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OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015 — Bersin by Deloitte today announced a call for speakers focused on an organization in the new world of work that is “different by design” to participate and present at IMPACT 2016, the industry’s premier research-based executive conference for HR, talent and learning leaders and their teams. The ninth annual IMPACT conference takes place April 25-28 at The Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
Themed “Different by Design,” IMPACT 2016 will focus on how human capital leaders can fulfill the vision of “Bold HR” discussed at this year’s IMPACT event by redesigning the workplace to help create a more agile, flattened and collaborative environment to drive organizational performance in today’s demanding globalized workplace.
HR, talent and learning executives who want to share their strategic insights and innovative solutions should submit a topic for a presentation, case study, panel, or interactive workshop. The deadline for submitting speaker proposals is Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
“Employee engagement, retention and culture are the top challenges facing business leaders today, and these challenges demand new thinking and new approaches to the way organizations operate,” said Josh Bersin, principal, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “To meet these challenges – which many organizations find are tied directly to financial performance – will involve a renewed focus on putting people first. This will mean different things in different organizations. On the whole, organizations should renew their commitment to cultural values – the behaviors, values, artifacts, reward systems and rituals that make up an organization.”
Such challenges can also provide a huge opportunity for HR professionals to show business leaders the demonstrated benefits of aligning their values and hiring to create the culture they want to build. Next steps include looking at the type of culture the organization has, identifying the type of culture desired, and planning a course of action to deliberately transition to the type of culture desired.
“Our research shows that designing, implementing and maintaining human capital development strategies that promote flexibility, innovation, transparency, educational opportunities and – most importantly – support their people correctly, drive better business performance,” said David Mallon, head of research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “For HR professionals, that may mean taking risks and stepping forward to design and intentionally transition to a culture better suited to meeting an organizations’ strategic and operational goals, as well as its overall business performance.”
Through “Different by Design,” IMPACT 2016 will focus on enabling HR, talent and learning executives to take a different approach to challenges, including:
For additional conference details, visit http://impact.bersin.com/.
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