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Learn What Economic, Legislative and Technology Updates are Driving the Latest HR & Business Strategies at NELSONtalks Business: North Bay

Posted On05/16/2016

ContributorTracy Fischer

Nelson invites North Bay business and HR professionals to attend complimentary event on Wednesday, June 1. HRCI, CPE, MCLE, & SHRM-CP/SCP credits available.

In an economic climate where talent is a scarce and essential resource for every company’s success, human resources (HR) leaders play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining the human capital that fuels growth. NELSONtalks Business: North Bay offers these leaders the opportunity to learn from industry experts as they provide insights and resources for North Bay area professionals to help lead the evolution of their companies’ HR and employment strategies. Attendees will network with local colleagues as they learn about the latest economic, HR and employment trends that help companies rapidly adjust to market conditions and drive innovation, playing an important role in strengthening the North Bay area economy.

Sessions structured around timely updates crucial for today’s informed HR and business professionals will include:

The Importance of Data-Driven HR Strategies

David Bernstein, Vice President of eQuest’s Big Data for HR/Predictive Analytics division
With data increasingly being used to inform every facet of business decision making, it’s imperative that human resource professionals capitalize on the opportunities this data provides. In this interactive session, David will share the importance of a “data-first” mindset, the state of data-driven decision making in HR, and how you can translate results and findings into actions and programs. He’ll invite audience participation and review case studies examining how real companies could benefit from a data-centric approach to talent acquisition, workforce planning and more.

• Managing Difficult Employees in a Pro-Employee Rights World: How to Comply With New California Obligations When Investigating Claims of Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

William Hays Weissman, shareholder at Littler Mendelson
In April, 2016, California employers were once again faced with new burdens regarding their obligations to address discrimination, including new requirements for harassment policies and investigations. Come learn about the latest legal developments in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation and what steps you should take now to ensure compliance and reduce the risks of lawsuits.

The State of the Economy

Dr. Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University and President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, Inc.
The financial, retail, and labor markets are key indicators of economic health and trajectory. Dr. Robert Eyler discusses the state of these markets, how the California economy fits into the national and global picture, and what these updates mean for your business. Robert’s rare ability to break down highly detailed economic concepts and make them engaging for a general audience yet informative for other subject matter experts always receives an excellent rating from Nelson event attendees.

Event details:

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (breakfast included)
  • Location: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (formerly Wells Fargo Center for the Arts)
    50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa CA 95403
  • Accreditation: Attendees have the opportunity to earn up Up to 1 MCLE credit, 3 HRCI credits, 3 CPE credits, and 3 SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credits.
  • Contact: Julie Hormaechea, Marketing & Events Manager, Nelson | 707.939.4026,

“Nelson is known locally for their tremendous ability to present insightful business events like NELSONtalks Business,” said Sharmaine Ege, Human Resources Director from Nu Forest and previous NELSONtalks attendee. “I always walk away with new ideas I can implement in my role immediately. It’s also incredibly useful that Nelson provides a variety of continuing education credits for learning about these extremely relevant topics. This year’s event covers a number of topics that are crucial to me, as an HR professional.”

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from nationally recognized professionals right here in the North Bay. Join your colleagues in paving the way for 21st-century HR and business strategies that will help foster your company’s success by reserving your spot now!

For more information and to RSVP, please visit NELSONtalks Business