Rethinking Performance Reviews

January 23, 2020 Thursday
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Networking
8:30 a.m. Seminar Program, EDD and Legal Update
10:30 a.m. Adjourn

REGISTER HERE – Rethinking Performance Reviews

The annual performance review is broken. Most managers and employees hate it, and it does not improve performance and engagement as intended. Within 12-months it is predicted that more than 84% of companies will make big changes to their HR performance management systems, and half the Fortune 500 will kill annual rankings and reviews. Many HR professionals are stuck in the gap between the need for change, and uncertainty about what change is appropriate for their organization. Poor decisions are very costly, as is the opportunity cost of inaction. In this interactive presentation, we will answer the following questions:What are the top problems organizations experience with traditional reviews and ratings?What strategic trends are occurring in the changing landscape of performance management?What has improved, and what problems have resulted from this rapid change? Attendees will learn to:Assess their need for performance management changeDetermine what set of solutions will best improve their workplace alignmentBuild a successful business case for implementing new processesApply implementation best practicesParticipants will have an opportunity to share their own experiences in this insightful and interactive workshop.

Meet the Speaker

 Jeff Hunt


Jeff Hunt is President, CEO, and Senior Consulting Partner for GoalSpan, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has overseen day to day operations of the company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) performance management business since 2007. Jeff also leads the company’s strategic management consulting practice.He brings a wealth of hands-on executive experience to GoalSpan from a multi-faceted career. He has run public and private corporations, sold, acquired, and merged numerous businesses. His expertise in employee performance management has helped executives achieve sustainable results through the creation and implementation of the right vision and strategies. He is a “CEO who speaks HR,” and identifies particularly well with challenges peer executives face. Select Accomplishments:
Dozens of client engagements resulting in improved culture, core values, and double-digit profitable revenue growth; Completion of multiple successful mergers and acquisitions; Developed international expansion strategy for client resulting in 80% growth over 3-years; Grew his own startup to an installed user base of 10,000, and client representation in 8 countries


8:00     Registration – Hot Breakfast

8:30     Welcome, EDD/WDB Minute, Speaker Program

10:30   Adjourn

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Mastering the Multi-Generational Workplace

November 7, 2019, Thursday
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Networking
8:30 a.m. Seminar Program, EDD and Workforce Update
10:30 a.m. Adjourn


REGISTER HERE – Mastering the Multi-Generational Workplace

This will be an interactive training.

In this seminar, you will learn ways to: 

  • Appreciate and value employees in generations different than your own
  • Encourage and require a collaborative environment in a multi-generational work team
  • Recruit and retain strong team members from a variety of generations
  • Reward others at work based on their expectations (but in line with your company’s)
  • Support Hiring Managers as they understand and enjoy working with a diverse workforce

 Certificate of Completion are available for this Seminar

Meet The Speaker

Marlo Johnston

Marlo Johnston, SPHR, is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 25 years’ experience. She newly joined the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council Board. She attended undergraduate and graduate school in the California State University system, obtained her SPHR in 2009 and has worked primarily in the Healthcare industry.  She has extensive experience in Employee and Labor Relations, Management Coaching, Training & Organizational Development, Recruitment & Retention, Leave Administration, Comp and Benefits, and is passionate about Employee Safety.  She enjoys mentoring growing HR professionals and sharing her knowledge with others at seminars and conferences. Marlo lives in the East Bay with her husband, 2 children, and one very active Labrador Retriever.

REGISTER HERE – Mastering the Multi-Generational Workplace


Leaves, Workers’ Compensation and ADA

September 26, 2019, Thursday
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Networking
8:30 a.m. Seminar Program, EDD and Workforce Minute
10:30 a.m. Adjourn

Concord Clarion Hotel – 1050 Burnett Ave., Concord, CA

REGISTER HERE – Leaves, Workers’ Compensation and ADA

This will be an interactive training with:

  • Current examples, dilemmas
  • Interplay of Leaves, Workers’ Compensation and ADA
  • Update on new laws/requirements
  • Best practice strategies

Meet The Speaker

Beth Brascugli De Lima, president and principal of HRM Consulting, Inc. is nationally certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with a state-specific certification in California (SPHR-CA) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has been appointed to sit on the Employee Health, Safety, and Security Special Expertise Panel.  Ms. De Lima is a certified mediator through the UC Berkeley Extension program and has been appointed to the Amador County Superior Court Mediation Panel.  Ms. De Lima is an expert in the HR aspects of employment regulation compliance, litigation, and vocational rehabilitation.

Ms. De Lima has extensive experience in developing and implementing HR programs and policies that relate to federal and state employment legislation, including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • ADA Accommodation Assessments / Analysis
  • Good Faith Interactive Meetings
  • ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • California ADA (FEHA)
  • Medical Leave Management
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Workers’ Compensation Medical Leave Mgmt.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Essential Functions Job Descriptions
  • Human Resource Audits, On-boarding to Separation
  • Exempt / Non-exempt Classifications
  • I-9 Audits

With the unique advantage of being experienced in both vocational rehabilitation and human resource management, Ms. De Lima conducts vocational and HR assessments for use in job re-training, labor market assessments, employment litigation, personal injury or Divorce.

Ms. De Lima takes a holistic approach to HR matters, and has worked frequently on both the employee and employer side of sensitive personnel disputes.  Her in-depth knowledge of employment law compliance makes her well suited to work as a liaison between HR professionals and attorneys in the event of threatened or existing litigation.

   8:00   Breakfast Networking
   8:30    Speaker Program , EDD/WDB Minute
  10:30  Adjourn

REGISTER HERE – Leaves, Workers’ Compensation and ADA