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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."

Read the interview here.

 

 

 

Tags:  hr leadership  member spotlight 

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How to Turn Your Office Green on Earth Day and Every Day!

Posted By Editor, Monday, April 22, 2019
Updated: Monday, April 22, 2019

Every year, (today) April 22, 192 countries celebrate Earth Day in an annual push to activate the environmental protection movement worldwide. As consumers become more socially driven, corporations are challenged to address ways to make their operations more sustainable and eco-friendly. On Earth Day, companies should evaluate their sustainability efforts and ensure their offices are environmentally conscious. Besides benefiting the environment, many eco-friendly actions are good for business by reducing company spend and fostering office camaraderie and teamwork.

Discover four green tips for celebrating Earth Day and everyday in your organization.

 Happy Earth Day!

 

 

 

Tags:  earth day  employee retention  green office  HR Leadership  Workforce optimization  workplace wellness 

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6 Ways Your Business Can Win At Employee Engagement

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Contributed by Stephanie Troiano, The Hire Talent
Mr. Fletcher Wimbush, CEO, The Hire Talent will present his session: 
All About the Money: Salary, Pay Inequality & Employee Engagement 
at HR West 2019 – Tuesday, March 12th, 1:50 p.m.-3:05 p.m.

Employee engagement is so important for a business because it influences employee productivity, boosts your bottom line, and increases a sense of well-being among workers, with brings with it the added bonus of overall lower healthcare costs. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Read the article here.

Tags:  employee engagement  hr leadership  hr management  HR West 2019  The Hire Talent 

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It’s OK to Cross the Street to Avoid Small Talk

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

By HR West 2019 speaker, Judy Dang.

I laughed when I saw that gentle encouragement. After reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, I hopped over to the Quiet Revolution website. Quiet Manifesto #7: It’s OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk. I chuckled because I’ve regularly done exactly that.

Are you an Introvert?  Click over to take the quiz

Tags:  company culture  hr leadership  HR West 2019  workplace performance 

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Empathy and HR: The Practical Connection

Posted By Editor, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

One of the challenges of working in HR is the dual responsibility of enforcing policy and law along with being empathetic.

By John Ford, Founder and Owner of The HR Mediation Academy and HR West 2019 Speaker*

How well you balance the important and seemingly contradictory roles of having a stick and also a carrot, goes a long way to determining how you are perceived.

Read the article here.


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Tags:  HR and Empathy  HR Leadership  HR West 2019 

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