EXECUTIVES FROM LEADING SHRM EXHIBITORS REFLECT ON HR’S TOP CONCERNS
“What steps should HR leaders be taking today to prepare for the future of work
three to five years out?”
The following answers to the question above are the opinions of top executives from leading vendors exhibiting at the Society for Human
Resource Management’s 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition, to be held June 17 through June 20 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Below is a list of some of the exhibitors
at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference &
Exposition, along with reasons you should
visit their booths.
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
Powerful technology plus a human touch.
Companies of all types and sizes around the world
rely on ADP’s cloud software and expert insights
to help unlock the potential of their people. HR.
Talent. Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working
together to build a better workforce.
Alight Solutions is the leading provider of benefits
administration and cloud-based HR and financial
solutions. We enhance work and life through
our service, technology and data. Our dedicated
colleagues across 14 global centers deliver an
unrivaled consumer experience for our clients
and their people. We are Alight. Reimagining how
people and organizations thrive.
ARAG® legal insurance connects people with
affordable, professional legal help. Visit booth #1854
to learn how ARAG covers more legal issues and
Fisher Phillips is a national law firm that exclusively
represents companies of all sizes to successfully
manage challenging labor and employment legal
iCIMS is the industry’s leading recruiting platform,
featuring enterprise-ready capabilities and a world-class user experience empowering 3,500-plus
customers across the globe.
Celebrate accomplishments. Recognize victories.
Chief Marketing Officer
With millennials expected to comprise about half
of the workforce in the next five years, Generation
Z entering the labor market and a continued rise in
contract or gig workers, HR leaders need to rethink
their recruitment strategies to prepare for the future.
The following tips will help ensure companies remain
agile and easily adapt to the industry’s constant
• Appeal to the consumer mindset. Just as
retailers recognize the value of great customer
service to keep repeat sales humming and
maintain a positive brand image, employers must
place a heavy premium on providing a positive
candidate experience throughout the hiring
process. This includes mobile-friendly candidate
experiences, Google-optimized job listings and
non-email communication methods, such as
text and chatbots. Google’s recent entrance
into the recruitment-technology market and
the expansion of AI-powered text and bot
communication are having a radical impact on
the HR-technology industry that HR leaders
simply cannot afford to ignore.
• Recognize the dynamic nature of
recruitment, prioritize it and unify hiring data.
The average business uses up to 24 talent-
acquisition technologies to keep up with the
constant change in recruitment and to stay
competitive. Unfortunately, these various
tools are often disconnected, which causes
compliance concerns and leads to messy
data, which prohibits leadership from making
informed decisions. Unifying all aspects of talent-
acquisition technology under one roof offers the
benefit of holistic data and analytics while offering
HR organizations the flexibility they require to stay
competitive in recruitment today and into the future.
Director of Culture and People
Des Moines, Iowa
Lisa Wolf has been leading HR initiatives at ARAG®,
a legal insurance company based in Des Moines,
Iowa, since 2013. As director of culture and people,
she feels preparing for the future means that both
leaders and the work environment will need to
evolve in order for companies to be successful.
“Employees want an organization that cares about
Influence greatness. Create an engaging
workplace culture and become a magnet for
great talent. Visit us to learn how.
Ogletree Deakins is an international labor
and employment law firm representing
management in all types of employment-related
At Paychex, our smarter HR solutions help
fortify your company’s financial future through
your most valuable asset: your people. Speak to
us to learn more!
Prudential Group Insurance manufactures and
distributes a full range of group life, AD&D,
disability and other voluntary coverages in the
U.S. to employers and affinity groups.