Meeting/Event Information


September 10, 2020

Managers & Supervisors Conference - Free Virtual Event
September 10, 2020 - September 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar #2

Topic: Employee Selection: How to Ensure it's Effective & Legal (CAHRA membership meeting included)

$0.00 Lunch 'n Learn (Member) - No charge

$0.00 Lunch 'n Learn (Non-member) - No charge

Join us for our 2nd Lunch 'n Learn this Thursday, September 10th. (**This Lunch 'n Learn will include a short CAHRA membership meeting.)

Even during a pandemic, managers and supervisors need opportunities for professional development. This year, CAHRA will have a FREE Virtual Managers & Supervisors Conference to provide these opportunities. During the month of September, every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00pm, we will be hosting our Lunch ‘n Learn Series. This series will feature topics appropriate for front-line managers, supervisors, entry-level HR professionals, office managers, small business owners, as well as anyone needing a refresher on topics to effectively manage their employees.

All sessions will last one hour (12:00 - 1:00pm) and are being offered at no charge to our members and past conference attendees. To participate, please register for each hour/class you wish to attend. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for connecting to each webinar. HR certification hours for attending will be provided after each class via email.   

Thursday, September 10, 12:00 - 1:00PM, Lunch 'n Learn - Click Register Now button to attend

Topic:  Employee Selection:  How to Ensure It's Effective & Legal - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current labor market is saturated with available personnel who have lost jobs, with more viable candidates than positions available. The pressure to fill positions is compounded by legal and record-keeping requirements that can be very dangerous if not navigated skillfully. Missteps or inefficiencies here directly affect the whole of any organizations' business goals. In this unique environment, the Human Resource sections are critical to any organization, regardless of size. In order to legally and efficiently satisfy the need for fully qualified employees, it's imperative to establish a comprehensive selection process. This presentation will illustrate how to properly: Prepare (Job descriptions, Sourcing and Advertising); Process (Job posting - ATS, Job Board, paper); Selection (Who is an applicant?, reviewing applications, diversity inclusion and non-discrimination, hiring managers - are they trained to interview?, soft skills/personality consideration - is it ok?); Recordkeeping (applications, demographics/veterans/disabled, how long do you keep records?).

Speaker:  Bruce Cross, Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus
Bruce Cross is a director in the firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. in Little Rock, Arkansas, who practices in the areas of labor and employment defense law. Bruce is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers of the American Bar Association. He was also named Lawyer of the Year in Little Rock in Labor Law/Management in 2019. Bruce is listed as a Leading Lawyer in Labor and Employment in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law, and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Bruce received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. His practice includes work before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Wage & Hour and OFCCP Divisions of the Department of Labor, as well as related federal and state court litigation.

Join us for the other Lunch 'n Learns in September:

Thursday, September 17     
Topic:  Succession Planning
Speaker:  Kelly Carney, Delta Dental

Thursday, September 24
Topic:  From Peer to Supervisor: Employment Law Basics You Need to Know
Speaker:  Daveante Jones, Wright Lindsey Jennings

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. 

The Central Arkansas Human Resource Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Webinar Sponsor:   Your Company logo could appear here!  If interested, call 501-224-4840, or send a message to [email protected]

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