Speaker Bio

Brent Cassell
Gartner keynote

Brent Cassell

VP, Advisory
Brent Cassell is a VP, Advisory at Gartner, where he has worked for the past 18 years in both the HR and CIO Research Groups. His job is to help clients find the research they need, to help them understand that research, and to coach them through the implementation of those best practices in their own organizations. Currently, his research focuses on the Future of Work and Total Rewards. In 2022, he won Gartner's award for Outstanding Thought Leadership for his work on Redesigning Work for the Hybrid World. He is also the Contributing Editor of HR Leaders Monthly and the Co-Host of the Talent Angle podcast
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Monday, October 23, 2023 / 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM EDT
Gartner Keynote: Unlocking Human Performance Through Bold HR Leadership

Over the past three years, organizations showed remarkable innovation and responsiveness. HR led the way in transforming work models, embracing workforce flexibility and boosting accountability for employee well-being and equity. This took place out of necessity — extreme disruption forced a level of creativity and experimentation that seemed too risky before. The results expanded the boundaries of what leaders previously thought their people, systems and technologies were capable of achieving.

The opening keynote will explore how HR leaders can continue to boldly encourage remarkable change and innovation without a backdrop of extreme disruption driving extreme behavioral change.

Monday, October 23, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT
Keeping Score: Measuring the Effectiveness of Well-Being Investments

While investments in well-being programs remain high, only 32% of total rewards leaders believe their organization does a good job assessing the effectiveness of those investments. Many rewards leaders focus on what they can measure (e.g., utilization) without a better understanding of what they should. Join this session to learn how the best organizations evaluate their well-being programs’ impact on their employees, talent outcomes, and business results.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT
Evaluating the Case for a Four-Day Workweek

With multiple successful global experiments, momentum is building for the four-day workweek (4DWW). Organizations must confront the reality that they may soon compete for talent with companies offering this progressive new work format. This breakout session will explore the case for a 4DWW, analyzing the benefits – and potential challenges – of implementing a 4DWW to boost talent outcomes while maintaining corporate results.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 / 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Workshop: Keeping Score: Measuring the Effectiveness of Well-Being Investments

While many TR leaders track metrics, such as participation and engagement, few are satisfied with their ability to measure the holistic impact of their well-being investments, either on the organization as a whole or on employees themselves. This workshop will provide TR leaders with an easy-to-use framework to create a scorecard that captures key performance metrics and visualizes outputs to share with stakeholders.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EDT
Live Radio Theater: Stories from the Future of Work

Wild imagination can be a critical key to envisioning and planning for the next wave of possibilities in how work will change. Come hear four fictional stories that make the future of work come alive!

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.