Better Workplaces Challenge Cup Regional Finals

Now—more than ever—is the time to innovate the workplace. Join us for this event showcasing thought leadership on the future of work.

Learn how the workplace paradigm is being disrupted by innovators vying to be the first champion of the Better Workplaces Challenge Cup.
Only 1,000 spots available! Earn 3 PDCs.

Schedule

2-3 pm (EST) – The Future Of Work (Meet the Speakers)
3-5 pm (EST) – Regional Finalists Pitches & Winner Announcement

The future of work is at our fingertips.

Attendance to these virtual events is open and free for everyone.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

We have invited noted speakers and subject matter experts to give short Future of Work perspectives and presentations prior to each pitch competition

June 30, 2021 Sessions + Speakers

Who is my job application excluding? Tweak your applications to find the candidates others are missing out on

Presented by: Harris Osserman, CEO and Founder, Talk Hiring

I used to be an engineer, and I coded 30 people out of a job. Out of that experience, I started volunteering every week for over a year, supporting low-income New Yorkers as they pursued their next jobs. I saw firsthand how modern job applications were excluding job seekers that had the hard and soft skills to succeed. As companies struggle to fill roles post-pandemic, it is critical that they widen their funnels by reevaluating their job application process. In this talk, I will walk through the barriers that candidates may face when filling out your job application, and ways to adjust your job application to find great talent that your competitors overlook.

Start Time: 2:05 pm PST

Top Trends in DEI Data to Inform Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies

Presented by: Mandy Price, CEO, Kanarys

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a hot topic in every organization. What are the things HR professionals really need to track and measure when it comes to DEI and how does this data actually help you attract and retain the workforce of the future?

Start Time: 2:20 pm PST

Expanding the Talent Pool and Reducing Bias in Hiring Through Skills Based Assessments

Presented by: Eddie Lin, Co-Founder, CEO, NexusEdge

In Higher Education, The Future of Work focuses on the intersection between education and workforce preparedness. Employer driven education has organically created more diversity in hiring through expansion of the talent pool by removing educational requirements in favor of skills-based assessments. The traditional educational requirements for jobs served more as arbitrary guidelines for screening than necessarily a predictor of success in the workplace. Skills-based education has become not only a better method for preparing graduates, but also as a quality pipeline for hiring.

Start Time: 2:40 pm PST

June 23, 2021 Sessions + Speakers

This is the Moment of the People Leader, and it Starts with Data

Presented by: Ian White, CEO & Founder, ChartHop

With workforces going remote, evolving employee expectations around fairness and transparency, and social events putting an exclamation point on the need for DEI initiatives, this is the moment for HR leaders to shine. In this session, hear from Ian White at ChartHop how HR teams can most effectively leverage people data to fundamentally transform the strategic impact they can have on their business.

Start Time: 2:05 pm CT

How We Show Up: Psychological Safety and Putting an End to Gaslighting

Presented by: Natasha Kehimkar, CEO & Founder, Malida Advisors

Psychological Safety and Gaslighting are terms that are referenced in the popular press, yet we rarely discuss the role HR professionals play. What are we doing for to create psychological safety in our organizations? Are we breaking psychological safety and engaging in gaslighting ourselves?

Start Time: 2:20 pm CT

Top Trends in DEI Data to Inform Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies

Presented by: Mandy Price, CEO, Kanarys

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a hot topic in every organization. What are the things HR professionals really need to track and measure when it comes to DEI and how does this data actually help you attract and retain the workforce of the future?

Start Time: 2:40 pm CT

June 16, 2021 Sessions + Speakers

Top Trends in DEI Data to Inform Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies

Presented by: Mandy Price, CEO, Kanarys

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a hot topic in every organization. What are the things HR professionals really need to track and measure when it comes to DEI and how does this data actually help you attract and retain the workforce of the future?

