Integration: The Answer to Mid-Sized Companies’
Colleen Clark, Head of Optimistic People, Life is Good
Ryan Higginson-Scott, Manager, People Operations & Systems, Optimizely
Jonathan Pecora, VP of Talent and Culture, CSD
Matt Straz, CEO/Founder, Namely
Thursday, Oct. 12 | 4 - 5 p.m.
Mid-sized companies are growing twice as fast as enterprise and 50% faster than small businesses. Along
with being the largest segment of U.S. companies, they are also the most willing to innovate and invest
in new technologies. But with lean HR teams with small budgets, they are faced with the paradox of cutting costs to build a profitable company while attracting and retaining great talent in a more competitive
environment. On average, mid-sized companies use nine different HR software applications, yet 24% of
respondents to a recent survey cited “lack of integration” as their #1 technology-related pain point. To
address this need, vendors targeting mid-sized companies are now opening their APIs and looking to
integrate with other best-of-breed solutions. Hear from data-driven HR professionals leading small and
mid-sized companies on which metrics they track and how the metrics impact their business, as well as
what technologies they use to find and analyze this information.
SMALL AND MID-SIZE HR TECH
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
How Carolinas HealthCare System Moves
Its Business Beyond Bias
Debra Plousha Moore, System Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System
Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Carolinas HealthCare System is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one
of the most comprehensive, not-for-profit systems in the country. It employs nearly 60,000 people and
accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year. Its mission is to improve health, elevate
hope and advance healing in addition to being the first and best choice for care. Debra Plousha Moore
will discuss the importance of workforce diversity and inclusion, and how technology can play a critical
role in moving business beyond bias. Debra will share how modern HR technology can make a difference
in helping to overcome human biases in talent decisions and processes, thereby enabling Carolinas
HealthCare to remain the best choice for providing care.
How Atlassian Uses Data to Attract More Qualified
and Diverse Candidates
Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian
Kieran Snyder, CEO, Textio
Friday, Oct. 13 | 9: 30 - 10: 30 a.m.
Atlassian is a global technology company that builds collaborative tools for teams. As the company grows,
it is focusing on ensuring its own teams are diverse and inclusive as well as overhauling its employment
brand to help attract the best talent. As a part of the changes, it aimed to show that people from all backgrounds could be successful members of its team, re-writing everything that candidates may encounter
with their website, job posts, and recruiter emails. This overhaul of the employment brand was driven by
sophisticated data that helped guide the language used to appeal to diverse applicants. Aubrey Blanche
will share how Atlassian shattered its diversity goals, hiring an engineering intern class of 47% women
and a graduate class of 54% women. Learn how the company identifies and uses data and metrics to set
diversity goals, track progress and improve the language within its writing.