Another way to think of the Great Resignation is as the "Great Disconnection." As we emerge from the pandemic, the move to remote/hybrid work has increased the lack of human connection at work. Only 30 percent of employees feel connected to their teams. In this inspiring and timely presentation, Smiley makes the case that the future of work is human connection. Smiley will share how we can attract, retain and engage top talent, increase human connection, and create more belonging, by building supportive communities inside the workplace. We’ll discuss practical tools to stay engaged in a hybrid workplace, how to make hybrid meetings more inclusive, and ways to bring more connection to the whole employee experience, from recruitment and onboarding to learning & development, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and employee well-being and recognition. Smiley will share how to re-imagine a collaborative, inclusive, purpose-driven culture, shifting this challenging time from The Great Resignation to The Great Reconnection.
Key takeaways from this session
- Purpose is not “changing the world”. It’s listening to your people.
- Care for others. Culture is not scaling. It’s how you treat people.
- Belonging is everyone's job. It must be safe for everyone to take risks and ask questions.
About the Speaker
Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, workplace belonging expert, and bestselling author of three books including most recently, Friendship in the Age of Loneliness. Smiley regularly speaks at Fortune 500 companies and has advised heads of state and foreign leaders about the future of work. Smiley’s TED talk on “the quarter-life crisis” has been viewed over 1.7 million times, and he has spoken in front of fifty thousand people in twenty-five countries. Smiley’s writing has been published in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and the Washington Post, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall St. Journal, and the World Economic Forum.
What is TGTHR?
With the first edition taking place 8-9 June 2022, TGTHR is Recruitee's newest go-to event for HR and recruitment professionals to engage with experts on the best tactics to future-proof your hiring practices.
Stay tuned for updates on dates for TGTHR 2023!