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SHRM Member Benefits
Nov. 5, 12 noon. ET / 9 a.m. PT
A program with new SHRM members in mind: Get the most out of your member benefits. Attend this webcast summarizing the many services available to SHRM members. Laurie McIntosh from SHRM's membership group will lead this program, designed to help you get the most out of the investment that your SHRM membership represents. Note: This webcast does not qualify for recertification credit.
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Social Media's Cutting Edge: New Ideas for Recruiting
Nov. 6, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Monster
By now, you've probably been convinced that social media must be represented in your recruiting strategy. But what makes for a successful social media recruiting effort? What approaches work best for attracting passive candidates, and how does your messaging change when you're trying to fill specific positions? In this webcast, editor/manager of the Technology topic area for SHRM Online and social media expert Aliah Wright, author of A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn...and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites, will offer real-world examples of how companies are using social media to attract the best candidates and retain their best workers.
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New Rules for J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs
Nov. 6, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Don’t be caught by surprise by rules change for J-1 exchange visitor programs that go into effect this January. These include new program audits, background checks and knowledge requirements for officers, English language verification, increased insurance, tracking of dependents, changes in key definitions and other requirements. This session will provide an overview of the changes and perspective from corporate, academic, medical research and umbrella sponsors.
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Front-Line Managers: Are You Giving Them Tools They Need to Succeed?
Nov. 13, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Halogen Software
Do your front-line managers have the leadership tools, training and acumen to succeed? That's the fundamental question Harvard Business Review and Halogen Software posed in a 2014 survey. The results are clear: Business leaders see front-line managers as being vital to organizational success, yet they believe most are not equipped with the resources needed to excel in their roles. In this program, Dominique Jones, vice president of human resources at Halogen Software, will detail the study's findings and provide practical ideas and case examples illustrating how front-line leadership development can improve effectiveness, engagement and retention.
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HR & the 2014 Elections
Nov. 14, 3 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Get an update about what the mid-term election results mean for employers. Mike Aitken, vice president of SHRM Government Affairs, and Rebecca Peters, Director of Legislative Affairs at the Council for Global Immigration, will lead a wide-ranging analysis of national and state races and the impact on a variety of HR-related initiatives.
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Commonsense Talent Management
Nov. 20, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by SuccessFactors
Maximizing workforce engagement and performance is often not just about doing new things. It is about doing fundamental things in new and more effective ways. In this program, Dr. Steven Hunt of SuccessFactors/SAP Cloud HCM will highlight important changes in the practice of HR and review methods for designing and deploying effective, strategic HR methods built for the future while leveraging the lessons of the past.
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Charges of Discrimination: Fending Off and Fighting Back
Nov. 21, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Sponsored by PeopleFluent
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received a total of 93,727 Charges of Discrimination last year. By training managers, putting effective policies in place and conducting effective internal investigations, employers can reduce the risk of receiving charges. In addition, effectively responding to a charge charge can have a tremendous impact on the outcome. In this session, Craig Annunizata and Nesheba Kittling of Fisher Phillips LLP will provide companies with fundamental considerations and tips for properly fending off claims of discrimination as well as fighting back.
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Unless otherwise noted, all SHRM webcasts are approved for general recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute. Programs that qualify for special credit (strategic management, international or California-specific) are indicated. Consult the Institute’s recertification materials for information about how webcast credits may be claimed.

 

