The region’s largest one-day Human Resources conference will address opportunities and issues in the modern workplace on March 17

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will hold its 13th annual People, Profit, Progress Conference and Workshops on Thursday, March 17 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The event attracts more than 350 attendees and is the region’s largest one-day Human Resources conference. ASE CEO Mary E. Corrado notes that the role of HR is evolving, demanding a broader, more strategic approach to human resources management.

“This year’s conference acknowledges that shift,” Corrado said. “Some of the speakers will address traditional HR topics like compliance, solving people problems and building a positive culture. But other sessions will look at emerging issues such as using predictive analytics to tie HR strategy to business outcomes, and employee engagement data to the realization of the organization’s vision.”

Keynote speakers are Jennifer McClure, founder of Unbridled Talent, and Todd Henry, founder of Accidental Creative.

Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of three books: The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership and passion for work. Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Louder Than Words, is about how to develop an authentic voice that resonates and creates impact. His keynote address is titled Passion for Work(life).

McClure is a sought-after speaker and business advisor who combines her expertise as a business leader, Human Resources executive, executive recruiter and executive coach with practical strategies to help leaders increase their impact, grow their influence and deliver results in their careers and in their organizations. Her keynote is titled The Future of HR: Four Keys for Creating Competitive Advantage through Innovative People Strategies.

Conference topics and breakout sessions include:
• Taking the Mystery out of Mobile Recruiting
• Ignorance is Not Bliss: Staying on Top of the Changing Legal Landscape
• Key Human Resource Trends and Priorities for 2016
• Creating Manager Accountability for Employee Development
• Seeing the Future Using Predictive Analytics
• Why Employees Sue: A Live Debate Between Management-side and Employee-side Attorneys
• Techniques to Build a Culture of Collaboration
• Talent Shortages & Skills Gaps: 5 Ways to Win the War For Talent
• Demystifying Engagement Data: Moving from Numbers to Insight to Action
• Manage Your Problem Employees Without Losing Your Mind
• Building an HR Strategy
• Hello ‘Stay Interviews’, Goodbye Talent Loss

For a complete conference agenda and registration information, please visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people.

Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

ASE’s annual Human Resources conferences on March 5 will address opportunities and issues in the modern workplace

Livonia, Mich. —March 3, 2015 — The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will hold its 12th annual People, Profit, Progress conference on Thursday, March 5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. With more than 300 attendees registered, it is one of the region’s largest Human Resources conferences. ASE CEO Mary Corrado notes that HR practitioners are eager to stay on top of trends and best practices that help attract, motivate and retain employees in today’s rapidly evolving workplace.

“This year’s speakers are focused on both traditional HR topics such as employment law compliance, internships and supervision techniques, as well as emerging issues in the workplace including collaborating effectively across cultures, using corporate culture as a catalyst for innovation, and best practices for recruiting veterans and people with disabilities,” Corrado said. “Increasingly, corporate leaders and boards are looking to HR departments to address and resolve some of the most challenging issues ever presented in the modern workplace. HR pros are responding in kind, seeking knowledge and counsel from the country’s top HR advisors and practitioners.”

Keynote speakers are Greg McKeown, CEO of THIS, Inc. and the New York Times bestselling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and John O’Leary, President of Rising Above and the survivor of a horrific fire resulting in burns over 98% of his body. O’Leary will speak on empowering individuals to take back their lives, ignite their possibilities and change their world. McKeown will speak on challenging core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success.

For a complete conference agenda and registration information, please visit the ASE website.

About the American Society of Employers
The American Society of Employers is a not-for-profit trade association servicing Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support on all matters affecting the employer-employee relationship. For over 100 years, ASE’s principal function has been to provide people-management information and services. The purpose of these services is to help organizations grow their bottom lines by growing the effectiveness of their people. More information about the American Society of Employers is available at www.aseonline.org.