GRHRA News - September 17, 2018


GRHRA hopes your week is off to a great start! Please take a peek through the newsletter for further details and deadlines on upcoming events, new job postings as well as a last-minute opportunity in which to get involved.

News at a Glance

  • Help us out by taking our Workforce Readiness survey opportunity (it only  takes1 minute)! Findings from this survey will be presented at our GRHRA meeting in NovemberTake the survey now.
  • It's not too late to sign-up for the Iowa SHRM State Conference, HR Charting the Course, that will be in held in Coralville from September 26-28. Register now for Iowa's largest HR conference!

  • Muscatine High School is looking for volunteers to partcipate in the 6th Annual Mock Interview Day with their English 12 students. You must respond by September 19th in order to participate. See details below.

  • The 2018 Future Ready Iowa Regional Summit will be held in the QC on October 2, 2018, at the Putnam Museum & Science Center. Register here to attend!

Spotlight Volunteer Opportunity

The Muscatine High School Language Arts Department would like to invite you to participate in the 6th Annual Mock Interview Day with our English 12 students on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 8:20am-3:30pm. In order to help prepare them for post-secondary success and career readiness, we are having our students compose resumes, references, and cover letters.

A few changes this year:

  • The Mock Interview Day will be held all day.  This will allow you time to interview each student for about 15 minutes.  Feel free to ask your own questions.
  • We would like you to commit for the full day.  Or, please consider having a colleague come when you are unavailable.
  • Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.
  • You can park in the front of the school, Mulberry Lot, or Cedar Street Lot.  Please do not park in the back of the school.
  • Enter through the Main Entrance at the front of the school.  You will be asked for your I.D. before you are admitted.

Interviews will begin at 8:20am in the Commons; you may want to arrive sooner to get settled.  We will be in the Commons area until 11:30am. Then, we will go to Room 22-016 for Lunch. (Students will be eating in the Commons and you will need to take your personal items.)


Due to students who eat during the second lunch time at 12:00pm, you will either stay in Room 22-016 or go to an area in the New Wing to interview 4th hour students.


At 12:50pm, we will go back to the Commons to finish the  afternoon interviews.

Please respond before, or by, September 19th to Mary Goedken if you will be able to participate. Thank you in advance for supporting the education of our students.

Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates

September Events

2018 Iowa SHRM Conference Information & FAQ's

Wednesday - Friday, September 26-28, 2018

Register for Iowa's largest HR conference held in Coralville, Iowa. ALL HR professionals, SHRM member or not, seasoned professional, new to HR, or a full-time student, all are welcome! Check out FAQ's from our President & VP.


October Events

Business & Workplace Etiquette


Thursday, October 4, 2018 (6:00PM - 7:30PM)

Roxanne Steffens will share with us the do's and don'ts in the workplace. Appetizers and networking held from 5:00 - 5:30 pm. Presentation from Roxanne Steffens from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Geared toward students but all GRHRA members are welcome to attend.



Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (12:00PM - 2:00PM)

Dr. Monica Smith, VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Augustana College, will share with us practices, policies, concepts and possible barriers that impede progress around the topic of inclusive leadership. RSVP by 5pm on October 15th to attend!



November Events

November 13, GRHRA Half Day Legal Update and Workforce Readiness Panel, held at Rhythm City. Save the date for this event. Tickets will soon be available on the website.

Our speakers will be:

  • Allison Wright of Pappas O’Connor, Attorneys at Law
  • Jeff Wright of Pappas O’Connor, Attorneys at Law
  • Carly Voltz from iJag
  • Dougal Nelson from Junior Achievement
  • Christine Caves from The Career Network


December Events

December 5, Save the Date! Half Day Employer Wellness Forum, Northeast Iowa Community College, Dubuque, IA - Speakers: Troy Vincent, Founder and CEO, Navigate Wellbeing Solutions, and Tom Woodward, President & CEO, Woodward Communications. Registration will open October 1, 2018



Job Board Opportunities


Director of Human Resources, posted 09/10/2018

    Tri-City Electric Co., Davenport, IA


Payroll and Compliance Specialist, posted 08/14/2018

    Wyffels Hybrids, Geneseo, IL


Human Resource Generalist, posted 08/01/2018

    QCR Holdings, Inc., Moline, IL


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