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Professional development is important. But sometimes as human resources professionals, we’re so focused on employee and manager development that we forget to carve out some time for ourselves. That’s why I wanted to share with you some information about an upcoming event dedicated to HR and payroll professional development.
Agenda: Kronos HR & Payroll eSymposium
Our friends at Kronos are hosting an HR & Payroll eSymposium on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern. It’s absolutely free. (That’s not a typo. It’s really free.) The eSymposium is designed to bring HR and payroll pros education on the topics we deal with most. This one-day experience will offer separate HR and payroll tracks with many sessions eligible for recertification credits (more on that below). As participants, we can follow one track or switch back and forth to explore the topics that we think matter most. I checked out the agenda and there are five sessions that caught my eye, some HR and some payroll.
The True Cost of Bad Hires: HR pros are under increasing pressure to find qualified candidates without sacrificing time-to-fill and cost per hire metrics. But trying to speed up this process can lead to costly hiring mistakes unless companies put the right tools in place to provide a strong candidate experience. Learn how modernizing your talent acquisition processes with a unified, end-to-end technology solution can help reduce your risk of bad hires and create an experience that welcomes, nurtures, and engages new talent.
Competing in an Era of Choice: Today’s HR systems and technologies can help employers meet their “people” goals and demonstrate that the things their candidates and employees value most have been thoughtfully incorporated into the work experience. Find out how these modern systems better enable you to attract the right candidates, develop and retain top talent, and drive engagement and productivity — all while meeting your strategic objectives and providing consumer-like work experience.
Wage and Hour Done Right: The exempt versus non-exempt employee classification issue continues to be a common area of confusion among employers, and it’s important for you to know and follow the rules for properly paying workers. This session will identify key policies to put in place to help ensure that employees and managers understand the details of time tracking and payment of non-exempt employees.
Classifying and Paying Exempt Employees: There has been more attention than ever on proper classification of employees. So how do you know if you’re doing it correctly? This session will look at the most commonly used “white-collar” exemptions and how to determine if any of them apply to your employees. They will also explore how to avoid jeopardizing the exemption and common mistakes such as improper salary deductions and erroneous time tracking. Find out what every employer should know about properly classifying employees.
The Future of HCM: A unified HCM software platform has it all in one system: HR, payroll, talent, and timekeeping. Say goodbye to administrative hassles, poor data quality, limited visibility, and cumbersome employee management processes. And say hello to a single source of truth that can help you hire more strategically, onboard employees faster, drive efficiencies, and deliver a great experience for both you and your employees.
Now, I couldn’t list the entire agenda. This is just a sampling of the sessions being offered. You’re going to notice when you check out the complete agenda on the Kronos website that there are more sessions than time. Don’t let that discourage you!
Can’t Make the Live eSymposium? Listen to the Recordings!
Kronos told me that there will be recordings of each session and you’ll be able to download the session materials. So, if you’re not able to listen to all of the sessions on November 14 OR your learning preference is to listen to one session a week, you can.
As an HR professional, there have been a few times in my career when I’ve been responsible for payroll. Whether you are or not, this is a great cross-learning opportunity. Because the event is free, I could see this as an opportunity to bring in lunch and listen to a session as a group. After the session, the group could do a quick debrief together. It allows HR to learn more about payroll and vice versa.
Bonus! Earn Recertification Credits!
I did confirm with Kronos that participants will receive a certificate for attending.Most of the sessions have been pre-approved for recertification credits with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), and the American Payroll Association. If you’re certified, this event covers the trifecta of learning: 1) free, 2) high quality programs, and 3) approved for recertification credits. You know this doesn’t happen very often.
I can speak from experience that Kronos delivers quality professional development. I’ve attended their KronosWorks conference for a few years now and it always delivers. So, I can say without hesitation that I’ll be signing up for the eSymposium. The price is right and recertification credits are a plus. Hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity as well.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern
Registration and Details:15