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Kushner & Company Provides Valuable Programming for your Meetings and Conferences

At Kushner & Company, our mission is to help our clients create a competitive advantage through a focused and engaged workforce.  We do this by offering high content, high energy programming on the most pressing human resource and business issues.  Sought by organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (national, state, and local), AT&T, FedEx, and Bridgestone/Firestone, Kushner & Company speakers actively engage audiences with meaningful insights into the realities of dynamic global trends, strategic human resources challenges, an aging and changing workforce, and legislative mazes –the issues that often challenge business leaders and HR professionals.

 

The topics outlined here reflect the most-requested presentations; each of these programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your group.  The programs outlined may be offered in different formats:  keynote presentation (or seminar/workshop up to 2 hours), half day, or full day, as well as in virtual formats.

 

THE TOPICS

Strategic Human Resources

Optimizing HR Strategy for Organizational Effectiveness

In most organizations today, optimizing the selection, deployment, and retention of its human capital is the paramount differentiator of organizational success or failure.  This fast-paced and entertaining program outlines what it takes for leaders to uncover their organization’s human capital needs, develop both proven and leading-edge strategies to optimize its workforce contributions, and the appropriate metrics to determine the effectiveness of its chosen approaches. The program concludes with the next steps to determine how to maximize optimal effectiveness and specific steps for claiming that “seat at the table.”

Speaker:  GK

Format:  Keynote, half day

Previously approved for HRCI Credit (Strategic/Business)

 

The Changing Nature of Work: Four Global Trends Impacting Strategic HR

This session will show you how most organization leaders around the world have realized that their competitive advantage is tied directly to their human capital and their talent acquisition management strategies. This exciting session explores four significant global trends that impact how work is performed in organizations, and how organizations need to rethink HR strategies in light of these new realities.

Speaker:  GK

Format:  Keynote, half day

Previously approved for HRCI Credit (Strategic/Business)

 

Organizational Consulting Strategies for HR Professionals

Human Resources professionals know there has been a paradigm shift.  The best HR professionals are clearly impacting business results through strategic contribution.  But, how does this happen?  What is needed to build those skills?  What does it really take to have this type of impact?  How do HR professionals make the shift from being order takers toward business partners with highly regarded expertise? This powerful seminar will allow HR professionals to develop the sought-after skill sets that will allow leaders to achieve their organizations’ strategic goals and objectives!

Speaker:  GK

Format:  Keynote, half day

Previously approved for HRCI Credit (Strategic/Business)

 

Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform:  Beyond Compliance into Strategic Advantage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) contains not only new rules impacting the provision of health benefits by employers, it also provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reassess and align the overarching total rewards and HR strategies with the organization’s strategic goals and objectives. This high-energy program will provide not only the tools every business leader needs in order to step through the minefield that is health care reform from a compliance standpoint, but also provide the framework and tools to assess the impact of offering (or not offering) health benefits on talent acquisition and talent management strategies of the organization.

Speaker:  GK

Format:  Keynote, half day, full day

Previous approval for HRCI Credit (Strategic/Business)

 

Strategic Employee Benefits

Benefits Confidential:  10 Secrets to Cost Effective Benefits

This session reveals 10 insider’s secrets to providing more cost-effective benefit designs which meet the needs of both the organization and its employees.  Proven, applicable strategies and tactics will be discussed to help you uncover opportunities to improve health plan choices, prescription drug plan design, paid time off programs, qualified retirement plans, and more.

Speaker:  GK

Format:  Keynote

Previously approved for HRCI Credit (General)

 

For Your Benefit:  Trends in Employee Benefits

This session provides an update on employee benefit trends for the current year and beyond.  The session highlights items affecting health care costs, other welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and legislative and regulatory trends that will impact employee benefits and the HR profession now and into the future.

Speaker:  GK

Format:  Keynote

Previously approved for HRCI Credit (General)

 

Consumer-Directed Health Plans

Consumer-Directed Health Plans (CDHP) are an innovative tool that have the ability to engage employees as prudent consumers and thereby reduce utilization, a win-win proposition for both employers and their employees.  Critics argue that these plans erode traditional employer-provided health coverage and only positively affect a small group of employees.  This session covers these benefit strategies, and then delves into the details of how the plans actually operate, using real-world implementations to highlight both what works, as well as the “bumps in the road”.  The session covers HRAs and HSAs, tools used in conjunction with CDHPs and concludes with strategic design considerations.

Speaker:  GK

Format:  Keynote, one hour concurrent session

Previously approved for HRCI Credit (General)

 

THE SPEAKERS

garyGary B. Kushner SPHR, CBP

Internationally recognized as an expert in the field, Gary Kushner is one of the nation's most sought after speakers on HR strategy and employee benefits. He has advised four U.S. Presidents on health care and has testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the U.S. House Small Business Committee on employee benefit issues.  Gary Kushner is also a frequent resource to the news media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Associated Press, Knight-Ridder, the Kiplinger Washington Newsletter, CNN News, Fortune, MSNBC and "Good Morning America" among others. Additionally, he serves on the Editorial Review Board of HR Management magazine.

Gary serves on faculty for the Society for Human Resource Management, and frequently speaks for their national and state conferences and seminar programs.  He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources Designation (SPHR), and as a Certified Benefit Professional (CBP).

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