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    MVHRA Meeting - presentation: Discipline & Parting Ways

    Date: March 2, 2022, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Via ZOOM
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    Big River Resources (Corporate Office location)
    211 N. Gear Avenue
    West Burlington, IA
    Enter the main doors and head to basement stairs to the left
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    “Discipline & Parting Ways”

    Presented by: Russ Curry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    While no one looks forward to disciplining or firing employees, it is a reality that these situations will occur from time to time. Disciplinary issues and termination of employment effects recruiting, retention, employee relations, morale, productivity and more. Numerous legal risks may arise as well when an employer fires an employee.

    This highly interactive session will provide the tools and processes necessary to help you address discipline and termination issues in an equitable, respectful, and legally defendable manner.

    Participants will learn about:

    • Performance Improvement Plans (PIP)
    • Documentation: The good, the bad and, yes, the ugly
    • Legal, work comp, FMLA and other issues to consider

    Speaker’s Background & Experience:

    Russ Curry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a sought-after highly creative, forward-thinking and results-oriented business leader with over 30 years of human resource experience in a wide range of multi-channel environments including manufacturing, technology, retail, health care and transportation/logistics. His experience ranges from small technology start-ups to publicly traded Fortune 500 companies serving at the vice president/executive level helping drive organizational change in alignment with strategic objectives.

    Russ is a seasoned and successful leader in strategic planning and execution, talent development, performance measurement, hiring and retention, safety, employment law, change management, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion and manager/supervisor training. His approach has been described as welcoming, engaging, and culturally responsive at all levels. Throughout his career, Russ has received numerous awards and distinction for his integrity, financial responsibility, enthusiasm, and customer service.

    Russ is a dedicated human resource professional with SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and Diversity and Inclusion certifications. He has extensively promoted the continuing development of the human resources profession and provided leadership at key conferences and continuing education events. Russ has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management since 2001 and served as President of the Iowa Senior Human Resources Association for 2012-2013.

    HRCI for 1.0 (General) PHR/SPHR Recertification Credit Hour & SHRM Approved for 1.0 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Professional Development Credit. “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”