Spring Human Resources Conference

Thursday, March 23, 2017

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033


2017 Spring Human Resources Conference— with human resources professionals being tasked with implementing and accommodating so many laws, mandates and requirements imposed on employers, the Pennsylvania Chamber presents the 2017 Spring Human Resources Conference as a complement to our very popular Annual HR Conference which has been held for more than 30 years. The purpose of this event is to cover in-depth a few key topics that are not only "hot," but that are some of the most difficult to understand and comply with.

The event kicks off with keynote topic The Pennsylvania State Police Opioid/Heroin Action Program for Employers. An extension of PA State Police Capt. Doug Burig's presentation at our conference in November, the PA State Police has developed a program to train officers on identifying the symptoms indicating an individual may be addicted to an opioid or heroin. The successful training program has been expanded to help businesses and others groups, and HR professionals have expressed strong interest in this program.

Our presenters—dynamic employment law experts with years of in-depth human resources experience—will help you understand what you need to know to protect your company, ensure that you are complying with the law, and explain how and why to take the right steps to make your tough job a little easier:

  • The Warning Signs You May Have a Potential Retaliation Claim—discrimination claims against businesses continue to rise dramatically. In 2013, more than 4,390 charges of discrimination in Pennsylvania were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And retaliation claims are the fastest rising segment of discrimination claims. We will discuss potential retaliation claim scenarios, the steps to take when interviewing involved parties, important documentation and best practices for training supervisors.
  • Women, Work and Gender Equality—a key new discussion for HR professionals: gender bias and gender pay. According to reports from the Economic Policy Institute, US Business News, the Huffington Post and others, women make 79 cents for every one dollar that men make, even with the same education and years of experience. A very hot topic today, we will also address the hidden biases most companies have embedded in their cultures and steps needed to open up for more transparency.
  • Proper Hiring: So Much More than the Interview—a topic back by popular demand, today hiring is so much more than just looking at a résumé and interviewing a candidate: from developing proper job descriptions to handling pre-employment testing to identifying the "red flags" that tell you that you might be making a bad hire. We will cover all of this and more in-depth.


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Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033


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Online exhibitor registration has ended for this event. Please contact Ashley Mostek at 717.720.5557 or amostek@pachamber.org.

Continuing Education Credits

Certification Group Type of Credits No. of
Pennsylvania State Board of AccountancyCPEs(PX177225) - Group Study5
Continuing Legal Education BoardCLEs5
Human Resource Certification InstituteSPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours5
SHRM Preferred ProviderSHRM-CP™/SHRM-SCP™ PDC's5

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