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BAHREC Round Up of Events and Meetings

    The COVID-19 era has brought to light and exacerbated the stress of trying to balance your employees work and home responsibilities.  The level of difficulty increased immeasurably for some in 2020 when remote working became the norm and for many who also had to manage distance learners, aging parents, children with disabilities and/or the sudden loss of daycare services. 

    The St Patrick's Day Networking event was a panel consisting of the founder of (daycare and nanny services network), the Chief Services Officer from Cariloop (a child and senior care resource platform for employers and individuals), the Co-Founder of Special X (Special X connects you with guidance, expertise, and other families with children with disabilities.with needs so you can be confident  you’re doing everything you can for your child.) and VP Partnerships at Lyra (access to high quality mental health resources).

    Watch the Video replay below

    Here is the deck for the presentation including the mental health report from Lyra as well as a survey from UrbanSitter that supports the conversation.

    Compensation Strategies for 2021 and Hot Tips for 2020

    Radford’s Linda E. Amuso and John Radford returned to lead a discussion on a variety of compensation issues to current rewards strategies and trends they see going into 2021. They provided an insight into some of the hottest HR issues of the year, including CEO pay ratio, merit/salary adjustment planning, evolving equity compensation practices, retention of critical employees, and hiring practices. 

    Participants unearthed BEST Practices in Compensation in times of change including

    1. The importance of a company’s overall human capital strategy
    2. Review the impact of COVID-19 on Total Rewards in 2020 and into 2021
    3. Key compensation process for the next six months (salary increases, SIT plans and both new hire and ongoing equity programs)
    4. The challenges of managing pay for the remote workforce
    5. The future of work

    Re-imagining the Future Workforce

    Oct. 21, 2020

    In this session, Jennifer Green, Managing Principal Consultant, Green Global Resources, Martin Jessen, People Strategy & Transformation Advisor, Better Orgs by Design and Charles Mah, VP Global Talent, Data Bricks, talked about strategies for organizations in transition during the Pandemic.

    Companies Pivot! Leadership teams are discussing, reflecting, analyzing, diagnosing and making
    critical decisions about the future of their organizations. The people dimension is often important if not critical in these pivots and there are high expectations that the HR function participates and even
    shapes these discussions. The strategic changes in business call for reimagining the future workforce, the critical capabilities, the way work is organized and match talent supply with demand.

    Attendees gained an understanding of:

    • Discovering the key elements of ‘one’ approach to strategic workforce planning
    • Business acumen – understanding how changes in the business strategy translates into a strategic workforce plan
    • Positioning the HR function as a strategy and transformation driver and shaper of the future workforce

    Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement

    16th September, 2020

    Jill Christianson, former Fortune 500 business executive is an Employee Engagement Expert | Best-Selling Author | Intl Keynote Speaker | Top 100 Employee Engagement Influencer

    Organizations in the top tier of employee engagement outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share and have a 90% better growth trend than their competition. However, only 34% of U.S. workers are engaged, which means the vast majority sleepwalk through the day giving you zero discretionary effort. 

    How do you inspire employees to get off the sidelines and get into the game?

    Although Human Resources “owns” culture change in 95 percent of organizations,

    Jill demonstrated how we are set-up to fail because we don’t own the people who have the greatestimpact on culture change – frontline managers. The solution? Traditional approaches to employee engagement must be thrown out and replaced with a new and innovative approach, led by senior leaders.

    At the end of the session, attendees were able to walk away with:

    1. A new perspective on employee disengagement and the No. 1 reason employees don’t engage.
    2. Insights into why traditional approaches to employee engagement don’t work.
    3. Tactics to engage senior leaders and managers in employee engagement.
    4. A proven four-step strategy they can apply immediately to re-engage employees.
    5. Clarity on next steps and inspiration to achieve their goals.

    Access her presentation material here.

    The 5 Whys of Organizational Incivility

    15th July, 2020

    Every organization is having to change the way they do things, learn new concepts, and rapidly operationalize new policies and standards in a desperate attempt to achieve peak performance during the pandemic. As a senior leader in Human Resources, the meteoric rise in workplace
    incivility has become a real threat to the health and survival of your organization.

    So how why has incivility skyrocketed, and what can be done to eliminate it?

    In this provocative and enlightening session, the audience walked away with a three-step action plan for addressing the 5 reasons incivility is occurring and tips for creating a civil, inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to be part of the solution of overcoming it.
    • Identify the 5 causes of incivility in the workplace
    • Create at least one action you can take to begin addressing it within your organization

    Presenting your best story..and helping others do the same

    17th June, 2020

    Personal Brand is more critical now than ever. In this session, members got an overview of what you should be communicating in these difficult times

    About this Event

    In a fast-paced, interactive hour, Seattle-based business communications expert Bryan Rutberg will facilitate a discussion on personal branding for HR professionals, with exercises to help you create your personal value proposition. Starting with driving the right mindset and reinforcing your value with the right business language, Bryan will share a clear approach to personal branding for the HR professional. Whether you are a department of one or in a multi-billion-dollar organization, you’ll appreciate a new perspective on your work and a refreshing new way to talk about it.

