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Breakout Presentation

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Presentation Details

The world of work has changed forever, as employees continue to reconsider their job and career choices – and how to balance their work and personal lives. One result is intense competition, across all sectors, to attract and retain talent. 


This session will focus on how organizations can succeed in this complicated and intensely competitive job market by becoming great places to work (i.e., employers of choice). We will highlight current research, including from the UKG Workforce Institute and UKG Great Place to Work Institute. This timely session will equip attendees with actionable information and tools to enable them to meet the challenge of attracting and retaining talent in our post-pandemic world of work. 

After this session, you'll know:

  1. The characteristics of the new world of work, including the demand by employees for workplace flexibility, voice and wellbeing. 

  2. National demographic trends that are driving the business imperative to focus on diversity, equity inclusion and belonging.  

  3. What it means to be a great place to work and employer of choice. 


Speaker Bio:

Bob Lavigna is an award-winning leader and innovator with more than 30 years of experience leading organizations and programs. As a Senior Fellow – HR for UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), Bob advocates for, promotes and advises on practices that enable organizations to attract and retain talent. 


He previously was the founding Director of the Institute for Employee Engagement, where he worked with organizations across the nation to measure and improve employee engagement as a key to organizational success. He also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Human Resources for the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Vice President - Research for the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, and Administrator of the state of Wisconsin civil service system.  


Bob writes frequently on human capital management for professional publications and has spoken at conferences and events across the U.S. and in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean. Bob, the first person in his family to graduate from college, has a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.S. in human resources management from Cornell University.  


He is most proud that he and his wife Pat have been married for 42 years (to each other), and have two wonderful daughters and five delightful grandchildren. 

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