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Turn Employees into Masters of Their HDHPs
Feb. 26, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by ALEX
For many employees, making the move to HDHPs represents a major shift in the way they’ve thought about health insurance. Exchanging the comfortable world of $20 copays for health care consumerism can be a shock to the system, and if you’re not careful, fear and resentment can set in. Fortunately, there’s a secret weapon against employee confusion and fear: great communication. In this webinar, David Daskal, benefits communication expert for ALEX, will arm you with a complete framework and five communication tactics you can put into action today to start helping your employees understand and make the most of their HDHPs.
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Rethink Learning: Designing Initiatives with the Brain in Mind
March 5, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
For many organizations, training and development programs fall short of their goals of growing talent and fostering innovation. A big reason is the methodology beneath many traditional learning programs, which is often out of step with how the human brain learns and retains new information. In this program, Dr. David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, delves into the latest neuroscience research and industry data on organizational learning. He'll outline specific ways leaders can design learning initiatives so they are stronger and more conducive to a lasting, "brain-friendly" learning experience.
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Strategies to Improve Hiring Using Data
March 12, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by pan
Big data may be a hot topic, but few organizations have access to such large stockpiles of information. There are still great ways to use the data you have at your fingertips today, however, to enhance the way you hire and avoid costly hiring mistakes. In this webcast, Erin Wood, a talent measurement consultant at Performance Assessment Network (pan), discusses how you can construct a data-driven hiring program by learning six easy strategies for using data to improve your hiring results. Learn how to hone your recruiting efforts, choose the right tools, evaluate candidates, monitor and adjust your process, measure return on investment, and utilize pre-hire data in post-hire development plans.
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Strategies to Improve Hiring Using Data
March 17, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Achievers
As companies move to quick, easily executed forms of recognition, they often lose sight of an important fact: Recognition has to be meaningful for it to have an effect. In this program, Leila Bulling Towne, executive leadership consultant and coach, describes how gamification and social media tools have created workplace recognition opportunities, but they're often inadequate when it comes to recognizing and engaging employees. The program provides insight into the recognition conversations and tools that are most effective and the investment (hard and soft) required to deliver them. It will also go over skills managers need in order to be able to identify opportunities for recognition and deliver recognition effectively.
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HR's Role as Strategic Business Partner: Influencing the C-Suite
March 25, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
For decades, HR professionals have made the argument that HR is an essential business partner that needs to be represented in C-level strategy and planning sessions. As business has evolved, HR has a greater chance that ever to be a business partner. That's not a fancy new title: In addition to mastery of the HR profession, it takes the right mix of experiences and knowledge, business acumen, and analytic and communication skills. In this webinar we explore how technology, data and social media are evolving HR and creating new opportunities for HR to establish a new role with executive leaders.
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Unless otherwise noted, SHRM Webcasts are approved to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials.

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SHRM Webcasts are approved by the HR Certification Institute for general recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, GPHR and PHR-CA/SPHR-CA certifications.

Recent Webcasts

All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

Wellness: Miracle or Mirage?
February 2015
Sponsored by Healthentic
Does wellness really improve your workers' health and save your organization money? And, if the answers to these questions are "no" or "not enough," what are your choices? Can you really afford to get out of the wellness business? In this webcast, author and consultant Al Lewis will look at the myths and realities of wellness initiatives, as well as the future direction of wellness services. You'll learn strategies for measuring outcomes validly -- without having to pay an actuary. You'll also hear strategies to inoculate your wellness initiatives against legal action by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Beyond the Cap: Year-Round Processes for H-1Bs
February 2015
H-1B cap filing season opens April 1, but there are critical steps and strategic decisions for H-1Bs that have to be made all year for cap-subject and cap-exempt employers alike. Fewer than half of H-1B cases were selected in the lottery last year, and even more filings are expected this year. In this webcast, experienced immigration experts will guide you through the H-1B process, set expectations for the coming year and tell you what to do in case of an audit.
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Presenting Effectively When You're Not in the Room 
February 2015 
As they lead more webinars, video presentations and conference calls, HR professionals must develop new skills and strategies to captivate their team, clients and higher-ups when they're not meeting face to face. In this program, Brad Karsh of JB Training Solutions provides tips and techniques you can use to deliver effective presentations from remote locations. You'll learn ways to create energy and enthusiasm and take full advantage of new meeting technology. 
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OSHA on Full Throttle
February 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is undergoing significant changes. In this webcast, Ed Foulke, a partner at Fisher & Phillips and former head of OSHA, will review actions by both the Obama administration and Congress that expand OSHA's role in the workplace and update the agency's standards. The program will also examine OSHA's enhanced enforcement strategy, as well as the agency's temporary-employee initiative, its safety and health regulatory agenda, and the future of OSHA's voluntary compliance program.
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Onboarding Milestones
January 2015
Sponsored by BambooHR
Many companies approach onboarding as something that stops when all paperwork is signed and the employee's first day is complete. Approaching new employees with this "sink or swim" attitude is a sure-fire way to ensure high employee turnover. In this program, Ben Peterson, CEO of BambooHR, discusses how employers can achieve better results by continuing onboarding -- in some form -- throughout an employee's tenure.

