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Human resource professionals to meet in Prince George
Facebook, working from home, Generation Y.
The world is changing, and how human resources professionals handle those changes is on the agenda for a symposium in Prince George at the end of September.
The ninth annual Northern Symposium of the BC Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA) is set for the Ramada Hotel on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Sessions start on the afternoon of Sept. 30, and include Karen Jackson of Jackson Consulting Group talking about engagement and what it really means. She will touch on how Generation Y's perceive the workplace and what they really want, whether engagement is an organizational, management or individual responsibility, and what some organizations are doing to improve engagement.
Jackson will be followed by Dr. Elisa Chavez, talking about strategies for managing employees who work from home.
The afternoon's final speaker is Carol J. Sutton, who will deal with assessing assessments, and how to use the best tool for each purpose.
There will then be a welcome reception, followed by a dinner at the Twisted Cork, with entertainment by Lee-Wai Yu.
On Oct. 1, Adriana Willis will provide an update on changes to labour and employment law. Willis will then join John Heaney and Onkar Athwal in a panel on managing the collective bargaining relationship.
Following a networking lunch, Heaney will discuss social media and the law, and the recent changes dealing with what is considered individual privacy.
The final session of the symposium will have Aaron Nakama discussing how to detect and deal with lying and dishonesty in the workplace.
For more information on the symposium and registration, go to www.bchrma.org. The deadline for early-bird registration is Sept. 16.