Workplace Benefits Summit 2017
Workplace Benefits Summit 2017

Workplace Benefits Summit is your one-stop shop to grow your business, drive profitability, and add to your product portfolio.

2017 has been filled with innovations for the benefits industry. The Summit agenda and speaking faculty will keep you informed about new benefit technology, ACA updates, top-selling voluntary products, and the most important aspects of buying and selling employee benefits.

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Schedule at a Glance


    Boca Raton Resort & Club

    • 501 E Camino Real

    • Boca Raton, FL 33432



    1. What is Workplace Benefits Summit?

      • Workplace Benefits Summit brings together 700+ brokers, advisers and employers to discover the latest strategic approaches, tools and technologies to grow their benefits practice. Co-located with Benefits Forum & Expo, attendees will also have access to a breadth of sessions featuring the nation’s leading employers and insurance carriers.

    2. Who are the organizers?

      • Workplace Benefits Summit is brought to you by SourceMedia, publishers of Employee Benefit News, Employee Benefit Adviser, and a number of other insurance and financial services industry publications.

    3. Who will attend Workplace Benefits Summit?

      • More than 700 brokers, advisers, consultants and employers attend every year.

    4. When and Where?

      • Workplace Benefits Summit will be held September 18-20 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL.

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Jim Link1
Jim Link
Chief Human Resources Officer, Randstad North America
Jim Link1

Jim Link is a well-known authority on helping organizations build effective human capital strategies to improve operational performance and business outcomes. Combining his human resources expertise with a focus on driving results, Link brings next-level insight and analysis on topics ranging from the labor economy, corporate culture and dynamic leadership to employee engagement and the multigenerational workforce.

Link currently serves as chief human resources officer of Randstad North America, where he manages all aspects of the company’s human capital strategy, including organizational design and strategy, talent acquisition and employee relations. Among his many accomplishments at Randstad, Link has overseen programs to enhance recruiter efficiency, tripled the company’s leadership programs and greatly increased employee participation in professional development opportunities.

With more than 25 years’ experience in human resources and staffing, Link has dramatically shaped the industry by spearheading Randstad’s largest studies on a range of important workforce issues, such as workplace diversity, global employment megatrends and Generation Z.

A highly sought-after and engaging speaker, Link inspires audiences nationwide through presentations and keynote addresses at many events, including the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation Thought Leaders Retreat, Omicron Delta Kappa, Southern Employee Benefits Conference, SHRM- Atlanta Symposium, and other SHRM programs and leadership summits across the country. As Randstad’s primary media spokesperson, Link’s advice and opinions on workplace issues and trends are frequently sought out by national and local media, such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, NPR, FOX Business, HR Magazine and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Link was named HR Executive of the Year in the 2013 American Business Awards, and he currently serves as a board member of the SHRM Foundation Major Gifts Council. He also sits on SHRM-Atlanta’s board of advisors and is co- president of the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF).

In addition to his industry-specific contributions, Link shares his passion for human capital development through his charitable work. His vision and inspiration have transformed the lives of many through the development of Randstad’s Hire Hope program, an initiative that helps victims of human trafficking gain workplace skills and obtain employment. In addition, he travels annually to Poland’s Poznan University of Economics, where he serves as a visiting lecturer on HR strategy and leadership as part of the university’s executive MBA program.

Prior to joining Randstad, Link served in senior-level human resources roles with several Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, The Pillsbury Company and Porsche Cars North America.

Link earned both his bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Murray State University. He is designated as a SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) by SHRM.

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