 

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#HereWeGoAgain: Time to Re-think Performance Management
January 2015
Sponsored by Oracle
As HR professionals we have been working on re-designing performance management for years: from rating scales to calibration, from the connection to compensation to trying to show that performance management practices really do impact the bottom line in a positive way. But with all of our work, it seems like we are not making as much progress as we would have expected. Perhaps it is time to turn the page and begin with a new perspective. In this program, Pamela Stroko of Oracle will explore a new approach: employee-driven performance management, which will have a material impact on business performance, on-going feedback and coaching as a business practice.
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Everything You Need to Know About Employment in Canada
January 2015
The difference between the U.S. and Canadian employment environment can be daunting for companies looking to expand across the border. While some similarities exist, in this webcast Kathryn Benson, MIRHR, and Stacy Glass, CHRP, of HR Options, will highlight the best practices in Canadian HR to help U.S. and international companies transition smoothly into employing in Canada. Topics to be explored include compensation practices, leaves of absence, recruiting trends and alternative hiring options. This program qualifies for HR Certification Institute Global HR credit.
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Kill Your Performance Rankings
January 2015
Why do employees often not respond to numbers-based rankings and ratings? In this webcast, Dr. David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, will examine the latest neuroscience research and case study data around performance rankings. You'll hear why rankings are so ineffective and discover research-driven ways organizations can manage performance better.
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Expert Guidance on Preparing for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam
January 2015 
Learn how you can prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. In this program, you'll hear more about the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) and how to prepare for the exam in both online and traditional classroom settings. Note: This program does not qualify for recertification credit.  
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Advancing on the Learning Culture Continuum: Trends and Imperatives for Today’s Enterprise
December 2014  
Sponsored by SuccessFactors
Join SAP senior vice president and chief learning officer Jenny Dearborn for a challenging, forward-looking discussion on the importance of learning culture in a changing, competitive world. In this program, she will describe how a strong learning culture can alter a company’s destiny. 
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The Hard Science Behind Soft Skills: Using Assessment to Increase Success
December 2014
Sponsored by pan
Resiliency, motivation, adaptability, critical thinking and other interpersonal factors drive the success equation today and are more measurable than ever. In this webcast, Kevin King provides a blueprint for rolling out targeted competency development and building critical connection points for recruiting & retaining top performers. Learn the skills organizations are helping employees (including millennials) foster and how to build dynamic teams that turn generational differences into strengths.
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Executive Action on Immigration: What Does It Mean for Employers?
December 2014
In November 2014, President Obama announced executive actions on immigration that will have impacts on employers. What will the effect be for your access to temporary and permanent employees? How will the president's actions with regard to undocumented immigrants affect the workforce? In this webcast, Lynn Shotwell, Rebecca Peters and Justin Storch of the Council for Global Immigration and Nancy Hammer from SHRM will examine the impact of the president's executive action and the timing of implementation, and how HR can have a voice as implementation moves forward.
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Taking Performance Management to the Next Level
December 2014
Sponsored by Namely
Boosting productivity is the single biggest opportunity for HR to impact the bottom line. So why does performance management so often fail to achieve that goal? Just in time for annual review season, Namely CEO Matt Straz leads this practical discussion on taking your performance management process to the next level and delivering results your CEO can’t help but notice.
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The FLSA: Get Ready for Big Changes
December 2014
Sponsored by WorkForce Software
More than a decade since it was last updated, the Fair Labor Standards Act is expected to undergo a significant revision in 2015. In particular, the new regs will focus on employee classification -- exempt vs. nonexempt. When those changes come through, employers may have very little time to review their classification practices and apply the new standard. In this program, Tammy McCutchen, an attorney with Littler Mendelson who was administrator of the Wage and Hour Division during the last major overhaul of the regulations, will review the changes that may lie ahead and what employers must be prepared to do when new regs are issued. She'll also provide an overview of enforcement trends and how to ensure your wage and hour practices are up to date and defensible.
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The 2020 Workforce
December 2014
Sponsored by SuccessFactors
In a dynamic, global economy, no issue matters more than finding and retaining the right talent. SuccessFactors and Oxford Economics recently surveyed executives and employees around the world to learn how they view workplace issues -- and each other. In this program, Karie Willyerd, senior vice president of learning and social adoption at SuccessFactors, will review results from the research, including the challenges and priorities to prepare for the Workforce of the Future, the rise of the flexible workforce, and the need for leadership and developing the employees of the future.
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Five Strategies for Moving Beyond Annual Engagement Surveys
December 2014
Sponsored by Globoforce
Although most companies talk about engagement, few have a strategy that extends beyond measuring it. Annual surveys are intended to provide a snapshot of engagement levels, but they are often ineffective because they provide no real plan for action. So how can you not just measure, but actually improve engagement? How can you move away from "awareness" and put ideas into "action"? In this program, Madeline Laurano, Vice President of Talent Acquisition Practice and Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Darcy Jacobsen, Senior Content Analyst at Globoforce, look at new data on upping the ante on employee motivation and offers actionable recommendations for creating a culture of engagement in your company.
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Planning to Plan: The Role of Workplace Analytics in Workforce Planning
December 2014
Sponsored by PeopleFluent
Human capital specialists often rely on a fairly simple set of calculations based on balancing future workforce needs against current staffing levels and turnover. That approach doesn't allow an organization to get in front of the workforce planning process. In this program, Rob Eidson of Daylight Human Capital Solutions and Erin Modrow of Lockheed-Martin will provide an overview of what you need to understand about your hiring and turnover cycles, skill gaps in your organization and the talent supply in your region and industry. You'll hear how to get the numbers, and how to make sense of them once you have them in hand, transforming your workplace planning strategy into a driver of business success.
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Gain a Competitive Advantage by Building Employee Engagement and Loyalty
December 2014
Sponsored by Achievers
The hiring market is heating up, and many surveys indicate employees plan to change jobs in the coming year. How do you retain your most valued employees and keep them inspired and engaged? It often comes down to work environment. In this program, Dr. Shirley Davis will highlight the latest research findings on key drivers of employee engagement and loyalty. You will hear real-world examples of how organizations are attracting, engaging, and retaining talent and transforming their organizations into great places to work.
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