The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Educational Foundation, Hawaii Island District launches its 2019 programs for local employers with a discussion of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace on February 19.
SHRM Hawaii 2019 Board of Directors member, Margarete Hester will lead a lively, interactive discussion on best practices for Diversity & Inclusion, with tips on hiring people with disabilities, and an exploration of practical methods in talent acquisition, workforce development and employee retention.
Margarete Hester is the Group Human Resources Manager at EAN Holdings, LLC and oversees the Talent Acquisition, Talent Development and Generalist teams on Oahu, Big Island, Maui/Molokai and Kauai. She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience working in the United States and Canada. She is also active with the Disability:IN Chapter in Oahu that promotes disability inclusion by heightening awareness, advising corporations and sharing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.
The upcoming event takes place at the W.M. Keck Observatory, Jerry Nelson Conference Center, in Kamuela, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. There will also be a Q&A “Jeopardy-style” game over lunch to test participants’ knowledge of the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion today’s business environment. Handouts include information on the State of Hawaii Vocational Rehabilitation program & incentives for employers.
Cost is $25 for SHRM members, and $35 for non-members, with lunch, beverages and plenty of free parking. The event is open to employers and the general business community that would benefit from learning more about cultivating Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace.
ABOUT SHRM: SHRM Hawaii is a non-profit corporation representing more than 900 human resource professionals throughout the State of Hawaii and is an Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management , the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 210,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries.