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Premier HR Business Event: HCI’s 2015 Human Capital Summit to Explore the Changing Face of HR

Summit Designed to Address How Strategic Roles and the Business Partner Model Lead to HR Transformation

Author: HCI  |  Source: HCI  |  Published: December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (December 18, 2014) – The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management, today announced details of its 2015 Human Capital Summit, taking place Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Across many businesses, HR is changing. Leaders continue to transform the HR function, hierarchy, responsibilities and skill levels to meet the new demands of a volatile marketplace and a diverse workforce. As such, HR is coming into a new state of being – revolutionizing current roles into strategic partnerships that focus on tight alignment to business goals. And as the landscape continues to evolve, the skills needed to link employee performance to business goals and drive organizational change define the new face of HR.

HCI’s 2015 Human Capital Summit was developed to address the needs, concerns and opportunities of this new state of HR and help business partners and strategic HR executives increase both personal and organizational performance. The summit will offer a robust schedule of engaging and informative sessions designed to provide attendees with the insight to be more strategic HR leaders.

The Summit will cover four main areas of content, including:

  • Strategy and Business Acumen: The ability to effectively guide strategic planning and help the business meet present and future goals requires a true understanding of all facets and departments within the organization. These sessions will address factors such as creating a world-class HR team, developing a business partner model, creating and managing change, and aligning HR technology with business objectives.
  • Employee Engagement: Although the vast majority of CEOs acknowledge that employee engagement is critical to delivering innovation and gaining competitive advantage, many organizations need to show that ROI to senior management. Sessions will teach the methods proven to be most effective in creating a connection between employees, the executive team and purposeful work that motivates and engages workers.
  • Leadership Development: HR business leaders must now take a more consultative role in advising and coaching leadership, and as the skill sets of HR are changing, so too are the competencies, abilities and aptitude needed from leaders. Sessions will include courses on coaching front line managers, communicating trust and organizational vision, identifying high potential employees and strategies to promote the advancement of women to senior levels.
  • Strategic Recruitment: The role of the recruiter and talent acquisition executive now requires a deeper understanding of business and how it relates to productivity and the bottom line, as well as a more strategic role as a business partner. The Strategic Recruitment sessions will show attendees how to update their talent acquisition strategy to align with business forecasts, leverage contingent labor to balance organizational needs and determine future hiring needs based on business growth, turnover and succession.

“As business needs continue to change, the role of the HR professional has also evolved. No longer is the function just about transactional processes; instead, today’s HR leaders must serve as true business partners who have a firm understanding of all aspects of the business and are valuable contributors to future strategy,” said Carl Rhodes, HCI’s chief executive officer. “The 2015 Human Capital Summit will provide the latest insight and proven strategies HR needs to rise to the occasion and show the value they can bring as strategic business partners.”

HCI’s 2015 Human Capital Summit is made possible by the contributions of many underwriters, including:

Diamond Underwriters: Allegis Global Solutions, Aon Hewitt, Elance-oDesk, HireVue, Qualtrics, SkillSurvey and WOMEN Unlimited

Platinum Underwriters: Avature, Guidant Group, InterviewStream and EF Education First

Gold Underwriters: EDSI, Educational Testing Service, Fokal Fusion, Glassdoor, HR Certification Institute, Jobvite, ManpowerGroup Solutions, MHS, Paramount Transportation Systems, SmartBrief, Spire, Velocity Resource Group and Wharton Executive Education.

For more information about conference sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barry Upbin, HCI’s senior vice president, Strategic Partnerships, at barry.upbin@hci.org.

Additional details about the 2015 Human Capital Summit, including registration information, can be accessed at: http://www.hci.org/hr-conferences/2015-Human-Capital-Summit/overview.

Individuals interested in learning more about how HR can prepare for its new role are encouraged to attend HCI’s Strategic HR Business Partner certification program, which will be offered in conjunction with the event in Orlando, and is also available online and at numerous metropolitan areas throughout the year. More information is available at: http://www.hci.org/hr-training-courses/strategic-hr-business-partners.

About Human Capital Institute (HCI)

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