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Member Spotlight: Yvette Wagner, SPHR

Posted By Editor, Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The June 2019 Next Concept HR Association Member Spotlight is on…
Yvette Wagner, SPHR
HR Director, 
Kelly-Moore Paints, Inc.

What led you to Human Resources as a profession/How did you get into your current role?

Read the interview here.



Tags:  member spotlight  members 

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Raising the Bar on Headcount Planning with Luan Lam

Posted By Editor, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Originally posted on Lever, written by Alicia Garibaldi.

Luan Lam, VP of People at Harness IO, will speak at the Next Concept HR Association 2019 Talent Acquisition Summit on Thursday, June 13th at Golden Gate University. Lam will present, Full Cycle Recruiting is More Than Filling Jobs to open the Summit at 8:30 a.m.  Learn more and register here.

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Tags:  recruiting  talent acquisition  Talent Acquisition Summit 

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Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

Posted By Editor, Thursday, May 16, 2019
Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Contributed by Maureen Middleton, Next Concept HR Member.

May is mental health awareness month, which makes me acutely aware of my own disability. What does that mean as an HR professional? How do you balance the concept of “Bringing Your Whole Self to Work,” with the requirements of your position?

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Tags:  employee health and wellness  HR Management  mental health 

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Hotline Hangups: HR Tech Makes Anonymous Reporting More Accessible!

Posted By Editor, Thursday, May 9, 2019
Updated: Friday, May 10, 2019

By Jessica Collier – CEO, SPOT
HR TechXpo-San Francisco, Presenter

When it comes to preventing harassment and discrimination at work, the times (and the laws) are changing.

Employees expect company leadership to ensure a safe, inclusive workplace, and executives feel positive pressure to build trust and retain top talent. New legislation is catching up to this reality: Employers in New York, for example, are now required to provide annual interactive harassment prevention training as well as a form for reporting.

While forward-thinking organizations are responding by adopting innovative reporting systems, others are still relying on dated solutions such as telephone hotlines. So what’s the problem with hotlines?

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Tags:  HR Tech  HR TechXpo  workplace harassment prevention 

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The Next Concept HR Association Member Spotlight is on…. Matt Vanderwerf

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Matt Vanderwerf
Director of Human Resources, Northwestern Polytechnic University
Events Chair, Santa Clara Regional Board, NCHRA

What led you to Human Resources as a profession/How did you get into your current role?

"I got into the field by chance.  I took a student position at my campus HR department and fell in love with the rewarding nature of the work.  I received an offer to join the department as professional employee after graduation and jumped at the chance.  I stayed for over 14 years."

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Tags:  hr leadership  member spotlight 

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