CONFERENCE DAY ONE

7:30 am Registration & Networking

8:30 am What it Takes to Make LEAP a Reality

8:40 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Jay Kuhns VP, Strategic Planning, IRI Consultants

Recruitment Innovation To Attract Our Mission-Critical Logistics and Transportation Workforce

8:50 am Discover: High Volume Recruitment Innovation To Drive Efficiency and Do More With Less

Synopsis

  • How can we use resources to our advantage to hire and onboard talent, without spending more in advertising and seasonal recruiting?
  • Overhauling the candidate and recruiter experience to remove clunky and dated application processes and refine the integration with ATS
  • Leveraging technology to refine our candidate communication strategies, now and into the future

9:10 am Discover: Out-of-the-box Recruitment Strategy to Enhance Opportunity and Attract Fresh Top Talent

Synopsis

  • How can we get creative with our talent acquisition strategy to recruit top talent in and stand out from our competitors?
  • Breaking into new talent pools through offshoring, enhancing opportunity and upskilling new talent to fill critical front line positions
  • The strategy from Circle Logistics to take control of their staffing needs and drive HR efficiency

9:30 am Develop: What More Can We Do To Get Creative With Our TA Strategy & Overhaul the Candidate Experience?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Workshop Day Chair

9:50 am Action: How Can We Take Control of Our TA Strategy To Attract & Onboard Our Mission Critical Workforce Effectively?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:10 am Speed Networking Break

Reimagining The Onboarding Process To Effectively Reduce Turnover, Advance People Development and Boost Engagement

10:50 am Discover: Transforming Engagement & Retention; How To Measure The Success of Our Onboarding Initiatives, Culture & Values

  • Helene Sanford Chief Human Resources Officer, Saddle Creek Logistics

Synopsis

  • How can we get our people invested in the mission and values of our logistics organization from the start of the onboarding process?
  • Re-imagining and perfecting onboarding initiatives to drive retention amidst a scarce labor market
  • How can we use employee engagement as a tool for retention and effectively reduce our turnover; The Story from Saddle Creek Logistics

11:10 am Discover: Transforming The Way We Onboard To Decrease Turnover & Advance People Development

  • Jonna Van Thiel Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development, Kenco Group

Synopsis

  • How can we ensure that we are onboarding new front-line associates effectively?
  • The simple steps to achieve people development, as well as boosting employee engagement and reducing turnover
  • The story of ‘First Year Experience’ from Kenco Group

11:30 am Develop: What More Can We Learn From the Leaders Reimagining Their Onboarding Initiatives To Engage & Retain Top Talent?

  • Helene Sanford Chief Human Resources Officer, Saddle Creek Logistics
  • Jonna Van Thiel Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Development, Kenco Group

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Workshop Day Chair

11:50 am Action: What More Can We Do To Reduce Turnover and Engage Our Employees Through Our Onboarding Process?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:10 pm Lunch

Non-Traditional Methods To Refresh Our Talent Pipeline and Progress Diversity & Inclusion

1:00 pm Discover: Prioritizing DEIB Initiatives To Diversifying Our Logistics and Transportation Workforce

Synopsis

  • How can we ensure that a sense of inclusion and belonging is ingrained into our company culture?
  • How can we enhance opportunities for all employees within our existing workforce, and new candidates coming into the workforce from underrepresented communities?
  • Making DEI a priority within our organization to make genuine impact and investment into our people and values

1:20 pm Develop: What Can We Learn From the Leaders Using Gig Workers To Overhaul Traditional HR Practices?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Workshop Day Chair

1:40 pm Action: How Can We Do More to Enhance Opportunities Within Our Organization and Diversify Our Talent Pipeline?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:00 pm Fireside Chat: Progressing DEIB Initiatives To Make Genuine Impact Within Our Organizations & Further Diversify Our Workforce

  • Thomas Kilgore Senior Director Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Internal Communications North America, Radial

Synopsis

  • How can we get more underrepresented groups, namely women and veterans into the logistics and transportation industry?
  • How can we break into new talent pools and fill critical front-line roles amidst an ageing workforce?
  • What more can we do to progress DEIB initiatives within our organizations and make genuine impact on our future workforce and business goals?

2:50 pm Networking Break

Discussing Key Updates on Law Regulations and Compliance To Progress HR Efficiency and Communication

3:10 pm Panel Discussion: Reviewing Compliance & Law Regulations To Drive HR Efficiency and Progress Organizational Growth

  • Dawn Stastny Vice President of Organizational Development & Compliance, Coregistics
  • Nathan Harwell EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Americold Logistics

Synopsis

  • How can we stay up to date with state and federal law regulations and how can we communicate these effectively to our workforce?
  • Updating our systems, policies and handbooks meaningfully to ensure that we are compliant and are moving forward in line with where the industry is headed
  • What is your approach to training staff on compliance matter and how do you ensure that all levels of the organization understand and adhere to compliance policies?

Successfully Implementing Change Management To Prepare For The Next Era of Logistics HR

4:00 pm Discover: Re-imagining Change Management & The Role of HR In Organizational Transformation; The Story from EFL Global

  • Wanda Catalan Vice President Human Resources, Culture and Talent Development, EFL Global

Synopsis

  • How can we as HR see the potential in our workforce and make that investment in our people to prepare for the next era of logistics HR?
  • What strategic decision making is required to transform your organization from the inside out?
  • Successful strategies to prepare for and drive change management with genuine authenticity during a turbulent time in order to steer your organization towards success.

4:20 pm Panel Discussion: Navigating Change & Fostering Relationships In an Agile Environment To Advance HR Impact

  • Wanda Catalan Vice President Human Resources, Culture and Talent Development, EFL Global

Synopsis

  • How can we ensure we are staying agile as leaders and adapt to our environment in order to transform HR impact
  • Establishing strong relationships with our C-Level team to drive advancements in HR strategy
  • Building a great team and company culture for authenticity and seamless communication across the board

5:00 pm Action: How Can We Strategically Think Ahead and Invest In Our HR Function to Steer Our Organizations Towards Success?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:10 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One

  • Jay Kuhns VP, Strategic Planning, IRI Consultants