Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon, October 17, Laurens County Museum

Laurens County Disabilities and Special Needs, Vocational Rehabilitation, ABLE SC, and Laurens School District 55 and District 56 are offering a DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS LUNCHEON on October 17th beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Laurens County Museum, Historic Courthouse Square. Complimentary lunch provided.  1.5 Hours of Professional Development SHRM Credit will be provided. Register online by emailing Carolyn Shortt at cshortt@laurens55.org Disability Employment Awareness Lunch & Learn Continue reading Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon, October 17, Laurens County Museum

How to Evolve with the Evolving Workforce

This is going to be a terrific program for businesses offered by GSHRM’s Work Readiness Committee and facilitated one of my favorite people, John Baker, of J Baker Consulting. We’ll talk strategy on how to develop talent from within one’s organization. Other speakers include representatives from Bostik, Fluor, Clemson University, Greenville Tech, and Apprenticeship SC. $50 to register (deadline Aug 11) at greenvillehr.org. Continue reading How to Evolve with the Evolving Workforce

Lunch & Learn Session: Disability Employment Etiquette – Your Questions Answered

Information and registration ($10 including lunch) here. RSVP by 5 p.m., Friday, July 21st. HR Certification Credit: 1.25 Credit HRCI & 1.25 Credit SHRM.       Program Topic: Disability Employment Etiquette – Your Questions Answered As more individuals with disabilities enter the workforce, many employers have questions about what the proper etiquette is when working with these individuals.  No one wants to feel like they have unknowingly … Continue reading Lunch & Learn Session: Disability Employment Etiquette – Your Questions Answered

2017 GSHRM HR Management Conference coming up August 22nd and 23rd!

This is going to be a terrific conference.  Held at the Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC and presented by Furman University and Ogletree Deakins, this conference will feature C-suite speakers from top corporations including Fluor, Greenville Health System (GHS), MIchelin N.A., Milliken, ScanSource, and more. The theme, “HR Impact: Delivering Business Results,” will guide the content of all pre-conference workshops and conference seminars. HR professionals won’t … Continue reading 2017 GSHRM HR Management Conference coming up August 22nd and 23rd!

New Games Help People Communicate On Difficult Subjects

I just learned about an amazing set of games that help facilitate conversation in a fun and meaningful way.  The games, by Leslie Robinson (Inventor, Founder & CEO of Trance4mation Games) create safe space for authentic communication and connection. Keep It Real is for families, friends, and groups to come together and share thoughts, beliefs, secrets, and a lot of laughter. Mission Home Front is for veterans … Continue reading New Games Help People Communicate On Difficult Subjects

South Carolina Business, Community, and Corrections Leaders Gather in Greenville to Discuss Employing People with Criminal Records

A productive conversation on hiring people with criminal backgrounds took place in Greenville, SC on May 19, 2015.  Members of the business community, corrections leaders, and community leaders came together to discuss fair and safe ways to employ and retain people with backgrounds.  These efforts build our community’s value for all. Continue reading South Carolina Business, Community, and Corrections Leaders Gather in Greenville to Discuss Employing People with Criminal Records

Terrific time at the SPSSI conference in DC

Just returned from an amazing conference by The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) in DC. The title, “A Road Less Traveled: Forging Links Between Psychological Science and Social Policy” says it well.  As social psychologists, we can help policymakers apply our research to develop sound policy. A few highlights out of many: Dr. Zimbardo’s Lewin Address:  How Zimbardo’s Basic Research on Time … Continue reading Terrific time at the SPSSI conference in DC