GRHRA News - October 4, 2019

News At A Glance

  • Many thanks to those that attended our September event! