Employee Experience and Employer Branding IN-PERSON Working Group - Hosted by Boeing | Chicago, IL | October 6, 2022

Thursday | October 06, 2022

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Employee Experience and Employer Branding IN-PERSON Working Group - Hosted by Boeing
October 6, 2022 | 9:00am - 3:00pm (CST) | 100 N. Riverside - Room 26A17, Chicago, IL 60606

In the five years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies were seeing a steady uptick in turnover and a change in employee expectations as more workers began to look outside of their current employer to find increases in pay or growth opportunities that may not have been coming as quickly as expected despite the nearly 10 years of general economic growth.  While this trend stalled in the first year or more of the pandemic, it rapidly expanded in the second half of 2021 and first part of 2022 as workers both questioned what they wanted out of work and what they expected from an employer.  Importantly, the rapid rebound of the economy created a glut of open job opportunities making it easy for workers to land new jobs.  

In the wake of these changes to the labor market and workers’ expectations, companies have been rethinking the employee experience in order to retain and attract new workers.  As part of this effort, companies have been rethinking the nature of work, how to enhance the overall employee experience, and additional changes that make their places of work more attractive.  In addition, companies have looked to clearly articulate these changes and highlight what makes their organization special in their employer branding in order to enhance their ability to both attract and retain talent.  This comes at a time when organizations and HR functions are also using more technology (chatbots, AI, video) to connect with both current and potential employees.  

In this session, we will have an open discussion around a number of topics related to employer branding, the employee experience, and attracting and retaining talent to the organization.  We will have a discussion on how participants have been rethinking the employee experience, how they have been reshaping and communicating their employer brand, how they are using new technologies to connect with external talent and how to create a seamless recruitment/selection process that effectively blends human touch and technology create a better recruitment experience to attract talent.  

In addition, to help foster broader group discussions and conversation, we will have short presentations from Professor Chris Collins and several CAHRS companies to share current research and best practices on employer branding, rethinking the employee experience, and blending human touch and technology to enhance the recruitment experience. 

The Working Group will start with a continental breakfast at 9:00am and end at 3:00pm with a working lunch provided.  The session is free of charge for CAHRS partner firms, although to facilitate the discussion enrollment is limited to 25 attendees.

This working group is oriented to Senior HR leaders who have higher level responsibilities in the talent function and may lead their companies initiatives on (1) the employer brand, (2) shaping or rethinking the employee experience, (3) talent retention, or (4) integrating technology into current talent recruitment or retention processes.  

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