As human resources professionals we might be very focused on other things right now – and justifiably so. But now more than ever, it’s important to carve out time for professional development. Spending time learning will make us even more equipped to handle the challenges of today and bring additional value to the organization.
Regular readers of this blog know that our friends at Kronos have been offering a free educational opportunity each spring and fall for the past couple of years. This year is no exception. The Kronos Spring HR and Payroll eSymposium is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 10a to 5p Eastern time. As someone who has attended this Kronos eSymposium in the past, I can speak from experience that Kronos delivers quality professional development that is really worth your time. Here’s a little sneak preview of this year’s agenda.
Kronos Spring eSymposium Agenda
Kronos shared with me that this year’s agenda is going to have four tracks – basic, intermediate, advanced, and compliance. But don’t let those track titles sway you. I found something interesting in every single track!
“Seeing is Believing: Charting Your Course to Presenting Data Visually” really caught my eye because I’m hearing a lot more conversation these days about storytelling. Yes, we’re being asked to spend more time crunching the numbers but it’s being able to turn the numbers into a compelling story that makes a difference.
Fellow Workforce Institute board member, Chris Mullen, is leading a conversation on “How Infusing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion into Your Hiring Practices Can Make You an Employer of Choice”. I know some industries are facing hiring freezes right now, but we know that won’t be the case long-term. Investing time now in our talent acquisition processes will prepare us for the future.
Another session that I’m looking forward to hearing is “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Change Management”. Organizations are facing some tough decisions right now. Being able to make good business decisions and successfully manage organizational change will be critical. From an HR standpoint, not only do we have to help the organization maneuver change but also help the individuals within the organization.
Finally, I’m excited to share that I’m going to be one of the panelists for the afternoon session on “Disrupting HR: How Prepared are You to Deal with Unprecedented Change?” We are living through one of the most unsettling times for individuals and businesses. This conversation will focus on what we can do as human resources professionals to bring value to the business.
Of course, this isn’t the entire agenda. But hopefully, I’ve piqued your interest. Now, I know some of you might be saying, “I know professional development is important, and this agenda looks terrific, but I simply don’t have the time.” Well, please read on because I have an answer that might change your mind. Read more here…
Source: hr bartender