All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

Business Continuity Considerations for HR
October 2014
Sponsored by AtHoc

Most businesses identify employees as their most important asset, yet few businesses take action to help employees and their families prepare for, and recover from, disasters. In this webcast, Michael W. Wanik, director of corporate security for United Therapeutics Corp., will discuss strategies and best practices for helping employees prepare themselves and their families for a crisis. The program will also identify strategies for communicating procedures to employees and maintaining contact with them throughout the process.
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Using Analytics to Make Better Hiring Decisions
October 2014
Sponsored by PeopleFluent
Some of your most effective hiring practices take place before you even start recruiting. Your best hires are a result of figuring out the skills and competencies that drive your organization's outcomes. Your hiring process can then be shaped to address those competencies. In this program, Scott Mondore of SMD will discuss how you can create an analytics-driven roadmap for your hiring strategy, for both internal and external candidates. You'll also learn how to analyze the data to assess the quality of those hires.
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Reinvent Work
October 2014
How do you reinvent work and create a workforce that's more engaged and more productive? In this webcast, two of the top employers in the country when it comes to creating effective and flexible workplaces share their programs and cost-saving strategies, everything from telecommuting to monitoring overwork. You'll also hear about other trends from this year's When Work Works Award competition (formerly known as the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility). Presenting on the program are Eve Tahmincioglu, Families and Work Institute; Marcee Harris Schwartz, BDO USA; and Michelle Sirott, Point B.
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Employee-Centric HR
October 2014
Sponsored by Oracle
Organizations have long researched their customers' expectations to boost retention, drive brand loyalty and improve their overall experience. Now, HR is taking that same approach with their employees. It's time to strengthen talent strategies and tools to meet the expectations of employees; from programs like career development, to how they transact and communicate with their employer, peers and managers. In this program, Jeff Haynes, HCM Transformation Leader at Oracle, will discuss the elements of employee-centric HR and how it can transform an organization.
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Five Mistakes That Push Talent Out
October 2014
Sponsored by Bamboo HR
What do employers do that gets on their workers' nerves and even causes employees to leave the company? In this webcast, BambooHR CEO Ben Peterson will look at the top five annoyances that cut into worker productivity and lead your best employees to quit. (Hint: It's not about compensation.) By understanding what employees' identify as their most pressing needs, you'll have a better idea of where to focus your efforts to keep your workers engaged.
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HR and the Aging Workforce
October 2014
On average, 10,000 U.S. Baby Boomers turn 65 every day. With large chunks of the Baby Boom generation either in retirement or quickly approaching it, employers must have strategies to prepare for the loss of their experienced workers in the years ahead. In this webcast, Mark Schmit, executive director of the SHRM Foundation; Jennifer Schramm, SHRM's workforce trends and forecasting manager; and Jon Dauphine, AARP's senior vice president of education and outreach, will outline steps HR professionals can take to retain, engage and develop their older workers.
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 SHRM Certification Update
October 2014
Learn about new certification options for the HR profession available from SHRM. This webcast will provide an overview of the new SHRM certifications. You'll hear about eligibility requirements, the pathway to SHRM Certification and the recertification process. There will also be a Q&A to address your questions about SHRM Certification. Note: This program does not qualify for recertification credit.    
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Targeted Wellness: Understanding the Numbers
September 2014
Sponsored by Healthentic
As the nature of health care and wellness benefits evolves, employers have more access to claims data. This provides an opportunity to see what kinds of claims employees are filing and tailor the organization's health/prescription drug plan design and wellness design to both increase participation and lower costs. This program will provide an overview of this targeted wellness approach, and how to use these numbers for benefits planning.
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Building L&D Programs That Maximize Employee Potential
September 2014
Sponsored by lynda.com
Successful organizations benefit from blended learning. More than just elearning, blended learning combines a wide range of approaches and opportunities to maximize employee development. In this webcast, Dr. Britt Andreatta, director of learning and development at lynda.com, discusses how to build or revise employee training based on best practices in learning design and delivery.
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Why Human Capital Matters to Custom Target-Date Solution Design
September 2014
Sponsored by Morningstar
Financial assets make up one component of retirement planning. But an employer's industry matters too, whether their participants are web developers, real estate agents or cattle ranchers. In this presentation, David Blanchett, Jeremy Stempien and Nathan Voris will look at the findings of new research from Morningstar Investment Management when it comes to designing custom target-date solutions for workers of all ages.
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Your I-9 Checkup
September 2014
It's been over a year since the new I-9 form was unleashed, yet many employers and HR professionals remain confused about procedures. This program will allow you to give your employee eligibility practices the once-over. We'll review what forms you should be using, the type of documentation you should be requesting and record retention practices. You'll get tips on how to determine whether your current documentation can withstand government scrutiny and how to prepare for a federal I-9 audit. The program will provide an update of the government's E-Verify initiative.
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Generation Z: The Next Generation of Worker
September 2014
Gen Z is an emerging group that your entire company needs to understand, from HR to marketing. In the coming years, these new workers will start to seize entry-level positions at companies worldwide, and managers will need to get used to different behaviors, needs and work styles. In this webcast, Dan Schawbel will look at the results of his unique global research study on the implications of this generation from both a workplace and consumer perspective. He'll be joined by Jim Link, the chief human resources officer at Randstad North America, who will discuss effective ways of engaging Gen Z employees.
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Great Expectations, Limited Resources: Benefit Trends for 2015
August 2014
With the ACA's employer mandates beginning to kick in for 2015, next year is shaping up to be a critical one for employee benefit plans. Budgets remain tight, and employers are fighting to keep costs under control while offering benefits that will attract and retain the best workers. In this program, HR strategist and benefits guru Gary Kushner of Kushner & Company takes a look at what you can expect in 2015 and beyond -- trends in health care, wellness, retirement and other benefits; strategies for complying with ACA mandates; and how to plan for changes in the marketplace in the coming years.
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From Diversity 1.0 to 4.0: Driving Sustainable Change
August 2014
Sponsored by Glassdoor
As the business demands for more diverse workplaces increase, the role of those charged with overseeing an organization's diversity efforts has evolved. Simply put, it's no longer enough to "recruit more diverse talent" and stave off discrimination lawsuits. In this program, global workforce expert, author and consultant Dr. Shirley Davis outlines the steps to move your organization to a more advanced approach to diversity. You'll also hear strategies for how to move your organization's culture to a more inclusive, high-performing work environment and how to assess and measure the impact of your diversity efforts.
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Frozen Out of Great Talent? Let It Go!
August 2014
Sponsored by Oracle
It's time to take a look at your recruiting process. The tried and true methods you've relied on in the past won't work in today's business environment. In this webcast, recruiting expert and consultant Doug Douglas provides you with the mindset to take a holistic look at your recruiting strategy. You'll get an environmental scan of the recruiting market; insight into the kind of metrics you should be gathering and analyzing to assess your own recruiting strategy; and tips on how employment branding, social media and other tools can supercharge your recruiting efforts.
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Hidden Absence Costs Add Up: And How You Can Keep Them from Weighing You Down
August 2014
Sponsored by Kronos
The cost of absence adds up fast. It's not only vacation and sick time you pay for. There's lost productivity, expensive overtime hours and costly compliance errors. Outdated manual tracking only compounds the problem. In this program, Evren Esen, SHRM's Director of Survey Programs, and Kronos Incorporated Solution Consultants Toni Kellam and Jim Manfield will review the findings of SHRM's new absence study. You'll also hear how automated workforce management solutions can keep hidden costs from creeping up.
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