HR West Conference

March 5-7, 2018

San Francisco Bay Area

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2017 Winners

Gregg Appirian / Vignette

1st Place HR Strategy & Management

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Gregg Appirian / Vignette

1st Place HR Strategy & Management

MVP Winning Post:
WHY ARE SO FEW COMPANIES OPERATING WITHOUT AN INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY?

"A little over a year ago I wrote and published an article on Vignette’s blog called Strategy vs. Tactics: Why It’s Important to Distinguish the Difference. To date, it has been one of our most popular posts, read by thousands of HR & communications professionals. I can tell this topic has resonated with our audience because it has led many brands to Vignette, asking for help to develop an internal communications strategy..."

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http://vignetteagency.com/blog-post/companies-operating-without-internal-communications-strategy/

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Jason Slusher / Great Place to Work

2nd Place HR Strategy & Management

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Jason Slusher / Great Place to Work

2nd Place HR Strategy & Management

MVP Winning Post:
A Strategy for Culture Requires a Culture Strategy

"Organizations focus on culture and/or come to experts for support for different reasons. Some enjoy the competition of getting on a 100 Best Companies to Work For type of list; others desire the notoriety of being recognized as a great workplace in order to aid with recruitment; others simply believe focusing on culture is the right thing to do..."

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https://www.greatplacetowork.com/blog/180-a-strategy-for-culture-requires-a-culture-strategy

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Marcy Fetzer / Switch and Shift

3rd Place HR Strategy & Management

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Marcy Fetzer / Switch and Shift

3rd Place HR Strategy & Management

MVP Winning Post:
5 Strategies to Effectively Integrate Collaboration and Competition

"Collaboration has certainly become a buzzword in business circles — and with good reason. The ability to work together with both internal and external teams will make or break a business..."

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http://switchandshift.com/integrate-collaboration-competition

Joanne McDonagh / Rezoomo

1st Place Talent Acquisition

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Joanne McDonagh / Rezoomo

1st Place Talent Acquisition

MVP Winning Post:
2018 Trends in Candidate Experience - What You Need To Know

"One of the biggest undertakings in HR is recruitment.

When we think of recruitment and the process it involves we instantly think about the process such as specifications of a particular job, the action of attracting candidates to apply for that job, screening and selection of candidates, hiring the right candidate and the onboarding of those candidates..."


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https://www.business2community.com/human-resources/2018-hr-trends-candidate-experience-need-know-01947723

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Sylvie Woolf / Clear Company HRM

2nd Place Talent Acquisition

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Sylvie Woolf / Clear Company HRM

2nd Place Talent Acquisition

MVP Winning Post:
Recruiting High Performers: Compensation Out, Compassion In

"Every company wants high performers. They’re more productive, highly driven, can save you money on hiring and, if you can keep them around long enough, they have the potential to do great things for your organization. But when it comes to attracting them, it seems companies are still stuck with their outdated ideas of talent acquisition. They’re still trying to attract high performers with compensation, and this isn’t the way to go about it. What’s the key to recruiting high performers? Compassion.

Money isn’t Everything..."

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https://blog.clearcompany.com/recruiting-high-performers-compensation-out-compassion-in


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Elyse Schmidt / TalentCulture

3rd Place Talent Acquisition

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Elyse Schmidt / TalentCulture

3rd Place Talent Acquisition

MVP Winning Post:
Why Storytelling Matters in Talent Acquisition

"In early 2015, I was a remote worker getting through my job every day with very little oversight, very few challenges – and very little inspiration. I easily completed my responsibilities every day by 2 PM, no questions asked. I had freedom and free time. I needed a change and a push, but I wasn’t seeking it. Who wants to give up pool time in the summer?..."

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https://talentculture.com/why-storytelling-matters-in-talent-acquisition/


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Kolynanne Russ / GetHppy

1st Place Talent Management / Employee Performance

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Kolynanne Russ / GetHppy

1st Place Talent Management / Employee Performance

MVP Winning Post:
5 Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Ask To Improve Employee Performance

"Those searching for how to improve employees’ performance often wonder if they are giving the right commands, or dolling orders in the best way. Often, though, the most effective way to improve the performance of your employees isn’t to give commands at all, but rather to ask the right questions and listen to draw the right action plan..."

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https://gethppy.com/leadership/5-questions-emotionally-intelligent-leaders-ask-improve-employees-performance

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https://blog.jostle.me/blog/12-easy-ways-to-improve-workplace-teamwork

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David Mizne / 15Five

2nd Place Talent Management / Employee Performance

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David Mizne / 15Five

2nd Place Talent Management / Employee Performance

MVP Winning Post:
Who Performs Better At Work, Introverts Or Extroverts?

"Like most ways of being, introversion or extroversion (properly, extraversion) is not absolute. Yet people tend to form an identity around this label, ostracizing the other for being too outgoing in the case of extroverts, or too quiet in the case of introverts..."

