labor and employment law statutes and regulations.
It's More Than Just a Donation!
You may call it Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Citizenship or Community Involvement. But no matter what your company calls it, we bet you do it! Join our panelists for a discussion of their organizations' views on giving back to their communities in a meaningful and sustainable way and how they tie it all back to their core business objectives and values. The group also will share examples of the various community programs their companies and employees support. This is a ROI that everyone realizes!
Tuesday, April 12
Health Care Reform: One Year and 19 Days Later
It's hard to believe that Health Care Reform legislation is only one year old. The cost increases, uninsured population, and Medicare funding issues remain. This session will review the latest proceedings in Washington DC, discuss how employers are responding, and dust off our crystal ball to predict what will happen next.
Consumer Driven Health Plans - Not Just for the Healthy and Wealthy, but the Wise
While some critics maintain that Consumer Driving Health Plans (CDHP) benefit only the healthy and wealthy, many employees have discovered the benefits of these plans, and use them to their advantage. What have these employees discovered about these plans and how can employers take advantage of this trend?
Employee Engagement in Challenging Times
Many organizations today are focused on enhancing levels of employee engagement. In the rapidly changing environments most companies now face, organizations must count on employees to act on their own in ways consistent with organizational cultures, objectives and values. Faced with increased competitive pressures, many organizations are needing to do more with less. Belt-tightening often results in organizational retrenching, reduced staffing levels, increased workloads, and constrained compensation budgets. But there is opportunity amid economic uncertainty. Careful attention to positioning individuals and teams to succeed will not only allow organizations to weather the storm, but also to emerge in a stronger competitive position. This session will explore strategies for keeping employees onboard and motivated in a tumultuous economic environment.
Company Issues Forum
This highly-interactive forum has become a popular part of the PCI Human Resources Conference. It is designed to give attendees an opportunity to discuss issues of concern in the world of human resources. Topics will be solicited in February and early March, and facilitators will group the issues into major topic areas for discussion.
Leveraging Social Media to Help Your Company Succeed
Gain insights into current communication trends, declining trust by consumers, and opportunities to leverage social media to advance your corporate goals. Examples of how companies are using social media with regards to talent acquisition and brand management will help you enhance your strategies and identify potential road blocks.
Wednesday, April 13
HR and Compensation Benchmarking and Management
As companies continuously seek to refine their HR and compensation practices, competitive benchmark data are often critical to decision-making. Competitive benchmark data help companies to:
This session will discuss significant trends within the P&C industry, present recent benchmark data for the industry (performance, HR effectiveness, compensation design) and address how companies use benchmark data to better inform their HR processes.
- Understand the performance of the HR function and the overall business
- Set compensation levels that support the company's attraction, retention and engagement objectives
- Design compensation programs that are consistent with industry practices
Designing an Effective Electronic HR System
More than 10 years after the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act became the law, electronic signatures, delivery, and fulfillment methods have become a standard way to do business. In the world of Human Resources, employee electronic signatures and records have become more prevalent in the work place. As this transition occurs, employers are more likely to face challenges to these signatures and records by their employees. This session will describe how a thoughtful e-process can actually reduce a company’s risk, relative to traditional paper processes. Among the topics covered will be a six Point Risk Assessment Framework and what the courts saying about the enforceability of various HR related records signed with electronic signatures or sent solely via e-delivery.