Live 2023: San Francisco

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
8:30AM PT - 5:30PM PT

Topic

Rediscovering Community Amidst Changing Corporate Values



SCHEDULE

08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Atrium Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Robertson Auditorium Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:40 AM
Robertson Auditorium A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Speaker:

Jess Marble, Director of Growth Marketing, Care for Business 

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Robertson Auditorium How to Give Workers the Resources and Opportunities They Need to Thrive and Do Their Best Work (Fireside Chat)

At a time when many employers want their workers to do more with less, how can companies boost productivity while promoting job flexibilty and empathy? The HR leader of a dynamic tech company illuminates why it’s ranked as a great place to work.

Speaker:

Jessica Swank, Chief People Officer, Box, Inc.

Moderator:

Erin Griffith, Reporter, the New York Times

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Robertson Auditorium Session introduction

Speaker: 

Dr. Mundi Attinasi, Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director, Lookout Health

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Robertson Auditorium How Career Growth Can Be a Part of Employee Experience from the Beginning

Increasingly, workers say they want to grow in their jobs. How are companies designing an experience that provides a variety of career paths and development opportunities? When are the key moments to communicate a company's learning culture, starting with onboarding? What are the most effective new educational techniques, including coaching and mentoring?

Speakers:

Joji Gill, Vice President, Human Resources, Applied Materials

Sid Prashar, Director, Executive Recruiting, Global Functions, Google

Tim Davisson, Director, Business Development, Stewart Leadership

Elan Kawesch, Chief Product Officer, Claira

Moderator:

Dan Ashley, anchor and reporter, ABC7 KGO-TV Bay Area

10:45 AM - 10:50 AM
Robertson Auditorium Session Introduction

Speaker:

Chelsie Rae Lee, CEO, Co-Founder, Caroo

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Robertson Auditorium Changes to Employee Benefits in an Uncertain Economy: 2023 Priorities for HR Leaders

Because of the economic uncertainty we’re facing in 2023, HR Leaders are focused on optimizing benefit spending for workforce productivity and retention. According to the latest research from Care for Business, 95% of employers are recalibrating their benefit strategy, bringing another year of change to their workforce. In this presentation, you’ll learn: which benefits are most impacted by today’s economic shifts, the impact of supporting your employees with caregiving needs on your business, who these benefits programs are commonly designed for (and why we need to shift our thinking), and about employer expectations of government support for working caregivers.

Speaker: 

Jess Marble, Director of Growth Marketing, Care for Business

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Atrium Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Robertson Auditorium Transforming ERGs to Support Your People (and Your Business) (Workshop)

Employee resource groups (ERGs) often start organically when affinity groups within an organization come together to create belonging through community. At Greenhouse, we treat our Arbors—our ERGs—as a strategic function of the business that allows our people to show up as their authentic selves, support their communities, and drive strong business results. In this session you’ll learn tactical ways you can customize ERGs for your specific business, how Greenhouse and developer security platform Snyk have approached this work at their own companies, best practices to effectively and inclusively “hire” ERG leadership teams, how to align ERG goals to business goals, and the power of ERG leadership as a people development tool.

Speaker:

Nia Darville, Senior Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Activations, Greenhouse

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Fisher West The Significance of the Five Pillars of Belonging (Workshop)

Research shows that for organizations looking to improve the employee experience, creating conditions for belonging have an immediate and lasting effect. Employees who feel a sense of belonging are more engaged and have higher job satisfaction, better mental health, and improved productivity. In this interactive session, Achievers will share a tactical, practical perspective on how to ensure that every employee feels Welcomed, Known, Included, Supported, and Connected.

Speaker: 

Krystal Hindle, AWI Advisor, Achievers

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Fisher East AI for EX: The Future of Tech for Employee Experience Initiatives (Workshop)

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be what everyone’s talking about in business today—but what about for HR leaders and People managers? How can we leverage AI in this dynamic landscape and still maintain confidentiality and privacy? In this 45-minute interactive workshop, you’ll learn: how and why employee experience is the next biggest thing for AI and HR tech, practical ways to address issues like burnout and turnover, and how AI for EX levels the playing field for employees and management alike.

Speakers:

Alejandro Martínez Agenjo, CEO & Co-founder, Erudit

Corey Jordon, Head of Growth, Erudit

12:15 PM - 01:10 PM
Atrium Lunch
01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Fisher West Unleashing the Power of Respect, Inclusion and Ethics in Today's Corporate Culture (Workshop)

In this session, we’ll explore corporate values -- those words posted on the wall and the website. We’ll learn how expectations are increasing, the skills and behaviors needed to truly live them, and how to leverage them to progress internal initiatives and meet public commitments.

Join Emtrain ambassadors Janine Yancey and Leesa Askew as they review how to be more intentional around values like “Respect,” “Integrity,” “Accountability,” and “Inclusion.” We’ll map out relevant behaviors using a skills taxonomy, talk about how to teach and measure them, and show how your values can help you gain consensus and engagement in creating healthier workplace cultures and delivering on your mission.

