Human Capital Institute Announces Details of 2014 Employee Engagement Conference
Event to Highlight the Best Practices and Proven Methods to Improve Employee Engagement and Drive Organizational Performance
NEW YORK (May 14, 2014) – The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management, today announced details of the 2014 Employee Engagement Conference, which will take place from Wednesday, July 23 through Friday, July 25 at the Westin Seattle. As employers strive to increase employee engagement, the event will focus on strategies companies can use to enhance performance, retention and organizational growth.
Each year, the definition of employee engagement continues to take on additional meaning. What used to refer to employees giving more discretionary time to the organization now encompasses overall performance and contribution rather than just spending extra time at the office. And while the benefits of an engaged workforce are well known, such as increased innovation and improved performance, what’s lesser known are the true drivers of innovation and the initiatives most effective in producing results.
HCI’s 2014 Employee Engagement Conference aims to uncover the best practices for enhancing employee engagement, offering attendees the strategies to ensure their workers are self-guided, understand their contributions, and are continuously progressing. But key to fostering this type of workforce is ensuring employees have the intrinsic connection to their work and company. The conference will highlight the three areas necessary to achieving this state and improving employee engagement: Leadership Values and Brand Alignment, Manager Accountability and Performance, and Employee Learning and Development.
The conference will feature a comprehensive agenda of sessions led by leading experts in employee engagement, highlighting the best practices employers can use to improve their connection to their company. Additionally, the conference schedule includes informative keynotes from executives representing companies with some of the most successful employee engagement strategies today. Among the speakers giving keynotes are Rick Badgley, vice president of Talent Management for TOMS Shoes; Stephanie Corker, people brand strategy director for lululemon athletica; and Joe Garcia, Ph.D., senior director, Talent Management for The Home Depot.
“Almost every company recognizes the importance of having engaged employees, yet many are unsure of the best ways to drive the type of engagement that leads to positive results,” said Carl Rhodes, HCI’s chief executive officer. “HCI is pleased to host our 2014 Employee Engagement Conference, in which the industry’s most prominent thinkers will gather together to share their expertise in this increasingly vital field. As one of the few industry conferences to focus solely on employee engagement, we are confident that the event will provide HR professionals with the insight to make immediate improvements to their current engagement strategies.”
HCI’s 2014 Employee Engagement Conference is made possible by the contributions of many underwriters, including:
Diamond Underwriters: Achievers, Aon Hewitt, AppLearn, Harvard Business Publishing, Hay Group and Perceptyx
Platinum Underwriters: Avature, Cornerstone OnDemand, IBM, PayScale, Purchasing Power and Qualtrics
Gold Underwriters: AnyPerk, BetterWorks, BlessingWhite, Career Engagement Group, Confirmit, Data Solutions Inc., Desire2Learn, Fierce, Globoforce, Metrus Group, MotivAction, serve2perform, Spring International, Strativity, theEMPLOYEEapp, Virgin Pulse and Wiley
For more information about conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barry Upbin, HCI’s senior vice president, Strategic Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the 2014 Employee Engagement Conference, including registration details, can be accessed at: http://www.hci.org/hr-conferences/2014-Employee-Engagement/overview.
About Human Capital Institute (HCI)
Human Capital Institute is the first choice for HR professionals and organizations who have decided to accelerate their journey from traditional, tactical specialists to strategic, high-impact business partners. HCI seeks to educate, empower, and validate strategic talent management professionals to impact business results through the acquisition of insights, skills and tools that are contextualized through research, practice, expert guidance, peer learning, and self-discovery. Visit HCI.org to learn more.