Deloitte’s Bersin Announces Impact 2018: The Rise of the Individual in the Future of Work

Industry’s leading HR conference, now in its 11th year, sets sights on new ways to empower each employee for success
Feb 12, 2018 11:30 AM ET

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NEW YORK, February 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Talent, HR, and leadership are all being disrupted by the need to give each individual in the workforce the autonomy and energy to succeed. This shift is forcing fundamental change in the workplace — making Bersin’s IMPACT 2018 conference, “The rise of the individual in the future of work,” an essential industry event for senior HR executives and their teams.

A highlight of IMPACT 2018, April 3-6 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, will be the exclusive global launch of Deloitte’s sixth annual Global Human Capital Trends research. On April 3 at 4 p.m., Deloitte’s leaders will host an interactive session showcasing the top 10 human capital trends driving seismic shifts in the world of work, and what the potential implications are for the individual, organizations, technology and society. The research, the largest longitudinal survey of its kind, represents insights from more than 11,000 global HR and business leaders. IMPACT attendees will be among the first to engage live with Deloitte’s trends researchers, as well as gain early access to Deloitte’s digital-first trends research mobile app.

“The workplace today is buffeted by new technologies, diverse employment models and higher worker expectations that are redefining the employer-employee relationship,” Michael Gretczko, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, national service line leader. “With such profound forces at work, IMPACT 2018 will be an invaluable resource for HR professionals who wish to leverage these changes for the benefit of their organization and its mission.”

Led by senior-level presenters from leading organizations, as well as Bersin’s top analysts and researchers, the four-day IMPACT 2018 conference will offer diverse insights on how the workplace is being transformed and how organizations are increasingly focused on empowering the individual. Through four dynamic conference tracks, IMPACT 2018 will reveal not only how HR should address these shifts, but also ways it can take advantage to create a more attractive and effective work environment.

“Today’s world of work has been disrupted by technology, changes in the nature of jobs, and the increasing power of each individual,” said Josh Bersin, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and founder and editor in chief of Bersin. “In this year’s conference we will explain how “The Rise of the Individual” is transforming organizations and changing leadership models and HR programs from top to bottom.”

With innovation in mind, the four main conference tracks at IMPACT 2018 will examine this year’s focus from multiple perspectives. Topics will range from ways companies can grow leaders who build connections and cultivate energy, to guidance on creating a Simply Irresistible Organization™ characterized by highly engaged employees doing meaningful work in a positive environment. The tracks will offer tips on digital HR transformation and how to take advantage of new technologies to help improve productivity and commitment.

IMPACT 2018 research presentations, panels and case studies will include:

  • “Unlocking Performance in the Digital Age: Beyond Performance Management,” Andrea Derler, Ph.D., research execution leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • “Machine + Recruiter = High-Impact: New Priorities for Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age,” Robin Erickson, Ph.D., vice president, talent acquisition, engagement and retention research leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Brent Amundson, executive director, talent acquisition, Dell
  • “The Future of Work in an Age of Exponentials: A Review of Foundation Research,” Jeff Schwartz, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and U.S. leader for future of work
  • “Why Don’t We Like Our Rewards Programs?”, Peter DeBellis, rewards research leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • “Redefining the HR Executive for the Digital Organization,” Jeff Mike, vice president, human resources research leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Julie Duda, lead advisor HR and talent, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Andrea Derler, Ph.D., research execution leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Anna Steinhage, senior research analyst, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP

IMPACT attendees are also invited to participate in optional workshops following the conference Friday, April 6:

  • “Learning Undone,” Michael Griffiths, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Terry Patterson, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • “Digital Ambitions for HR,” John Brownridge, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Sofia Whelan, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Gary Johnsen, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Jeff Mike, vice president and HR research leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • “The Simply Irresistible Organization™: Transforming Employee Engagement,” Burt Rea, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Allyson Daichendt, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Stephen Redwood, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Madhura Chakrabarti, Ph.D., people analytics and employee engagement research leader, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • “Foundations of Inclusion: The Value of Diversity,” Christina Brodzik, leader of diversity and inclusion client service center of excellence, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Devon Dickau, chief of staff, diversity and inclusion client service center of excellence, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • “Augmenting Workforce Planning to Embrace the Future of Work,” Dave Fineman, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Bersin research members can register for IMPACT 2018 for $1,795; nonmembers can register for $1,995. Special hotel room rates are available to registrants on a limited basis. Attendees should register early to receive discounted room rates. Conference details, including the full agenda, session descriptions, speakers and information about the workshops are available at

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