August 2, 2018  

In this issue...

  1. August Chapter Meeting
  2. NHRMA Annual Conference
  3. Volunteer with Hopelink
  4. SHRM Scholarships
  5. SHRM Training Program Seminar
  6. SHRM Spotlight

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August Chapter Meeting

"Tools & Tactics for Winning the Talent Wars"

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
 Hilton Bellevue

Join LWHRA and Jenifer Lambert, a partner in TERRA Staffing Group, for a discussion on recruiting. In her presentation, Jenifer will go beyond the buzzwords and the hype and share practical guidance for any employer who is serious about winning the “war for talent.”

Come ready to learn:

  • Creative strategies to access hidden talent pools
  • How the game has changed when it comes to attracting candidates and how you need to adjust to compete
  • Common compensation and benefits mistakes that employers make which waste dollars and cost them talent
  • How to juggle the expectations of a multi-generational workforce. Millennials aren’t going away (actually, the best and brightest will if you don’t understand how to engage them)

The program will begin at 11:15 AM and conclude at 1:00 PM.

Registration Costs

Member: $45
Non-Member: $60

Walk-in Registration 
Member: $55
Non-Member: $70

Online registration will close Friday, August 10.

80th Annual NHRMA Conference and Tradeshow

September 5–7, 2018 Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Register now for the 80th Annual NHRMA Conference & Tradeshow. The conference will take place on September 5–7, 2018, at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, WA. Join NHRMA as they celebrate 80 years!

Visit the conference page to register, review the agenda, and to book your hotel accommodations today. 

Career Advisers Needed for Hopelink Adult Education

Leverage your work background to help immigrants and refugees reach their career goals! Become a Hopelink volunteer. Training will be provided. 

  • Serve as a volunteer adviser to support students in the English for Work program
  • Meet with a caseload of students (one or more) before or after scheduled classes at Hopelink centers 
  • Work alongside students to set SMART goals, develop a resume, develop relevant connections in the community, and more
  • Time commitment: 1.5-hours per week or more, depending on caseload, for at least one quarter (three months)

SHRM Foundation Scholarship Application Deadlines are Fast Approaching!

Applications for SHRM Foundation Scholarships to attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition and to support HR professionals seeking to earn their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification have opened.

Upcoming Scholarship Information:

Scholarship/Award Applicant Open Date Deadline
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR  P, S April 1 Aug. 15
Certification Scholarships - Spring Exam Window P, S, SC/C June 1 Sept. 1
Recertification Scholarships P, S June 1
Sept. 1
Undergraduate Scholarships P, S July 1 Oct. 1
Graduate Scholarships P, S July 1 Oct. 1

S = student member, P = professional member, A = academic/ researcher, B = business/organization, SC/C = State Council or Chapter

Online Seminar: How to Gain Leadership Buy-In for Your Training Program

August 15, 2018 11 AM PT | Your Computer

Leadership support is critical to the success of a training program, but many HR departments are challenged in building that bridge and actually gaining the support that is necessary. In this session, Shannon Kluczny and Katie Miller from BizLibrary will look at why leadership buy-in is critical and introduce a 10-step program to make it happen. You’ll walk away with ideas, guides and action plans to implement. 

For more information on this SHRM seminar, please visit the SHRM website.

SHRM Spotlight

A Collection of Articles on Preventing Hiring Bias

"Winning companies are capturing the best talent, while others are falling behind because they can't let go of their preconceived notions about hiring. By clinging to long-standing biases, leaders risk losing out on valuable employees who don't fit the mold."

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