Ecolab has been a strong supporter of the HR Tomorrow Conference for nine years, and will return as the reception sponsor this year. Jason Grosz, vice president of human resources-learning & development, explains why Ecolab continually returns to the Carlson School as a sponsor.

Tell us about Ecolab

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world

Why does Ecolab support HR Tomorrow?

The Carlson School of Management MA-HRIR Program is an important source of talent and industry benchmarking. The HR Tomorrow Conference is a great opportunity for the HR community to discuss important HR topics, issues and trends. Because the event appeals to a wide range of HR professionals from students to executives, it provides an ideal forum to learn and network. We find our participation at this event to be extremely valuable. We consistently gain new information at the event that helps us continue to develop our HR function and attract top talent.

How is supporting HR Tomorrow beneficial to Ecolab?

We see several benefits in sponsoring HR Tomorrow, including the opportunity for our HR associates to interact and network with others in the local community. Our associates learn beneficial information that helps them further develop their personal careers and enhance the support they provide their business partners within Ecolab. Leaders understand the importance of talent in fueling progress and driving results and HR leads the talent strategies that fuel that growth. The more we can do to support the betterment of the HR community and students and professionals within HR, the better we are as a whole.

HR Tomorrow: Rethinking the Role of HR will take place at the Carlson School on April 22, 2016.