I would like to believe that I have enough to tell you about the importance of professional and personal development. Despite this, I am aware that development is not something you can understand. Human resources professionals are often so focused on the development of others that they forget to make time for themselves.

I wanted you to know more about the Kronos Fall HR and Payroll symposium. Wednesday, November 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, will host the Kronos Fall HR & Payroll symposium. Kronos is a high-quality professional development organization. I have attended their conferences and the symposium before. Before I detail the highlights, let me share some reasons why you should attend.

Register now for the Kronos Fall symposium

This one-day symposium aims to educate HR and payroll professionals on topics they deal with daily. There will be three tracks available – advanced, intermediate, or basic – so that you can choose the session that best suits your career. The flexible format is something I like, and that’s a fact. I can choose to follow one track or switch tracks to explore the different topics. An event like this is great for payroll and human resources professionals.

REASON 1 – We need quality programming. In my career, there have been times when I was responsible for both payroll and human resources. Hosting an event that brings together HR and payroll is a big selling point. The event is free, so organizations can bring their employees together and order lunch to listen to the sessions. The symposium can encourage HR professionals to learn more about payroll.

REASON #2 – Recertification credits. Recertification credits are essential; let’s face the facts. The Society for Human Resource ManagementHuman Resources Certification Institute and the American Payroll Association pre-approved most sessions. Kronos will issue a certificate of participation to your files. This event is easy if you are certified. This event covers the three essential learning elements: 1) high-quality, 2) low cost, and 3) credit approval. This is not a common occurrence.

Reason #3 – Recordings. You can download all session materials and recordings from the symposium format. This is what makes the symposium so special. You can download any materials if you cannot attend the November 20 live session or prefer to spread your listening over time. This is a great way to get two topics at once.

The Kronos Fall ESymposium Agenda

Let’s now talk about the plan. Here are five sessions that I could see for payroll and HR professionals at all levels of the organization.

2019 Employment Law Update With the new Fair Labor Standards Act changes (FLSA), I know this session will be very popular. This session will feature Burton D. Garland, Jr., Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. This session will:

  1. Discuss recent significant changes.
  2. Discuss current employment law and anticipated changes (including EEO developments, leave laws updates, examples, and case studies).
  3. Suggest ways to comply with these changes.

Employers should review and update their policies and procedures to comply with the changes if they haven’t already.

The cost of doing nothing: Mistakes I made so you don’t have to –Join Julie Develin SHRM-SCP, as she shares the lessons learned from leading HR in a period of change. She’ll use real-world stories and examples to show how she overcame the obstacles she faced and what her mistakes were. Develin will discuss how to critically assess your HR processes and identify areas for improvement and advancement within the organization.

People Analytics: How HR Leaders Use HCM Insights. People analytics has become a vital topic in today’s business and human resource worlds. There are many ways to get descriptive, predictive, or even prescriptive insight. How can we turn all these insights into actions that help employees achieve our business goals? This session will help you. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., is the director and strategic advisor at Kronos. He will converse with a technical expert and an HR business leader. This discussion will show how what you see in human capital management (HCM) can help you make strategic HR decisions.

Unleash your Strategic Payroll Potential Using The Latest Trends From APA Research – How strategic is payroll in your organization? The American Payroll Association (APA) latest research shows that while most payroll professionals consider themselves strategic, executives see payroll as a tactical function. Changes in the perception of payroll can significantly impact your business goals. Rachel Rapoza, Kronos’ product marketing manager, will lead this session. She will show you how to communicate the true business value of payroll and the role technology plays when supporting payroll’s strategic initiatives. Also, she will discuss how HR and payroll can help your organization gain critical business insight.

By Vicki

‘HR Shopper’ has a 10 years of experience in management and HR in top 2 global MNC’s. Understanding the employee needs as well as organization productivity she adopts the techniques that create perfect balance satisfying the needs of both.

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