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Lindy Graham & Celine Frueh – Maintaining Mental Health at Work

Saturday, April 09, 2022 @ 10am

 

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Show Topic:
This week on HR Power Hour: Employers have spent much of the last year focusing on employee health and well-being; emphasizing the creation of a healthy work environment to minimize the spread of the virus in the workplace.

Some employers have taken that focus a step further, to make sure that during this difficult time employee’s mental health is also being looked after.

Join Lindy Graham, LCSW and Founder of Well Space Maine and WellSpace@Work and Celine Frueh, Human Resources Director at Allagash Brewing Co. as they discuss the partnership the two organizations have entered into to remove barriers that employees may traditionally experience when seeking mental health counseling and care.

About The Guest:

Lindy Graham, LCSW WellSpace Founder Lindy has been providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy from a feminist psychodynamic orientation since 2004. Lindy specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, adolescent and young adult health, and LGBTQI health. Lindy also provides clinical supervision and consultation to clinicians in the field of social work and counseling. She also directs WellSpace@Work’s therapist access program providing counseling to the Maine workforce through employer benefits.

Celine Frueh has 20 years of human resources experience, including more than six years in her current role as HR Director at Allagash Brewing Co., and is SHRM-SCP and SPHR certified. After beginning her HR career in the software industry, she served as an HR consultant both as part of a firm and through her own business. Her love of the creative and collaborative world of craft beer pairs well with the brewery’s unconventional and authentic approach to business and HR as a supporting mechanism to make the company strong.

Contributing to the HR practice beyond her job, Celine served for many years on the Society for Human Resource Management Maine Station Council’s Legislative Committee and since joining the Craft Beer Human Resources Group in 2012, led the Craft Brewers HR survey in 2015 and 2017, with plans to in 2019, as well.

She also sits on the Human Resources Committee for the Portland Museum of Art and serves as a board member for the Falmouth Youth Lacrosse. Celine earned her bachelor’s degree in English from St. Michael’s College and her HR Management Certificate from Bentley University.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her three active boys and husband and takes in as much of Portland’s vibrant food and music scene that life allows.

Jim Reidy – Hope Springs Eternal: From Pandemic to Endemic

Saturday, April 09, 2022 @ 10am

 

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Show Topic:
Our long COVID winter MAY be over, but history shows we should proceed with caution as remember it took 3 years to return to pre-pandemic normal for the 1918 worldwide Spanish Flu.

That said, lets be positive and focus on the workplace legal challenges and opportunities in a post-COVID workplace.

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with the Chair of the Labor and Employment group, James Reidy at Sheehan Phinney, Hope Springs Eternal: From Pandemic to Endemic. We discuss the trends, opportunities, and top challenges HR and C-Suite should expect to navigate in this “new normal”.

About The Guest:

Jim practices in the areas of management-side labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents organizations ranging from multi-national corporations to closely-held, family-owned businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well-established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.

Jim has extensive experience handling matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor as well as other state and federal agencies.

He regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources associations to comment on breaking news and recent developments in labor and employment law. Jim regularly writes and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. In addition to being an editor of the New England Law Letter, Jim also contributes to BLR and Lex Mundi state law employment updates. He has been a workplace law resource for several media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, WMUR, NPR, HR Magazine, NH Business Review, and Business NH Magazine. He is a regular presenter at the SHRM (Society for Human Resources) Annual Legal and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., as well as SHRM’s annual national convention. Jim is also a member of SHRM’s Speakers Bureau.

Jim is the moderator of NHLABORNET, the popular Internet discussion group for human resource professionals in New Hampshire. He has been recognized as a top-tier employment lawyer by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers USA, and New England Super Lawyer. Jim has been recognized by the NH Business and Industry Association for his work on behalf of employers and NH Business Review as one of the top 200 most influential business leaders in New Hampshire. Most recently, Jim was inducted as a fellow in the American Bar Association College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

April Paradis

Saturday, April 02, 2022 @ 10am

 

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Show Topic:

On this week’s episode of HR Power Hour. It’s easy to say that your work environment is inclusive, but what does it take to attract and retain female leaders?
Join Tawny as she speaks to April Paradis, HR Specialist at Bank of America about the work that Bank of America is doing to invest in women.
April will discuss the work that Bank of America does in focusing on retention and development while simultaneously understanding that an employee’s needs do not end when they walk out the door.
In understanding the importance in investing in female customers, through their work with the Cornell Women’s Institute, to the programs available for employees, hear how Bank of America engages female employees through their child care and elder care reimbursement programs, tuition assistance programs, and parental leave programs.
That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

About The Guest:

April is a Site Human Resources Manager for operations in ME, MA, and NY.

In her role, she is responsible for mitigating site-level risk, supporting workforce transformations, enhancing frontline leader effectiveness, sustaining site integration/diversity, deploying enterprise initiatives, and streamlining current HR practices.

In addition, April is the human resources manager for the Maine Market supporting the market president and the market leadership team. April joined Bank of America in 1999 as a representative in Consumer Card and transitioned into a business support role in 2000.

Since that time, she has held various leadership positions within Learning & Leadership Development and Consumer Card Operations. In these roles, she was responsible for managing diverse functions including employee engagement, leadership development, change management, risk mitigation, and compensation and staffing.

She’s been in her current role since 2014. April is a graduate of Thomas College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. April is co-chair of the LEAD for Women chapter in Maine.

In addition, she is an active supporter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine.

Tim Hebert – The Intentional Leader

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Show Topic:

We have an overabundance of ‘leaders’ in our world today. But those who truly stand out are the ones who lead in a way that inspires employees to rally behind the organizational cause.
 
In this episode, host David Ciullo discussed with author Tim Hebert his book The Intentional Leader, practical advice that provide an essential guide to cultivating an authentic, effective, and sustainable approach to leadership.

About The Guest:

Tim Hebert loves a good climb.
 
He appreciates the multiple points of perspective it provides, be it looking up, down or sideways. He delights in the lack of equilibrium caused by the weight of a backpack and incline juxtaposed with the freeness that comes in inching closer to the summit. He celebrates the unique obstacles it throws without warning—from harsh conditions to treacherous terrain. But, more importantly, he recognizes the leadership lessons derived along the way.
 
To Tim, every business hurdle and personal challenge mimics a climb, presenting both accomplishment and steep, seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Those challenges, Tim believes, are really just masquerading as untapped opportunities—the chance to do something different and better.
 
A perennial entrepreneur, innovator and adventurer, Tim sees the opportunity to affect change everywhere and is passionate about helping others do the same. A voracious author and seasoned speaker, he enjoys exploring concepts related to intentional leadership, business transformation and professional and personal introspection. A business owner for well over two decades—and the current CEO of Trilix, a business and technology consulting firm—he believes leaders can and need to do better. He believes effective leaders need to embrace the climb.