3 Reasons You Can't Miss the Employee Experience (eX) Summit

You’ve worked hard to create an employee experience strategy for 2017. You’ve collaborated with leadership, implemented a few ideas, and surveyed your team, but your retention rates still haven’t improved. Recruiting remains difficult, and managers wonder why open positions remain unfilled. Employees offer glimpses into engagement issues, but when it comes to coming up with real examples of problems, they're not much help. If these scenarios sound familiar, you’re not alone. The eX Summit presents a unique opportunity to fine-tune employee experience plans, and discover how other HR leaders from around the Twin Cities are tackling the same challenges.

When organizations make real gains, it’s because they’re thinking longer-term. They’re going beyond what engagement scores are telling them to do in the moment and redesigning employee experience, creating a place where people want, not just need, to work each day.

- Jacob Morgan, Harvard Business Review

Not sure if the eX Summit is right for you? Here are a few reasons to get your HR team registered:

  1. Hear from industry trailblazers on building culture from the ground up.

The eX Summit’s speaker lineup is packed with leaders who know how to build a high-performance culture. Scott Dorsey, former CEO and Chairman of ExactTarget, now Managing Partner at Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha, will be heading up the lineup with his keynote talk "Building an Orange Culture.” Scott will share his challenges and successes from building ExactTarget from 0 - 2,000 employees to the company’s acquisition by Salesforce for $2.5 Billion. Rodd Wagner, New York Times bestselling author, Forbes columnist, and Vice President of Employee Engagement Strategy at BI Worldwide, will share his extensive research on ways to help employees work happier (and better) with data from surveys of hundreds of employees from around the world. Scott Burns will also present what he learned about creating a culture of growth at GovDelivery, a St. Paul basement startup that grew to an international team of 225 people over 17 years.

  1. Connect with people advocates from around the region.

The human resources industry is changing. Until recently, HR teams were rarely given a seat at the decision-making table, let alone insight into a company’s long-term strategic planning. In recent years, due to in part to an increasingly tight talent market and needs for a highly-skilled workforce, companies have been re-thinking how Talent, HR, and Employee Experience teams can be active participants in decisions around organizational strategy. Leaders now have to put new emphasis on the employee lifecycle from recruitment, to hire, to growth in order to continue to expand and scale their operations. The eX Summit offers a  unique opportunity to connect with your peers to discuss what’s working, and what’s not, when it comes to employee experience from space, to technology, to incentives, and beyond.

  1. Rethink your approach to employee experience.

Progress is not made in a vacuum. For organizations to adapt to evolving employee expectations, they’ll need to challenge the status quo and take calculated risks to attract and engage top performers. The eX Summit is a place where like-minded leaders from across dozens of organization can share the successes (and failures) they’ve achieved with employee retention, fostering culture, and breaking down barriers that keep organizations from reaching their full potential. Even if you don’t implement all of the advice shared, you’ll walk away with new ideas for proactive steps to take to improve the employee experience at your organization.

We’d love to see you at Surly Brewing on October 3rd. You and your team will enjoy drinks and appetizers on us, and you’ll come away with actionable insights to move the needle on your employee experience strategy. Discounted Early Bird tickets are available through September 8th. We look forward to seeing you at the first Twin Cities eX Summit.


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