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Robert Brooks – COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Saturday, September 18, 2021 @ 10am

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Show Topic:
President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate comes at a time when organizations both small and large are struggling to keep workers safe and healthy while simultaneously attracting and retaining the top talent.

In this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny Alvarez as she talks to Labor and Employment attorney Robert Brooks, partner at Verrill, concerning the President’s recent mandate, who it applies to, how to implement the expectations moving forward, vaccine mandates more broadly and best practices in minimizing risk while maintaining compliance.

About The Guest:

Rob provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and other industries throughout the country. Rob has successfully handled matters related to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, and arbitration.

Rob routinely handles claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, unpaid wages, breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and other disputes before judges, juries, and administrative agencies, and has successfully represented clients at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Rob also regularly provides advice and assistance to clients on proper termination procedures, Family Medical Leave Act issues, labor relations, disability issues, stock option and employee benefit disputes, and other matters.

Rob has a particular focus on negotiating project labor agreements for large-scale construction projects. Rob has also advised public and private entities concerning the lawful use of project labor agreements in the context of a state’s competitive bidding laws.

Bianca Lager – How and Why to Formalize a Social Medial Screening Process

Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 10am

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Show Topic:
A recent survey states that 95% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates during hiring process.

What if you could have an actual Consumer Reporting Agency do it for you and lower your risks?

Social Intelligence is just that agency so listen to CMA’s host David Ciullo talk to President Bianca Lager as they discuss why it could be a great option for your organization.

About The Guest:

Bianca Lager is a business strategist and career growth expert specializing in early to mid-sized startups and established small businesses.

Bianca is also the President of Social Intelligence, a consumer reporting agency focused on online risk for human resources. By driving the vision for Social Intelligence to provide productive, ethical, and innovative solutions, she has spent her time working closely with Fortune 500 companies and non-profits alike to create safe and discrimination-free workplaces.

Bianca obtained an MBA from Pepperdine University with a concentration in Dispute Resolution. She is also a Madecraft Author and LinkedIn Instructor.

Making Mentoring Work – Replay

Saturday, September 4, 2021 @ 10am

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Catherine Lamson

Show Topic:

Affinity groups, mentoring, sponsorship, in many organizations, employees will say, we have these programs, but they have limited success. So how does an organization recognize the need for such a program, and even more so, how does an organization make it work?
 
In this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez of Verrill as she talks with Catherine Lamson, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at MEMIC as she discusses how the Million Women Mentors program acted as the catalyst for her and her team to create a mentoring program to emphasis STEM work within the insurance and provide MEMIC employees with an opportunity to connect with co-workers in a mentor/mentee fashion.
 
Catherine will discuss the successes and hiccups experienced in rolling-out MEMIC’s mentoring program in the midst of a pandemic and how the program has organically evolved to meet the needs of the MEMIC team, resulting in a tripling of program participants in the first year.

About The Guest:

Catherine is the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at MEMIC. She came to MEMIC in 2002. After 10 years in banking, she entered the healthcare sector working for Maine Health, the largest healthcare system north of Boston, and gained another 11 years of experience in a tertiary care hospital and medical laboratory setting.
 
She is responsible for the corporate administrative functions of the organization which are inclusive of human resources, compensation (cash and non-cash), benefits, training and education, along with responsibility for all real estate holdings and all facilities management functions throughout the system.

 


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Heather Waibel – Great Wellness Programs Today

Saturday, August 28, 2021 @ 10am

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Show Topic:
Where is wellness-at-work going today now that employees are returning to work?

On this week’s HR Power Hour episode, CMA’s David Ciullo hosts Heather Waibel, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO of the company Welnys.

Listen as they discuss the challenges leaders are grappling with when it comes to wellness programs today and tips and solutions that make sense going forward.

About The Guest:

Heather Waibel (MBA, CSM) is the winner of the Mitre Women in Health Tech Award and the NJ STEM Entrepreneur of the Year. She started her first company at the age of 23, Fumee, a cigar bar and media company where she was featured in publications like Cigar Snob, Cigar Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Heather also created and hosted the world’s first cigar podcast in 2006. After an exit, Heather went on to spend half a decade at PayPal, leading international operations teams across EMEA, APAC, and LATAM. Heather left PayPal in 2016 to start Welnys, where she is building the world’s largest marketplace of health and wellness professionals for the workplace.

Today, Welnys powers corporate wellness programs for PayPal, Walmart, The City of Boston, and others in over 60 markets in the US. Welnys is an alumni of exclusive start-up accelerators ERA and MassChallenge. Heather speaks German and has traveled to 6 continents, 39 countries and 29 US states.