The latest news for you - NCHR-SD October 2019 Newsletter


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Featured Articles

How To Build On Your Organization's Strengths

By Dori Meinert

March 23, 2018, Posted on

Another year, another strategic plan. There it sits on the bookshelf for all to see. 

But are you getting the results you desire?

If you want your company to be more innovative, it may be time for a different approach. Instead of focusing on what’s wrong with your organization and your people, try zeroing in on what’s right. Read More 

California Pay Equity Data Collection Legislation Closer to Passing

By Christopher W. Olmsted, Shareholder & Hera S.Arsen, Ph.D.

August 15, 2019, Ogletree Deakins

Currently, certain employers are required under federal law to file annual Employer Information Reports (EEO-1) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. These EEO-1s must contain data regarding demographics of the employer’s workforce. Accordingly, employers covered by federal EEO-1 reporting requirements were required to file EEO-1 Component 1 data from 2018 by May 31, 2019, and must still submit Component 2 EEO-1 (pay and hours worked) data for their workforces by September 30, 2019. Not to be outdone, the State of California is poised to impose a similar requirement on employers. Read More


Upcoming Events

October Luncheon

Wednesday October 9, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Creating a Strength-Based Culture

Research indicates that people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job, and teams that focus on strengths have 12.5% greater productivity. With that in mind, this presentation will allow participants to learn more about the value of focusing on their own unique combination of talents to maximize personal effectiveness and performance. By understanding the ways in which each person most naturally thinks, feels, and behaves, you can more easily discover and build upon the areas in which you have the most potential to develop and succeed.


  • Learn the value of focusing on strengths vs. weaknesses.
  • Begin to identify our own patterns of talent/strength.
  • Understand how our unique strengths impact our work and life, and how we can maximize those strengths to achieve our most productive outcomes.

Erin will provide participants with a basic understanding of Strengths-based development and how this approach can enhance individual, team, and organizational performance.

Key take aways:

  • Develop strategies for creating a positive culture at work.
  • Discuss ways to increase productivity at work.  
  • Learn key strategies to improve interpersonal employee recognition.
  • Learn key strategies to improve communication and trust throughout your organization.

About the Speaker: 

Erin Passons is the president and founder of Passons Consulting. She has spent her career helping business leaders, managers, and employees improve their performance and effectiveness through personal development workshops and coaching. Erin is an expert in training and coaching using the StrengthsFinder assessment, and she works with organizations to create a Strengths-based approach to performance, leadership development, and team building. Her goal... Lear more about Erin

Incorporate Strengths in to your Coaching - for more information on Erin's StrengthsFinder Train-the-Trainer workshop


RAFFLE PRIZE - drop your business card in the bowl for a chance to win!

Upcoming Luncheon Topics

November - Legal Update


October Leadership Roundtable

October 17th from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

ESOP: Employee Company Ownership

What is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Just about every company wants to have employees who think and act like owners. Research and experience show that employee ownership is in fact a powerful tool to improve corporate performance, but how do you create and cultivate an ownership culture? What is an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and what are the opportunities of this ownership structure?

Our October round-table facilitators, Parag Mody and Seth Stein, will share with the group the exciting journey of selling their privately owned companies to their employees!

Parag is a former finance professional and is currently the Director of Human Resources for Erickson-Hall Construction Co., a UT San Diego Top Workplace. Prior to EHCC, he was the VP of Finance and Human Resources at Cali Bamboo, where he successfully led the sell-side finance and HR due diligence, in a private equity transaction. Parag’s Bachelor’s degree is in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and he completed his MBA from Pepperdine University. He holds PHR/SHRM-CP certifications and has been known to make an amazing tri-tip sandwich.

Seth is President, Workforce Recruitment, Eastridge Workforce Solutions, with 20+ years’ experience in successful revenue and profit generation, organizational innovation, and cross-industry client development in Nevada, Orange County, San Diego, and now internationally. Seth writes and speaks with strong credibility to business and HR groups on managerial and talent topics. His BA is from George Washington University, and MS is from University of San Diego. He has served on a number of boards including the San Diego Regional Development Corp, and is known for wry humor.


Upcoming Leadership Roundtable Topics

November - Managing Work from Anywhere and Everywhere


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