September Spark Session: Vaccine Mandates and Preparing for a Safe Return to the Office

Thu, Sept. 23, 2021 from 12:00PM-1:00PM ET

HR is at the center of navigating a post-Covid workplace. Driven by a surge in the Delta variant, new CDC guidance on mask wearing, and a number of companies mandating vaccines to return to the office, and we are starting to see companies either delay return to the office like Facebook or require employees to be vaccinated to return to the office like IBM. Against this dramatic backdrop, Jeanne Meister will interview Kate Lister, President Global Workplace Analytics and Angela Pacheco, Vice President, Bridgestone Americas, to discuss vaccine mandates, the effects the Delta variant will have on hybrid work, and what companies are doing to ensure a safe and healthy return to the office.

October Spark Session: How Leaders Can Build Effective Workplace Cultures in a World of Shifting Employee Expectations

Thu, Oct 7, 2021 from 12:00PM-1:00PM ET

Jeanne Meister and Cheryl Fields Tyler will offer a first look at compelling findings from a joint research study conducted by Blue Beyond Consulting and Future Workplace, in which business leaders, HR leaders and knowledge workers identify the key conditions necessary to build thriving workplace cultures, and how the different groups think their organizations are measuring up. Trends are clear: People not only want to work for companies with flexible and inclusive workplace cultures and whose values align with their personal values. They also increasingly expect their leaders to role model and extend those values and practices to the broader society.