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https://www.15five.com/blog/performs-better-work-introverts-extroverts/

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Alicia Henry / Reflektive

3rd Place Talent Management / Employee Performance

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Alicia Henry / Reflektive

3rd Place Talent Management / Employee Performance

MVP Winning Post:
6 Ways to Enable Psychological Safety in your Workplace

"My best friend, Quinn, made a huge mistake. Quinn works in medical sales. On an average day, he alertly views and assists spinal surgeries — awaiting the moment when the surgeon turns to him and asks for a critical surgical tool needed for the procedure..."

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https://www.reflektive.com/blog/environment-psychological-safety/


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Hannah Price / Jostle

1st Place Employee Experience

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Hannah Price / Jostle

1st Place Employee Experience

MVP Winning Post:
12 Easy Ways To Improve Workplace Teamwork

"Being part of a great team at work is a phenomenal feeling. You know that feeling? When your team is ‘in the zone’? It’s a sweet cocktail of emotions - excited, challenged, safe, successful. You’re pumped to get out of bed in the morning and energized throughout the day..."

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Charles Rogel / Decision-Wise

2nd Place Employee Experience

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Charles Rogel / Decision-Wise

2nd Place Employee Experience

MVP Winning Post:
4 Steps to Compare Your Business Results to Employee Engagement

"Organizations struggle to quantify the impact engaged employees have on business results. Intuitively, it’s a no-brainer– engaged employees cost less and produce more. It’s that simple. Many studies and reports support that hunch: engaged companies have stronger levels of profitability, and retain their employees..."

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https://www.decision-wise.com/four-steps-compare-business-results-employee-engagement/

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Augustus Franklin / GetHppy

3rd Place Employee Experience

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Augustus Franklin / GetHppy

3rd Place Employee Experience

MVP Winning Post:
5 Ways to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

"Every person wants a job that they are passionate about. But once they’ve entered the workforce, most employees become disillusioned and stop believing that they could love what they do for a living..."

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https://gethppy.com/employee-engagement/5-ways-make-employees-fall-love-work


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Tresha Moreland / HR C-Suite

1st Place HR Analytics

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Tresha Moreland / HR C-Suite

1st Place HR Analytics

MVP Winning Post:
The Hazy World of HR Data Analytics And Data-Driven Decisions

"There’s no doubt that data-driven Human Resource Management has gained immense popularity in recent years. Certainly if measured by column inches in industry publications!..."

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hrcsuite.com/hr-data-analytics/

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George Elfond / Rallyware

2nd Place HR Analytics

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George Elfond / Rallyware

2nd Place HR Analytics

MVP Winning Post:
Using People Analytics and Technology to Boost Performance

"Businesses in almost every industry today are harnessing the power of big data and advanced analytics to identify problems in internal processes and create new efficiencies, rewarding them with significant improvements in performance. We believe that adopting this “analytics mindset” to human resource management can have a similar effect for companies interested in leveraging the value in their human capital for greater returns..."

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https://www.rallyware.com/blog/how-people-analytics-technology-is-boosting-employee-performance

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Carsten Bange / SuccessFactors

3rd Place HR Analytics

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Carsten Bange / SuccessFactors

3rd Place HR Analytics

MVP Winning Post:
How To Set Up Successful Teams For Advanced Analytics

"Advanced analytics uses statistical, machine learning and operations research models for pattern recognition, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. Implementing these methods to generate relevant insights requires new skills and roles in an organization. In addition, these new roles need to be integrated within existing processes to ensure the operationalization of analytics solutions. This post will discuss the roles that are needed for advanced analytics projects and the factors managers should look for when integrating these teams in an organization..."

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http://www.digitalistmag.com/future-of-work/2016/10/18/set-up-successful-teams-for-advanced-analytics-04578232

George Elfond / Rallyware

1st Place HR Tech

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George Elfond / Rallyware

1st Place HR Tech

MVP Winning Post:
The Future of Work: Intelligent Training That Adapts to Employee Performance

"The rapidly changing nature of work today has ushered in a new, data-driven era in human resource (HR) management and development – fueling the need for intelligent training informed by the power of people analytics..."

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https://www.rallyware.com/blog/2017/09/11/the-future-of-work-intelligent-training-that-adapts-to-employee-performance

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Christine Cheas / Goodhire

2nd Place HR Tech

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Christine Cheas / Goodhire

2nd Place HR Tech

MVP Winning Post:
How Your HR Tech Can Help Promote Diversity

"I was honored to participate at HR Tech with GoodHire partner iCIMS last month. More than a dozen GoodHire partners attended this leading HR industry event in Las Vegas, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to connect with them, including our newest partners Breezy HR and BambooHR..."

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https://www.goodhire.com/blog/how-hr-tech-can-promote-diversity

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Taylor Burke / Achievers

3rd Place HR Tech

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Taylor Burke / Achievers

3rd Place HR Tech

MVP Winning Post:
Using HR Tech to Strengthen vs. Separate Your Company Culture

"How many of us have ever been out to dinner and looked around to see that every person at the table is on a mobile device? Or observed a group of young people hanging out “together” while barely lifting their eyes from a screen? When we see technology being used this way (or are guilty of too much screen time ourselves) it can be easy to assume technology is pushing human beings apart..."

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https://blog.achievers.com/2017/08/using-hr-tech-strengthen-vs-separate-company-culture/

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Josh Hrala / Careerminds

1st Place Leadership Development

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Josh Hrala / Careerminds

1st Place Leadership Development

MVP Winning Post:
The Pied Piper: What an 800-Year-Old Myth Can Teach About Business Leadership

"The Pied Piper is one of those stories that you read as a child that seems to pop up in everyday conversations far more often than you probably thought it would all those years ago..."

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Christina Bowser / Extended DISC

2nd Place Leadership Development

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Christina Bowser / Extended DISC

2nd Place Leadership Development

MVP Winning Post:
DISC Blind Spots: What Do You Mean I’m Insensitive?

"Were you ever surprised to hear yourself called "insensitive" because that's not how you would've described yourself? At times, you may feel a disconnect between how you view yourself versus how others view you. Blind spots may stem from this gap in self-awareness..."

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https://blog.extendeddisc.org/disc-profiles-blind-spots

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Tanmay Vora / QAspire

3rd Place Leadership Development

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Tanmay Vora / QAspire

3rd Place Leadership Development

MVP Winning Post:
Leadership - Start With Trust

"Leadership starts with influence and influence starts with trust. Ability to truly connect with others is vital for leaders to build an environment where a leader is trusted for the intentions before being respected for competence..."

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http://qaspire.com/2016/01/25/leadership-start-with-trust/

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Cassandra Carver / Astron Solutions

1st Place Compliance Law and Legal Issues

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Cassandra Carver / Astron Solutions

1st Place Compliance Law and Legal Issues

MVP Winning Post:
Exempt Salary Thresholds - It’s Not Just Federal Legislation Anymore

"...employers have been preparing for adjustments to employees’ exempt and non-exempt statuses based on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) Final Rule. These FLSA updates include changes in salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative, and Professional workers to be classified as exempt...."

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http://www.astronsolutions.net/exempt-salary-thresholds-its-not-just-federal-legislation-anymore/

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Ronald Pierce / TriNet

2nd Place Compliance Law and Legal Issues

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Ronald Pierce / TriNet

2nd Place Compliance Law and Legal Issues

MVP Winning Post:
What Employers Can Learn From Dave & Buster’s About Affordable Care Act

"With all the rules and potential penalties within the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it may be tempting to make some changes to business structure to avoid headaches or increased cost. Be aware that doing so may have greater consequences than intended. Keep reading for an example of a company’s attempts to navigate the regulations on their own..."

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https://www.trinet.com/hr-insights/blog/2016/what-employers-can-learn-from-dave-busters-about-affordable-care-act-compliance

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Dan Walter / Compensation Cafe

3rd Place Compliance Law and Legal Issues

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Dan Walter / Compensation Cafe

3rd Place Compliance Law and Legal Issues

MVP Winning Post:
Obituary for Equity Compensation


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http://www.compensationcafe.com/2017/11/obituary-for-equity-compensation.html

Nick Paulish / Fidelity Health Marketplace

1st Place Other

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Nick Paulish / Fidelity Health Marketplace

1st Place Other

MVP Winning Post:
How Narrow Networks Can Save You Money: Medical Provider Networks

"Until relatively recently, broad-network medical plans – where far more hospitals and physicians were considered in-network for a given health plan – were very common. These days, you are more likely to see narrow provider networks when choosing a plan..."

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https://www.fidelityhealthmarketplace.com/our-blog/how-narrow-networks-can-save-you-money-medical-provider-networks

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Cassandra Carver / Astron Solutions

2nd Place Other

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Cassandra Carver / Astron Solutions

2nd Place Other

MVP Winning Post:
End of 2016, Beginning of 2017 - Astronology Looks Back on an Exciting Year in HR

"We find ourselves again at the end of another year! Can you believe the 4th quarter of 2016 is coming to a close? Continuing with previous year ending Astronology® releases, we will review some hot button issues & events in Human Resources in 2016, and how they may reappear in the HR realm during 2017..."

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http://www.astronsolutions.net/end-of-2016-beginning-of-2017-astronology-looks-back-on-an-exciting-year-in-hr/


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CJ Gregorios / TriNet

3rd Place Other

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CJ Gregorios / TriNet

3rd Place Other

MVP Winning Post:
External Success through Internal Wellness

"'How are you?'

It is a question that is commonly answered with “fine,” sometimes even “great.” Although the question, on the surface, is not very probing or invasive, it is sometimes more accurately answered with tears or sadness. Every day we are required to “show up” and how we are - more importantly, how we feel – really is what determines how present we can actually be. This is why whatever we have going on internally has such a strong effect on our output..."

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https://www.trinet.com/hr-insights/blog/2015/external-success-through-internal-wellness

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