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Competing for and Keeping Top Talent: A Nonprofit HR Summit

 

Join us for a day-long summit presented by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Work for Good, and the brand-new Mission:Money, sponsored by the SunTrust Foundation.

 

Please note that we are rescheduling this event for February 2019 (date to be announced shortly) in order to accommodate some incredible additions to our lineup. Thank you so much for your patience, and please watch your inbox for an updated announcement soon!

If passion fuels the sector, then people are our engine. In this time of low unemployment, the competition for talent – and the costs to replace them – are severe. To sustain our organizations and mission impact, nonprofits should look after our human capital as carefully as our financial assets.

Coming in February, join fellow nonprofit executive and HR leaders for this day-long event – featuring a keynote panel, lunch presentation, and three breakouts – where experts will present strategies, tools, research, and guidance to help you compete for and retain employees. Review the agenda below and register now.

 

AGENDA


8:00 - 8:45 am | Arrivals & Curbside Consulting

8:45 - 9:00 am | Welcome

9:00 - 10:30 am | Keynote Panel

  • Competing for Top Talent: Why would the people you need want to join your team, do their best work there, and stay?

10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Breakouts, round 1

  • What Nonprofit Employees Want: Leveraging employees’ internal motivations for loyalty and retention
  • The Leadership Excuse and Other Myths About Why Employees Leave: How to create an Employee Value Proposition that helps employees stick
  • Does the Way You Hire Create Turnover?

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch & Presentation

  • The Impact of Caring: The link between employees’ financial wellbeing and mission success

1:15 - 2:30 pm | Breakouts, round 2

  • Leveraging Retirement Benefits to Enhance Competitiveness & Employee Loyalty
  • Healthcare Strategies for Affordability and Quality
  • Creating a Benefits Portfolio that Works for Your Organization

2:30 - 2:45 pm | Break

2:45 - 4:00  | Breakouts, round 3

  • Leveraging Retirement Benefits to Enhance Competitiveness & Employee Loyalty
  • Healthcare Strategies for Affordability and Quality
  • Creating a Benefits Portfolio that Works for Your Organization 

 

KEYNOTE PANEL


Competing for Top Talent: Why would the people you need want to join your team, do their best work there, and stay?

As the talent marketplace continues to tighten, nonprofit employers are navigating unprecedented human resource challenges. Retaining and competing for talent head the list, while “limited funds” will always be a top obstacle for nonprofits. That means attempting to compete by way of compensation is a losing battle for social entrepreneurs – no matter the environment.

So how can nonprofits attract, hire, and retain top talent in a highly competitive employer market? In this session, we will present three strategies that transform the way leaders think about talent challenges by focusing on the “why” that drives your organization’s people. With this new mindset, you will learn to create an Employee Value Proposition and an internal hiring engine, then orient leaders to the role of chief talent magnet.

Join our panel of top HR leaders as they provide insights that will help you compete for talent, no matter your size or budget.

Facilitator:
Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Panelists:
Marti Wolf, Chief Culture Officer at MailChimp
Maria Elena Retter, Executive Coach and Leadership Consultant at the Dash Group
Dan Erling, CEO of Accountants One and author of Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time
 

 

BREAKOUTS, ROUND 1


What Nonprofit Employees Want: Leveraging employees’ internal motivations for loyalty and retention

Right now, nonprofit employees have a myriad of choices in terms of where to work. So why would they choose your organization? How can it become the workplace of choice? Work for Good’s recent study of staff attitudes toward work and values provides important insights into your greatest assets – your talented employees – and how you can align your employer brand with the values that resonate with and engage them. Think you can’t compete for top talent? Think again: You can attract top talent, inspire loyalty, and drive retention by leveraging the power of internal motivators.

Speaker:
Mary Bear Hughes, Senior Consultant at GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group
 

The Leadership Excuse and Other Myths About Why Employees Leave: How to create an Employee Value Proposition that helps employees stick

The best leaders tend to be good at crafting a vision and moving people and resources toward fulfilling it. While the CEO is a very important person, enduring performance is really driven at much deeper levels: It takes a leadership culture to drive long-term performance, which includes careful and continuous development of a values strategy that transcends a particular CEO or point in time.

Speaker:
Marti Wolf, Chief Culture Officer at MailChimp
 

Does the way you hire create turnover?

Even the largest nonprofits don’t have a lot of bench strength: When turnover happens, we often struggle to reapportion job duties, leading to a plummet in productivity and a less-than-optimal hiring decision. To make fill the role quickly, managers sacrifice the processes that result the right hire, effective onboarding, and retention. Of course, the tight hiring market only exacerbates this problem.

Fortunately, speaker Dan Erling has the answer. As in his book Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time, Dan will explain how your hiring process affects performance, culture, and effectiveness, as well as how to create a “Match” process that fits your organization’s mission and needs.

