After a few years off and much deliberation, we have decided to resume our annual conference this spring. The event is April 28-29 in Elkhart Lake at the beautiful Osthoff Resort. This will be a great time to re-connect with colleagues from across the state. The conference schedule will include a variety of sessions focused on recruitment and retention in today’s new market. Attendees will learn about how different strategies are being used to recruit and retain employees.
We are also introducing “roundtables” as part of this year’s schedule. This will be an interactive session, led by a moderator and open to all participants to learn and share with one another. Each topic will be presented, followed by a series of questions and group discussion. Polling and other features will be used to collect information from participants. Each roundtable will result in a variety of new ideas and contacts that participants will be able to take back to their day-to-day work.
Wednesday, April 27
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Exhibitor Registration
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Registration
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Welcome Reception and Bucks Watch Party
Thursday, April 28
7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast and view exhibits
8:30am – 8:45am – Conference Welcome
8:45am – 10:45am
The Cure for the Great Resignation: Targeting Culture Improvement in Your Organization
Jobs are abundant, yet people are still choosing to dump their employer as today’s workforce puts more emphasis on their human and professional needs than pay. When these needs are not met, people tend to disengage from the company and show up out of obligation rather than loyalty. Which, according to Gallup, leads to higher absenteeism, higher turnover, decreased productivity, lower workplace safety and decreased profitability.
In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how assessing their organization’s current culture, using predictive analytics to identify hot spots for disengagement, and developing a roadmap for targeted efforts to improve the organization’s culture makes it easier to recruit and retain staff.
- Review what’s changed / is changing and why organizations have issues with attracting and retaining talent
- Discover the value culture assessments and workforce analytics have in helping you pinpoint areas for improvement
- Discuss different methods and solutions to improve recruitment and retention
- Break out into teams to look at data from culture assessment and workforce analytics and identify areas of focus
10:45am – 11:00am – Break and visit Exhibitors
11:00am – 11:45am – Roundtable 1
Talent Acquisition in the Digital Era
Harness the full potential of your recruitment with proven strategies. Connect with other healthcare human resource leaders and come away with your action plan for a successful talent acquisition program for 2022. An opportunity to develop new ideas, create checklists and brainstorm with your peers.
11:45am – 12:45pm – Lunch
12:45pm – 1:30pm
WHA Legislative Update, Ann Zenk, Wisconsin Hospital Association
1:30pm – 2:15pm – Roundtable 2
Navigating Employee Relations during the Great Resignation: Employee Relations in Times of Change
With all of the changes within the last 2.5 years, HR professionals have had to navigate some challenging times with all of our employees. Learn and network with your peers on strategies and resources to help your employees with their mental wellbeing, rewards and recognition, as well as change management and adapting to the “new normal.”
2:15pm – 3:00pm – Roundtable 3
Compensation Practice During the Great Resignation….and Beyond
COVID, the ‘Great Resignation’, pay equity and living wage have made the already dynamic world of compensation even more complex, especially in healthcare. Let’s chat together about what’s been working for your organization (and what hasn’t), what’s sustainable (and what isn’t), along with thoughts on how to prepare for what’s to come.
3:00pm – 3:15pm – Break and view exhibitors
3:15pm – 4:00pm – Roundtable 4
Benefits Challenges During and after the COVID peak
COVID created some core benefits challenges and has required Benefit leaders to look closer at creative ways to use benefits to help recruit and retain staff. Participants should bring a list of the biggest benefit challenges they have faced along with their creative solutions! Come network with your peers on benefit solutions that can help make a difference during these challenging times.
4:00pm – 6:00pm – "Wisco" Reception
Friday, April 29
7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast and view exhibits
8:30am – 9:30am – Legal Update, Sarah Coyne, Quarles and Brady
Join us again for this annual tradition. Legal update to review current and emerging legal issues in healthcare human resources.
9:30am – 10:00am – Closing
Closing session will include a wrap-up of the conference sessions, and an opportunity for participants to ask final questions and share feedback for future roundtables.
WiSHHRA members can register for $225 for the full conference, or $175 for 1-day rate (Thursday only).
Non-members can register for $325 for the full conference, or $275 for 1-day rate (Thursday only).
Reserve your hotel today!
The Osthoff Resort has provided a great rate for our guests. Room rates start at $99 per night, and is available for 3 days before or after the event for those interested in extending their stay into the weekend. Make your reservations now by calling the Osthoff at 1-800-876-3399.