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    "Why the Best CEO's are Turning to HR to Solve The Top 5 Threats Companies Face” - June 1/2 Day Workshop

    Date: June 12, 2013, 7:30am – 1:00pm
    Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM, Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below. Please Register by June 9th.
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    Workshop Summary:
    We are entering a new economy and business model with tremendous potential for Human Resources to lead strategic organizational success.  However, your business is facing five threats for survival.  HR must be ready to anticipate, respond, adapt and above all, lead through these critical threats.  The old economy was embodied by large companies facing limited competition in stable markets.  The new economy is fueled by the fast eating the slow.  The facts are alarming and thus CEOs are turning to HR to lead the organization through these five threats and mine fields.  We will discuss how today’s organizational success is solely in the hands of Human Resources.

    Workplace Application:
    The top five threats separating all companies from protecting their position as #1 to becoming extinct can be eliminated by HR’s leadership.

    Recertification/Learning Objectives:
    CEOs are looking at HR to lead organizations through the five threats based on HR’s ability to anticipate, respond and adapt to the five threats ensuring the success and survival of all companies s in the new economy such as:

    • Threat #2 Losing Your Competitive Advantage- The competition is leveling the playing field.  Failing to engage your workforce to create and develop new products and services faster than the competition will cause your business to lose its competitive advantage.  Everything else in business can be replicated except your most valuable asset-your employees and their total engagement.  Body of Knowledge #9.
    • Threat #3 The Cost of Reckless Hiring- Most analysts agree that 80% of turnover can be attributed to bad hires.  Poor talent selection practices cripple businesses making them fall short of reaching their potential.  HR must build a quality skilled workforce by managing smart hiring decisions.  Body of knowledge #3 and #4.
    • Threat #5 Regulatory Nightmares- The single biggest external threat to business is government regulation on the state and federal levels.  Increased legislation makes it harder for all businesses.  It distracts businesses from pursuing their core competencies and erodes profits.  Body of knowledge #2 and #5.

    The other two threats are The Inability to Innovate and Poor Leadership and Communication.  As you can see from the five threats, HR is the best function to lead organizations through these critical threats.

    Presented by:  Jack Smalley, Express Employment Professionals

     Jack serves as Director of Learning & Development for Express Employment Professionals international headquarters. He provides leadership, human resource training and consulting for nearly 600 Express offices and their clients in the U.S. and Canada.  Jack offers clients extensive leadership guidance from a progressive career as a Human Resource executive.

    For the last thirty years, Jack has devoted his career to the field of leadership and human resources.  His experience includes executive-level management in a number of different industries such as oil, chemical, and packaging with an emphasis in manufacturing, engineering, sales, logistics, and corporate management. Jack's areas of expertise include:

    • Leadership training
    • Title VII and Wage/Hour compliance
    • Employee retention management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Leading organizational change

    Jack is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He is a sought after national keynote speaker.  Since 2009 Jack has had over 400 speaking engagements, including numerous local and state SHRM (Human Resources) conferences, totaling more than 35,000 attendees. Also, Jack was a featured speaker at both the 2011 and 2012 National SHRM Conferences and will be conducting two mega sessions at the 2013 National SHRM Conference in Chicago.

    **A full buffet break will be provided and is included in the workshop price below

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    This program is pre-approved for 4.5 Strategic HRCI recertification credits

    Registration and check-in begins at 7:30am - 8:25am.  A full buffet breakfast will be provided during this time, which is also a great time to network with other HR professionals.  The Workshop begins around 8:30am and lasts until approximately 1:00pm (includes a question/answer period).  Light snacks/refreshments will also be provided.

    **Due to limited seating and popularity of this event, please register as soon as possible to reserve your seat today!

     Registration Fees:

    • Early Bird Registration Fees - Register by May 20th and pay only $69 per person
    • Late Registration - On or after May 21st, Registration fees are $79 per person

    We are now offering the option of pre-payment for this event, using Eventbrite. Once you register, you will be given the option to click on a link to pay immediately.  Eventbrite charges a small "convenience fee" for this service.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

    Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a full refund of registration fees, cancellation request must be received no later than Monday June 3rd. Registrants will be billed if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on June 3rd. Email cancellation request to

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