Workforce experience can keep people in the organization, empower them to do their jobs more productively, build on their strengths, and focus their talent and skills on the outcomes that create value. HR can offer tools, implement processes, and shepherd programs in support of workforce experience, but those things need to be aligned with workers’ and managers’ values and habits to deliver meaningful impact. That kind of alignment between HR and the workforce requires an intravenous conduit to deliver capabilities. And that conduit is workforce technology.
Please join Leapgen's Jim Holincheck, VP of Advisory Services & Jess Von Bank, Head of Marketing and Danny Abdo, Vice President of Solution Engineering at Degreed for an engaging discussion about why there needs to be a shift in our focus to the recipients of the experience we deliver. They will discuss how the focus of HR technology investments needs to shift to generating value for the workforce, the ultimate beneficiary of its intended outcomes.
This shift includes a change in mindset, design approach, toolset, and measurement of effectiveness. From personas and journey maps to leveraging data and diverse ecosystems for personalized learning and career growth, it’s imperative to understand the key ingredients of the most important investment you can make: the skills and agility of your workforce.
Jim Holincheck has more than 25 years of experience in the HCM technology industry and is the Vice President of Advisory Services at Leapgen. Jim has spent his entire career working with customers to strategize, select, implement, support, and optimize their usage of enterprise applications. As a seasoned industry veteran, Jim brings a wealth of practical insight to the role. Before joining Leapgen, Jim served as the Vice President of Customer Deployment Applications at Workday where he led Workday’s Services Strategy in 2012 and 2015 and then moved into product management to build and lead the Adoption applications team. Jim launched his career in Chicago at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in its Software Intelligence group, where he worked on the full lifecycle of Financial and HCM application projects. After ten years at Andersen Consulting, Jim moved to Giga Information Group (acquired by Forrester), where he was an industry analyst covering ERP applications. In 2000, he joined a startup, IQ4hire, to create a consulting marketplace around ERP and CRM applications. In 2002, Jim joined Gartner as an analyst covering the HCM market, where he also managed the research agenda for Financials, HCM, and Procurement applications.
Jess Von Bank is a 15-year industry veteran and impassioned evangelist of the modern employee experience. As both a former practitioner and an expert in bringing HCM vendor solutions to market, Jess looks to broaden executive mindset to better design and deliver a workforce experience that exceeds the expectations of talent and the needs of the business. Jess’ experience includes high-volume recruitment process and hiring practice, recruitment marketing and employer brand strategy, HCM software adoption and utilization, Customer Success and NPS methodology, employee advocacy and social recruiting tools, and brand building and go-to-market strategy for enterprise solution providers. She’s a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to digital transformation, candidate and employee experience, employer and personal branding, recruiting, the future of work, and modern HR. Jess is also an active community emcee and ambassador for women’s and girls’ organizations in Minneapolis, where she raises her 3 daughters.
Danny Abdo is a results driven executive that specializes in strategic Learning & HR solutions and technologies. Daniel Abdo is currently VP of Solution Engineering at Degreed.
Before joining Degreed, Danny served as Senior Vice President in Bank of America’s Global Learning Organization for 4 years. At Bank of America Danny lead a number of teams, functions and strategies including Vendor Management, Employee Experience and Product Management for learning.
Prior to Bank of America Danny served as co-founder and executive vice president of a global workforce performance consulting firm and has led dozens of learning and HR strategy & technology based initiatives for Fortune 500 companies throughout his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM.
"Degreed has uniquely built its own technology category from the ground up and it is a hot one. They have also provided a blueprint for what best-in-class looks like as a product and a company."