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The H-1B has been in the news--a lot lately. Learn all about the latest updates about the new wage rules, litigation, and how the H-1B lottery will work this spring. Get the most recent information about this H-1B system with administrative and presidential administration changes. How can you mitigate risk in the selection process? How can you support your team to get H-1Bs with strong petitions? What can you do to retain top talent if they are not selected?
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 20214:00 - 5:00 p.m. PTWebcast (FREE for Members)
Immigration Attorney Sophie Alcorn will address these concerns and more so you can decide how to invest your time and budget in the new H-1B immigration landscape.
- Best Practices for corporate immigration policies
- Updates to the H-1B process
- How to prepare for the H-1B season
- Wage-based H-1B updates
- Presidential changes
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Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law, the fastest-growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” Alcorn Immigration Law has been maintaining a consistently high rate of success for the tech companies it represents—even during the current administration.Sophie is a Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She is recognized by TechCrunch as a Verified Expert Lawyer and is a TechCrunch contributor. She can frequently be found speaking in her informative and engaging style to groups of all kinds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Have a listen to her podcast, Immigration for Tech Startups to stay up-to-date with all things immigration and Alcorn. is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law, the fastest-growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” Alcorn Immigration Law has been maintaining a consistently high rate of success for the tech companies it represents—even during the current administration.Sophie is a Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She is recognized by TechCrunch as a Verified Expert Lawyer and is a TechCrunch contributor. She can frequently be found speaking in her informative and engaging style to groups of all kinds in the San Francisco Bay Area. Have a listen to her podcast, Immigration for Tech Startups to stay up-to-date with all things immigration and Alcorn.
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Dare to Lead™ - Developing Brave Leaders & Courageous Cultures with Katie Fredricksen
The world is desperate for brave leaders—leaders who are not silent about hard things, who ask the right questions, and who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts and not from fear. Based on the research of Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program in which participants learn the skills and tools necessary to become more-daring leaders in their work and lives.
The most significant finding from Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust; strengthens relationships and connections; and provides a shared language, understanding and support for the usage of the courage-building skills.
As a result of engaging in this work, participants will be equipped with the skills and tools necessary to become daring leaders—leaders who lean into vulnerability, take smart risks, use their values to guide their behaviors and purposefully build trust in their relationships, creating a culture where brave conversations are the norm and armor is not needed or rewarded.
Recorded: January 14, 2021
How to Lead a Human Resources Data Analytics Team with Felix Caraballo, Ph.D.
Learn how an I/O psychologist uses data analytics to help improve the effectiveness of an organization’s human resources functions. The data and visual representations help decision makers understand the status of an organization and key levers to target in order for improvement in effectiveness or efficiency in hiring, training, and performance management.
Recorded: December 18, 2020 - SPONSOR: California Psychological Association
Creating & Delivering An Amazing Virtual Internship Experience with Robert Shindell, Ph.D.
Delivering an Amazing Virtual Internship Experience is designed to help you and your organization build a win-win virtual internship program. Based on the most in-depth research ever to be conducted into the successful management of internship programs, you can be assured that you will leave the webcast with the confidence to deliver virtual internships.
Recorded: November 12, 2020 - SPONSORS: InternBridge and GradLeaders
Driving Bias Out Of Selection, Performance, And Promotion Decisions with Victor Assad
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the divisions in our national politics have dramatically raised the topic of race relations and equality at work. Diversity and inclusion is frequently a difficult subject of "haves" and "have-nots," with perceptions on all sides of preferential treatment of the other. HR has the methods, validated assessments and now the digital technology to significantly drive bias out of the decisions made to hire, reward and promote employees. Moreover, HR can track the decisions made by management over time, identify where there are anomalies in the organization's decision making and investigate those anomalies. Are they caused by flukes in the numbers, or are there conscious or unconscious biases at work? This webcast will identify many of the methods, assessments and digital technologies available to help with this work and will show HR leaders how to use these tools to improve hiring and promotion decisions, organizational performance, employee experience, and diversity and inclusion.
