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Message From the President

Posted on 04/01/2020 12:00 am  /   April 2020

April Showers bring May Flowers - how does your garden grow? If it were only that simple! During uncertain times and ever changing days, hours, and even sometimes minutes, we often forget to shift our attention to caretaking of our garden of words and actions, and unintentionally neglect to properly...

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Work-Teach-Parent: One Member's Tricks for Managing it All

Posted on 04/01/2020 12:00 am  /   April 2020

I was on the phone with a co-worker when he stopped mid sentence and asked, “Do you have a bird?” I just laughed. “No,” I replied, “that's my 7-year old who is trying to ask me a question about math.” For the past two weeks, parenting and working are now coexistin...

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Teaming Up With Tim Wells & Mel Jones: FFCRA & What You Need to Know

Posted on 04/01/2020 12:00 am  /   April 2020

As part of sweeping legislation, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) became effective April 1, 2020. As of right now, its requirements are in effect only until the end of the calendar year. The two laws were enacted to provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the corona...

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Peaceful Pandemic? How to Pivot Your Culture Towards Hope in Crisis

Posted on 04/01/2020 12:00 am  /   April 2020

What if COVID Was Ebola and You Lived on a Dollar a Day? In 2014, Sierra Leone was facing the Ebola epidemic, a deadly virus with a 50 percent mortality rate; and a place with next to no resources, where people lived on one dollar a day. Sounds like a culture where hope should be dying at a rate hi...

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Welcome New Members

Posted on 04/01/2020 12:00 am  /   April 2020

We would like to officially welcome our newest members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! Colleen Dreyer Paul FelsAccount ExecutiveAscentis   Darlene Dye Alex RigazioWorkforce Management Account ExecutiveAscentis

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Message From the President

Posted on 03/15/2020 12:00 am  /   March 2020

March Mindfulness – Change and Adapt After a long winter, we continue to look forward to the sights, sounds, and smells of renewal of Spring. I know we are all ready to greet Spring! For the last 30 days or so and ongoing, we continue to face challenges and adversity during these times of tu...

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The Secret of Tedd Trabert's Success

Posted on 03/15/2020 12:00 am  /   March 2020

Tedd Trabert is the chapter's new Vice President of Diversity & Workforce Readiness. He currently works as the Director of Human Resources & Engagement at Major Brands, where he has been since May 2019. Tedd has a 20-year, multi-industry background in human resources including hospitality, ...

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What makes business partner Jim Curran love insurance...

Posted on 03/15/2020 12:00 am  /   March 2020

Jim Curran is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Hays Companies, one of the fastest growing Employee Benefits and Risk Management firms in the country. He has been active with SHRM since 2005. With 20 years of experience, Jim is best known for teamwork and cheerful outlook. He's ...

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Guidance & Information Sources Regarding COVID-19

Posted on 03/15/2020 12:00 am  /   March 2020

The news is currently flooded with discussions of COVID-19. It takes a discerning mind to sift through social media posts and separate fact from fiction. As HR professionals we are center stage for helping employers navigate its effects on employees and businesses. Our companies, co-workers and fam...

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Three Keys to Mentoring Programs

Posted on 03/15/2020 12:00 am  /   March 2020

By Rik Nemanick, Ph.D., The Leadership Effect Creating a mentoring program for your company is a great way to accelerate the growth of key talent. Mentors have been shown to decrease stress and increase commitment to an organization while helping protégés navigate their professional caree...

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