Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Billy Beane, Oakland A's General Manager and
Subject of Moneyball
Come see how Beane inspires audiences across all industries with his unforgettable underdog story by striking a parallel between baseball and business.
The focus of Michael Lewis' 2003 book Moneyball and the 2011 film of the same name, Beane is considered one of the most talented baseball executives in the game today. Discover his innovative, winning style of management and leadership, which involves identifying undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage.
FT201 The Social Media Show (& Tell)
Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
In this session, Curtis Midkiff and his special guests will attempt to answer all the questions you have about social media and HR that you have been afraid to ask. Topics covered will include: social media policies, cool tools and tactics, social media examples of success and more. In this session, attendees will be invited to participate and share their questions, observations, and comments as well.
FT180 Best Practices in Managing Payroll. By American Payroll Association
Jim Medlock, CPP, Director of Education and Training, American Payroll Association (APA)
Learn what leading companies are doing as best practices and hear how these practices can help your organization. Discussed at a high level will be some key payroll areas: people, structure, technology, and processes. Join an interactive session among attendees sharing best practices.
FT223 Logistics, Labor, and Dr. Robert Lieb: An Expert's View on the Labor Challenges Plaguing the Supply Chain Industry
Dr. Robert C. Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Northeastern University
In an industry that many believe is heading toward commoditization, how do you differentiate your services from those of your competitors? Dr. Robert Lieb, professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University, will share how top organizations are looking to their labor as a competitive differentiator. Through discussion of results from his annual 3PL CEO Surveys, you will learn strategies used by senior leaders for attracting and retaining quality talent while proactively managing the workforce to deliver exceptional service.
FT263 Driving Innovation in Your Business with Microsoft and Kronos
Windows 8 introduces a number of new touch experiences and capabilities including the new Metro-style user interface. In this session, Microsoft will demonstrate how the current version of Workforce Central will run without modification in the Windows 8 desktop and works harmoniously alongside Metro-style apps. Microsoft will also highlight several Metro-style cross-industry solutions.
FT246 The Overtime Lie: How Your Labor Strategy Could Be Holding Hostage Millions of Dollars in Profit
John Frehse, Chief Strategic Officer, Core Practice Group
This class may fundamentally change the way you think about overtime and how to balance service and bottom-line costs. Based on John Frehse's popular article "The Overtime Lie," recently published in IndustryWeek's Hall of Fame edition, you will learn the real costs and benefits of overtime and where best to set your staffing levels. This hands-on workshop will help you calculate your own true labor cost (TLC) and understand the math of overtime, straight time, and idle time.
FT261 How a Paycard Program Drives Direct Deposit Enrollment and Helps Your Company Go 100 Percent Paperless. By Global Cash Card
Martin Armstrong, Senior Director, Payroll Shared Services, Time Warner Cable
George Mavrantzas, Senior Manager of Special Projects, Global Cash Card
Luke Pritchett, Account Executive, Visa
Global Cash Card and Visa will discuss how eliminating paper not only simplifies the payroll process, but also increases your company's bottom line. Visa will help you learn about your ability to achieve 100 percent electronic pay distribution and the steps you need to take to get started. Time Warner Cable will present a case study on its experiences with both Kronos and Global Cash Card.
FT129 Kronos Workforce HR and Saba Talent Management Partnership at its Best
Michael Antongiovanni, Global Channel Solutions Director, Saba
Just think Kronos Workforce HR information integrated with the Saba Enterprise Cloud. The integration will allow joint Kronos and Saba customers to take advantage of these two very powerful software solutions. Find out how you can extend your Kronos investment and add Saba Learning Management, Talent Management, Social Collaboration, and more.
FT262 Managing and Implementing a Workforce Management Solution for a Large Global Retail Organization. By Xerox
Christopher Lastuka, Senior Manager, Xerox
Learn how a large global retail organization is strategically rolling out the Kronos solution to its retail locations and corporate users globally, in a manner that will allow them to continue to meet business needs as they evolve and focus on their core business with minimal project supervision from their team. The advanced Kronos functionality and retail solutions that are currently being used and implemented across the organization will also be reviewed and discussed.
FT170 Managing Absenteeism in Government and Education: Survey Results Are In and the Data Is Staggering
Joseph Morris, Lead Analyst, Governing Research and Center for Digital Education
Join us as we discuss the results from the 2012 Managing Absenteeism survey conducted by Governing Research and Center for Digital Education. This survey reveals eye-opening statistics that demonstrate the impact absenteeism has on both your budget and operations and make accurately tracking time off requests a must. In addition, this session will take you through some important reporting tools to analyze data, spot trends, and plan effectively.
FT229 Top Analyst Dana Telsey Reports on Holiday Sales Projections and What Lies Ahead for 2013
Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Telsey Advisory Group
With the presidential election complete, a fiscal cliff looming, and the holiday season about to get underway, it's an understatement to say that the retail and hospitality industries are faced with uncertainty. Join this session to hear one of today's most influential retail analysts, Dana Telsey, shed light on these topics. Telsey, a regular guest on both CNN and CNBC, will also discuss "The State of the Consumer," as it relates to today's market.