Dear Manufacturing HR Practitioners: It’s Time to Focus on YOU

UKG HR and Payroll eSymposium

Dear Manufacturing HR Practitioners,

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been an extraordinary year! You’ve worked tirelessly these last few months to support your organization’s efforts to adapt to the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The imperative to maintain business continuity required you to adapt HR and operational practices and policies in an effort to balance the health and safety needs of your workforce. 

With increased pressures at work, many of you have also managed additional responsibilities at home with changes to childcare and school routines. If I had to guess, it’s likely you’ve been so focused on supporting everyone else – your managers, your teams, and your families – that you haven’t taken any time to invest professionally in yourself these last few months?

If this sounds familiar, then I'd like to propose a solution…take some much-needed time for yourself and attend the UKG Fall HR & Payroll eSymposium on Tuesday, December 1st. 

This FREE full-day virtual event features relevant learning and expertise on a wide range of topics— from your desktop, tablet or even your mobile phone. Best of all, you can earn professional development credits as most sessions are credit-approved for SHRM, HRCI, APA, CPA, and HRPA recertification.

The event features four brand new learning tracks to help you navigate today’s new normal:

1.    Navigating Today’s Landscape
2.    Ensuring Employee Well-Being
3.    Building a Culture of Inclusion
4.    Preparing for the Future

Recommended Agenda for Manufacturers

After taking into consideration the top-of-mind workforce management and human capital management issues facing manufacturers today, here’s a recommended agenda for your eSymposium experience:

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM ET | Resilience Lessons from Mount Everest: Facing Change, Challenge and Uncertainty
Through an engaging blend of conversation, presentation, and spectacular videos from the Himalayas, UKG’s Chris Mullen will lead us through a revealing discussion with Everest summit climber, Jim Davidson. Jim will distill compelling insights from his 38 years of climbing and expedition leadership, including some hard-won lessons from enduring the deadliest day ever on Mount Everest.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET | Overcoming Common Pitfalls in Diversity Initiatives 
When it comes to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging in your organization, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do. There are common pitfalls that doom even the most well intended of these efforts. This session will explore how to avoid these traps and deliver more engaging and effective iniatives aimed at making the workplace better for all employees.

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET | Virtual Networking Opportunity

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET | Safety First: The New Cost of Doing Nothing
Who could predict that the world of work – and our lives as we knew them – would change so immensely due to the pandemic and its consequences? HR and business leaders have had to shift their strategy and workers have had to adapt to ever-changing and uncertain working requirements and environments. This has led to a new set of priorities – focused on safety and security, both from physical and psychological perspectives. This session will focus on key actions that HR practitioners can take now to improve their workplaces and the employee experience. 

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET | Virtual Networking Opportunity 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET | Using Data to Drive Performance and Profitability During the COVID-19 Recovery
The needs of our people have changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations have been challenged to rethink nearly every facet of their employee experience. Still it’s overwhelming to plan for the needs of the business – and its people – when change seems to take place every day in a COVID-19 economy. By understanding data, especially during uncertain times, organizations can make smarter decisions even faster. Attend this session to learn about resources, strategies and tools available to help you unlock the full potential of your people and operation to drive profitability. 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET | UKG’s 2021 Mega Trends and Our Future Vision of Technology
Our vision at UKG is to design solutions that help create more relevant, meaningful, and connected work experiences for all people. 2020 was a year of the unexpected – from a global pandemic to social unrest, organizations have had to reset and realign how they operate to support this new normal. Join us as we unveil our 2021 predictions and mega trends and talk with UKG product leaders about the role of HCM technology in today’s workplace, key areas of innovation for UKG and what lies ahead for our suite of products.


You’ve given so much to everyone else this year, it’s time to focus on YOU.

Don’t miss the valuable expert insights, review of best practices, and networking opportunities with manufacturing HR practitioners — all from your desktop and for FREE.