Recorded: October 28, 2020
Advance You, Advance HR: How Do I Get My SHRM Certification? with Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP
Discover the advantages of becoming SHRM-certified and how it will positively advance your professional development and your organization. Learn the ins and outs on navigating the SHRM certification process from how to complete the exam application to how to prepare for the exam. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field. You’ll become an invaluable asset, especially in today's competitive economy. Get all your questions answered about how to get your SHRM certification today!
Recorded: August 25, 2020
Tips for Making Recertification Simple for Your SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP with Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP
This free webcast provides an overview of the SHRM Certification recertification process. Learn how to get the most out of SHRM resources and SHRM member benefits and where to quickly find them. You'll get insights into creating a customized professional development action plan to maintain your SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.
Note: This webcast will be available for on-demand viewing following the live broadcast. It is not eligible for recertification PDCs.
Recorded: August 25, 2020
College Savings: A Critical Part of your Employee Financial Wellness with Adalberto (Adal) Padilla
In today’s highly globalized, digitized, and competitive marketplace, employers are finding it extremely challenging to recruit and retain top talent. In an attempt to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace and distinguish themselves as a top employment destination, employers have been diligent in identifying ways to enhance their benefits package, particularly those pertaining to financial wellness. Consequently, financial wellness has become THE big buzzword in the HR industry, gaining mass popularity with top companies across the country. College savings, in particular, is at the top of the list being a zero-cost benefit with a measurable impact to the bottom line. The ScholarShare 529 Workplace Savings Program can be added to an organization’s existing benefits lineup at no cost, giving their employees access to a top-rated, low cost 529 college savings plan, and the easy option of contributing to a college savings plan via payroll direct deposit.
Recorded: August 20, 2020
Immigration Update: Executive Orders, Travel Bans, & Visa Compliance Issues with Bernard Wolfsdorf, Charina Garcia, Farshad Owji
Get updates on recent executive orders and travel bans as well as explore the impact of new rules on U.S. employers. Topics of discussion will include:
- Compliance and updates to employee I-9 onboarding procedures during the COVID-19 era;
- Update on travel ban executive orders (Canada/Mexico, Schengen, Brazil, and other countries);
- Immigrant visa bans and exemptions;
- Nonimmigrant visa bans and exemptions; and
- Status of U.S. consular posts and USCIS government office openings.
Recorded: June 23, 2020 - SPONSOR: Wolfsdorf Rosenthal Immigration Attorneys
State Disability Insurance General Overview Presentation with Jennifer Kohlruss
Effective July 1, 2020, Senate Bill 83 will extend the maximum duration of Paid Family Leave benefits from 6 weeks to 8 weeks. SHRM Northern California is partnering with EDD to ensure the employer community is aware of the upcoming change to the Paid Family Leave program and which forms will be impacted. This is a general overview of the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. It is not intended to make you an “expert” on SDI, but it provides the general knowledge needed to understand how the program works.
