In an effort to meet the needs of all business people in the personnel field, the Human Resources Council has tailored their programs to meet the needs of business personnel situations. The traditional forum for this Council includes tours of other local businesses, discussion relating to human resource issues, sharing of forms and policies, and colleague networking. The Council also brings in speakers who make presentations on timely topics or topics of concern to the profession such as worker’s compensation, FMLA, employee benefits, workplace violence, drug testing policies, etc. Some of the meetings are held jointly with the Safety Council if the topic is of interest to both groups.
The group generally meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday for a lunch meeting. Meetings in 2018 included a presentation on the proper inspection process of safety eyewash and showers; an IDES presention on Unemployment claims, unemployment law changes, & the appeal process; "Proper Workers’ Compensation Claim Handling for Employers” presented by Eric Chovanec from Thomas, Mamer & Haughey, LLP; a Human Resources "Roundtable" sharing best practices, problem solving, and discussion; and a meeting on the “Step Up” initiative/meetings held at/hosted by Second Church of Christ with 3 arms for combatting and providing services for: Mental Illness; Substance Abuse; & Family & Parenting with presentations by Jim Russell, Executive Director at Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board; Melissa Rome, Emergency Planning and Response Coordinator / Community Liaison, Vermilion County Health Dept.; and Dale DeNeal, Pastor at Second Church of Christ.
In 2019, we held a planning meeting for upcoming presentations. On March 12, we will hear from Commander Chris Yates with the City of Danville Police Department on Workplace Violence. Other topics planned in 2019, but yet to be scheduled, are OSHA updates; Changes in employment law under the new Illinois Governor; Fall protection & dropped tool protection; and more.
Contact Machelle Dykes or call 217-442-6201 for more information.