Covering issues of importance to the HR profession and the community at large

The Gospel of Big Data [webinar]

Big data continues to be a significant HR trend, but how does your organization define it?

Some define big data as recruitment data – candidate sources, costs, and time to hire. Others dig deeper, leveraging annual benchmark surveys and, more commonly, pulse surveys to get a more holistic view of their organization via employee engagement. But, many are caught in the pitfalls of measuring big data, bad data, and the mother of all mistakes, no plan to act on the information that’s uncovered.

The Steely Group’s Tracey Goldthwaite welcomes Nick Wennerstrom, PHR, SHRM-CP, to discuss how to leverage big data to its fullest potential. Tracey and Nick review the different big data trends; take a hard look at bad data; and, discuss the best steps to take to ensure your action plan gets executed.

The Three Ways Employers Misclassify Workers and How Your Company Can Get It Right [webinar]

Exempt or non-exempt? Employee or independent contractor? Paid employee or unpaid intern? These three decisions about how to classify a new worker are often made based on assumptions, gut feelings or “the way we’ve always done it.”

According to the US Department of Labor, “the misclassification of employees as independent contractors presents one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy.”

The Steely Group’s Tracey Goldthwaite welcomes Neil H. Dishman, an attorney focusing on workplace law at Jackson Lewis P.C., for this important and timely discussion in which you’ll learn practical tips for making defensible decisions about exempt status, via discussion of several hotly-litigated occupations; obvious and not-so-obvious signs that an “independent contractor” should really be an employee; and, the surprisingly limited circumstances in which companies can employ unpaid “interns”.

How to Hire and Build Raving Fan Employees [webinar]

Without a doubt, a thriving corporate culture is key to an organization’s future growth and success. Company culture can be a game changer when attracting and hiring the right employees. So, how would you describe your company’s culture? Better yet, how would your employees describe it? Does it need refining?


The Steely Group’s Tracey Goldthwaite welcomes Lisa Pinion of Pinion Solutions Group to discuss why building a culture of raving fans matters, eight (8) simple steps to building Raving Fans, and practical takeaways you can share with your team.