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  • Hiring, Firing, and Everything in Between

    The HR Roundtable met this morning to hear Monty Pagenhardt of Pagenhardt HR speak on the topic of "Hiring, Firing and Everything in Between". Attendees learned about employee hiring and termination, re-organizational structure and downsizing, and consistent personnel rules and regulations. The program will also included open discussion for attendees to have the opportunity to share issues and best practices, and to seek expert advice from featured speaker, Monty Pagenhardt.
     
    Mr. Pagenhardt is the owner/founder of Pagenhardt HR which provides human resource management solutions to businesses, local governments, and organizations with professional knowledge, expertise, and consultation.  Mr. Pagenhardt has over 35 years of professional human resource, personnel, and financial management experience.  From 1995 to 2015, Mr. Pagenhardt was County Administrator and Director of Human Resources for Garrett County, Maryland Government.  In this capacity, he served as the chief executive officer for the Board of County Commissioners and was directly responsible for the total administration of a $100 million + budget, 14 department managers, and 350+ employees.  Prior to his tenure with Garrett County Government Mr. Pagenhardt was the Director of Human Resources and Personnel Services for Allegany County, Maryland; Pension and Employee Benefit Trust Officer with First United Corporation;  and Administrative Coordinator – Operations and Personnel with MAPCo, Inc. - Mettiki Coal Corporation.

  • Division of Labor & Industry-Who We Are, What We Do and Tips on Compliance

    The HR Roundtable met on the morning of Wednesday, May 3 to hear 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. Attendees learned about the who the Division of Labor & Industry is, what they do, and some tips on compliance. Division of Labor and Industry strives to make Maryland a safe and healthy place to live and work. Through its various units, DLI touches almost everyone in Maryland, from boiler and elevator safety, to workplace safety and health, to protecting employee wages and rights. Come and hear about the Division of Labor and Industry, who they are, what they do and learn tips on compliance. 

    Steven Lakin is an accomplished executive with experience leading strategic transformations and managing business operations in association, corporate, non-profit and public sector spaces--including positions with two Maryland Governors, two Members of Congress and President Ronald Reagan. Steve joined the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in July 2016 when he was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve as Deputy Commissioner of Labor and Industry -- where he is tasked with managing budget, finance and personnel matters – and outreach initiatives.

    Tralene Putman, Administrator has over fifteen years of Labor Law experience where she oversees the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, Division of Labor and Industry, Employment Standards Service.  Tralene's experience includes enforcement in the areas of wage and hour, wage payment and collection, employment of minors, flexible leave and other employment related laws. 

    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. 

  • Background Checks & Drug Screens - Are You Compliant?

    The HR Roundtable met on the morning of Wednesday, April 5 to hear Julie Moore of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC present on the topic of "Background Checks & Drug Screens - Are You Compliant?" Those in attendance discussed how to be compliant when conducting background checks and/or drug screenings. New rules and regulations are surfacing that make it more important than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer when it comes to fairness and compliance in the hiring process. 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. 

  • Dealing with the Difficult, Non-performing Employee

    The HR Roundtable met on the morning of Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust, presented on the topic of Dealing with the Difficult, Non-performing Employee. Attendees discussed 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. 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. 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. 

  • 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. 

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    Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am

    Location: Room 103 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 

    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

    Documents

    EEOC Guide to Pre-Employment Inquiries

    Guidelines for Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical Assistance Guide