The Chamber’s HR Roundtable program is exclusively for HR Directors/Managers or those specifically responsible for human resources at your company. The HR Roundtable meets the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of January) from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to discuss different human resources topics and challenges facing our companies.
"In addition to providing timely, outstanding learning presentations; the HR roundtable offers the opportunity to network and openly discuss the personnel challenges facing all Garrett County employers. This is a highly valued program that supports the goal of all Garrett County business being the Best Place to Work!" - Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
HR Roundtable: Safeguarding the Mental Health of Your Employees During COVID-19
The pandemic is drastically changing how and where businesses are operating. Employees are feeling anxiety and stress about the virus itself, compounded by worry of current and future financial security, market effects on retirement savings, job safety and not being able to visit family and friends for the foreseeable future. Employers have a responsibility to their employees for many things, but during these uncertain times, mental health of their staff is quickly becoming a top priority. That includes staff that are working from home, in the place of business and those that are furloughed.
We are pleased to welcome Kate Farinholt, Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Maryland and Erica Carlson, Crisis Manger with the Maryland State Police as our webinar speakers.
Members of the HR Roundtable can register for HR Roundtable meetings by logging on to the Member Information Center HERE, going to the Events tab on the navigation bar, typing "HR" into the Keyword Search, finding the meeting you would like to attend, and clicking Register Now. To become a member of the HR Roundtable please complete the application below.
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am
Location: Garrett Information Enterprise Center (GiEC) on Garrett College's Campus
HR Roundtable Meetings are sponsored by Garrett College
HR Roundtable Resources
Previous Power Point Presentations
Employee Benefits Presentation by Mike Shamblen, Beitzel Corporation
Recruiting & Interviewing for Small Businesses Presentation by Angela Flanigan, Garrett County Board of Education
Employment Law - Is Your Business Protected? Presentation by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare Current and Future Impact on Benefits for Small and Large Businesses by John Grove, ChFC, BB&T Insurance Services
Building a More Effective Team by Jeannette Rudy Fitzwater, JR Fitzwater & Associates
Creating an Empowered Learning Culture by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Employee Perks and Incentives: It's Not Always About Money by Janis Bush, Beitzel Corporation
Managing the difficult, non-performing employee by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
Background Checking & Drug and Alcohol Testing – Are You Compliant? by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Employment Standards Service by Deputy Commissioner Steven Lakin with the Division of Labor and Industry and Tralene Putman, Administrator, Employment Standards Service & Wage and Hour at Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation
Employee Benefits: Best Practices for Health & Welfare by Billy Grossmiller, Partner and Sales Executive with Crawford Advisors, LLC
Applicants & Employees with Criminal Backgrounds by Julie Moore, attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Workers’ Compensation Basics by Stacey Markel, CHSP, HEM, CHCM
Western Maryland Consortium by Mary Keller, Business Services Specialist/Career Counselor
Virtual Workplace Presentation by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
Telework Program Policy - SAMPLE by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust
Rising Personnel Cost – Should you consider Contractors Temporary Labor or Freelance Workers by Valerie Dzbynski, Human Resources Consultant with Prescott HR Consulting
About Appalachian Crossroads by Scott Hollingsworth, Executive Director of Appalachian Crossroads
Maryland's New Minimum Wage Law-What Every Business Needs to Know by Matt Helminiak, Commissioner of Labor and Industry at the Maryland Department of Labor
Wage an Hour Update - New Department of Labor Final Overtime Rules Dec 2019 by Doug Desmarais, a labor and employment attorney with the firm Smith & Downey
Preventing Fraud: Stop, Look, & Think by First United Bank & Trust