The future of employee engagement: Then, now & next — Chicago

In the era of employee experience, enterprises can make or break their success based on how they align and activate their employees. In this FREE IN-PERSON ONLY seminar, we take you on a journey through the employee engagement evolution, showing you where industry leaders are today and what the future of employee engagement will look like in 2025 and beyond. How will we engage the next generation of employees? Join us to find out.

The employee engagement reckoning

The employee engagement reckoning is upon us. 87% of the workforce is disengaged, and Gallup estimates that low engagement is costing $8.8tr per annum – 9% of the global GDP. Leaders are being called on to move the dial, and in the face of economic downturn, the stakes are higher than ever.

Today’s enterprises understand that employee disengagement is draining the bottom line and that behind every happy customer is a happy employee. Attracting, retaining, and enabling top talent is mission-critical. But when it comes to the recipe for creating an engaged workforce, the ultimate blueprint remains an ever-evolving work in progress.

But that doesn’t mean we haven't made significant progress in the last few years. Through this period of experimentation and technological revolution, much has been learned about what it takes to align and activate the workforce. Now, it’s time to take stock of those successes and failures and get clear on the path ahead.

What to expect

In this seminar, we map together trends, insights, and stories from enterprises leading the way to help you navigate the complex and exciting world of employee engagement. See best-in-class examples from some of Gallup’s Exceptional Workplaces and find out what these organizations are doing to stand out from the crowd. Discover the tactics that are working today, and get a glimpse of what the future of the engaged workforce could look like based on the driving forces at play.

We also put you face-to-face with your local community of EX trailblazers so you can share experiences with like-minded peers and collaborate on solutions to shared challenges.

Whether you’re a business leader, an internal comms pro, an HR visionary, or a digital transformation specialist, this masterclass is designed to break functional silos and bring together the people with the power to shape the engaged workforce of tomorrow.

  • Discover new insights and emerging trends shaping the future of work
  • Find out how other enterprises are leading the employee engagement revolution
  • Hear from the experts known for guiding the biggest brands to success
  • Meet like-minded peers, share challenges, and expand your professional network

Agenda

  • 09:00 AM

    Networking breakfast

  • 09:30 AM

    Intro

  • 09:45 AM

    Comms and impact

    Cutting through the noise in an increasingly cluttered comms space and making the transition from order takers to trusted curators with the data to prove impact.

  • 10:25 AM

    Accommodating the ultra-diverse workforce

    Bringing together diverse perspectives and connecting employees from different roles to drive culture and innovation. Helping to bring people up through the organization with a fresh approach to L&D.

  • 11:05 AM

    Break

  • 11:20 AM

    The flow of work

    Simplifying and streamlining the workday to remove friction and reinstate flow. Applying technology and mapping out digital interventions to digitally enable a frictionless working day.

  • 12:00 PM

    Roundtable discussions

    Split off into groups to discuss how you can apply what you’ve learned at your own organizations.

  • 12:30 PM

    Networking lunch

Who should attend?

Unily’s masterclasses are attended by executives from leading brands from every corner of the globe. Whether you work in internal comms, HR or IT, you play a crucial role in shaping employee experience at your enterprise. Employees are relying on your dedication and ingenuity to create the experiences that keep them engaged and connected at work. Our masterclass agenda is designed specifically to support you in executing your goals and taking your role by storm – our mission is to equip you with the knowledge and insights to create a digital employee experience strategy that’s right for your enterprise and your people. Still not convinced? Hear what our previous attendees have to say…

"Overall fantastic session with good discussion elements."

Uma Maheshwaran - Employee Experience Specialist at Mercedes Benz

"Fantastic event and great speakers!"

Raj-Kabir Birk - Internal Communications Manager at Walmart

"Great tips for the future redesign of Ford's intranet."

Alisson Westlund - Product Designer at Ford

"Valuable session with lots of insights."

Megan Schumacher - Sr Manager HR at Amazon
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