In her July 6 article in BenefitsPro.com, Kathryn Mayer’s summed up the five topics that were most prevalent throughout the four-day conference:
- Wellness. Workplace wellness programs are increasing as are the scope of the benefits and resources offered as part of the program.
- Overtime regulations. HR insiders are not happy about the overtime rule changes that the Department of Labor has proposed which doubles the current salary level at which it takes effect.
- Globalization. HR needs to accept the fact that the traditional office is dying. Crowdsourcing temporary work and remote work are on the rise, making talent borderless so everyone is global now.
- HR’s new role. HR is a growing, dynamic profession whose value to the organization is as a business leader – not business partners, not trusted advisors, not change managers…but business leaders.
- Talent and people. Talent is the key to innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st Throughout the conference, experts stressed to HR that they need to find a way to connect with employees and show them how valued they are. Otherwise—especially in a rebounding economy where talent is king—they’ll lose their best and brightest.
Read Mayer’s full article: 5 topics HR is talking about