To our Membership:
WCHRA has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus, the recommendations from the CDC, CDPHE, and Mesa County Public Health. In light of the most recent recommendations regarding groups of ten or more, WCHRA will be postponing the below events.
WCHRA will postpone our March Monthly Program scheduled for March 25, 2020. We will look at options surrounding a virtual delivery of our programming or rescheduling the programming for a later date. We ask for your patience as we navigate these rapidly changing waters and unprecedented challenges.
We will continue to monitor information as it becomes available and make a decision as to the Employment Law Conference currently scheduled for April 29, 2020 when the time comes. We hope we see drastic improvements and the impact of COVID-19 slows in the coming weeks. We are aware the likelihood of this happening in a timely manner, allowing us to continue our programming is low. However, we wish to balance the health needs of our community with the need to understand the changing laws affecting our Colorado employers. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we commit to this balance and doing what is right for our community. Therefore, as soon as we are able to, we will make a definite decision for the April 29th Conference.
At this time, we are not ready to make a decision on any other programming events.
If you are a participant of the Skills Development Course scheduled for March 27, 2020. Please be on the lookout for information from the course committee.
You are important to us and value the health of you and your families. We encourage you to take necessary precautions as recommended by the CDC.
We are all in this together and together we as Human Resource professionals will continue to help our organizations navigate this challenge and thrive once this challenge has passed.
I want you to know that the WCHRA Board of Directors do not make these decisions lightly. We will communicate to you updates as they become available.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Wishing you all good health!
Kirstin Guptill, MHRM, SHRM-CP
Western Colorado Human Resource Association
If you are considering getting your SHRM-CP pr SHRM-SCP certification please take a minute to fill out the survey at the link below. Once this information has been collected, Kirstin will be in contact with those interested on next steps.
check you the USA Today article where Johnny C. Taylor answers a few more HR related questions.
Q: A recruiter requested that we FaceTime or Google Hangout as part of the interview process. This request made me uncomfortable: I'm not a Kardashian. I pushed to meet in person, but the recruiter opted for a phone call. It didn't go well. Personally, I feel the use of video is a way to potentially discriminate. (I'm in my 50s and African American.) When I declined the video chat, it seemed like the recruiter felt I was hiding something. What do you think about video interviews? Should I have said yes? — David L.
Taylor: If you are unfamiliar with a new technology, it is understandable that it may feel uncomfortable, especially in the high-stakes context of a job search.
But inevitably, the hiring process will reveal the candidate's gender, race, and age, so video interviewing doesn't really present a significant additional risk.
Video interviewing is a growing technology used by employers in recruiting and hiring, and it is not going away. Not only can video help job seekers make a connection with a company earlier in the process without the added expense and disruption of an on-site interview, it allows recruiters to interview more candidates face-to-face earlier in the process.
Don't let your discomfort with the technology be a barrier to using it. The secret to successful video interviewing is practice.
Try out different systems and set-ups. Watch how-to videos on YouTube for guidance on lighting and camera angle. Get comfortable chatting with friends on free video platforms such as Zoom and Skype.
Please ignore the crudeness of the language… but this is kinda cool that SHRM is getting some publicity..
We're sooo close! Thank you to all who participated in our various fund-raisers for the SHRM Foundation yesterday at the Monthly Member Program. Through your commitment to the future of the profession, the Chapter has donated $814 so far in 2017! Our goal is $1,000.00 and we hope you will help us get there!
It's not too late to contribute - go to https://www.shrm.org/foundation/Pages/Donate-Now.aspx. On the donation form, you'll see "Would you like to award recognition credits to a SHRM Chapter and/or State Council?" We invite you click "Yes" and choose Colorado to "Select a State SHRM Chapter", then choose "Western Colorado HR Assn.”
XpertHR recently issued a press release outlining many of the changes to the employer/employee relationship that will go into effect in January, 2018 https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-laws-will-affect-employees-in-2018-leave-equal-pay-reasonable-accommodations-and-more-300534650.html.
Chief among those changes in Colorado is an increase in the minimum wage to $10.20 and $7.18 for employees who regularly receive tips. (In 2006, Colorado voters adopted an amendment to the state constitution that raised the minimum wage and required future increases be adjusted each year for inflation. The Colorado Department of Labor sets the state's minimum wage each January.) Another 2018 change for employers across the nation is an increase to the minimum hourly rate for federal contractors to $10.35.
Workplace and personality assessments? Pros vs. cons? Share your thoughts!
An invitation from our colleagues at COSHRM!
As some of you may be aware, the COSHRM State Council partners with neighboring State Councils to host a networking reception around the SHRM National Conference. This year Colorado is partnering with New Mexico and Oklahoma. Details are below! If you are planning to attend SHRM National, we hope you will attend. Please help us by sharing this information with your chapter members, colleagues and friends that are planning to attend from one of these states. There is no cost to attend for HR Professionals or Resource Providers from these states, regardless of membership status (or not!).
Cocktails and Conversation with Colorado, New Mexico & Oklahoma State Councils
Tuesday, June 20 | 4:30-6:30pm
Tomas Bistro – Gallery Room
755 Tchoupitoulas Street | New Orleans, LA 70130
Are you considering obtaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification?
Do you want more information on ways WCHRA will help you prepare for your exam?
If so, please follow the link below and take the 2017 Certification Survey. We are here to help YOU succeed.
If you have any other questions, please email Kirstin Guptill at firstname.lastname@example.org