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  • 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

  • Upcoming Events

    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. 

    Next Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am

    Location: Room 103 in the Garrett Information & Enterprise Center (GiEC) at Garrett College

    Featured Speaker: Chuck Olsson, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank & Trust

    Topic: Considering a Remote Work Policy? 

    Information: Contemplating a remote work policy? You’re not alone. Many careers no longer require punching a time clock. In fact, research indicates that 70% of people work remotely at least once a week. Nevertheless, many employers have not yet welcomed remote work.  Remote work does have its advantages—flexibility, low or no overhead costs, and a greater pipeline of applicants from which to hire. There are disadvantages too, less interaction, managers worried about how to tell if their employees are staying on task and communication challenges. How can employers maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages?

    Chuck Olsson, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank & Trust will be speaking on remote work policies, how to measure and manage remote employees, technology support, striking a balance on remote work, scheduling, checking in/submitting work, contract versus employee, how to go about terminating a remote employee and preventing employee from feeling burnout or not included.  Mr. Olsson will also share First United’s experience on how they are working towards making remote work “work”.

     

    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

    EEOC Guide to Pre-Employment Inquiries

    Guidelines for Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical Assistance Guide

    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