Innovate Your Workforce Strategy: A Nontraditional Approach to Sourcing & Upskilling Talent

“83% of HR professionals in the last 12 months reported having difficulty recruiting suitable candidates. Is your organization facing similar talent challenges? Do you have a need to upskill your employees to meet the needs of the future workplace? Do you want to avoid the high cost of extensive searches and high turnover? If you are ready to make an investment in a strategy that produces a connected and qualified workforce, attend this one-hour workshop, to learn from local experts about effective nontraditional strategies that you can use right now to build your talent bench.

  • Trends in labor and skill shortages
  • Successful nontraditional designs to talent pipelines
  • Collaborating with external partners to tap into nontraditional talent
  • Develop a talent acquisition strategy that directly aligns with the organizational strategy, and applies practices that yield candidates who are bought into the organizational culture, mission, visions, and values.

Patricia McConnell, Senior Manager of Business Partner Services, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


Sheila Ireland, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia’s Office of Workforce Development

Nick Frontino, Managing Director, Projects & Operations, Economy League of Philadelphia

Kristina Syvarth, VP of Learning for Saxbys

Dan Amspacher, Director, Strategic Initiatives – Human Resources

The Prescription Drug Epidemic: Knowing the Right Answers to Protect the Workplace

It is difficult for any person in the U.S. to ignore the increasing problem of prescription drug abuse. The issue of prescription drug abuse is complex and workplace testing requires a firm understanding of what employers can do when confronted with use and abuse of prescription drugs. This informative session gives participants insight into the size of the epidemic, the complexities of managing use and abuse in the workplace, the impact changing legislation has on policy and programs and how it is affecting business operation.

  • Discuss the state of substance use and abuse in the U.S. and the growing challenges caused by prescription drugs
  • Understanding laws impacting workplace drug testing policy as they pertain to prescription drug use both on a state and federal level
  • Review of best practices for HR policy and program development when combatting use and abuse in the workplace to ensure a legally defensible policy

Nina French, Managing Partner, Current Consulting Group

Dear Helga Returns Again: What new HR challenges await her this time?

Helga is back again and tackling more complicated issues facing her organization! While we don’t yet know for certain what Helga will confront in 2019, given the goings on in the workplace, she seems focused on navigating workplace diversity, Harassment Prevention in the #metoo era, confronting workplace violence and more! Designed for Human Resources professionals, this animated session will focus on uncommon HR issues and examine practical, business-focused solutions that you can use immediately to solve those problems.

Key Takeaways:

1. Identify and analyze potentially hidden HR issues existing in your organization
2. Recognize employment laws implicated in these difficult issues and discuss policies to mitigate risk when proactively implemented.
3. Provide practical, business-focused solutions that you can use immediately to solve those problems.


Michael Cohen, Partner, Duane Morris, LP