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Upcoming SHRM Webcasts

Rethink Learning: Designing Initiatives with the Brain in Mind
March 5, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT 
Sponsored by
For many organizations, training and development programs fall short of their goals of growing talent and fostering innovation. A big reason is the methodology beneath many traditional learning programs, which is often out of step with how the human brain learns and retains new information. In this program, Dr. David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, delves into the latest neuroscience research and industry data on organizational learning. He'll outline specific ways leaders can design learning initiatives so they are stronger and more conducive to a lasting, "brain-friendly" learning experience.
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Prepare for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam
March 11, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Learn how you can prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam with the 2015 SHRM Learning System. Learning modules that reflect the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge -- combined with premier online study tools -- provide you with everything you need as you prepare for your certification exam. Note: This program does not qualify for recertification credit.
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Data-Driven Hiring: 6 Steps to Improve Your Results Today
March 12, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by PAN
Big data may be a hot topic, but few organizations have access to such large stockpiles of information. There are still great ways to use the data you have at your fingertips today, however, to enhance the way you hire and avoid costly hiring mistakes. In this webcast, Erin Wood, a talent measurement consultant at Performance Assessment Network (PAN), discusses how you can construct a data-driven hiring program by learning six easy strategies for using data to improve your hiring results. Learn how to hone your recruiting efforts, choose the right assessment tools, evaluate candidates, monitor and adjust your process, measure return on investment, and utilize pre-hire data in post-hire development plans.
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Strategies to Improve Hiring Using Data
March 17, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Achievers
As companies move to quick, easily executed forms of recognition, they often lose sight of an important fact: Recognition has to be meaningful for it to have an effect. In this program, Leila Bulling Towne, executive leadership consultant and coach, describes how gamification and social media tools have created workplace recognition opportunities, but they're often inadequate when it comes to recognizing and engaging employees. The program provides insight into the recognition conversations and tools that are most effective and the investment (hard and soft) required to deliver them. It will also go over skills managers need in order to be able to identify opportunities for recognition and deliver recognition effectively.
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Engaging Employees in a New World of Work
March 18, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Sponsored by GuideSpark
According to the 2015 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends survey, engagement is the top issue facing organizations in 2015. With the labor market getting tighter, the balance in the market is shifting towards the employee and a majority of employees are considering changing jobs in 2015. What can organizations do to address the engagement problem? How can employers simplify the workplace to engage employees and increase productivity? Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte, will offer insights into strategies employers will need to deploy in order to foster a strong culture and increase engagement in this challenging environment.
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Strategies to Improve Workplace Safety and Reduce OSHA Exposure
March 19, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
If OSHA has fallen off your radar screen, it is time to put it back on. Both the number and dollar amount of OSHA penalties have significantly increased in the past year. In this program, Ed Foulke, a partner at the law firm Fisher & Phillips and former head of OSHA, will discuss the new enforcement-focused OSHA and new special emphasis programs including the Severe Violators Enforcement Program. He'll also review the essential elements of OSHA compliance and an effective workplace safety and health program, with an eye to preparing for increased civil and criminal enforcement.
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A New Leaf: How HR Can Influence the C-Suite
March 25, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Cornerstone on Demand
For decades, HR professionals have made the argument that HR is an essential business partner that needs to be represented in C-level strategy and planning sessions. As business has evolved, HR has a greater chance that ever to be a business partner. That's not a fancy new title: In addition to mastery of the HR profession, it takes the right mix of experiences and knowledge, business acumen, and analytic and communication skills. In this webinar we explore how technology, data and social media are evolving HR and creating new opportunities for HR to establish a new role with executive leaders.
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Delivering Training to a Virtual Workforce
March 26, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by BizLibrary
We've been hearing about flexible working arrangements and telecommuting for years and it's now a reality for most organizations. A dispersed and virtual workforce presents both benefits and challenges. As HR and learning professionals, what can we do to ensure that we're delivering consistent and effective learning and development to employees across the globe? In this program, Chris Osborn will discuss best practices for delivering employee training and learning to a dispersed workforce. You will also hear ideas for spreading the benefits of social and informal learning while using next-generation learning technology.
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Developing Women for Leadership Roles
March 31, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Graebel
While women are playing increasingly prominent roles in global businesses, the number of women in top leadership roles remains shockingly small. In this presentation, diversity author and consultant Dr. Shirley Davis will offer insight and results of recent research on how far women have come in achieving equality in the workforce, and how much further there is to travel. Additionally, she will offer strategies businesses can follow to help them become employers of choice for women, while boosting their organizations' commitment to innovation, engagement and inclusion by capitalizing on the power of women in the global workforce.
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Recertification Credit

SHRM Certification

Unless otherwise noted, SHRM Webcasts are approved to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials.


