The New Jersey Human Resources Summit Addresses “The Future of Work” on Feb. 25
Presented by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Central New Jersey SHRM
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Each year, the New Jersey Human Resources Summit brings together a diverse group of industry professionals to share insight on workforce development and workplace best practices.
This year’s virtual summit – entitled “Creating A Connected Community” – will take place on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. It will squarely focus on how the pandemic has impacted the way organizations need to approach reskilling and upskilling their workers for future needs.
The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (MCRCC) in collaboration with Central New Jersey Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will be the presenters of this year’s summit.
Rebecca Brabant, Head of Early in Career Talent & Development at Johnson & Johnson will deliver the Keynote address, “Connected Talent Management… Reinventing Work Using Skills.” Brabant’s address will cover relevant topics relating to the “Future of Work” ranging from skills ontologies, internal marketplaces, and rethinking talent development.
The following panel discussion, “Developing Your Workforce at All Levels,” will concentrate on building the workforce organizations through post-pandemic. Moderated by Sam Caucci, CEO and Founder of 1Huddle, the panel includes Coltrane Stansbury, VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at MacMillan Learning; Chandni Patel, Staffing Team Leader at Amazon Workforce Staffing; Andrew Escobar, HR Manager at Reckitt Benckiser; Rachel Jimenez, Director of People & Talent Development at CFO Strategies and Kevin Dunshee, Chief Commercial Officer at Solar Landscape.
“If we’re going to level up New Jersey’s workforce and give every worker the resources and skills they need to succeed in the future of work, we have to do it together. This event is a great step towards creating a more connected community for all of us,” Caucci said.
The program will conclude with an interactive breakout session led by Joan A. Kampo, Director of Human Resources at Withum. The session, entitled, “Engagement Beyond Zoom” intends to focus on how to drive employee engagement in a remote environment. Discussion leaders for the group sessions include Barry Rudner, Human Resources Director at B&H Consulting Services, Inc; Matt Alcalde, VP of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Coda Staffing; Jessica Lavin, Business Performance Advisor at Insperity and Kevin Kurdziel, CEO and Director of the Middlesex County Workforce Development Board and Office of Career Opportunity.
“The goal of this year’s summit is to provide attendees with the skills their organizations need to build better workplace relationships – a task that can be so difficult when employees are working remotely,” said MCRCC President Lina Llona.
The New Jersey Human Resources Summit is pending SHRM continuing education accreditation approval. To learn more, visit www.mcrcc.org/event/new-jersey-human-resources-summit-2021/