This intimate annual event combines industry experts and benefits professionals for three days of networking, collaborating, learning and inspiration.
This year, we were honored to host the one and only Laurie Ruettimann for not one but two dedicated speaking events. In addition to leading one of our general sessions on Bridging the Digital Divide in the Workplace, Laurie joined us a day early to lead a learning session with our Human Resources Advisory Council.
Her high-energy presentation explored how contemporary HR professionals and business leaders can step forward and rethink human capital management from the ground up. Laurie also shared stories on the latest industry research, data and evidence-based strategies for talent acquisition and retention. She also finished on a high note and led a thought-provoking Q&A session with council attendees.
Here are a few notes on the responses from the engaging session that Laurie led. How would you answer the following?
Gig economy—52% of people get their jobs still from referrals. Most workforces are 60% of employees, 40% contractors. The amount of folks that are enrolled in benefits is shrinking because the gig economy is growing so much! To have someone manage benefits is a joy, it’s so nice. But it’s not happening for the gig economy.
Basic income —it’s a concept being talked about in Washington, where the government takes in so much money and it redistributes it to you rather than take it in. It’s a dividend fund to pay American back for the amount of time and energy they spend online because we make Amazon, Google, etc. money every time we are on their sites. Gen Z is loving the idea of basic income. The future of work is in the air, in 2025 the chances of us being full-fledged employed are going to be less. (More on Basic Income here)