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    HR Metrics: Safeguarding HR’s Value Through HR Metrics.

    Date: May 10, 2017, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM Presenting Kendra Dodd
    Guardian Angels Senior Services, 508 Freeport Avenue NW Suite A, Elk River MN
    No Cost
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    North Star SHRM

    North Star SHRM will be hosting a seminar titled: HR Metrics: Safeguarding HR’s Value Through HR Metrics.  It will be held at Guardian Angels Senior Services Corporate Offices (508 Freeport Avenue NW, Elk River) on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 8 am to 9:30 am. All North Star SHRM members are invited to attend.  In addition, all Elk River, Monticello, and I-94 West Chamber members are invited to attend.  There is no cost to attend.

    The target audience for this seminar is HR professionals and any small business owners.  HR is expected to be able to explain how it contributes to the organization’s success.  And sometimes forcing the “people” side of the business into charts, graphs and numbers can be challenging.  We will explore the value and feasibility of applying measurement to many HR functions.  Participants will learn how to use a variety of methods to measure the impact of their work.  This program will also present ways to make data gathering easier and guidelines for determining whether something should be measured, described, observed or ignored.

    This workshop covers how to strategically design a metrics based culture within the human resources arena.  We will discuss that simply doing a “good job” just isn’t good enough.  Human Resources have to safeguard its value by being able to explain how it contributes to the organization’s success.  Understanding the intricate balance of driving the people side of the business into charts, graphs and numbers can be challenging and this workshop aides in explaining and simplifying the process for the participant.

      Learning objectives are:

    • Understand the value of metrics and how it will contribute to the bottom line of the business.
    • Learn a variety of methods to effectively measure the impact of HR and apply them to your situation and culture.
    • Learn how to strategically develop guidelines for impactful metrics.
    • Learn how to identify ways to make data gathering easier.

    This seminar will be presented by Kendra Dodd, HR Director with MRA – The Management Association in Plymouth, MN. 

    Kendra’s motto- “If nothing changes, nothing changes.”- Author Unknown                                      

    Kendra understands the importance of development and has a strong passion for continuous learning.  She loves researching and gaining new knowledge, often jesting that she never progressed out of the “curiosity stage” in life.  This dynamic enthusiasm is evident in the training sessions she facilitates and in her interactions with colleagues and members.  Kendra’s background includes human resources management, training and development, and labor/employee relations in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments.  Her experience includes nearly 20 years in union avoidance strategies, with particular strength in employee relations for unions and nonunion workgroups.  She is skilled and experienced in training and development as well as in design/implementation of policies and procedures.

    Some key accomplishments are achieving certifications as a DDI trainer (Development Dimensions International), SPHR, and Life/Career Coach.  She developed and implemented a Human Resources Development Plan and Integrated Business Plan for multiple site and region integration, including human resource strategy, change management, staffing, inclusion, leadership, and functional ownership.

    Kendra received a masters’ degree in human resource development and a bachelor’s of science degree from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.  Kendra is the vice president of the board of directors for a nonprofit organization in the Twin Cities.  She has also served as a board member with a local chapter of SHRM.  She is a adjunct instructor for St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  Kendra also volunteers time to conduct workshops for a nonprofit organization’s employee Work Transition Program.