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5 Steps to Effective Workplace Harrassment Prevention Training

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Contributed by Catherine Mattice Zundel, HR West 2019 Speaker.

When I was thinking about what I wanted to present at HR West 2019, it wasn’t hard to decide on a presentation around true harassment prevention. Seriously, 2018 was a crazy year not only because of the #MeToo movement, but also because of the legislation that followed. California’s new harassment training requirement to be specific.


My problem is with the fact that the required learning objectives don’t include anything to help employees actually PREVENT harassment. If you take a look at the requirements, most of the information is around identifying behavior and reporting behavior, rather than preventing the behavior. Beyond that, training on its own is not enough to ensure a workplace free of harassment or any other harmful behavior – but we will dig into that during my presentation.

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Tags:  HR West 2019  HR West Speaker  workplace harassment prevention 

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Protect Your Employees After a Natural Disaster with an EAP

Posted By Editor, Thursday, February 28, 2019
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

By Timothy Mutrie, SVP of Marketing/IT at ACI Specialty Benefits and HR West 2019* speaker

While there are some basic steps you can take to protect the company’s physical property during a natural disaster, it is equally important to protect the people who run your business and show up to work day in and day out. One of the ways you can protect your employees in a crisis situation is by partnering with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that includes strong crisis management solutions.

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Tags:  EAP  Employee Benefits  HR West 2019  HR West Speaker 

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4 Benefits of Accelerated, Alternative Education Programs

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Contributed by Dr. Arthur Langer, HR West 2019 Speaker.
This blog was originally published on on Feb 5, 2019.

Over the past decade, a robust market for accelerated, alternative training and education programs—particularly in the tech and digital spaces—has emerged. These programs are designed to quickly, efficiently and affordably transition people into new careers or simply enhance their existing skill sets, while also connecting companies with the people who have the exact set of skills they need. Accelerated programs have been so successful that in 2014, the government passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which financially bolsters the growth of these alternative programs.

Why did these programs emerge?

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Tags:  alternative education programs  employee education  HR West 2019  HR West Speaker 

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Overcome Fear of Forgetting

Posted By Editor, Thursday, February 21, 2019
Updated: Friday, February 22, 2019

By HR West 2019 speaker, Judy Dang.

Imagine it’s your wedding day. You’re putting the final touches on your outfit and straightening your hair. Then a flash of realization: you forgot to make an appointment at the registrar’s office. What do you do?!

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“Opportunity” Youth: Where Smart Business and Philanthropy Intersect

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New on Next Concept HR Magazine by Workforce Opportunity Services' Founder & Chairman, Arthur Langer - HR West 2019 speaker:

"In order to survive, businesses need to constantly look ahead to predict and adapt to what the future may hold. And in terms of leadership planning, companies need to know how to identify young people whom they should invest in to carry on the organization’s legacy. But finding the right people may mean letting go of preconceived notions and unconscious biases of who may fit the bill. The oft-overlooked underserved, or “opportunity,” youth could be the best candidates." 

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Tags:  future of work  hiring  HR West 2019  HR West Speaker  leadership development  millennial employees  recruiting  workforce 

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