GMA SHRM Strategic Summit

This program has been pre-approved by HRCI for 3 hours Strategic Credit.


Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking








Student $20

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Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

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Your Endangered Business:  The Top Five Threats Facing Business and HR’s Role in Leading Through Them

Presented by: - Jack Smalley

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Alliant Energy Center
Madison, WI


Presentation Description

We are entering a new economy and business model with tremendous potential for success.  However, your business is facing new threats for survival.  You must be able to anticipate, respond and adapt to these threats quickly or risk becoming extinct.  The old economy was embodied by large companies facing limited competition in stable markets.  The new economy is about competition through the entrepreneurial spirit where the fast eats the slow.  The facts point towards five critical threats that all businesses face today.  Find out why the best CEO’s are turning to HR to lead their organizations through these challenges and how you can prepare!

Participants will learn:

  1. To facilitate the development and communication of the organization’s core values, vision, mission and ethical behaviors. The competition is leveling the playing field. Failing to engage your workforce to create and develop new products and services faster than the competition will cause your business to lose it competitive advantage.  Everything else in business can be replicated except your most valuable asset-your employees and their total engagement.

  2. To participate as a contributing partner in the organizations strategic planning process (e.g. develop and present long-term forecast of human capital needs at the organizational level). Establish strategic relationships with key individuals in the organization to influence organizational decision-making. Most analysts agree that 80% of turnover can be attributed to bad hires.  Poor talent selection practices cripple businesses making them fall short of reaching their potential.  HR must build a quality skilled workforce by managing smart hiring decisions.

  3. To interpret information from external sources related to the general business environment, industry practices and developments, technological advances, economic environment, labor force and the legal and regulatory environment in order to contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic plan.  Learn how important it is to establish alliances with key individuals and outside organizations to assist in achieving the strategic goals and objectives.  The single largest external threat to business is excessive government regulations on the state and federal levels.  Increased legislation makes it harder for all business.  It distracts businesses from pursuing their core competencies and erodes profits.

Our Presenter

Jack Smalley serves as Director of Learning & Development for Express Employment Professionals international headquarters. He provides leadership, human resource training and consulting for over 650 Express offices and their clients in the U.S. and Canada.  Jack offers clients extensive leadership guidance from a progressive career as a Human Resource executive.

For the last thirty years, Jack has devoted his career to the field of leadership and human resources.  His experience includes executive-level management in a number of different industries such as oil, chemical, and packaging with an emphasis in manufacturing, engineering, sales, logistics, and corporate management. Jack's areas of expertise include:
• Leadership training
• Title VII and Wage/Hour compliance
• Employee retention management
• Conflict resolution
• Leading organizational change

Jack is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Jack is a sought after national keynote speaker with over 400 speaking engagements since 2010, including numerous local and state SHRM (Human Resources) conferences, totaling more than 35,000 attendees. Also, Jack has been a featured speaker at the last five National SHRM Conferences conducting two mega sessions at the 2013 National SHRM Conference in Chicago with a total of 2,500 attendees.

For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.