November 7, 2019   

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Last Chance to Register for the November Chapter Meeting

2020 Symposium Speaker Spotlight

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Last Chance to Register for the November Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:15–11:00 AM | Hilton Bellevue

On November 12, LWHRA will present the 2019 Legal Update. Matt LaPalm from the Employment Security Department will take a deep dive into the paid family and medical leave program that Washington employees can start utilizing in 2020. Then, Jodi Slavik and Kara Craig will join us from Vigilant to share a big-picture update that goes over federal, state, and local employment law changes. This will be an information-packed day, so bring your notebook and pen and be ready to ask questions!


2020 Symposium Speaker Spotlight

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Join LWHRA for our 2020 Annual Symposium. This year, we are focusing on HR 20/20 Vision.

Melissa Acton-Buzard will be sharing insight about the importance of HR analytics and business performance in her session "Why HR Data is the Key to make Strategic Business Decisions." Though HR analytics is now better than ever, organizations need to properly access them, align their information with decision-making, and act accordingly. The aim is to show how data can help HR leaders make valid and strategic business decisions, in hopes that it will improve the behavior of their employees and the overall performance of the business. HR should not only align with the business but drive the company by making better decisions about the workforce—by knowing and applying an in-depth understanding of organizational dynamics based on data.

Chameleon Technologies’ CEO and Founder, Melissa Acton-Buzard, has worked in the staffing industry at several staffing firms since 1995 and started Chameleon Technologies in 2000. With invaluable first-hand experience, she was clear about the services and practices she wanted to offer as well as what she would do differently with her firm. With a focus on diversity and inclusion as a woman-owned business, Chameleon Technologies set out to emphasize the importance of diversity in the workplace with an unparalleled focus on outstanding customer service. Chameleon recently started a Professional Data Services division which exclusively focuses on data management and data analytics. Our unique approach to data analytics produces superior results for our clients. We provide strategic data insights with competitive strategies for world-class business management. Key areas of expertise are data analysis and Business Intelligence solutions.

Register before November 26 to take advantage of discounted, early bird pricing and save up to $56. Remember, you can register now and pay later with our "invoice me" option.


Be a Sponsor/Exhibitor at Symposium

2020 Partnership Guide Cover   Reserve your place at the 2020 LWHRA Symposium! When you sponsor or exhibit with LWHRA, your organization benefits from widespread recognition among LWHRA members, people who attend our Symposium, and the people that visit our website. Check out the 2020 Partnership Prospectus for additional details about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

Fill out the 2020 Symposium Sponsor & Exhibitor form to secure your spot. 

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Volunteer with LWHRA

As you look at your plans for 2020, we hope that giving back is a priority. LWHRA is a volunteer-run organization, and your support makes our programs possible.

We are currently seeking volunteers in several functions, including social media, certification classes, and our committees for membership, marketing & communications, diversity and inclusion, and programs. We even have rarely-available chair and co-chair openings in MarCom and School Relations!

Learn more by reviewing the LWHRA Volunteer Opportunities page and fill out our volunteer interest form.

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