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Work Force Ready 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 ** 8 am – 4 pm Embassy Suites – Cary


“Generation Z in the Workplace” – Lane Smith, Institute for Emerging Issues

Gen Z is the most technically savvy and diverse generation to enter the workforce. This connectedness does has a dark side, however, contributing to a sedentary lifestyle and high rates of obesity. Gen Z is also coming in with more debt and in all likelihood it will take a decade or more to recover lost earning power from having entered the job market during the Great Recession. How do these trends impact you as an employer? What corporate initiatives can help? How might their attitudes and values affect succession planning? This can’t-miss session has information relevant to every workplace. This workshop is approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hour towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
“World of Work Trends” – Michael Doyle, Manpower, VP & General Manager, Southeast & Canada

Manpower is an industry leader in workforce knowledge and trends as their research is gathered directly from businesses throughout the world. During this keynote session, attendees will hear recommendations for winning at employee development based on current workforce trends. Activities that create a bridge to re-skilling, re-evaluating how you develop talent, and partnering in new ways with education and the public sector are strategies businesses should consider to build training programs. Everything you need to know to compete in the global economy and get your workforce ready now!
“Set Your Tattoo Policy With Care” – Connie Carrigan, Partner, Smith Debnam Attorneys at Law

When was the last time you got an hour of free legal advice? In addition to the latest employment law updates, you will be able to anonymously submit questions for feedback. Do you have questions about putting together policies and procedures? How about managing 1099 employees? Navigating employment law waters is something you should never do alone. Informative and interactive! This program has been approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hour towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.


  • “The University’s Role in Job Creation” – Tom White, NCSU
  • “The Ultimate Training Toolkit” – Business & Industry Division, Wake Tech. Community College
  • “Apprenticeship: The Other 4-year Degree” – Victoria Knott, NC Dept. of Labor
  • “Recruiting that Adds to the Bottom Line” – Business Services, Capital Area WDB

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE VISIT www.getworkforceready.com

Information to help you find, develop and retain the best employees in order to drive your business forward!

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