Sad the Olympics are over? Bummed summer’s end is drawing near? Put a smile on your face, and think about spending some beautiful fall days in Dallas, Texas with the People Report & Black Box Intelligence community. We are getting ready for our 18th Best Practices Conference and we can not wait to welcome our People Report & Black Box Intelligence members and partners; an incredible group of industry leaders. We are certain that you will not want to miss this year’s lineup of our best research, top operators, authors and industry trailblazers. We will tackle the sobering yet exciting realities and uncertainties of our workplace and marketplace – the week of the election (good timing eh?). We promise it will be informative, educational, thought provoking and fun! As they say here in Texas, this is not our first rodeo, and we are sure you will be glad you joined us.
Take a sneak peek at just a few of the highlights for this year’s event…..
The Ted’s Montana Grill Story: George McKerrow, industry veteran and casual dining legend, will share the vision and journey of Ted’s (as in Ted Turner) Montana Grill, and why he devotes so much time to their joint passion for creating and modeling “green” restaurants. Their mantra: “Eat Great. Do Good”.
The Red Robin Story: Steve Carley, CEO; Denny Marie Post, CMO; Bill Streitberger, VPHR
Culture, community, sustainability, savvy social strategy, and a relentless focus on measuring
performance are all incorporated into the remarkable sales and profits turnaround happening in
this 43 year old chain.
Presentation of the 2012 Legacy Award: We will honor the winner of this year’s Legacy Award, the founder and CEO of Texas Roadhouse, Kent Taylor, and hear how his “culture by design” is the bedrock of their success.
The Fifth Annual Total Rewards Symposium: Chaired by Victor Fernandez, Executive Analyst, People Report and Black Box Intelligence, and Elizabeth Allison, Director of Compensation & Dataworks, Brinker International. This session will include discussion & insights on the hot topic of healthcare reform, and what it means for your business.
Community Service that ROCKS; North Texas Food Bank: A conference favorite, a chance to reconnect with your friends, meet some new ones and above all make a difference. Texas has one of the highest rates of childhood hunger in the United States. Let’s keep working to put a dent in that ugly statistic.
Third Meeting of the Changers of Commerce: Changers of Commerce is a group of business leaders, entrepreneurs, community leaders and individuals who share the belief that there is a better way to practice capitalism. The goals of the group are to demonstrate, advocate, educate and find ways that connect business and society. We are delighted to be hosting a session after the Best Practices Conference.