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Human Resources Track at Annual Conference

August 18, 2016
The 2016 League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-7 at the Long Beach Convention Center will feature sessions especially for human resources professionals.
Take a look at some of what’s planned for this year’s event.

Succession Planning for the New Government Workforce
Every day 10,000 people turn 65 years of age. Millennials now outnumber baby boomers, 76 million to 75 million, and by 2025 they will make up 75 percent of the workforce. It is an oversimplification to believe that current approaches for developing leaders will work for millennials. Many organizations are trying to improve their leadership pipelines, but for a number of reasons are coming up short. Explore ideas and insights on effective ways to attract, develop and retain all generations throughout California, with a special emphasis on millennials.
Succession: The Achilles Heel of City Government
Years of prolonged hiring freezes coupled with early retirements and fewer interested and/or qualified candidates have proven costly to agencies that have had to promote and/or hire people who were not qualified for their new responsibilities. Hear a discussion about the impact these issues have on your agency effectiveness. Panelists will present viable succession processes to enable you to address your current competency gaps, and fill future key vacancies throughout the organization with well-qualified individuals who can hit the ground running.
Strategies for Local Government Recruiting in the Social Media Age
Learn how to utilize social media strategies to recruit and retain talent, as well as inform and educate city constituents. Understand some of the legal challenges and the necessary tools for each of the social media platforms.
2016 Trends in Labor Relations
Receive an in-depth look at labor negotiations from the perspective of finance and human resources professionals. Learn about trends in labor relations for 2016 and offer insight into preparing for and presenting persuasive data during labor negotiations. Hear about tactics for protecting vital services in the face of rising personnel expenditures, and revisit strategies that control costs while investing in human resources.
Elected Official Engagement in Employee Relations
Engagement in employee relations matters can be both helpful and harmful to the day-to-day operations of public agencies. When faced with discussions on labor negotiations, employee discipline, workplace investigations, performance matters, and anonymous tips about wrong-doing, learn what parameters you should follow to avoid risky pitfalls and how to effectively engage in employee relations.
Approaches to Administer Local Minimum Wage Ordinances
Many communities are looking at ways to address income inequality. In areas with a high cost of living, many people working at minimum wage jobs are not able to cover their basic living expenses. A number of cities in California have enacted local minimum wage standards to help address this issue. Hear insights from three cities of various sizes about how they administer their program, lessons learned, and the benefits of a regional approach. Learn about innovative approaches for administration/enforcement by smaller cities as well as the public process for development or revisions to a minimum wage ordinance.
For more information about these sessions, go to www.cacities.org/acsessions.

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