General HR Morning Track
Growing with Purpose: Maintaining Your Culture & Engagement as Your Company Grows & Expands
Presented by: Felicia Taylor, SPHR-CA, Director of People, VARIDESK LLC
As your organization grows, it is important to focus on the employee experience, which starts on day one. Everything from an onboarding program with advocates, on the job training plans, to new hire check ins are critical for a positive experience. Throughout the team member’s employee life cycle, feedback, career development opportunities, and peer recognition continue to build on the experience in a positive light. Especially during times of growth, ensuring that your organization it focused on its people will help to facilitate positive reactions to change and growth, especially when the “why” is communicated, ultimately leading to a successful expansion.
1. Implement a structured onboarding program
2. Deliver consistent feedback utilizing 1:1 conversation as well as peer social recognition to enhance
3. Communicate the “Why” to receive employee buy-in for change
Culture & Performance: How Millennial Employees Engage with Your Organization
Presented by: Dennie Laney, VP of Training & People Development, MOOYAH Burgers Fries & Shakes
In this presentation, you will hear a few of the “truths”, and “myths” associated with what Millennials and Zs are seeking in the workplace, from their perspective. It’s time we listen to what the next generations are saying about our organizations’ cultures. Attendees will discover how their current culture is impacting employees’ performance and level of engagement. Additionally, there will be a discussion of what employees really want from their employers. Ask yourself, what exactly are we not getting quite right yet?
1. Learn what culture in the workplace means and how it impacts your employees, especially those in younger
2. Recognize the continuing evolution of feedback, performance reviews, and measuring performance
3. Understand how “loyalty” has changed, and what it looks like today and beyond
4. Recognize what you can do to make sure you’re engaging with your employees, their way
About the Speakers:
Felicia Taylor, SPHR-CA, Director of People, VARIDESK LLC
As VARIDESK’s top human resources executive, Felicia is helping to accelerate the organization’s transformation through leadership, differentiated talent models, attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Felicia has over 18 years of experience specializing in small to mid-size organizations providing guidance and leadership to senior managers and leadership in startup, growth and stable organizations. Her broad experience includes culture cultivation, HR strategy, total rewards, compensation strategies and talent acquisition & retention. She has experience in various industries including multi-unit retail, technology, health & wellness and advertising. Prior to joining VARIDESK, Felicia supported the Enterprise Solutions EVP at RealPage Inc with people strategy and execution in his division. In addition, she established a scalable HR model and for a multi-unit sales retail operation for one of SMU COX Dallas 100™ and INC 5000 Fastest growing companies in the Metroplex.
Felicia has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management. She holds her Senior Professional Human Resources certification as well as her Professional in Human Resources California certification and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Dennie Laney, VP of Training & People Development, MOOYAH Burgers Fries & Shakes
Dennie Laney has dedicated her career to serving individuals, teams, and organizations desiring to cultivate an environment of building trusting relationships, where authenticity and humility lay the foundation for outstanding results. Dennie has supported corporate and operations teams, speaking to audiences of hundreds of leaders and executives about the value of people. Her passion for the customer experience, the team member experience, for promoting a positive brand image, and for helping teams deliver on these promises, has shaped her career in the hospitality industry. Dennie is also a John Maxwell certified Coach, Public Speaker, and Leadership Professional. Her passion lies with supporting leaders in providing an environment where their teams can thrive both personally and professionally. It is this mission that drove her the John Maxwell Team, and these qualities paired with a rich people culture that drew her to the MOOYAH team in 2016.
Dennie has worked for iconic brands such as Brinker International, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and G6 Hospitality LLC (Motel 6 Studio 6), elevating leadership excellence at all levels.
: Each session in this track has been approved for 1 HRCI HR (General) Recertification Credit Hour and 1 SHRM PDC.