Smarter Succession Planning
Effective succession planning requires far more than just identifying up-and-coming leaders. You must also keep them engaged in their current roles, thoughtfully expand their knowledge base, convey clear paths for advancement, and prepare a strategic plan for handing off the baton. This session will break down a 9-block plan for ensuring a careful and effective transition to the next generation of distribution leaders.


Managing Mental Health 
One of today’s most important labor trends is the increased focus on mental health and how it contributes to employee retention and productivity. This session will explore the many risk factors for mental health that may be present in your work environment, while highlighting tools and resources for investing in team members’ wellbeing.


Drugs and the Workplace
Across the country, states are enacting marijuana decriminalization and legalization legislation that is changing the legal picture of recreational drug usage. Companies must be prepared with appropriate drug testing policies to ensure regulatory compliance and employee safety and productivity. IFDA’s counsel Littler will brief you on the latest policymaking and how to effectively engage employees about a drug-free workplace. 

 


Steering the Next Generation Toward Careers in Trucking
Attracting young people into professional trucking careers isn’t just important – it’s a five-alarm fire situation for an industry that relies on a robust transportation workforce. This session will focus on proactive steps that companies can take to invest in this critical pipeline, from collaborations with school systems to internal CDL pathway programs.


Success Stories from the Frontline of Hiring, Engagement, and Retention
Our industry’s six million dollar question – how do I attract and keep talent in a tight labor market? – has no panacea answers. But with challenges come opportunities to think outside the box, discard outdated philosophies, and elevate your company ahead of the competition. This interactive session will focus on ideas, initiatives, and technology solutions that have led to success in the ongoing battle for personnel.


The Business Value of Implementing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policies 
Improving the DEI performance of your organization isn’t a cosmetic addition – it can pay real dividends in terms of recruiting and retaining top talent. While there is no one blueprint for developing and implementing a successful DEI program, companies can synthesize what has worked for others with successful elements of their own workplace culture to create a program that will produce real results. Our speakers will dive deep into DEI implementation case studies to provide actionable information you can utilize for moving your company ahead in this increasingly important business arena.