Speakers:

Janine Yancey, CEO, Emtrain

Leesa Askew, Enterprise Account Executive, Emtrain

01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Fisher East How to Find and Engage Top Talent Using AI and ChatGPT (Workshop)

In this workshop, we will explore the power of AI and ChatGPT in finding and engaging top talent. Leveraging AI technology, organizations can optimize their talent acquisition strategies by efficiently sourcing candidates, screening resumes, and conducting initial interviews. ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model, can be utilized to engage with potential candidates, providing personalized and interactive experiences. We will delve into the various ways AI can enhance the recruitment process, from automated candidate screening to bespoke engagement strategies.  Discover how AI and ChatGPT can revolutionize talent acquisition, saving time and resources while ensuring the selection of the best candidates for your organization's success.

Speaker:

Jeremy Schiff, CEO, Recruitbot

01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Robertson Auditorium Bringing Pets Into the Family of Benefits: How It Contributes to a Culture of Inclusivity (Workshop)

HR benefits leaders have traditionally centered employee benefits around families with kids under 18, despite research showing that only a third of the U.S. workforce meets that definition. At the same time, 70% of Americans own at least one pet and that figure is expected to grow by 14% by 2030. Notably, 95% of pet owners say they consider their animal companions to be integral members of their families. Through interactive conversations and access to new research, participants will gain deeper insights into the ways the bond between pets and their owners influence the employee experience. We explore how incorporating pet benefits into your overall rewards strategy can foster a more inclusive culture, while driving employee engagement, retention, and productivity. The goal: creating a more inclusive, thriving workplace culture that recognizes the value of pets as essential family members.

Speaker:

Dan Lieberman, President, Airvet

02:05 PM - 02:10 PM
Robertson Auditorium Session Introduction

Speaker:

Katie McNaughton, Regional VP of Sales, Quantum Health

02:10 PM - 02:50 PM
Robertson Auditorium Enhancing Employee Well-Being Through Whole-Person Management

Whole-person management is revolutionizing the employee experience by recognizing the importance of addressing all aspects of an individual's well-being. What are some effective strategies and initiatives used to enhance the overall employee experience? What are the benefits of adopting and supporting a holistic approach?

Speakers:

Samanntha DuBridge, Vice President of HR (Benefits, Culture, & People Experience) - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Heidi Schisel, VP, People & Culture of Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs - Genentech

Claire Zhang, VP, Human Resources - Samsung

Elizabeth Pavese, Ph.D., Sr. Business Psychologist - Workday

Justin Holland, CEO and Co-founder - Healthjoy

Moderator:

Pete Suratos, News Reporter, NBC Bay Area / KGO-TV

02:50 PM - 03:15 PM
Robertson Auditorium Employee Engagement and Recognition: Trends & Tips, With Help From Coach Ted Lasso

How is employee experience changing in the current environment? We'll take a close look, then explore how companies are navigating flexible work and creating a sense of recognition and belonging. This is critical to creating a healthy work environment, yet there's a disconnect between what managers think they're doing and what workers perceive. With a few lessons from Ted Lasso, we'll show frameworks and strategies for creating a culture of recognition for the 2023 workforce.  This isn't necessarily easy, but as Ted says, "A challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doing it, you're probably doing it wrong."

Speaker:

Matthew Willis, SVP North America, Advantage Club

03:15 PM - 03:20 PM
Robertson Auditorium Session introduction

Speaker: 

Marie Taborada, Enterprise Account Executive, Burnalong

03:20 PM - 03:45 PM
Atrium Coffee Break
03:45 PM - 03:50 PM
Robertson Auditorium Session Introduction

Speaker:

Kate McNaughton, Regional VP of Sales, Quantum Health

03:50 PM - 04:30 PM
Robertson Auditorium From Recruitment to Advancement: How to Keep Momentum Going on Diversity and Inclusion

Companies made huge commitments to DEI, yet many employees in Gallup surveys say they aren’t feeling it in terms of greater respect and sense of belonging. How can employers identify their blind spots and obstacles to progress? How can DEI efforts be implemented during the whole employee life cycle, from recruiting to advancement? How can they train their managers to become more open in talking about discrimination and its impact on employee well-being? What factors build trust on diverse work teams

Speakers:

Antoinette Hamilton, Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Lam Research

Shai Poulard, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, NerdWallet

Chad Nico Hiu, SVP, Strategy, Equity & Impact, YMCA of San Francisco

Meghna Majmudar, Head of Executive and Leadership Engagement, ReadySet

Sumit Khandelwal, Co-Founder and CEO, Xoxoday 

Moderator:

Shawna Chen, Breaking News Reporter, Axios

04:30 PM - 04:55 PM
Robertson Auditorium How to Build a Culture of Inclusion at a Time of Backlash (Fireside Chat)

After a surge of commitment to DEI, now waves of corporate austerity and "anti-woke" sentiment are threatening progress. What are the most effective ways to advance inclusion and belonging, bringing real systemic change and measurable results?

Speaker: 
Cynthia Owyoung, Author, All Are Welcome: How to Build a Real Workplace Culture of Inclusion That Delivers Results, and VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, BILL

Moderator: 
David Thigpen, Director of the Undergraduate Journalism Program, University of California, Berkeley

04:55 PM - 05:00 PM
Robertson Auditorium A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Speaker: 

Jess Marble, Director of Growth Marketing, Care for Business

05:00 PM - 05:05 PM
Robertson Auditorium Closing Remarks
05:05 PM - 05:30 PM
Atrium Evening Reception