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  • Leveraging Social Media to Mine, Attract & Retain Talent

    The HR Roundtable met for the first time in 2017 on the morning of Wednesday, February 1. Lori Livingston with Railey Mountain Lake Vacations presented on the topic of Leveraging Social Media to Mine, Attract & Retain Talent. Attendees learned how social media is shaping up to continue to be valuable to the HR Professional. Honing her digital marketing skills on the oval tracks of NASCAR, Lori Livingston was an early adopter of social media and its power in brand connectivity and relationship building. Most recently, Lori was the Chief Digital Strategist for the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center for the Hogan Administration as well as the Director of Digital Engagement for Governor Martin O’Malley. 

  • Employee Perks & Incentives - It's Not All About Money

    For the final HR Roundtable meeting of 2016, we decided to share our thoughts and ideas on employee perks and incentives, excluding traditional benefits such as insurance, retirement plans, paid sick/vacation, etc. In addition to our presentation and discussion, we gave out a little "perk" for our attendees for being part of the HR Roundtable Group. Janis Bush, an HR specialist with Beitzel Corp., presented on the topic of Employee Perks & Incentives. If you were unable to attend the event don't worry, further down the page under HR Roundtable Resources you can download the Power Point presentation. 

  • U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

    Don't be caught unprepared.  The new overtime regulations will impact most businesses. Do you know what this means for your business and employees?  On Wednesday, November 2 Julie Moore, an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC shared the details to ensure that you do not violate these new rules and put your business and employees at risk. Julie focuses her practice primarily in labor & employment law.  She regularly advises and counsels employers – both private and public – on various aspects of employment law, ranging from wage & hour compliance, to employee discipline and termination issues, to disability accommodation requests.  She also works with employers on reviewing and drafting their employee handbooks and other personnel policies. If you were unable to attend the event don't worry, further down the page under HR Roundtable Resources you can download the Power Point presentation. 

  • Training & Development: Creating an Empowered Learning Culture

    On Wednesday, October 5 the HR Roundtable met at Garrett College. Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust, presented on the topic of "Training & Development: Creating an Empowered Learning Culture." Mr. Olsson has 34 years of experience in the Human Resources field working in the financial services industry, specifically in the community banking sector.  Chuck recently joined First United Bank and Trust in 2014 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously, Chuck was the Chief Talent Officer for Seacoast National Bank, located in Florida’s east coast; where he lead the execution of all Human Capital Management strategies since 1992.  Chuck has broad expertise in the areas of talent management and selection, employee development and organizational leadership cultures, compensation design and reward systems. The presentation focused on training design and learning methodology, empowered learning and reinforcement, and more. If you were unable to attend the event don't worry, further down the page under HR Roundtable Resources you can download the Power Point presentation. 

  • Affordable Care Act: What HR Professionals Need to Know

    On Wednesday, June 1 the HR Roundtable held its fourth official meeting at Garrett College. John Grove, ChFC, BB&T Insurance Services presented on the topic of "Affordable Care Act: What HR Professionals Need to Know". John holds a degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Maryland and has 24 years of experience in insurance services; specializing in employee benefits for businesses.. The presentation focused on the current and future impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - aka Obamacare on employee benefit offerings for both small and large businesses.  Recent updates to the ACA were reviewed as well as plan options that employers are implementing today to deal with the impact of the ACA. If you were unable to attend the event don't worry, further down the page under HR Roundtable Resources you can download the Power Point presentation. 

  • Employment Law - Is Your Business Protected

    On Wednesday, May 4 the HR Roundtable held its third official meeting at Garrett College. Julie A. Moore, attorney with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC presented on "Employment Law - Is Your Business Protected?" Laws and regulations are changing constantly, attendees of this meeting received information to help ensure their business is protected. Julie touched on the topics of requirements for employee handbooks, confidentiality, code of conduct, FMLA compliance, and more. If you were unable to attend the event don't worry, further down the page under HR Roundtable Resources you can download the Power Point presentation. If you would like to take advantage of the Chamber's newest committee but haven't yet applied please feel free to complete and submit the HR Roundtable Application located at the bottom of the page. The HR Roundtable program is exclusive to Chamber members and only open to HR Directors/Managers or those specifically responsible for human resources at your company.

  • Hiring Right: Interviewing & Recruitment 

    On Wednesday, April 6 the HR Roundtable held its second official meeting at Garrett College. HR Roundtable member Angela Flanigan (Garrett County Board of Education) presented on the topic of "Recruiting & Interviewing for Small Businesses". The presentation highlighted how to write a job description, where to recruit from, best practices for job postings, interview tips and more. If you were unable to attend the event don't worry, further down the page under HR Roundtable Resources you can download the Power Point presentation, as well as two forms Angela provided for attendees. 

  • Successful Launch of HR Roundtable

    Wednesday, March 2 marked the successful launch of the Chamber's newest program, the HR Roundtable! The response was so great that registration filled up and the HR Roundtable will be changing locations for its next meeting in order to accommodate a larger turnout. Mike Shamblen, Human Resources Director for Beitzel Corp. gave a presentation on "Employee Benefits". Those in attendance discussed how to design employee benefit programs, tiering, determining what's most valuable to their employees and how to communicate these benefits.

    If you are interested in being on the HR Roundtable but were unable to reserve a spot this time, please complete the application form below. If you have any questions, please contact Regina Sweitzer, regina@garrettchamber.com.

  • Upcoming Events

    The HR Roundtable meets the first Wednesday of each month 8:00-9:30 a.m. You 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. 

    Topic: Dealing with the Difficult, Non-performing Employee

    Details: Presentation will discuss the process of how good performing employees can one day become ineffective, non-performers.  While we all know management and traditional disciplinary actions are always at our disposal; using leadership to create win-win outcomes is a more effective means to resolve this key talent management problem.  Please join us to learn more.

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

    Bio: Mr. Olsson has 34 years of experience in the Human Resources field working in the financial services industry, specifically in the community banking sector.  Chuck recently joined First United Bank and Trust in 2014 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously, Chuck was the Chief Talent Officer for Seacoast National Bank, located in Florida’s east coast; where he lead the execution of all Human Capital Management strategies since 1992.  Chuck has broad expertise in the areas of talent management and selection, employee development and organizational leadership cultures, compensation design and reward systems.
     
    His educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology & Sociology from Jacksonville University, and a M.S. in Industrial Psychology from the University of Central Florida.

    With a strong passion for community service, Chuck has served on and supported the Executive Committees of numerous non-profit organizations centered on child protection and early education. He has facilitated numerous leadership training and strategic planning programs for community organizations including local United Way’s; county and city governments, economic development and chamber organizations; early childhood education, children services organizations and county school systems. Chuck currently works with Garrett Mentors and is a member of the Oakland Lion’s Club.

    Date: 3/1/2017

    Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am

    Location: Room 111 in the Garrett Information & Enterprise Center (GiEC) at Garrett College

    Sponsor: Garrett College

  • HR Roundtable Resources

    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 

    Documents

    EEOC Guide to Pre-Employment Inquiries

    Guidelines for Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical Assistance Guide