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Solving the ACA Puzzle: Applying a Total Opportunity Matrix
June 28, 2016, 12 noon ET / 9 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Trion
The challenges associated with Affordable Care Act compliance, managing benefits costs, navigating vendor relationships and boosting employee engagement leaves benefits professionals with little time to focus on what’s most important: Understanding how their plans are performing. In this program, Theresa Doherty Stenger of Trion will discuss a new way of analyzing the effectiveness of your benefits: the Total Opportunity Approach. Using this analysis, you will be able to identify and optimize opportunities using best practice strategies to make your organization's plans perform better and to get the most out of your benefits investment. 
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CDHP Superstars: 6 Communication Best Practices to Inspire Smart Employee Health Care Decisions
June 28, 2016, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by ALEX by Jellyvision and Castlight Health
In this program, David Daskal of Jellyvision and Jessica van der Wal from Castlight Health will explain the rise of high-deductible plans and share how some of America’s best companies are succeeding in this new frontier. You'll hear six best practices for converting employees to CDHP true-believers you can start using at your organization today.
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2016 Talent Trends Are Shaping How Businesses Hire
June 29, 2016, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by LinkedIn
Get new and exclusive insights from LinkedIn’s 2016 Talent Trends report. LinkedIn's Allison Schnidman and Esther Lee Cruz will describe how professionals go about finding a new job and what you can say or do to grab their attention and recruit them.
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Building Effective Interactive E-Learning
June 29, 2016, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Sponsored by Instructure
Creating interactive e-learning is critical to the success of training and development programs. In this webcast, Melissa Loble of Instructure discusses how to build an interactive strategy for e-learning, including the use of story and scenario-based options. From there, she will explore various opportunities for incorporating gamification, social learning, and credentialing into your e-learning strategy.
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Revisiting the Monumental Millennial Strategy
June 30, 2016, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Glassdoor
Creating a game plan for recreating and retaining Millennial talent is an ongoing process. In this program, Doug Douglas looks at what recruiters have learned about Millennials over the past five years. He will examine what recruiting techniques work, what engagement initiatives have the best result and what methods the most successful employers have used to retain top workers. Learn what you can do to create a staffing game plan that can make your company a champ.
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Navigating a Sea of HR Technology Solutions to Get to Strategic High Ground
June 30, 2016, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Sponsored by BambooHR
Between the clamor for HR to be strategic, and the flood of technology products competing for HR's attention, many HR professionals feel adrift. In this program, usty Lindquist from BambooHR and Chris Webber of Centrify will help guide you through the sea of solutions out there, providing a framework you can use to prioritize the problems you're trying to solve and allowing you to shop wisely for technology solutions.
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Overhauling Your Onboarding Program for Retention and Success
July 7, 2016, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by RightSignature
Annette Matthies leads this lively session outlining common pitfalls that organizations make in their orientation programs and best practices for designing your program that will accelerate the integration and productivity of your new hires.
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7 Tips for Using Humor to Make Your Open Enrollment Communication More Effective (No Joke!)
July 19, 2016, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by ALEX by Jellyvision
When it comes to benefits communication, a little humor can go a long way. In this program, David Daskal, a benefits communication expert for Jellyvision, will share seven actionable tips for incorporating appropriately humor into your benefits communication strategy in a way that gets the results you want—and avoids a (sad clown horn) communications disaster. Also, he'll tell a bunch of really great bad jokes.
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8 Tips for Communicating Benefits to Millennials
Sponsored by ALEX by Jellyvision
Last year, Millennials surpassed Generation X to become the largest generation represented in the U.S. workforce. What does that mean for you, a savvy benefits professional? Well, it might just be time to give your benefits communication strategy a kick in the pants. Join Bob Armour of ALEX at Jellyvision as he shares eight practical communication tips you can start using right away to get your Millennial workers to pay attention to your benefits messages and actually engage with their benefits this open-enrollment season.

