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 that have already taken place in 2018 are February 13 with a presentation on the proper inspection process of safety eyewash and showers; and on April 10 with IDES presenting Unemployment claims, unemployment law changes, & the appeal process. Upcoming meetings include May 8 with Laura Williams from Danville Area Community College presenting GED changes since 2014 & how the State of Illinois now accepts three high school equivalency exams, and also how DACC's Career Services can help employers. Expected, upcoming meetings include "Proper Workers’ Compensation Claim Handling for Employers” presented by Eric Chovanec from Thomas, Mamer & Haughey, LLP (Sept. 11); a Human Resources "Roundtable" to share best practices, problem solving, and discussion (Nov. 9); and a meeting regarding Employer Retirement Plan options (November 13).
Contact Machelle Dykes or call 217-442-6201 for more information.