Based on work with and research into thousands of organizations, Dan illuminates the full cycle of hiring, from developing a job description through interviewing, making the decision, negotiating salary, and onboarding to ensure productivity and retention. This step-by-step process will give you a rock-solid and practical roadmap for hiring employees that stick.

Speaker:
Dan Erling, CEO of Accountants One and author of Match: A Systemic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time

 

LUNCH & PRESENTATION


The Impact of Caring: The link between employees’ financial wellbeing and mission success

With over 46 percent of all Americans living paycheck to paycheck, 46 percent of Baby Boomers feeling they are not financially fit to retire, and school loans at a nationwide total of $1.4 trillion, it’s not surprising that financial concerns are the no. 1 cause of workplace stress. In turn, that stress can lower an employee’s commitment to their organization and satisfaction with pay, increase wasted work hours and absenteeism, and even trigger stress-related health issues. In short, personal financial wellbeing is the business of every employer, including nonprofit employers. That’s why, every day, more employers are taking steps to ensure their employees have resources to address financial stress and ultimately improve their ability to deliver impact. This session will explore how SunTrust is changing the way employers think about stress, productivity, and the role they play.

Speaker:
Brian Ford, Financial Well-Being Executive at SunTrust Bank, and author of The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness.

 

BREAKOUTS 2 & 3


Leveraging Retirement Benefits to Enhance Competitiveness & Employee Loyalty

As competition for talent heats up, retaining your current employees and attracting talent is more important than ever. Employee loyalty studies show that, in nonprofits, candidates come for purpose and stay for pay and benefits. Studies also indicate that the no. 1 concern of Millennial workers is the fear that they will not be able to save enough for retirement.

Technological advances, an expense war among mutual fund companies, and innovative plan offerings from the industry have all changed how nonprofits small and large can leverage retirement programs to strategically compete in the war for talent. In this interactive session, Mutual of America experts will discuss:

  • Competitive benchmarking of employer-supported programs
  • Plan designs that support retention
  • Plan features that support employee satisfaction, and
  • Characteristics of successful vendor relationships that help organizations differentiate and enhance their benefits.

Speakers:
Tyrone A. Golatt, FLMI, Executive Field Vice President at Mutual of America
Ivan Gregory, Senior Field Vice President at Mutual of America

 

Healthcare Strategies for Affordability and Quality

You want to continue to offer valuable health benefits to your current employees, and you want those benefits to help you attract and retain quality employees. However, you also need to consider the cost-effectiveness of those benefits at a time when hefty rate hikes are the norm.

Smart nonprofit leaders understand that today’s top talent looks for more from organizations than a mere job and paycheck. Health plans offer peace of mind for employees and their families, and savings plans can help provide a level of financial security now and in the future. But selecting the right combination and level of benefits for your employees can be overwhelming – and most “do-it-yourself” plans become extremely expensive and difficult to administer.

Avoiding rising health care costs is nearly impossible, but you can learn about why they continue to rise and what you can do to manage costs for your organization and your employees. Join us as we learn strategies to increase quality while improving affordability from Marsh & McLennan Agency, a national leader in employer health strategies.

Speakers:
Parker Young, Client Development Executive, Employee Benefits at Marsh & McLennan Agency
Bryan Turner, Managing Director at J. Smith Lanier, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
 

Creating a Benefits Portfolio that Works for Your Organization

Being competitive and setting your organization apart as you bid for talent can be difficult, especially when you feel you can’t offer competitive benefits. In fact, benefits are often the deciding factor between taking a job or staying with an employer – however, most employers have a limited concept of “benefits.” In fact, benefits are not just medical insurance and PTO, and despite budget worries, most employers can greatly enhance their benefits offerings at little-to-no cost.

This session will provide a sneak peek into Work for Good’s ongoing 2018 national nonprofit benefits survey. The first of its kind in the country, this study will provide insight into what other nonprofit employers are offering to stay competitive. Our Work for Good experts will help you use these insights to learn how to create a benefits portfolio that employees value, and which can be used to attract the best talent.

Speaker:
Karen Beavor, President and CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits and Work for Good

 

SPEAKER BIOS 


Karen BeavorPresident and CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits

As President and CEO of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits since 1998, Karen has led GCN’s growth into a leading state association, empowering nonprofits through education, advocacy, research, consulting, and business support services. Karen has served as a board member or advisory board member of a variety of civic and nonprofit organizations, including the Unemployment Services Trust; National Nonprofit Risk Management Center; and The Foundation Center–Atlanta. Karen has received the Martin Luther King Leadership award and the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta’s Community Leader Award.

