Increase Employee Engagement in Recovery What You Need to Know Now about Intranets, Apps & Content in the #WFH Age

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What You’ll Learn:: 

There’s intense pressure to get employee engagement right in this trying time. Your digital workplace is more essential than ever. Eliminate the guesswork and implement the best tools and tactics to rally your staff when you join this event with Lise Harwin (Port of Portland & Portland International Airport), Erin Lickliter (Kroger, winner of Ragan’s 2019 Best Overall Intranet Grand Prize) and Hillary Kwiatek (Lehigh University). You’ll discover how to inform and inspire employees amid this recovery using the best intranets, portals, apps and content strategies available today.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Select the right intranet platform—or revamp the portal you already have
  • Pivot your intranet strategy with insights and recent hard-won Covid-19 lessons
    from Ragan’s 2019 Best Overall Intranet Grand Prize Winner
  • Transform teams with new apps and low- to no-cost digital workplace tools
    (e.g., Teams, Yammer, Slack, Troop Messenger, Hangouts Chat and more)
  • Drive engagement and adoption with updates, videos and FOMO content
  • Revive other channels like email newsletters and podcasts with storytelling that reinforces culture, boosts productivity and inspires staff during challenging times
June 2020

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Presenter bio: 

Lise Harwin is the employee communications manager at Port of Portland & Portland International Airport, where she’s bringing a modern perspective to the nearly 130-year-old organization while embracing Portland’s quirky reputation at every turn. She’s also past vice president of communications for the Employee Communications Section at PRSA and an assembly delegate for the PRSA Oregon chapter. She previously served as the PR director at Lewis and Clark College, communications director at the American Red Cross and PIO specialist for the City of San Antonio.

Erin Lickliter is the head of associate communications and engagement at Kroger, one of the world’s largest food retailers with nearly half a million associates who serve over nine million customers across 35 states. Her team recently won Ragan’s Best Overall Intranet Grand Prize for its FEED portal. Erin leads the company’s associate communications and engagement approach designed to connect associates to Kroger’s Purpose and business strategy, as well as enhance and protect the organization’s reputation. She has over 17 years of corporate communications and marketing experience with organizations such as Omnicare, Fifth Third Bank and the University of Cincinnati.

Hillary Kwiatek is an employee communications specialist at Lehigh University, where she is editor of “The Spot” in the office of human resources/communications and public affairs. Her training as a folklorist honed her ear for a good story. During her decade in her current role, she developed a comprehensive strategy and opened communication channels that focused on employees and transformed the voice of Lehigh Human Resources from cautious to compelling.