After successful events in Indianapolis and Cincinnati, and the launch of the eX Podcast, eX Summit is moving to the Minneapolis and St Paul area. War for top talent as never been fiercer. In order to attract AND retain highly engaged employees, companies must focus on their employer brand as a differentiator to remain competitive. Influential business leaders from throughout the Twin Cities area will cover various employee experience topics (see agenda below).
“Unleash the potential of your people and teams”, by Scott Burns, CEO & Co-Founder at Structural.
“Aligning your corporate Strategy with your Human Strategy”, by Erin Hargrove, Senior Consultant for Human Resources Solutions at Salo LLC.
There is an expectation for companies to get creative with how they recruit and retain talent as employee engagement affects the bottom line of every business. However, employee engagement doesn’t come easy or cheap. Come to this interactive session, when Salo Solutions along with Agency Squid partner to discuss examples, best practices and lessons learned.
“The 12 ingredients for working happier (and better)”, by Rodd Wagner, Forbes columnist, New York Times bestselling author, and Vice President|Employee Engagement Strategy at BI Worldwide.
Forget everything else happening at your job and ask yourself one simple question.
How happy are you at work?
If the answer to that question is solidly positive, all the daily struggles are worth it. If the answer is negative, none of the subordinate successes really matters much.
But what makes a person happy at work?
For the past five years, Rodd Wagner and a team of researchers at BI Worldwide have been answering that question by analyzing the responses of employees around the world to some provocative questions. Rodd will share the 12 elements that emerged, 12 elements that drive happiness and company performance.
“THE GOAT RODEO: tending to Employee Experience in time of growth and chaos”, by Nate Eklund (President and Founder of Eklund Consulting), J. Forrest (Owner/Principal Consultant at Employee Strategies Inc), and Mary Sellke (Executive Director of Surly Gives A Damn).
Surly Brewing went from 30 employees to 350 in little over a year. Think about that. J. Forrest (Employee Strategies) and Nate Eklund (Eklund Consulting) traveled side-by-side with Surly as it built capacity, tended to its ever growing staff, and navigated through the challenges of rapid growth. Join them as they discuss this remarkable period of time with Mary Sellke, Executive Director of Surly Gives a Damn and unofficial “Director of Fun.”
Break and snacks.
Panel discussion: “Diversity in the workplace: what it means and what’s at stake?”.
Panelists are Sophia Khan (Senior Director for Global Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement at Medtronic), Clare Jacky (People & Culture Partner at Leadpages), John Hardy (Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Best Buy).
Moderated by Stephan Vincent, Founder of eX Summit & eX Podcast.
Diversity has different meanings depending on which company you talk to. It’s not just about ethnicity, nationality, gender or sexual orientation. Diversity is also about background, profile, way of thinking and operating. A diverse workforce challenges the status-quo, brings creativity and innovation to an organization, strengthens its culture.
“Building an orange culture”, by Scott Dorsey, Managing Partner at High Alpha.
Scott played the prominent role in building the culture of “orange” throughout his tenure at Exact Target – a thriving employee experience that was so key to ET’s success that it was listed as a competitive advantage in the company’s S1 file when he took the SaaS email marketing service provider public, before being acquired by Salesforce in a $2.7 billion deal.
Happy hour and networking.
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