What's New(s)?
Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know. 
Avoid these discrimination liabilities and give employees the information they need to stay well...  SHRM | By Kathy Gurchieck
February 5th, 2020

February 2020
How to Stop FMLA Abuse  
Do some of your employees consistently fall ill just before or after the weekend?          

SHRM | By Allen Smith, J.D.
February 12, 2020
Should You Train Someone to Take Your Job?
In some organizations and for some people, the prospect of training another employee to do what they do can be intimidating. For others, it can be empowering.

By Lin Grensing-Pophal, Contributing Editor Feb 17, 2020 HR Daily Advisor
Key Components of a Leadership Training Program
It’s true that the best companies derive value from all levels of their organization. At the same time, there’s no denying that good leaders are essential to any company.
By Lin Grensing-Pophal, Contributing Editor Feb 12, 2020 HR Daily Advisor
A written and oral emergency action plan must be in writing, kept in the workplace, and available to employees for review.

United States Department of Labor 02/2020
In recent years, there has been a drastic change in how HR departments operate. From the introduction and increased adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) to the emphasis on employer branding, the HR industry has become one of the most rapidly changing industries. Over the course of the 2010s, the HR industry evolved—and we can expect no difference as we head into the next decade. READ MORE

By Matt Thomas, President at WorkSmart Systems, Inc | Feb 7, 2020 HR Daily Advisor
Conference On The Brain
  • MEET your academic hero’s, experts & influencers face to face
  • Choose from educational sessions to ENHANCE YOUR CAREER POTENTIAL
  • IMPROVE your communication skills
  • BOUNCE IDEAS off of your peers
  • Earn valuable EDUCATIONAL CREDITS you can apply toward your certification requirements
  • Feel the ENERGY of like-minded individuals
  • BREAK OUT of your comfort zone
  • Receive new TOOLS 
  • LEARN the newest employment laws
  • REGAIN your focus
  • Greatly improve PRODUCTIVITY
  • LEARN from our subject matter experts
  • GAIN info on current topics you can apply immediately on the job
  • Meet exhibitors eager to share their product and service KNOWLEDGE with you
  • NETWORK with peers – get to know others in your field
Trophy Cabinet
"I have attended both the Spring and Fall sessions of the Iowa Employment Conference for the past four years and look forward to both every year! The topics are relevant and the presenters are always dynamic and knowledgeable. Plus, it’s a great way to meet my peers and learn from (and laugh with) them as well! If you’ve not been able to convince your boss the business won’t fall apart if you’re gone two days in the spring and one day in the fall, assure them the reviews are in that you’ll be a better person and a better employee for it!
Thanks again for a fabulous fall conference! I’m stoked for April!!"
Gail Osborn
Payroll & Human Resource Specialist
The YUM Factor

Margherita Pizza
By Rachael Ray  • May 18, 2012
Rach shares the recipe for a classic pizza.
Get ready for pizza night!
Strong Minds | Strong Hearts
As Iowa Employment Conference continues to grow our network, we will focus on serving as leaders in change by working with local non-profits & offering a hand.

This is why we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Meals From the Heartland for special sessions at the 2020 Spring Conference!

Notes From Nan
Thanks for taking the time to read our 3rd newsletter. This means we are like-minded professionals interested in constant learning and improvement within our careers.
In our profession, we are always looking for information that will be of interest to our audience and hope that you find value in reading.
If you see or hear something important in the HR, legal or legislative areas that you believe our audience should know about, we'd love to hear from you!
In the meantime, read on and we hope to see you on April 8-9!
Thanks for reading, Nan