10am - 4pm EST | 7am - 1pm PST

All the times below are in EST

10:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

10:30 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

Transform Your Retail Employee & Customer Experience

10:50 am Discover: Driving a People-First HR Strategy to Transform Your Retail Brand’s Employee, Customer, & Commercial Ratings

  • Bob Selle Chief Human Resources Officer, Ocean State Job Lot

Synopsis

• What do we need to do differently in HR to effectively lead a human-centric experience for our workforce and customers – whilst enabling our brand to scale?
• Radical new approaches to transforming your retail value proposition: creating a workplace that that attracts and retains the most talented employees
• How Ocean State Job Lot has totally transformed its HR impact with a “people-first” culture, maintaining a 27% turnover rate, a 23% increase in learning uptake, and an employer satisfaction rating of 95% in 2020

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11:10 am Discover: Re-Imagining the Value of a Next-Level District Manager Onboarding Strategy to Enhance the Retail Employee & Customer Experience

Synopsis

• How can we rethink our approach to district manager training to engage our coworkers in a meaningful way, in a remote environment?
• Blending instructor-led training, self-directed learning and course personalization to equip district managers with the tools they need to lead over 16,000 stores to success
• How Dollar General has transformed its onboarding journey for over 900 district managers nationwide to boost engagement and preserve the customer and employee experience as an essential retailer in 2020

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11:30 am Develop: What Are the Most Critical Aspects of a Leading Employee & Customer Experience Strategy?

  • Bob Selle Chief Human Resources Officer, Ocean State Job Lot
  • Matthew Metzger Head of Training & Development, Dollar General

11:50 am Action: How Can You Now Transform Your Approach to A World-Class Employee & Customer Experience?

12:10 pm Refreshment Break

Rewrite the Retail Talent Acquisition Playbook

12:30 pm Discover: Transforming the Traditional Recruitment Function to Meet the Changing Requirements of the Candidate, the Business, and the Customer in 2021’s Retail Industry

  • Joanne Roth Transformation Lead – Talent Acquisition, Sobey’s

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking needs challenging to transform the strategic impact of talent acquisition in a large, high-volume retail recruitment function?
• Driving new, modern approaches to effectively find & attract the retail talent who will drive business-wide innovation and growth in an established company
• How Sobeys is undergoing a total talent transformation to reinforce its position as an employer of choice for 123,000 people across 1,500 retail locations

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12:50 pm Discover: Enhancing Internal Synergies to Improve the Speed & Quality of Your Retail Hires

  • Katie Daly Head of US Talent Acquisition, Starbucks

Synopsis

• How can we better work with store managers to transform the speed and quality of our retail hires, and improve workflow efficiencies for the future?
• The new ways of thinking that you can apply to workforce planning, candidate assessments, and internal hiring to better set stores up for success
• How Starbucks is working to transform the hiring capabilities of its 8,000+ store managers to support its stores with top quality talent

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1:10 pm How One Retail Organization’s New Approach to Staffing Is Saving Store Managers Hours Every Week

  • Tracy Aguilar Director of Talent Acquisition - Stores, Burlington Stores

Synopsis

• Challenging traditional thinking to ensure we attract and engage top quality retail talent: how can we position our brand to be future-ready?
• Driving new approaches to securing stakeholder buy-in and leveraging technology to transform the efficiency and consistency of your recruiting model
• How Burlington Stores has radically restructured its staffing function and innovated its hiring processes to drive a higher performing talent acquisition department supplying over 750 retail locations

1:30 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Retail Talent Leaders Disrupting Their Brands’ People Strategies?

  • Joanne Roth Transformation Lead – Talent Acquisition, Sobey’s
  • Katie Daly Head of US Talent Acquisition, Starbucks
  • Tracy Aguilar Director of Talent Acquisition - Stores, Burlington Stores

1:50 pm Action: What Steps Can You Now Take to Transform Your Company’s Approach to Attracting Top Quality Retail Talent?

2:20 pm Refreshment Break

Re-Vitalize the Engagement of Your Hourly Workforce

2:40 pm Discover: Re-Writing the Rulebook on Compensation & Benefits in the New World of Retail to Transform Employee Satisfaction & Retention

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking do we need to challenge to enable our retail co-workers to better adapt to the changing world?
• Non-traditional approaches to providing true value to our employees in retail: what are we offering as an employer, what does our team need, and how do we bridge that gap?
• How IKEA has radically revamped its benefits offering through a cost-neutral strategy to better meet the requirements of its hourly retail workforce, and achieve an 85% retention goal by 2023

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3:00 pm Discover: Shifting HR Priorities to Adapt to the New World of Retail: Driving an Hourly Workforce Compensation Transformation

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking do we need to challenge around how we incentivize and reward our hourly workforce?
• Shifting HR priorities to drive business success in a new working environment: What does it take to create a world-class working environment for every cohort of our workforce?
• How thredUP has transformed its approach to compensation plans for its large-scale contingent workforce to retain the talent critical for supporting the business’ 20% growth since shelter-in-place orders started

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3:20 pm Develop: What Do We Need to Do More of To Better Support & Engage Our Hourly Retail Workforce?

3:40 pm Action: How Can You Better Support & Drive Engagement In Your Brand’s Most Crucial Level of Employees?

4:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day Two