Mentoring Millennials: Engaging the Young and the Restless
Sponsored by Cornerstone
The benefits of a well-put-together mentoring program are numerous, and these programs tend to work especially well with your younger employees. In this program, Annette Matthies describes the nuts and bolts of how to start a mentoring program and offers a guide to avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls.

Next Steps: Sustaining Your Recognition Program for Continued Success
Sponsored by O.C. Tanner
Get the latest in sustainment strategies and research as experts Neil Shastri and Gary Beckstrand share the power of creating a sustainment roadmap. Drawing on data gathered in a global survey of 400 HR leaders, you’ll gain insights on how successful companies around the world sustain and grow their recognition programs.

Onboard, Not Overboard! How to Use Training to Drive New Hire Productivity
Sponsored by BizLibrary
With the economy turning around, many growing companies are starting to recruit talented new employees. That means a lot of first days on the job and a lot of time and money to spend while new employees get up to speed. In this program, Jeremy Lieb of BizLibrary will discuss five ways to accelerate the time it takes to get a new employee to become a productive member of his or her new organization, increasing both retention and profitability.

Don’t Leave Home Without It: Building HR Service Delivery on a Global Scale
Sponsored by PeopleDoc
HR thought leader Tim Sackett and Adam Krahling, vice president of Global HRIS for American Express, look at how AMEX expanded HR service delivery globally. Learn how a large organization like AMEX moved its HR operations forward on a global scale, the impact it had and the step-by-step process it used to ensure success.

Performance Expectations: Goals Start at the End, Not the Beginning
Sponsored by BetterWorks
Goals may seem simple and easy. Unfortunately, what seems simple and easy at the beginning often becomes vague and confusing at the end. When it comes time to evaluate the success of the effort, managers and employees too often disagree on the what of the goal. In this webcast, author and consultant Mike Deblieux, SHRM-SCP, will provide practical tips and a template to guide effective goal setting.

Dealing with Financial Stress in the Employee Life Cycle
Sponsored by Nationwide
Financial stress is sometimes the result of a crisis but, more often than not, it’s triggered by regular events throughout our lives: moving out on our own, buying a home, getting married, having a child, getting divorced, sending kids to college, retirement, death of a spouse … the list goes on. In this program, you'll learn how to identify signs of financial stress within your employees and build a plan to help them get back on track toward financial wellness.

The Neuroscience of Mitigating Bias and Elevating D&I 
David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, shares research on the impact cognitive biases have on organizational diversity and inclusion. In this program, he will outline a new model that removes bias from decision-making processes, not people.

Revitalize Employee Engagement in Your HDHP/HSA
Sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Employees are often hesitant to choose an HSA-eligible health plan over a traditional health plan. But once they're onboard, employees come to appreciate the benefits an HSA-eligible health plan with an HSA can provide and are ultimately satisfied with their choice. In this program, Fidelity Investments' Jeff Munn, Eric Dowley and Lee Belniak will explore how employers can break through common employee barriers with a journey of simple, personalized next steps that start at initial awareness of HSA-eligible plans and HSAs, to prudently using their HSA for immediate and long term needs.

Designing Employee Engagement Initiatives That Actually Work
Sponsored by AnyPerk
It doesn’t take much searching to find an article, post or white paper on why employee engagement is important to your organization. What is much more difficult to find is something that actually helps you with the planning and implementation of your engagement initiative without a huge “consulting” engagement attached to it. In this program, Paul Hebert and Michael Stapleton discuss the “whys” AND the “hows” of employee engagement -- and the one thing you have to do to succeed.

The Answers to the 20 Most Asked Questions About Soft Skills in the Workplace
Sponsored by BambooHR
Rusty Lindquist from Bamboo HR and Michelle Reed of SkillSurvey will lead a deep dive into soft skills identification and development. They will answer the 20 most common (and critical) questions about soft skills in the workplace and give you a chance to ask your own.

Understanding DOL’s New Overtime Rule
Nearly a year after they were announced, the U.S. Department of Labor's regulations for overtime eligibility were announced in May. Michael Eastman of the law firm NT Lakis will lead this special program analyzing the complex rule from the DOL and its implications for employers. He'll also answer audience question on how to prepare for implementation.

