As an HR professional in California, you manage risk amid the myriad of challenges brought by the state’s complex, constantly changing employment laws and regulations.
The Argyle Digital Human Resources California Forum on September 24, 2020 brings together senior HR leaders, analysts, employment law experts and technology pros to share insights on emerging processes and tools, along with best practices for training, recruiting and retention, including:
Why attend the Argyle Digital Human Resources California Forum?
Today’s HR executive is a critical partner in any organization’s success and growth. Learn how senior HR executives are re-imagining work to operate at the intersection of talent, compliance and technology.
Argyle’s California HR Forum, in collaboration with our CHRO Advisory Board, provides the relationships, resources, and solutions to help HR leaders in California transform their organization to become the workplace of the future (legally and effectively).
11:55 AM - 12 PM ET
12 PM - 12:30 PM ET
The pandemic hit every industry hard, including one of California’s top industries- entertainment. When Sony Pictures Entertainment rolled up the red carpet this year, HR executive Edie Ghielmetti-Givens was tasked with finding new people processes that would keep all aspects of the organization productive and successful.
Attend this keynote session to learn how Sony Pictures Entertainment is:
Edie Ghielmetti-GivensSVP, People and OrganizationSony Pictures Entertainment
12:35 PM - 1:20 PM ET
Never in modern history have Human Resource professionals faced greater workforce management challenges. Directing return to work practices requires changes to physical work-spaces, roles, and brings a bevy of compliance issues related to leave laws, federal and state guidance, and health/safety policies. This panel discussion will explore the state of the post COVID-19 business landscape along with its challenges and solutions.
Attend this discussion to find out how other organizations are managing back to work processes while navigating:
Tasha TolbertVice President, People ManagementAAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
Laura JenkinsAmericas Head, Return to OfficeBloomberg
Lisa Welker-FinneyVice President of Human ResourcesBoston Scientific
1:25 PM - 1:55 PM ET
Talent organizations are facing increased challenges as we shift and adapt to the new normal. It is more difficult than ever to find talent for hard to fill positions.
On the other end of the spectrum, there is surging candidate demand for roles that are easier to fill. How can employers bring in the talent they need effectively and efficiently?
In this session, topics of discussion will include:
Joe EssenfeldVice President of Business Architecture iCIMS
1:55 PM - 2:25 PM ET
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM ET
California was the first state to require equitable gender representation on corporate boards in 2018. Fast forward to 2020 and Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are now considering doing the same.
From the boardroom to the factory floor, legislators across the country are examining gender, race and other diversity and inclusion practices and creating laws to assure fairness. As an HR leader, you are the front line for assuring that organizations have a healthy, inclusive, and equitable work culture, but are your practices up to snuff?
Attend this panel discussion to learn:
Demetria JohnsonInclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition StrategistGilead Sciences
Betsy Berkhemer-CredaireChief Executive Officer2020 Women on Boards
John Iino, CPC, CDC Chief Diversity OfficerReed Smith LLP
Nicci MorrisFormer Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging / Senior AdvisorDelta Dental / Have Her Back
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM ET
In this timely session, you will gain essential knowledge on the latest employment compliance gotchas for California employers. Whether your organization is based in California or has employees there, this update on recent labor laws could save you thousands in costly non-compliance fines.
Attend this essential session to:
Charles S. BirenbaumShareholderGreenberg Traurig, LLP.
3:55 PM - 4:40 PM ET
We are a world fresh from crisis and this effects employees’ attitudes and engagement! By tweaking Total Rewards strategies, HR and compensation leaders have the power to engage employees across all avenues of the workforce, no matter what is happening outside the workplace! Learn how companies managed the employee life-cycle from start to finish for phenomenal employee and organizational success.
Attend this session to learn:
Johnny LiangSr. Director, Compensation & Benefits Dolby Laboratories
Philip DanaHead Of Human ResourcesDendreon
Ekta Vyas Ph.D, SHRM-SCPDeputy Chief Human Resources OfficerUC Davis Health
4:40 PM - 4:45 PM ET
We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.
Eric Hutcherson is Executive Vice President, Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. In this role, Hutcherson is a member of the company’s senior management and leads a global team across UMG’s record labels, publishing division and operating companies to align talent functions, amplify the company’s entrepreneurial-based culture, accelerate diversity and inclusion across all levels and territories, attract, retain and develop talent, accelerate the company’s social justice initiatives and build on UMG’s successful track-record of driving innovation by recruiting employees who bring new ideas, perspectives and skillsets.
Hutcherson joined UMG from the National Basketball Association, where he managed a team that drove the NBA’s global workforce strategy built on a commitment to attract, retain, develop and engage top talent for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. With a focus on people, culture and innovation, Hutcherson was responsible for leading global projects, processes and analytics that addressed business needs. He partnered with the leagues’ senior leadership to enable, empower and develop employees in 13 offices globally, guided by the league’s strategic direction.
Prior to joining the NBA in July 2014, Hutcherson was Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for the U.S. and Canada Division of Marsh, a leading global insurance brokerage firm. Before that, he held several leadership positions at Mercer, a financial services and human resource consulting firm, including Chief Human Resources Officer – Americas, and Global Leader for Mercer’s Outsourcing and Global Operations and Shared Services businesses. Earlier in his career, he worked for Foot Locker and served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Boston Celtics.
Hutcherson is also a motivational speaker and created a career development training program, “Say Yes to Success.” He serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, the Senior Advisory Council for the National Association of African Americans in HR, the Executive Advisory Committee for CNBC. He also served on the Executive Board for Covenant House New York and has been recently named to the Covenant House International Board. Additionally, he serves as strategic advisor to the Board of Directors for the Young Peoples Chorus; a multicultural youth chorus whose mission is to provide children of all economic and cultural backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance.
Hutcherson earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New York University and a master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.