Flex as a Talent Management Strategy –The Impactful, Affordable Solution to Engaging Post-Recession Talent

SHRM 2012 Talent Management Conference
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Workplace Application: Attend this high-energy, engaging presentation and learn practical advice you can take back to the office to incorporate flexibility as part of your talent management strategy.

This new economy is forcing organizations to think differently about their talent management (TM) strategies.  Studies show that as much as 81% of your workforce may be looking for other opportunities. The engagement and retention of your top talent is at risk which directly impacts the success and sustainability of your organization.  There may be many strategies to choose from but which one will have the greatest impact without breaking your budget?   The answer is flexibility.  Join Teresa Hopke as she outlines the steps for making flexibility an integral part of your TM strategy.   Hear first-hand how she fully integrated flex and talent management in her previous role as the head of Talent Management at the fifth largest accounting firm in the country in order to evolve the culture and create an award winning workplace.   She’ll share:

  • Why it makes sense to embed flex within a TM strategy rather than a stand-alone focus;
  • Strategies for integrating flex into each specific area of TM;
  • Stories and best practices of top-performing companies that are embedding flex into their Talent Management strategies; and
  • Best ways to covertly change the culture of flex by leveraging TM strategies.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Teresa Hopke


Teresa Hopke is an award-winning expert on work-life and talent management strategy. She’s a frequently requested speaker whose expertise has been featured in multiple media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning Show, Wall Street Journal, and HR Magazine.

Having led work life and talent management innovations at McGladrey, prior to joining Life Meets Work, Teresa offers audiences a unique “I’ve walked in your shoes” perspective. Engaging, funny and a great story-teller, Teresa is the perfect speaker for getting your group to think differently about work and talent in this changing business environment.

National Harbor 6-7
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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