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
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.
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
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