GRHRA January 20 Meeting - "Driving HR Business Decisions Through Financial Ratios"

Join us for this exciting session, which was also offered at the 2014 Iowa State SHRM Conference, and increase your business knowledge competencies and financial technical skills.

"Driving HR Business Decisions through Financial Ratios" 


Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Location: Rogalski Center, 518 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa
Times:  Doors open at 11:00 AM  | Meal served at 11:20 | Business Meeting | Presentation at Noon
Cost: $15 for ALL GRHRA members (RSVP by end of day January 12 to avoid late charge)| $30 for GUESTS

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NOTE: There is no longer a "pay at the door" option. All RSVP's must be submitted and paid for on-line with a credit card before the meeting. Due to the cost of credit card processing, refunds or credits are NOT available for missed meetings.  

Rob Lapota, SPHR, Senior Human Resource Manager for MRA will offer a one-hour training session focused on financial ratios to help the Human Resource Professional make sound business decisions. Financial reports are the heartbeat of any organization. This course is designed to expose the HR professional to basic accounting practices including how to read and interpret accounting and financial reports and how HR initiatives affect the organization's bottom line.

What You Will Learn:
  • Read and interpret financial statements
  • Know your acid-test from a current ratio
  • Create and manage an HR budget

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Rob Lapota holds the position of Senior Human Resource Manager, HR Resource Center for MRA. Over 29 years of experience in all facets of human resource management has prepared Rob to assist employers in finding workable solutions to real-life human resources issues.

Prior to MRA, Rob worked for a 1000+ employee nonunion, multi-plant, international corporation, where he served as Acting Vice President of Human Resources. He was responsible for overseeing and directing all facets of human resources, including strategic planning, policies and procedures, recruiting, training, safety, worker’s compensation, affirmative action, EEOC compliance, employee counseling and disciplinary procedures, benefits, compensation, budgeting, and H1-B/L1 visa applications. Rob’s background also includes the development of ISO 9000 and QS 9000 human resource compliance programs. Rob also has extensive experience in the development of human resource systems and metrics for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In addition, Rob is a human resources management instructor for a local technical college.

As a nationally renowned speaker, Rob also spearheads the development and presentation of human resource training programs offered at MRA and employer facilities. He has trained thousands of employees and continually develops new programs to respond to the changing needs of employers.

Education - Rob holds a bachelor of business administration in industrial relations and master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His training also includes participation in the HR Executive Management Program, University of Michigan, and the Certified Trainer Program through Achieve Global.

Thank you to our January Sponsor!