Until recently, the opportunity to have a celebrity attend an event, attach themselves to a name-brand or endorse a certain product or idea was untouchable. The thought of paying a person to promote a product was seen as something only Fortune 500 companies could afford. Social media has changed all that with brands and businesses utilizing celebrity influencers to connect directly with their demographics and increase sales and profits.
2015 People in Retail & Consumer Industries Summit
Register with discount code MA200 and save $200 May 19-20, 2015 / 3 West 51st Street, 10019 / New York, NY The retail and consumer industry has been a point of focus now more than ever as the world rebounds from the financial crisis. Consumer spending has increased in many countries, and the middle class has grown considerably in emerging markets. Trends such as omni-channel retailing are beginning to dominate the industry, as more retailers now have online stores and use different technologies to aid consumers in making purchases. Omni-channel retailing, technology, and emerging market growth are driving human capital strategy and talent acquisition decisions in the consumer/retail sector. Leaders of consumer/retail companies today must bring transformational skills, innovation and financial acumen in response to technology’s influence and rapidly shifting customer demands. A different type of talent is in demand with new forms of retailing on the rise. Companies want executives capable of constant innovation to keep up with or exceed market changes and customer expectations. This ‘new breed’ of executive is adaptable and assertive, and often brings a combination of consumer, technology and B2B experience. As the growth of omnichannel shows no signs of slowing, retailers must adapt talent strategies to stay ahead of the competition. Many companies have already found it challenging to recruit and retain the right professionals over recent years and this is only going to become more problematic unless robust talent strategies are put in place. Businesses are looking for vastly different skills from their employees than they were a decade ago and must ensure their recruitment plans are aligned with these new goals, otherwise they risk exacerbating what is already a worrying skills shortage. The 4th Annual People in Retail & Consumer Industries conference will feature insightful and practitioner led sessions to further enable human capital management professionals to become a strategic partner to the business in the talent acquisition and development process. Learn from the best on: predictive workforce planning, leveraging analytics and data in HR processes, mobile recruiting, and developing the next pool of leaders and associates to support the rise of the “smart” consumer. Focused Sessions will tackle: • Assessing Potential & Developing Future Leaders • Supporting the customer experience through talent engagement • Creating and sustaining a solid employment brand • Attracting and building digital talent • The role of workforce diversity in effective customer outreach • The multifaceted usage of social technology in talent acquisition and development • Identifying and growing global leaders • Fostering continuous learning Network with Speaker Faculty and Event Participants including: C-Suite Executives, CHRO, VP HR, SVP HR, COO, CFO, Director, Deputy Directors, Managers and Team Leaders with responsibilities in: • Human Resources • Talent Acquisition • Recruiting • Workforce Planning • Organizational Development • Leadership Development • Talent Management • Human Capital Strategy • Learning & Development Confirmed speakers include: • Rachelli Materum,Director Talent Acquisition, Macy’s • Lori Bradley, Ph.D,Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management & Organization Development, PVH Corporation • Heather Lanyi, Manager Talent Acquisition, Benefit Cosmetics • Timothy Tobin, Vice President Global Learning & Leadership Development, Marriott International • Teri Schmidt, Manager Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation, JetBlue Airways • Janeen Speer, Director Talent, lululemon athletica • Kelley Johnson, Divisional Vice President Diversity & Emerging Talent, JCPenney • David Fischer, Vice President Learning, Darden Restaurants • Stacy Henry, Director Education & Development, Bridgestone Retail Operations • Paul de Freitas, Director Store Operations, The Container Store • Kee Meng Yeo, Director Enterprise Talent Development, Amway For more info contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org 888-339-9599 x501 http://the-tma.org/retail/