How To Uncover and Unlock Employee Genius - HR Business Leader Regional Meeting (TRIV)
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Too often, talented employees end up just "doing their jobs" when they have other skills to offer that would add to their success and the success of the organization. We will work on the solution of discovering and maximizing hidden genius in your organization.

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:30AM until 9:30AM
Where: ADP
4125 Hopyard Rd
Pleasanton, California  94588
United States
Contact: 415-291-1992

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Registration/Networking: 7:30am – 8:00am
Program: 8:00am – 9:30am

Qualifies for 1.5 General HRCI Recertification Credits / 1.5 SHRM PDCs
Members Free / General $35


Discovering and unlocking hidden talent in the organization will increase involvement and participation of employees at every level and add opportunities for innovation. Too often, talented employees end up just "doing their jobs" when they have other skills to offer that would add to their success and the success of the organization. When employees have opportunities and the right environment to share and be recognized for what they know, add new ways of thinking, making decisions, and solving problems, they feel part of a workplace community.

Retention issues and lack of engagement in organizations continues to result in loss of revenue, high costs, and loss of innovation and potential breakthrough products and services. In addition, employees that look different, think different or share ideas in different ways than the majority either leave or stop trying. According to SHRM, the cost of losing an employee and hiring their replacement can equal between 6-9 months of the employee's salary. A 2014 Gallup poll found that over 51% of employees were not fully engaged, (this doesn't include people who are actively not engaged). We will:

Identify the three key obstacles to finding and optimizing the hidden genius in your organization
Create a pathway to unlock the hidden genius 
Learn and be able to practice tools to use immediately after the program

Simma Lieberman, President, Simma Lieberman Associates
Diversity and Inclusion/Culture Change Consultant Simma Lieberman, ”The Inclusionist” creates inclusive cultures where people love to go, and customers love to buy. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Simma developed a passion for diversity and bringing people together from diverse backgrounds to engage in constructive dialogue and find new ways to work. She belongs to two diversity think tanks, Diversity Community Exchange (DiCE), a multi-cultural organization of people in the US and Europe, and Diversity 2K.

Simma’s clients include Diageo, McDonalds, Pillsbury Bakeries, Kimpton Hotels, Chevron, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Gulfstream and Women’s Foodservice Forum. Her articles and advice have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times,, Fast Company, Newsday,, Black MBA, Restaurant Hospitality, Managing Diversity Journal, Workforce Diversity Network, and NPR. 

Simma is co-author of two books. "Putting Diversity to Work: How to successfully lead a diverse Workforce," (Crisp, 2003) and, "The Diversity Calling; building diverse communities, one story at a time, and the author of the book, “110 Ways to Champion Diversity and Build Inclusion.”