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    WSHRMA Spring Leadership Conference

    Date: May 8, 2019, 7:30am – 4:00pm
    West Sound Human Resource Management Association
    Kitsap Conference Center
    100 Washington Ave
    Bremerton, WA 98337
    $159.00 Member Ticket $179.00 Non-Member Ticket $75.00 WSHRMA Student Member
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    Spring Leadership Conference


    LEADERS NEED ACHIEVERS: Fusing Flexibility and Accountability


    The Benefits and Challenges of an Agile Workforce - Joe Marth, Vice President of Workplace Innovation, Archbright
    An Agile Workforce is a flexible "talent stream" (gone is "talent pool") that benefits employers and workers with choices about when, where, and how work gets done. SHRM and other thought leaders have reported the rapid growth of the Agile Workforce - for example, SHRM recently reported that Telecommuting jumped from 34% in 2005 to 66% in 2016.
    Participants in this session will learn about this remarkable shift in the workforce – including the nine key dimensions of agile working, as well as its benefits and costs.

    Understand what is an "Agile Workforce" and how this is a profound shift in how work will get done in the future.

    Realize the shift from "talent pool" to "talent stream."

    Understand the nine key dimensions of agile working.

    See how an Agile Workforce can benefit and challenge their organization


    Managing Attendance Abuse in a Protected Leave Law World - Kellis Borek, Vice President of Labor & Employment Services and General Counsel, Archbright
    Regular and predictable attendance is arguably an essential function of every job. Employee absenteeism is a significant problem for most employers. Absence management can take an inordinate amount of time for both HR professionals and managers. Absences for extended and intermittent leave, early departures and late arrivals impact productivity, morale and the bottom line, but laws in recent years have challenged the ability of employers to enforce attendance policies.

    This session will explore legal and risk-averse options available to hold employees accountable regarding attendance, including how to run leaves concurrently, if allowable; documentation; discipline for non-protected absences; and investigation of suspected leave abuse. Attendance management under FMLA, ADA, L&I, Washington Family Care Act and state and local sick leave laws will be covered. In addition, management of attendance under Washington’s Paid Family Leave Law will be discussed to the extent state rules have been published for 2020. Case studies will be used to explore legal and practical methods to manage the most challenging attendance issues.