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Human Resource Retention Panel Event

February 15 2018

Innovative invites you to join us for a Lunch Panel Discussion focused on retention. This panel will be the second in an interactive three-part series geared toward area Human Resources Professionals.

According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey, 66% of Millennials plan to leave their current organization by 2020. With stats showing that switching jobs often leads to a higher salary, who can blame them? This second part of Innovative’s HR Success Panel series will focus on how our panel speakers have retained a high percentage of employees through various strategies.

This seminar is geared toward employers with 100+ full time employees and is approved for 1.5 hours of CE credits for HRCI, SHRM and CPE designations.

About the Panelists:

Susan McCannVice President of Human Resources, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice

Susan McCann has served as Vice President of Human Resource at Samaritan Hospice since 2005.  She oversees all aspects of human resources and volunteer services at Samaritan, the area’s leader in hospice care, palliative medicine and grief support.  Samaritan has 365 employees and almost 500 volunteers. Through strategic talent acquisition, training and numerous employee engagement initiatives, Susan and her team support the company’s high quality service and compassionate culture.

Susan has extensive management experience in non-profit organizations.  Before joining Samaritan, she served as the Executive Director of Contact Community Helplines.  She held various management roles at the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey, the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Susan earned a master’s degree in social work with a specialization in Human Service Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Susan is a member of SHRM.

John Baldino– President, Humareso

John founded Humareso to strategize with companies to develop plans to manage talent, recruit for skills gaps based on employee inventories, assess markets for growth, develop long-range succession plans and influence a culture of enthusiastic buy-in. John has 26 years of experience in Human Resources and has served a variety of industries including hospitality, restaurant, retail, distribution, non-profit, education and finance/banking. John was named the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year in 2012 and has been published in Certified, HR Matters Magazine, and Accelerate. John has his MS in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional of Human Resources certified with HRCI. John is also a Leader of the Young Professional Initiative for Garden State Council SHRM and Vice-President of Tri-State HRMA.

Humareso handles all facets of employee engagement and business development, providing strategic direction to help employers manage talent, recruit for skills gaps, assess markets for growth, assess competition, increase employee performance, develop long-range succession plans and influence an enthusiastic, innovative culture.

Tom BartonPartner, Drinker Biddle 

Thomas J. Barton is an experienced business lawyer who, for the last 29 years, has helped his clients successfully solve their workplace legal and business issues. Tom’s practice is focused on class action and individual employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour and non-competition/trade secret litigation. Tom also has years of experience providing practical advice and counseling to businesses and organizations in the retail, non-profit, educational, healthcare and other industries. Tom has been lead trial counsel on numerous wrongful termination cases in the state and federal courts throughout the country. These cases involved claims based on race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family leave, age, national origin, religion and reverse discrimination as well as employee whistleblower, wage and hour, non-competition, trade secret, defamation, privacy and public accommodation claims. Tom also litigates complex employment and business lawsuits, class actions, collective actions and other multiparty litigation. The defense of employment lawsuits requires true courtroom experience and excellent advocacy skills; a deep understanding of the particular employment laws, the courts, judges, juries and adversaries; an early, thorough and aggressive case assessment; timely communication of an effective strategy to the client that includes a realistic evaluation of the litigation, defense costs and likely outcomes; and an efficient and creative litigation
plan formulated in partnership with the client.

Tom takes a business-oriented approach to the unique legal issues that arise in the workplace to achieve solutions that avoid liability and minimize the ever-increasing costs of litigation. Tom advises clients with respect to employment hiring, compensation and termination practices, proposed employee discipline and dismissal, internal employee complaints and investigations, executive employment, non-competition and severance agreements, mergers and acquisitions, reductions in force, union collective bargaining, affirmative action, drug testing, workplace violence, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and many other issues. Tom represents a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 employers in the retail, non-profit, educational, and health care industries as well as in the insurance, pharmaceutical, health care, and manufacturing institutions.


Event Details:

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Location: Drinker Biddle

One Logan Square, Ste. 2000 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Time: 11:30 am- Registration/Networking

12:00 pm- 1:15 pm- Panel Discussion

1:15 pm -1:30 pm- Meet the Panel