 

Dan ErlingCEO of Accountants One and author of Match: A Systemic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time

Dan heads a full-service accounting and recruiting firm committed to solving a top CEO concern: talent. Under his leadership, Accountants One has achieved a placement success rate of 93 percent. The author of MATCH: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time, Dan is an in-demand speaker and consultant. He is also the founder of a nonprofit, Stand Up for Leadership, and creator of the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant, an annual fundraiser benefiting Junior Achievement.

 

Brian FordFinancial Well-Being Executive at SunTrust Bank, and author of The 8 Pillars of Financial Greatness.

Brian is responsible for the design and implementation of SunTrust’s internal and external financial well-being programs, as part of the company’s dedication to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being. Widely recognized as one of the foremost experts on the design, implementation, and measurement of workplace financial education programs, Brian was the founder and CEO of 8 Pillars Financial Education Company, a leader in workplace financial wellness, and has authored two books on financial literacy (one for children).

 

Tyrone A. GolattFLMI, Executive Field Vice President at Mutual of America

Tyrone began his career with retirement specialists Mutual of America in 1990, and has served as the senior regional vice president of the New York City and Queens Regional Offices. His current position takes him all across the South, helping bring local representatives within reach of every customer to make workplace retirement plans clear and manageable for employers and employees.

 

Ivan GregorySenior Field Vice President (Atlanta) at Mutual of America

Ivan has been with Mutual of America for 10 years, and currently leads the Atlanta Regional Field Office. Prior to his current assignment, he was the vice president in charge of the West Palm Beach office, and also served in Nashville. Mr. Gregory has completed FINRA series 7 and Series 63 requirements, and holds insurance licenses in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

 

Mary Bear HughesSenior Consultant at GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group

Mary is a senior consultant at GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group, where she leads the executive search and transition practice; she also focuses on leadership sustainability and succession planning, leadership development, and governance. Her 30 years of experience span both consulting and operational roles in the private and nonprofit sectors, including leadership roles as an executive director and a board chair. Mary is a frequent speaker, writer, and workshop facilitator in her areas of expertise.

 

Maria Elena RetterExecutive Coach and Leadership Consultant at the Dash Group

María Elena is passionate about helping leaders transform themselves and their organizations to achieve results. She works closely with her clients to create an aspirational vision that maximizes the talent and strengths of each team member. Prior to The Dash Group, María Elena held positions with IBM and The Coca-Cola Company across a wide range of functions, including strategic planning, process improvement, and institutional change initiatives. She has also served as ED of a large private foundation, where she led a team that partnered with over 300 nonprofits.

 

Bryan TurnerManaging Director at J. Smith Lanier, a Marsh & McLennan Agency

Bryan is responsible for the performance and the growth of Marsh & McLennan’s Woodstock office, manages a team to focus on clients’ short- and long-term needs. He also works with clients to set strategy, facilitate cost-saving strategies, and advise in all aspects of group health and employee benefits. Having worked with companies ranging from 3 employees to 500, Bryan has broad financial experience. He is also active in numerous Atlanta-area nonprofits, including Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

 

Marti WolfChief Culture Officer at MailChimp

Marti oversees the teams responsible for HR, recruiting, corporate citizenship, and learning and development at MailChimp, where employees enjoy a robust onboarding program; MailChimp University, an MBA-style program taught by Emory professors; and MailChimp Community College, which empowers them to think deeply about equity and positive change by connecting them with MailChimp's nonprofit partners. Before joining MailChimp in 2012, she was a self-employed HR consultant, HR manager at EzGov, and account executive at Paychex.

 

Parker Young, Vice President of Employee Benefits and Client Development Executive at Marsh & McLennan Agency

Parker began in the insurance industry in 2012, and currently works with middle-market employers to provide strategic planning and oversight in all aspects of their employee benefit offerings. Alongside his account managers, he also supports coordination of Marsh resources for his clients.

 

 
 
 

Program Stats:

Date

Coming in February

Time

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Address

Georgia Power Headquarters
241 Ralph Mcgill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Registration Details

GCN members $25
Nonmembers $100
Refreshments and lunch are included.

MEMBER REGISTRATION
If you a staff or a board member of a GCN member nonprofit, please use the link below to register. If you already have an account, login to register now. Otherwise, use the second link to first create a new account. Please complete a separate registration for each attendee.

NONMEMBER REGISTRATION
If you are not affiliated with a GCN member nonprofit, please use the link below to register. Please complete a separate registration for each attendee.

 

We reserve the ability to restrict attendance to one person per organization should demand exceed capacity; nonprofit staff get first priority.

Need assistance with registration? Reach out to the GCN membership team at [email protected] or 916.678.3080.

MARTA: 
The closest station is Civic Center. More information on using public transportation here.

Parking 
Complimentary parking is available at Georgia Power.