September 23 - 25, 2018, The Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale

Agenda Day 3

7:45 am - 8:30 am Networking Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:35 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

8:35 am - 9:05 am Gain A Competitive Edge With Workforce Analytics: How Merck Leverages Talent Data

Geetanjali Gamel - Global Head of Workforce Analytics and Planning, Merck
Are we developing effective leaders of the future? Is our organization structured to achieve our business objectives? Do our mentorship programs deliver what they promise? Are our hiring strategies attracting the best talent? Such questions (and many more) come up every day for HR leaders looking to make a positive impact in their organization.

In this session we will leverage real world examples to explore how workforce analytics can be a key catalyst in accelerating an effective talent strategy and finding the competitive edge for forward thinking organizations. Workforce analytics has many powerful tools like surveys and assessments, sentiment mining, survival analysis and organizational network research that can create an impactful diagnostic, measurement and recommendation infrastructure to power talent management initiatives. We will discuss how to leverage the right talent and techniques at the right time to drive the right outcomes.

Geetanjali Gamel

Global Head of Workforce Analytics and Planning

9:10 am - 9:40 am What You Need to Know About Hiring at Scale

Ginger Maseda - Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Align Technology
Scaling isn’t just about quickly hiring new employees. It’s about accelerating together as a team. During a time of rapid growth, planning is essential and a rock solid recruiting strategy is a necessity. To attract talented candidates at scale, a sourcing team needs to have every element of their candidate experience mapped out while communicating a crystal clear employee value proposition. Let’s face it — this is an employee’s market, so the time between screening interviews and final offers must be short on days and sweet with its personalized touches. Internally, recruiting teams need to honestly assess their hiring infrastructure and decide whether their software and decision-making processes can handle the new growth or whether outsourcing or in-house improvements are needed. Above all, steps must be taken to preserve and replicate company culture during this period of accelerated talent growth. Learn how to:

  • Deploy metrics to discover how many candidates will convert from each stage of the recruiting process
  • Identify which recruiting model works best for your company’s ambiguous workforce planning timelines
  • Use best practices for replicating your company culture and onboarding new employees during rapid growth
  • Leverage your talent management process to better inform your candidate selection process

Ginger Maseda

Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Align Technology

9:45 am - 10:15 am Business Meetings

10:15 am - 10:45 am Business Meetings

10:50 am - 11:30 am FOCUS SESSION: Practitioner Roundtable Discussions

Earlier in the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges in the L&D space, using the Thoughtexchange social learning tool. During this follow-up session, you’ll have dedicated time to sit with your peers and discuss what they are doing to address each one of four topics that are top of mind. Attendees will break into smaller groups, choose their topic area and develop an action plan to combat challenges and make improvement in their L&D strategy and delivery.

11:35 am - 12:05 pm Closing Q&A Panel

Join our Keynote Speakers as they take questions from the audience on their presentation topic.

12:05 pm - 12:10 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

12:10 pm - 12:10 pm End of Exchange