• Retail Roundtable Panel: The Ins and Outs of Human Resource Management

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    Name: Retail Roundtable Panel: The Ins and Outs of Human Resource Management
    Date: March 15, 2018
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM CDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    Please join us as we host a panel discussion for all businesses with staff, or thinking about hiring staff: "The Ins and Outs of Human Resource Management."

    This panel is hosted by the Retail Roundtable affinity group and is the third in the Chamber's Professional Development Series.

    Sessions that are part of the Professional Development Series are open to all members of the Chamber (not just retailers!) so spread the word!

    Featured Panelists

    Jeff Mays (Director), Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
    Chere Taylor (CEO) Fulcrum HR

    Alejandro Bodipo-Memba (Founder & CEO) OVP Management Consulting Group Inc
    Michael Weicher (Owner) Weicher Law Offices, P.C.

    and your moderator - Molly Rudberg (owner) Molly Rudberg

    Discussion Topics
    This panel discussion will dive into topics such as the nitty-gritty of hiring and firing (and everything that happens in between) as well as understanding the legal and policy issues that need to guide managers in staff searches, staff benefits and developing strengths in leadership to grow your business. Come with your questions, your case studies and your hard-to-deal-with issues! This panel will focus on discussion and trouble-shooting timely topics pertinent to all businesses and business owners.

    About our Panelists

    Jeff Mays was appointed as Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) by Governor Bruce Rauner on January 12, 2015.  Since joining, Director Mays immediately focused on enhancing the agency’s services for job seekers, claimants and employers, and on making IDES the pre-eminent employment agency in Illinois.

    Whether it’s connecting employers to job-seekers, helping unemployed individuals find meaningful work, providing unemployment insurance to those who are eligible, producing labor market data or protecting taxpayers from unemployment insurance fraud -- IDES impacts thousands of people each day and helps them through their challenging times.

    Chere Taylor, CEO of Fulcrum HR, holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Chere is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and also holds a Senior Certified Professional certification (SHRM-SCP) from the Society of Human Resource Management.  She brings comprehensive executive level human resource experience in the finance, banking and commercial real estate industries.

    Alejandro Bodipo-Memba is the founder of OVP Management Consulting Group Inc. a hands-on, people-focused consulting practice that thrives on the concept of helping people identify and optimize their strengths in order to achieve larger organizational objectives. We are focused on providing our clients with the best solutions to operational challenges in three areas: Strategic Communications, Leadership Training & Development and Continuous Improvement Process Design work.

    Michael Weicher is the owner of the Weicher Law Offices, P.C. and has been an attorney for more than fourteen years. His broad experience as a small business lawyer has led through a variety of employment related issues.  He currently serves as the ethics commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.  He earned his J.D. at Loyola University Chicago and has completed five marathons.

    Molly Rudberg's background is a potent mix of executive and life coaching, personal branding, leadership development, marketing strategy, production, working at thriving companies and running her own business for nearly a decade and a half. Her University of Iowa liberal arts mindset meets the strategic world of Northwestern’s Masters in Managerial Communication program – wrapped up with an Accomplishment Coaching affiliation bow. With this experience has come an innate ability to see how clients create their our own walls and detours – how we get in the way of our own success. And, instinctively, she sees and hears what her clients and their organizations need to do to reach that place they most want to be.
    Event Sponsors:

    Venue Sponsor

    MB Financial
    7727 W Lake St
    River Forest
    Date/Time Information:
    8:30am - 9:45am
    Contact Information:
    Anne Pezalla
    Free to Chamber Members
    $20 non-members
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