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December 2020

Preparing for the New Year

December 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$69.00

For organizations of all sizes, 2020 has been like a punch to the stomach. We’ve seen unexpected and unprecedented shifts at every turn. Many businesses, like many individuals, have written 2020 off as a complete loss, turning attention, energy, and creativity toward preparing for a better 2021. As we approach 2021, it’s a good idea to take a moment to examine your HR processes and prepare for the new year ahead. Use what you learned from the year behind you…

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Job Search Support Workshop

December 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Does your resume and interview answers reflect your talent? Are you ready for something new in your career? Do you want to know about the job market in Portland? We can assist your job search strategy and tactics by reviewing your resume and interview answers. Join our monthly Job Search Support group for tips, support, and answers. And, we can't wait to hear how your job search is going!   REGISTER HERE

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January 2021

Managing Remotely

January 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

Working remotely might have been a trend or even a perk BUT now it is a necessity. Stay-at-home orders prompted by COVID-19 and local governments are creating a challenge for managers (including HR) at a time when many organizations are implementing telework policies for the first time. According to recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) nearly three-fourths (71%) of employers are finding the adjustment challenging as a new way of doing business.  As many of are…

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HR Lunch Bunch: Performance Review Forms

January 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FREE

Are you still conducting performance reviews? Good for you; we like it! Do you dislike the review form you are using? We bet you do. So, let's talk about best practices and approaches for performance review forms (rating systems, topic areas covered, etc.) to give the kind of information and feedback that we as supervisors, HR, and organizations are looking for and needing to give our employees. Come and share from your experiences and material used for our discussion.  This…

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Technical Skills: HR Records Management

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$119.00

Human resource records are the information utilized by the organization to plan and facilitate how the work of the organization will be accomplished.  This is so much more than the personnel records.  Join us for a discussion about what records should be managed, where and how to store them, and why. In this session we will discuss: What types of records are managed by Human Resources; Where and how to store files, including appropriate file contents; and Why these records…

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Job Search Webinar

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE

Wanting guidance and encouragement as you look to advance your career?  HR Answers holds a monthly Job Search Webinar where ideas and tips can be exchanged, best practices discussed, and most of all where you can receive moral support during this challenging process.  We will assist you by reviewing your resume and cover letter and go over some of those tough interview questions where you may be stumped for good answers.  Come join us for an interactive dialogue with other…

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Technical Skills: Oregon Pay Equity – Self-Audit

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$119.00

In January of 2019, each organization in Oregon was required to have completed significant compensation policy and process reviews as well as correct any total compensation inequities.  As mentioned then, this is not a “one and done” event.  The law requires organizations to review their work, at least, every three years.  This self-auditing process was likely included in your initial policy work.  We will discuss the steps to an objective self-audit, timing and, of course, documentation. In this session we…

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Developing Your Resiliency

January 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$119.00

This year has certainly been the most volatile and uncertain. With a pandemic, isolation, and social challenges, it has been a very challenging year for everyone. Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stressors of life. It’s not about avoiding the stress but learning to thrive within the stress. Resilience is typically defined as the capacity to recover from difficult life events. Resilience is a special skill because it is so defined by outlook and response. It is an adaptive mode…

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Self-Care for HR – Morning Session

January 19 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
$119.00

Let’s face it, last year was a rollercoaster of emotions and very stressful at times (our fingers are crossed for a better 2021). For some of us we are still working additional and odd hours covering for the people who have departed, or our homes have become a place for EVERYTHING, some never left work and others have come back to the workplace and now things are different. Burnout is when you give, and give, and you feel like you…

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Self-Care for HR – Afternoon Session

January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$119.00

Let’s face it, last year was a rollercoaster of emotions and very stressful at times (our fingers are crossed for a better 2021). For some of us we are still working additional and odd hours covering for the people who have departed, or our homes have become a place for EVERYTHING, some never left work […]

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