A message from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

                                                                                    August 17, 2017  

In this issue...

  1. September Chapter Meeting
  2. Diversity & Inclusion
  3. 2018 Symposium Early Registration
  4. Sponsor or Exhibit in 2018
  5. Fall Preparation Course
  6. SHRM Spotlight

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September Chapter Meeting, 11:15 AM Start Time

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Bellevue Hilton

LWHRA Monthly Chapter Meetings are a great way to network, enhance your HR career, and even earn recertification credit! You don't need to be a member to attend, but a reduced registration fee is one of the many benefits of LWHRA membership. We hope to see you there!

Learn more and register today!

Diversity & Inclusion Part One: Inclusion Starts with "I"

Contributing Writer: Marisa Afzali

In the past few years, we've seen more companies realizing that having a diverse workforce and an environment inclusive of different backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking is good for their bottom line. In fact, recent research from McKinsey & Company shows that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15% more likely to outperform those in the bottom quartile, while ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their less diverse competitors. Whatever your company size and focus, the growing diversity and interconnectedness of our world has no doubt already impacted your business and will increasingly do so over time...continue reading.

The LWHRA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee is compiling a three part series that focuses on making a difference in your company's diversity and inclusion practices. Stay tuned for parts two and three.

Early Registration for LWHRA Symposium 2018

Do you plan to attend the 2018 LWHRA Symposium on Tuesday, February 13, at the Meydenbauer Conference Center in Bellevue? Register now, pay later if need be, and lock into the early registration rate!

Don't miss the opportunity to network with other HR leaders in the Greater Puget Sound Region! Hear what experts are doing to tackle engagement, total rewards, learning & development, drug testing, strategy, and more during our changing times.

Register now to take advantage of this early registration offer.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor of 2018 Symposium

Sponsor & exhibitor sales are now open!
When you sponsor LWHRA, you demonstrate your commitment to fostering a culture of giving in our region and promoting high ethical standards for human resources. Your company also benefits from widespread recognition among LWHRA members and people who attend our Symposium. 

Check out the NEW 2018 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus for further information about all sponsorship opportunities.

Fall Preparation Course - It's Time to Study

Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Nov. 29, 2017
GLY Construction

LWHRA is pleased to announce that it will offer a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Study Group for the 2017 Fall testing window. Our Fall program is designed to assist human resource professionals preparing for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Exams. Participants will review relevant reference materials as well as gain perspective from knowledgeable guest speakers with industry experience.

Learn more and register today!

SHRM Spotlight: Don't Underestimate the Importance of Good Onboarding

Onboarding is a prime opportunity for employers to win the hearts and minds of new employees. Don't waste it, experts say. 

'Onboarding is a magic moment when new employees decide to stay engaged or become disengaged,' said Amy Hirsh Robinson, principal of the consulting firm The Interchange Group in Los Angeles. 'It offers an imprinting window when you can make an impression that stays with new employees for the duration of their careers.' Continue Reading.

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 Lake Washington Human Resource Association

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