    Some great take-aways from this program were:

    • Draft a personal branding statement and a plan to promote the Human Resources profession using internal and external channels

    • Learn skills to help others write their own clear value statement

    • Improve your ability to effectively communicate the value and benefits of being a Human Resources Professional

    Remote Management in a Crisis - Beyond Intuition

    20th May, 2020

    The NEW REALITY, Physical Distancing DOESN’T have to mean Social Distancing.

    In this session we discussed best practices and the reality of our new normal, in the COVID-19 era. Remote management is in the spotlight. Aside from forcing us to be organized to work from home,
    staying safe, sane and healthy, the current crisis situation presents new opportunities for recruiting,managing and leading people more effectively than ever before.

    Organizations are built by leaders who can attract, motivate and develop employees to the best of their abilities. Although the collective wisdom in recruitment and management remains subjective and often
    flawed, we can take advantage of more analytical gauges that are gender, cultural and age neutral, to remove undesirable biases, express more positive attitudes and make better-informed decisions about
    people. In this respect, what we find at the core of our personality offers amazing perspectives for growing talent and soft skills to new levels.

    SPRING 2020

    BAHREC Virtual Spring Networking and Program Response Agility – Leading in Times of Crisis

    22nd April, 2020

    In the first BAHREC Virtual Networking Event, Speaker Margaret Graziano, CEO & Culture Strategist from Keen Alignment, shared her insights on what is Response Agility and how to

    • Respond to Adversity, stress and pressure with power and ease
    • Navigate change thoughtfully and effectively
    • Take ownership of your experiences and recalibrate as needed

    Jennifer spoke about "The NEW REALITY" - Physical Distancing DOESN’T have to mean Social Distancing. Margaret discussed best practices and the reality of our new normal, COVID-19 era. What’s required right now is strong leadership. Response Agility grounds HR Professionals in their leadership abilities and enables them to tap into their own wisdom to make decisions despite an unprecedented amount of stress and pressure. The tools and skills covered are not merely theoretical practices. They are proven methods based on neuroscience and utilized daily by real leaders. Access the presentation here.

    View the full recording below:

    Meet and Mingle with Johnny C Taylor

    BAHREC Board Members got a chance to attend an exclusive MEET + MINGLE with SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP and SHRM leadership on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

    The event was a part of the larger “Work Rebooted” Conference, that delved into the need to re-examine how we think about the nature of work, the concept of employment and what it takes to build a thriving workforce.
    Johnny C shared his vision for SHRM and how the local chapters can help equipping HR communities in building the workforce of the future.


    CalSHRM Volunteer Leadership Summit, January 24th and 25th, Westin, San Diego

    BAHREC Board Members attended the CALSHRM Volunteer Leadership Summit. The summit was organized under the leadership of David Conmy. Designed as a conference for our 16 California State chapter leaders, the CalSHRM Volunteer Leadership Summit is a one and one-half day event that gathers board members for instruction and training on successful chapter management.  The session is interactive focusing on the nuts and bolts of chapter leadership, networking and of course having some fun!

    All leaders, new and returning, were encouraged to explore the opportunities available at the conference to expand their existing knowledge and develop key and critical skills associated with board management.  Upon completion of the event chapter leaders would be able to:

    1. Understand the available resources available from CalSHRM, SHRM and other chapters to assist you in successfully managing your chapter
    2. Connect with fellow chapter leaders, CalSHRM Directors, CalSHRM Core Leadership Area (CLA) Directors, SHRM leaders and sponsors creating a network of “expert advisors and friends"
    3. Understand the basics of chapter leadership including but not limited to:  Governance, Certification, Legislative Advocacy, Membership, Professional Development, Finance, Workforce Readiness, College Relations, Diversity and Inclusion & Business Development

    February Networking Event, Finesse Leadership with Dr.Ryan Lahti, Four Seasons, Palo Alto

    When dealing with office politics and interpersonal conflict, how do you “show up”? If you are facing tricky situations, how well do you use tact, emotional intelligence, and forethought regarding impact to handle them? For exceptional leaders, finesse is the key. It is what they possess and how they accomplish objectives. Finesse enables them to influence, motivate and hold people accountable as they create work environments where employees thrive. This program is the cornerstone for enhancing your leadership finesse.

    Take a moment to read what member, Linda Holroyd, CEO, FountainBlue took away from the program

    About Dr Ryan Lahti

    January Networking Event, Rethinking HR in 2020 - Patty McCord

    Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. She is referring to the playbook on the culture that shaped Netflix when it was led by Patty McCord, ex Chief Talent Officer at Netflix.

    When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. 

    Patty led a discussion on the HR we need for our companies to succeed:

    • Throwing away convention
    • Practicing radical honesty
    • When (and how) to cut employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs
    • Motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks and bonus plans
    • Experimenting with every way to think and liberate teams from unnecessary rules and approvals.