Conferences and Events

March 16, 2023

Partner & Online Event

Conversations Under the Canopy

The constant exposure and striving to help employees deal with their personal and professional issues has led to more HR professionals experiencing compassion fatigue. Many people operations professionals are reporting emotional exhaustion, diminished capacity to empathize with others, and increased stress. In this session, Humberto Chacon of Canopy will speak with Deborah Jeffries of HR Answers about the following:

  – Symptoms of compassion fatigue
  – Ways to address compassion fatigue
  – Resources available

March 16, 2023

Salem, Oregon

Oregon Association of Health Underwriters Conference

The OAHU Willamette Valley Spring Conference will be held in person at the Broadway Commons in Salem, Oregon.

HR Answers, Inc. Speaker Session:

Today’s Workplace: Mutual Respect and Professional Behavior
Presented by Deborah Jeffries, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC
As the workplace has been transitioning over the last couple of years employers have noticed troubling challenges with some manners and behaviors from employees. Focusing on eliminating negative behaviors isn’t always enough to create a happy and collaborative workplace. Employees and managers also need to learn what they should do to make their environment a respectful, friendly, and ethical one.

Etiquette helps to build trust and confidence between management and employees, between employees, and with customers and other business leaders. While a program on workplace manners and courtesy may seem like overkill, the reality is: rudeness and conflict are an epidemic costing businesses millions of dollars every year. This program will provide attendees a variety of tips for success for a happier, healthier, and compliant workplace.

April 5, 2023

Virtual Event

Prepare and Embrace! Paid Leave Oregon Begins in September 2023

Attendees will learn in a Q & A format with Reilly Anderson from CSNW asking Laurie Grenya from HR Answers, Inc. about:

  • Timelines for employers
  • Employee and employer deductions
  • Employee eligibility
  • In-kind benefits
  • Employee return to work
  • Policies and practices 

April 20-21, 2023

Salem Convention Center

Oregon Healthcare Association Spring Expo

The OHCA Spring Expo will be held in person at the Salem Convention Center.

HR Answers, Inc. Speaker Session: April 20th 10:15am to 11:30am

Quiet Quitting – Reality or Fake Trend?
Presented by Deborah Jeffries, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC

May 17, 2023

Sentinel Hotel, Portland

PHRMA Strategic Management Conference

We are excited to welcome you back in person to our Strategic HR conference. This year we are excited to announce a change in venue! This year we will be in the beautiful, iconic Governor Ballroom at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland!

This year’s conference is a live, in-person conference featuring 6-7 sessions that will be sure to help you guide your business. After all, HR Drives Business!

Additional information regarding speakers and the full agenda will be released as the information is confirmed, but we encourage you to register early for the best rates!

August 20-22, 2023

Sunriver Resort


More information on this event to come. Stay tuned!

HR Answers will have be exhibitor, so please stop by to say hello!