SHRM Webcasts are approved by the HR Certification Institute for general recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR, GPHR and PHR-CA/SPHR-CA certifications.

Recent Webcasts

All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

Turn Employees into Masters of Their HDHPs
February 2015
Sponsored by ALEX
For many employees, making the move to HDHPs represents a major shift in the way they’ve thought about health insurance. Exchanging the comfortable world of $20 copays for health care consumerism can be a shock to the system, and if you’re not careful, fear and resentment can set in. Fortunately, there’s a secret weapon against employee confusion and fear: great communication. In this webinar, David Daskal, benefits communication expert for ALEX, will arm you with a complete framework and five communication tactics you can put into action today to start helping your employees understand and make the most of their HDHPs.
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Wellness: Miracle or Mirage?
February 2015
Sponsored by Healthentic
Does wellness really improve your workers' health and save your organization money? And, if the answers to these questions are "no" or "not enough," what are your choices? Can you really afford to get out of the wellness business? In this webcast, author and consultant Al Lewis will look at the myths and realities of wellness initiatives, as well as the future direction of wellness services. You'll learn strategies for measuring outcomes validly -- without having to pay an actuary. You'll also hear strategies to inoculate your wellness initiatives against legal action by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Beyond the Cap: Year-Round Processes for H-1Bs
February 2015
H-1B cap filing season opens April 1, but there are critical steps and strategic decisions for H-1Bs that have to be made all year for cap-subject and cap-exempt employers alike. Fewer than half of H-1B cases were selected in the lottery last year, and even more filings are expected this year. In this webcast, experienced immigration experts will guide you through the H-1B process, set expectations for the coming year and tell you what to do in case of an audit.
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Presenting Effectively When You're Not in the Room 
February 2015 
As they lead more webinars, video presentations and conference calls, HR professionals must develop new skills and strategies to captivate their team, clients and higher-ups when they're not meeting face to face. In this program, Brad Karsh of JB Training Solutions provides tips and techniques you can use to deliver effective presentations from remote locations. You'll learn ways to create energy and enthusiasm and take full advantage of new meeting technology. 
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OSHA on Full Throttle
February 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is undergoing significant changes. In this webcast, Ed Foulke, a partner at Fisher & Phillips and former head of OSHA, will review actions by both the Obama administration and Congress that expand OSHA's role in the workplace and update the agency's standards. The program will also examine OSHA's enhanced enforcement strategy, as well as the agency's temporary-employee initiative, its safety and health regulatory agenda, and the future of OSHA's voluntary compliance program.
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Onboarding Milestones
January 2015
Sponsored by BambooHR
Many companies approach onboarding as something that stops when all paperwork is signed and the employee's first day is complete. Approaching new employees with this "sink or swim" attitude is a sure-fire way to ensure high employee turnover. In this program, Ben Peterson, CEO of BambooHR, discusses how employers can achieve better results by continuing onboarding -- in some form -- throughout an employee's tenure.   
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#HereWeGoAgain: Time to Re-think Performance Management
January 2015
Sponsored by Oracle
As HR professionals we have been working on re-designing performance management for years: from rating scales to calibration, from the connection to compensation to trying to show that performance management practices really do impact the bottom line in a positive way. But with all of our work, it seems like we are not making as much progress as we would have expected. Perhaps it is time to turn the page and begin with a new perspective. In this program, Pamela Stroko of Oracle will explore a new approach: employee-driven performance management, which will have a material impact on business performance, on-going feedback and coaching as a business practice.
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Everything You Need to Know About Employment in Canada
January 2015
The difference between the U.S. and Canadian employment environment can be daunting for companies looking to expand across the border. While some similarities exist, in this webcast Kathryn Benson, MIRHR, and Stacy Glass, CHRP, of HR Options, will highlight the best practices in Canadian HR to help U.S. and international companies transition smoothly into employing in Canada. Topics to be explored include compensation practices, leaves of absence, recruiting trends and alternative hiring options. This program qualifies for HR Certification Institute Global HR credit.
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Kill Your Performance Rankings
January 2015
Why do employees often not respond to numbers-based rankings and ratings? In this webcast, Dr. David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, will examine the latest neuroscience research and case study data around performance rankings. You'll hear why rankings are so ineffective and discover research-driven ways organizations can manage performance better.
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Expert Guidance on Preparing for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam
January 2015 
Learn how you can prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. In this program, you'll hear more about the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) and how to prepare for the exam in both online and traditional classroom settings. Note: This program does not qualify for recertification credit.  
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