Day 3 of the Workforce Management Academy (on May 20) will focus on legal issues and changes to regulations that every manager should know about. Led by attorneys from Seyfarth Shaw, these sessions will ensure that you will be up-to-date on issues involving wage-hour, equal employment opportunity law, independent contractors and union organizing/demands.
This program is designed for publishers, managers and human resources professionals.
And, it is FREE for members of America's Newspapers — another benefit of your membership!
If you took part in the first two days of the Workforce Management Academy, there is no need to register again. You already are registered!
If you are signing up for the first time, we'll send you the PowerPoints, recordings and all workshop materials from the first sessions when you register.
Certificates of completion will be given to all participants at the end of the Academy.
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT | 10:45-11:30 a.m. CDT | 9:45-10:30 a.m. MDT | 8:45-9:30 a.m. PDT
With Annette Tyman of Seyfarth Shaw
A 30-minute break follows this session.
The Future of Independent Workers and How To Engage and Manage This Important Workforce
1-1:45 p.m. EDT | Noon-12:45 p.m. CDT | 11-11:45 a.m. MDT | 10-10:45 a.m. PDT
With Camille Olson of Seyfarth Shaw
Union Organizing, Union Demands and What’s Next
1:45-2:30 p.m. EDT | 12:45-1:30 p.m. CDT | 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MDT | 10:45-11:30 a.m. PDT
With Michael Rybicki of Seyfarth Shaw
The conference adjourns after this session.
Today’s workers, especially those in Gen Z, are lonelier than ever before — resulting in a disengaged, disloyal and disenchanted workforce.
And it’s not just the impact of remote working. Workers of all ages have a growing need for inclusion, and better well-being at work.
This fast-paced session will provide:
From Influence to Impact:
7+ Steps to Make them Better Ones
Things are getting back to normal, but normal might not be the same as it was before. That is why your organization is counting on everyone, yes, everyone to help lead the team to growth — whether as a front-line leader or a leader “from the bench.”
Get ready for a session of real-world leadership skills that you can use and share with others in your organization who might really need it! The session will include:
How are You Bringing Your Teams Back?
Building a Stronger Workforce Through Recruiting, Diversity and Inclusion
Gannett’s LaToya Johnson and Mizell Stewart III will discuss the history of media diversity efforts and strategies Gannett and other media companies are using to ensure their workforces reflect a changing America. You will leave the discussion with a greater understanding of diversity as a business imperative and concrete steps you can take within your organization.
Managing Our Workforce:
Business as Usual Just Won't Work Any More
The Black Swan Theory reminds us that things can happen that were totally unanticipated. As we come out of the COVID pandemic, it's time to reconsider our strategies for managing the workforce, put on our "business person" hats and identify the work that must be done going forward. Where must it be done? How must it be done? Who is best suited to do it?
Old sayings — "If you keep doing what you have done, you will get what you always got" — may no longer hold true in the turbulent environment we face today.
In the face of uncertain future revenues, publishers need to consider a wider range of strategies with regard to compensation. Instead of pay increases that inflate payroll expenses and may exacerbate profit shortfalls, publishers may want to consider using cash awards that are contingent on quarterly performance. The affordability of a plan like this may help to retain talent and demonstrate that the organization is doing what it can. Converting employees to on-demand contractors also may lessen the need to furlough or terminate talent. Educating employees about business realities can help them understand the constraints faced by management.
HR's role is to help management understand the likely implications of alternative workforce management strategies. To do that, publishers need to consider the full range of actions that could be taken as they make important management decisions.