Meet us
in Los Angeles

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022  |  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
MAGIC BOX @ THE REEF
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About LA

PERKS is ready to show Los Angeles the love! Once again, we’re bringing you the very best in employee lifestyle benefits, perks, and amenities. From our signature champagne toast to expert tips, peer networking, and treats galore—get ready for a full day of incredible!

(4.5 SHRM Credits Available)

Learn from the very best 

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Expert content you
won't find online

Did you know that you can earn SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs)? All sessions are intimate workshop-style, so you can ask questions and leave with a specific, actionable plan for your team. (4.5 SHRM Credits Available)

9:00 AM (PST)

We all accept the challenge of supporting and embracing diversity in a way that values, recognizes, and accepts individuals for who they are. But how do we succeed at this?

 

Inclusive leadership demonstrates respect for the abilities, beliefs, backgrounds, and cultures of our team and engages those with diverse perspectives so that everyone feels an unconditional sense of belonging.

Join ThinkHuman at PERKSCon LA on September 21st for an interactive Learning Jam on what inclusive leadership is and its impact on teams and humans, and understanding the importance of inclusion and belonging in teams. This condensed session from our core leadership development program will help you build a concrete path forward with empathy and belonging as your guideposts. 

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Shaun Sperling,
Facilitator & Coach

9:45 AM (PST)

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Every country handles rules and regulations around fertility care and family forming differently. Cultural differences play a role in care access as well. This creates a challenge for global companies that want to provide benefits parity to their employees around the world. During this session, we’ll share what employers should know about differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

 

Key takeaways:

  • Understand differences in fertility and family-forming access across Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

  • Find out what employers should know about cross-border care

  • Ensure employees have access to high-quality care wherever they are located

  • Learn to vet fertility benefit providers for global inclusivity

Vince Colombi,
Strategic Account Executive
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10:30 AM (PST)

The human resources industry has long struggled with Diversity - whether recruiting a more diverse workforce or promoting inclusion and equity in the workplace. This highly interactive and authentic experience will invite HR professionals to look at their own experiences and discover ways the industry can improve.

Through candid conversations, participants will have the opportunity to examine themselves as individuals, partners, leaders, and an industry. We will explore how we, as HR pros, may be complicit in the same cultures we strive to disrupt.

• Learn how to be introspective about your HR work
• Examine how you might be complicit in oppressive systems
• Better understand yourself and your relationships with others as pertaining to HR
• Grow into a better partner, leader, and member of the global HR community

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Saná Rasul ACC, PHR, SHRM-CP, Chief Girlfriend
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11:15 AM (PST)

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Learn how United Nations leaders build trust and connections so you can have deeper, more meaningful conversations with people at work and in your life.

Alain Lempereur is the author of "The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion" and "Mediation: Negotiation by Other Moves," and the Alan B. Slifka Professor of Conflict Resolution at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. He is also an executive committee member and an affiliate faculty of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School, where he delivers PON Global executive seminars. Alain has worked to spread responsible negotiation and mediation in over 70 countries worldwide. 

Alain Lempereur, SJD

12:00 PM (PST)

Meet peers and influencers over some good grub.

                                                                                     Sponsored by

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1:00 PM (PST)

American households have added more than 23 million new pets to their families since the start of the pandemic. For a lot of people, this new family member can be one of their largest and most important expenses.

We’re going to help you understand the differences between pet benefits and pet insurance and how important this issue is for over two-thirds of your team! In fact, over 44% of millennials view their pets as “starter children" and yet, over 95% of households ​

have NO pet​ healthcare plans or benefits in place.

 

Come see our exciting new features in action and learn how your company can really stand out to the millions of employees who love their furry family members.

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Aaron Oaks, CEO
United Pet Care
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Nicole Rogers, COO
WhiskerDocs

1:45 PM (PST)

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For organizations that want to retain top talent, the race is on to prioritize the things employees truly care about. Your people want to feel like they belong—that they’re part of a greater whole. But recent Blueboard research revealed stark gaps when it comes to employees’ sense of connection to their company, from disconnection with company values to disconnection with teammates.
 

Join us for a conversation to discuss how you can identify and close connection gaps at your organization through effective, meaningful employee recognition.

Britt Bartolini,
Senior Enterprise Account Executive
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2:30 - 4:00 PM (PST)

Libations and lively converations with peers, brands, and podcasters!

                                                                                                               Sponsored by

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3:00 PM (PST)

Grab a beverage and come meet the infamous People Problems duo! Alexa and Tyson will record a spirited live session with the famous Veronica of @peopleculturecollective (all the way from Australia!) and take live questions from the audience in what's sure to be a funny, memorable episode. Stick around for the happy hour meet & greet and maybe you can snag an autograph ;)

                                                                  Sponsored by

Alexa Baggio & Tyson Mackenzie
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Some Of Our Exhibitors & Sponsors

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