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April Paradis – Investing in Women

Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 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.

Mark Gonska

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 10am

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Show Topic:

Have trouble retaining great talent? Dealing with employees walking out the door after the first week? Struggling with your leadership not truly understanding why employees are leaving?

In this episode of the HR Power Hour, join host CMA’s David Ciullo discuss with Mark Gonska, Executive Vice President of Dise & Company, Key Strategies for Retaining Talent that include the “4 R’s” in onboarding, how to deal with the actual employers and leaders’ brand in the marketplace, and focusing on what the employers really need to do to succeed in keeping talent.

About The Guest:

Mark Gonska is Executive Vice President at Dise & Company. He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make: retaining employees they should release.
Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers. He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

A Q&A Session with HRPH Co-Host Tawny Alvarez

Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 10am

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Show Topic:
On this week’s episode of HR Power Hour. You have questions about vaccine mandates. You’ve listened to episodes in the past and you have questions!

The great news is— HR Power Hour Co-host Tawny Alvarez, has answers. You’ve spent months balancing health and safety measures, COVID obligations, how to appropriately account for leave requests and now you’re being asked to add federal, state, and local vaccine mandates into the mix—there’s a lot of information to juggle and we’re here to help make sure that your questions are answered.

This week—you’re the guest and we’re answering the questions you have shared with us concerning this ever-evolving topic. That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

About The Guest:

On this week’s episode of HR Power Hour. You have questions about vaccine mandates. You’ve listened to episodes in the past and you have questions! The great news is—we have answers.

You’ve spent months balancing health and safety measures, COVID obligations, how to appropriately account for leave requests and now you’re being asked to add federal, state, and local vaccine mandates into the mix—there’s a lot of information to juggle and we’re here to help make sure that your questions are answered.

This week—you’re the guest and we’re answering the questions you have shared with us concerning this ever-evolving topic. That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 10am

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Show Topic:
HR professionals have been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been expected to be the expert on the seemly daily changes needed to organizational policies and procedures.

On this week’s HR Power Hour episode, CMA’s David Ciullo hosts employment attorney James Reidy, shareholder at the law firm Sheehan. Listen as they provide an upbeat and realistic assessment of the 10 Things that Keep HR Professionals Awake at Night (COVID Edition) including OSHA, CDC, vaccinations, social media, accommodations, remote work, stress and mental health, recruiting and more.

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.