Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
October 1-3rd, 2017

Workforce & Talent Mgmt

In the business world, it has now been established that to drive optimal levels of operational success, business leaders need to engage high-performing employees, foster new talent and keep developing their workforce. Throughout this track workforce management experts will discuss top approaches to keeping an engaged workforce, managing the changing landscape and tackling the task of attracting qualified talent.

  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Trend for Global Job Rotations and Impact on Motivation

Breakout Presentations

Attraction and Retention: Getting Millennials On-board and Keeping Them

SPEAKERS

Tim Schafhauser
Vice President of Manufacturing, US Vision

Details

Attraction and Retention: Getting Millennials On-board and Keeping Them

Strategies built specifically for recruiting the millennial and retaining them long enough to make a significant impact.  These include emphasis on teaching contemporary manufacturing technology by using diverse learning methodologies.  Once trained, making them feel part of "something bigger" by getting them involved in company and community causes.

Key Take-aways

  • Ability to attract millennials through emphasis on working with contemporary technology
  • Use of multiple learning methodologies so employee understands the focus is on them as an individual
  • Methods to keep the millennial engaged
  • Integrating and retaining the millennial through corporate sponsored activities that correspond to their interests and builds unity and commitment that goes back to the workplace
A LOOK AT AN AUTONOMOUS TEAM / MATRIX ORGANIZATION

SPEAKERS

Philippe Babel
Director of Operations, Zodiac Aerospace Corporation

Details

A LOOK AT AN AUTONOMOUS TEAM / MATRIX ORGANIZATION

This presentation of an autonomous team concept will address the link between an autonomous team and a reactive organization, how to standardize efficient processes and how to improve standards with suggested ideas of teams and support functions.

Key Take-Aways

  •  Responsibilities & accountability are critical
  •  A learning organization to get the continuous improvement dynamic
  • The power of Visual management to support the autonomous team
People: Still our Most Valuable Resource? – Challenges and Opportunities to Increasing Engagement

SPEAKERS

Justin Kobler
Vice President of Manufacturing, Land O'Frost

Details

People: Still our Most Valuable Resource? – Challenges and Opportunities to Increasing Engagement

This growing Food & Beverage company's insights based approach to investing in their people to generated revenue growth.  This presentation will address how you can achieve success by focusing on your people by providing education, practicing servant leadership and building systems to support behaviors. 

Key Take-Aways 

  • Realizing the value of retained employees
  • Mgmt committed to applying
  •       a. Transformational leadership approach
  •       b. New technologies that support people as operators and leaders
  •       c. Training and development to supplement skills at all levels
  •  Automation as an alternative to increasing labor to support growth
INCREASING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN THE CURRENT FOOD MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT

SPEAKERS

Sean Maroney
Plant Manager, Maplehurst Bakeries LLC

Details

INCREASING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN THE CURRENT FOOD MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT

As regulatory scrutiny continues to increase across the food manufacturing industry, it directly impacts the environment in which our associates operate.  Effective planning and proactive communication aid in helping our employees distill the complexity of their daily responsibilities.  What strategies can operations professionals employ to keep their workforce engaged.

Key Take-Aways

  • Values vs. priorities - how to communicate what's most important
  • Begin and end with the consumer - where quality and food safety intersect
  • Cultural barriers to employee engagement and how to counter act
  • Are you engaged ?
  • Leveraging engagement to drive organizational performance