Impact on HR: Industry Consolidation & Federal Regulations
From Title II of the Communications Act to net neutrality and the FCC’s consideration of numerous mergers, the federal government seems to have a firm grip on the cable telecommunications industry. Developments in D.C. not only impact our operations and ability to compete in the marketplace, they impact our people and policies. The experts in this session will discuss how to navigate the complexities of the regulatory landscape and prepare for changes on the horizon.
CATHERINE BOHIGIAN, EVP, Charter Communications
Leveraging the Millennial Mindset
As boomers continue to retire, it’s imperative for industry employers to not only attract millennials, but retain them. This goal is no small task given the vastly different mindset and expectations of the youngest members of our dynamic workforce. The experts in this session will focus on how to cultivate a culture that engages Gen Y with an eye on policies, development and retention. Particular focus will be given to the topic of social media, including how savvy companies are leveraging Twitter, Linked In and other sites as recruiting resources. The panelists will also share insight into the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) stance on the use of social media in the workplace and the sensitive topic of disciplining an employee for inappropriate online conduct. Attendees should bring their burning questions about the topic of Gen Y, as this breakout session will feature an interactive Q&A.
JENNIFER LARRABEE, VP and Senior Counsel, Employment and Compliance, HBO
LAURA SACK, Partner, Co-Leader, East Coast Labor and Employment Law Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, VP, Organizational Effectiveness, HBO
Maximizing an Independent Workforce
UBER, Google, AirBnB and FedEx have all made headlines for their use of independent contractors. While an increasing number of employers recognize the value of leveraging independent service providers (independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, etc.), the trend has caught the attention of state and federal policymakers. During this dynamic session, the panelists will unveil data from the 2015 State of Independence Study, project future developments and discuss how to mitigate risks as the regulatory landscape evolves. They will also share insight into different workforce management models and the use of building Talent Clouds with the latest technology. This rapid fire session will feature Gene Zaino, CEO and President of MBO Partners, who appears regularly on MSNBC and CNN. Gene is often quoted in the NY Times and other leading publications about the changing landscape of the independent workforce. He will be joined by leading contingent workforce experts who have built national programs and focused on driving solutions at Time Warner Cable and Scripps Networks Interactive.
CASSIE BROWN, VP, Diversity and Employee Relations, Scripps Networks Interactive
MONICA LUCERO, VP, Strategic Account Development, MBO Partners (Moderator)
HEATHER SNAVELY, Director of Talent Acquisition Vendor Management, Talent Acquisition and Movement, Time Warner Cable
GENE ZAINO, CEO and President, MBO Partners