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


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Featured Articles

Try These Tips to Create an Inclusive and Happy Workplace 

By Devin C. Hughes

February 28, 2019, Posted on

People thrive on positive reinforcement; nothing feels better than receiving a compliment for a job well done.

What about those little day-to-day tasks that keep things flowing smoothly, though? Those are often forgotten in the shuffle, but the reality is, these deserve acknowledgement just as much as the big accomplishments. Read More 

California’s New Hairstyle Anti-discrimination Law May Signal the Beginning of a National Trend

By Kimya S.P. Johnson, Senior Counsel, & Christopher W. Olmsted, Shareholder

August 20, 2019, Ogletree Deakins

Signaling a growing movement to align culturally inclusive practices with legal protections, California has become the first state to expressly ban discrimination based on hairstyle and hair texture associated with a person’s race. On July 3, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsome signed into law Senate Bill No. 188, the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act (CROWN Act).  Read More


Upcoming Events

September Luncheon

Wednesday September 11, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Mission Impossible: Positive Leadership

Do your co-workers view you as a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make themselves scarce? If they run when they see you, it's time for a tune-up.

Negativity in organizations is costing US businesses $300 billion/year. It is imperative that leaders establish a culture of positive leadership. As a leader, others look to you to set the tone for your team/organization. Being engaged and committed to a positive culture is a priority for the leader, and also every employee in the organization. Organizations that have a positive leader are more productive, have happier employees and most importantly, happy and satisfied customers. 

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: 
Devin C. Hughes is an author, speaker, consultant, executive coach, and is best known for his expertise in the science of happiness, organizational/cultural change, diversity & Inclusion and leadership development. His approach draws from the science of positive psychology, positive organizational research, appreciative inquiry, neuroscience, mindset and mindfulness.


Come join us to learn the real, tangible, and actionable steps to building a better workplace culture, using a proven method for culture change.


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Upcoming Luncheon Topics

October - Utilizing Strengths in Company and Team Driven Goals

November - Legal Update


September Leadership Roundtable

September 19th from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

On-Demand Staff: The New Global Landscape


Google allegedly uses more contingent/gig workers than FTEs.The gig economy landscape is shifting, and so is the on demand work force. Some are not at all interested in full-time, regular jobs, and are building bonafide professional free-lance careers. Issues related to co-employment and classification may be the simplest matters for employers who seek top talent,especially in their mission critical roles, and may not know how or where to recruit new streams of alt-workers. 

Here comes Sean Ring, co-founder of Fulcrum, a San Diego technology startup which aggregates on demand sites for free lancers. His thought leadership is in digital staffing, corporate responsibility and the triple bottom line, technology related to boundary-less talent pools and talent networks. 


Upcoming Leadership Roundtable Topics

October -

November - Managing Work from Anywhere and Everywhere


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