California and the Federal FLSA Overtime Rule
In the past, California employers could ignore most changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act because their state's wage and hour laws went beyond what was required at the national level. Not so with the newly announced changes to the federal overtime classifications. Michael Eastman from NT Lakis and Lois Kosch from Wilson Turner & Kosmo will review the impact of the new rules on employers doing business in California. Note: In addition to qualifying for genral recert credit from SHRM and HRCI, this program qualifies for HRCI's PHR-CA and SPHR-CA recert credit.

No Time to Wait: Prepping for ACA Reporting Compliance in 2016
Sponsored by Tango Health
Mark Boxer and Anne Pachciarek from DLA Piper and Scott Van Horn from Tango Health discuss lessons learned from the reporting challenges employers experienced in 2015. Learn about everything you need to consider as you face the next round of ACA compliance challenges.

Making Workplace Well-Being a Culture Win
Sponsored by Limeade
The key to building a successful workplace wellness program is to connect its overall design to your organizational culture. In this webinar, Meghan Biro, founder and CEO of TalentCulture, discusses how to define and assess corporate culture and the tools you need to help employees engage in well-being.

The Network of the Future, Today: How and Why Vision Networks Differ from Other Coverage
Sponsored by EyeMed
Evaluating the right provider network for your employees’ vision benefits requires looking through a different lens than you do for health or dental plans. In this program, Dr. John Lahr, vice president and medical director of EyeMed, will present findings from a recent EyeMed survey of benefits decision-makers on how vision benefits are perceived by today's multi-generational workforce.

Open Enrollment Communications Made Simple
Sponsored by Guidespark
"Benefits speak" isn’t a language common to employees. If employees don’t know what you’re saying, they won’t pay attention. And they definitely won’t take action. In this program, Jennifer Weatherly of Write On Target offers proven techniques, real-world solutions and measurable results that can be achieved when you apply a simple approach based on clear communication to your open enrollment messages.

Trends in Executive Development
Sponsored by SHRM Talent Assessment Center
What are organizations -- and employees -- looking for in their executive leaders? Bonnie Hagemann and Jim Kouzes from Executive Development Associates lead this informative session. The program will review 2016 Trends in Executive Development research and discuss what is says about the essential skills needed to lead effectively.

Affordable Care Act Reporting: Compliance, Timelines and the All-Important 1094 Transmittal
Sponsored by Sovos Compliance
Now that 1095 tax forms have been printed and mailed to employees, transmitting the 1094 electronic file to the IRS is the next step. This program is focused on helping you understand what’s occurring throughout the transmittal component of the ACA compliance process.

Benefits, Take the Wheel! 6 Ways Your Benefits Can Drive Employee Engagement (and Retention)
Sponsored by ALEX by Jellyvision
Employee engagement expert and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Sheridan discusses how putting the pedal to the metal on your benefits communication strategy can help keep employees engaged and happy at work so they stick around longer. Hear how you can market your company’s benefits to employees to demonstrate the true value and create a framework for communicating benefits year-round.

Benefits 2.0: What Millennials (and Other Generations!) Really Want in the Digital Era
Sponsored by Gradvisor
As millennials grow up and their values change, their benefits needs and expectations evolve as well. In this program, Marcos Cordero of and Matthew Toner of Gradvisor discuss common misconceptions regarding what millennials want from their employee benefits. (Hint: It's not just about different benefits, but how they interact with, enroll in and educate themselves about benefits.) 

How Digitization Can Simplify the Employee Experience and Propel Performance
Sponsored by Oracle HCM
To create cultures that support high performance, a digital HR strategy is key. Using search, recommendations, reviews, experience ratings and other mechanisms, HR teams are providing simple employee- and manager-facing processes despite large amounts of information and content complexity. In this program, Annette Wellinghoff, Oracle's vice president of HCM Transformation & Thought Leadership Practice, discusses how you can lead HCM digital strategy and support critical business transformation for your organization.

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