MEETINGS – What to Expect
The HR Outsourcing Forum meets two times per year in person. A spring meeting is held in a location chosen by the Steering Committee, which is frequently Washington, DC, and a fall meeting is usually held in New York City. Each meeting features the following:
- 1 – Market Update +
In this session, Mike Hager brings members up-to-date on the latest news about providers in the HR/Benefits outsourcing market, including trends that members should keep an eye on (good and potentially bad). Always a Forum favorite, this session helps members stay abreast of what’s happening in the provider community.
- 2 – Compelling Discussion Topics Selected by HR/Benefits Peers
The Forum’s agenda is driven by the HROF Steering Committee, composed of a subset of Forum members. Because the Steering Committee determines the agenda, the topics are always relevant and timely.
- 3 – Networking with “The Inner Circle”
The HR Outsourcing Forum is a self-supporting, vendor-free organization, and thus is “The Inner Circle” of HR/Benefit professionals. Because the Forum’s membership cuts across the provider universe, Forum meetings provide a unique opportunity to network with peers in a collegial format to gain insight into not only an organization’s current provider(s), but the vendor universe at large.
- 4 – A Vendor-Free Environment
The HR Outsourcing Forum provides an open environment for members to freely discuss trends and experiences without service providers in the room. Service providers are not permitted to join or sponsor the HR Outsourcing Forum. Occasionally, vendors are asked to lead an educational session at a Forum meeting, but their attendance is limited to that session only.