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    January Meeting: Six Smart HR Strategies For Addressing Today's Serious Skills Gap

    Date: January 31, 2018, 5:00pm
    Workforce Center of Will County - 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL
    Free for GWHRA members; $15 non-members
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    Business Meeting begins at 5:00pm. 

    Presentation begins upon conclusion of business agenda.  

    Topic: Six Smart HR Strategies For Addressing Today's Serious Skills Gap

    What is the U.S. Skills Gap and why does it matter to your organization and to our country?  In this session, you will learn the answers to those two important questions and explore six HR strategies that can help your organization close its Skills Gap:  1) Partner with local Workforce Development Boards     2) Work jointly with educational institutions 3) Conduct professional development 4) Establish apprenticeships 5) Retain your Baby Boomers, and 6) Hire Veterans, ex-offenders, and disabled workers.  You will analyze how these strategies can affect your organizational bottom line and ability to compete successfully.

    Presenter: Nancy Conway, Field Services Director for the North Central Region - SHRM

    About the Speaker: 

    Nancy Conway is SHRM’s Field Services Director for the North Central Region, supporting 64 Professional Chapters, 19 Student Chapters, 6 State Councils, and SHRM members in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  Nancy is the SHRM Staff Lead for the Talent Acquisition Special Expertise Panel, the Young Professionals Advisory Council, and the Workforce Readiness Core Leadership Area, and works with other SHRM initiatives.

    Nancy has worked in the HR profession for over 27 years with industry experience in retail, call centers, banking, and health care.  She served in a variety of chapter and state council volunteer roles prior to joining SHRM.

    Nancy received her master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.   Nancy is proud to be SHRM-SCP certified.