Start Time: 2:05 pm CT

Strategies for Developing a Robust and Diverse Talent Pipeline

Presented by: Anthony DeLarosa, Head of Partnerships & Strategies, AdvanceEDU

In this session you will hear from AdvanceEDU, a career-connected hybrid college in Denver, about how to thoughtfully design, earn and learn models that identify, develop, and sustain diverse talent pipelines.

Start Time: 2:20 pm CT

Interviewing and Hiring at Scale

Presented by: Mohit Bhende, co-founder and CEO, Karat

In this session, Bhende will share lessons and insights from over 100,000 interviews and provide actionable tips that companies can implement to make hiring more predictive, fair, and enjoyable.
Mohit “Mo” Bhende co-founded Karat to unlock opportunities by professionalizing interviews. Karat conducts technical interviews and creates structured hiring processes on behalf of clients like Indeed, Wayfair, and Roblox.

Start Time: 2:40 pm CT

June 9, 2021 Sessions + Speakers

The Future of Diversity Hiring: How Leaders are Reimagining their Approach

Presented by: Arthur Woods, Co-Founder, Mathison

As employers are all exploring the ways to effectively hire a more diverse workforce, Mathison has pioneered the research and innovation on diversity hiring and studied the practices of hundreds of organizations. In this talk Mathison’s co-founder, Arthur Woods uncover the ways employers are reimagining their approach to diversity hiring. Previewing Mathison’s research on underrepresented job seeker communities and insights from their new book, Hiring for Diversity, you’ll learn practical strategies, case studies and breakthrough approaches to pursue this important work. This is ideal for leaders of any function or seniority serious about advancing diversity in their organization.

Start Time: 2:00 pm ET

Top Trends in DEI Data to Inform Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies

Presented by: Mandy Price, CEO, Kanarys

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a hot topic in every organization. What are the things HR professionals really need to track and measure when it comes to DEI and how does this data actually help you attract and retain the workforce of the future?

Start Time: 2:20 pm ET

How We Show Up: Psychological Safety and Putting an End to Gaslighting

Presented by: Natasha Kehimkar, CEO & Founder, Malida Advisors

Psychological Safety and Gaslighting are terms that are referenced in the popular press, yet we rarely discuss the role HR professionals play. What are we doing for to create psychological safety in our organizations? Are we breaking psychological safety and engaging in gaslighting ourselves?

Start Time: 2:38 pm ET

June 2, 2021 Sessions + Speakers

Top Trends in DEI Data to Inform Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies

Presented by: Star Carter, Co-Founder, COO, General Counsel, Kanarys

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a hot topic in every organization. What are the things HR professionals really need to track and measure when it comes to DEI and how does this data actually help you attract and retain the workforce of the future?

Start Time: 2:00 pm ET

Expanding the Talent Pool and Reducing Bias in Hiring Through Skills Based Assessments

Presented by: Eddie Lin, Co-Founder, CEO, NexusEdge

In Higher Education, The Future of Work focuses on the intersection between education and workforce preparedness. Employer driven education has organically created more diversity in hiring through expansion of the talent pool by removing educational requirements in favor of skills-based assessments. The traditional educational requirements for jobs served more as arbitrary guidelines for screening than necessarily a predictor of success in the workplace. Skills-based education has become not only a better method for preparing graduates, but also as a quality pipeline for hiring.

Start Time: 2:20 pm ET

Job Sharing: Leading to more diversity and innovation in the workforce

Presented by: Karin Tischler, Founder, Emily’s Path Consulting

Flexible work has become a hot topic during the pandemic. While most professionals associate it with remote work or hybrid work, job sharing is a much more undervalued form of flexible work.

Learn during this presentation what job sharing is all about, which global companies are already using it successfully and why it can help create a more diverse and innovative workforce.

Oxford University educated consultant, podcast host and speaker Karin Tischler will share insights gained from her years-long research as well as conversations with many of the world’s leading experts in the field.

Start Time: 2:38 pm ET

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