Recorded: June 16, 2020
Do You Have a Crisis Management Plan? with Ryan Searles
In the event of a crisis, are you and your organization prepared? Listen from Ryan T. Searles, Senior Consultant Security Assessment and Protective Services of IMEG Corp., as he covers the basics in identifying, preventing, and controlling crisis situations. He will explain crisis management basics, from preparation to training and compliance are discussed, as are various stages of a crisis, and the need to establish a crisis management team. Ryan will also cover how to clearly identify roles and functions of the crisis management team and how it is essential for the ultimate success of contingency planning. PDC: 1
Recorded May 28, 2020
Responding to COVID-19: Tech Tools to Enhance your Workplace with Erica Young
Our knowledge of COVID-19 is minimal. Some experts are saying we’ll be dealing with Coronavirus until July or August. Others report a full year. In the age of the unknown it’s imperative we have a plan for any scenario. Technology allows us to continue “business as usual”, even when we are physically distant. This webcast will explore technologies you can use immediately to enhance a remote or partially remote workplace. PDC: 1
Recorded April 29, 2020 - CO-HOSTED WITH: ParagonLabs
Successful Workplace Giving Program in a Time of Crisis with David Grubman and Thara Jinadasa
As the COVID-19 pandemic is causing public health and economic chaos, employers are looking for ways to deliver on their philanthropic mission. Employees are concerned over their lack of control in this new chaotic world and are looking for ways to make a difference. In this time of crisis companies are launching amazing giving programs that are engaging employees and delivering social good. Workplace giving has more than doubled in recent months while employers are rolling out new programs daily. The need is going to continue to grow.Please join us as Bright Funds’ David Grubman and Thara Jinadasa discuss the latest developments in workplace giving in the age of the COVID-19 crisis. They will layout the components of a successful giving program. How the elements have changed by the Coronavirus. David and Thara bring the practical experience of having worked with the dozens of companies that Bright Funds supports on their platform. Without giving away their punch line, workplace giving has seen a dramatic uptick. PDC: 1
Recorded April 14, 2020 - SPONSOR: Bright Funds
Banish Burnout: How to Engage EQ to Manage Stress & Prevent Burnout with Janice Litvin
Two thirds of American workers are approaching burnout. Furthermore, in May, 2019 the World Health Organization named burnout an official medical diagnosis, explaining it as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." Learn how to prevent burnout in yourself and others by understanding how to recognize and reframe your reactions to stress cognitively based on the work of Dr. Albert Ellis, who in the 1960's developed a methodology called cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). PDC: 1
Recorded March 18, 2020
Intro to SHRM Essential to Human Resources with Terry Welker, SHRM-SCP
SHRM Essentials of Human Resources provides foundational HR Knowledge and incorporates components of the SHRM BoCK. It provides insights into the standards for knowledge, strategies and competencies required of eﬀective HR professionals around the world. This one-hour introductory course will provide an overview of what to expect from the full, 2-day course by covering all six key HR topics, but not diving deep into any one specific topic (that will have to wait for the actual class!) PDC: 1
Recorded February 27, 2020
A Mind, Body and Spirit Approach to Corporate Wellness with Jennifer Cassetta
Tight deadlines, long hours and increasing demand over time can create burnout for your already stressed employees. Implementing a mind, body and spirit approach to corporate wellness is the only solution for sustainable results. The goals of a holistic program include creating an environment to support peacefulness in order for productivity to flow, a nutrition program that feeds energy and starves stress and systems for employees to feel supported and acknowledged. Health and empowerment coach, Jennifer Cassetta, will give you science-backed takeaways to help you and your employees THRIVE, not just survive.. PDC: 1
Recorded January 21, 2020
Getting Talent Back to Work: Second Chances for Those with Criminal Records with Jon Decoteeau
Every single year, almost ¾ of a million men and women are released from prison and seek to enter the workforce. Yet despite the growing need among U.S. employers for workers, applicants with a criminal record often face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment. As the nation reaches nearly full employment, business leaders and human resources professionals are considering this previously overlooked population for the first time as a source for workers. In fact, job applicants with criminal records are proving to be a viable workplace solution for many organizations.
Hear from Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Divisional Director West, explains SHRM's Getting Talent Back To Work initiative and provides an overview of our Getting Talent Back To Work Toolkit which has the information, guidance, and tools needed for businesses to hire confidently from this untapped labor pool and make a real social impact. PDC: 1
Recorded on June 18, 2019 - SPONSOR: Good Hire
* No Professional Development Credit (PDC) for this webcast
All You Need To Know About SHRM Certification
Learn all about becoming SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified, from how to complete the exam application to what’s covered on the exams and how to prepare. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. This webcast will cover the SHRM Certification—competency-based, relevant, universally applicable, focused on advancement, strategic, accredited and backed by SHRM.
Recorded on February 13, 2019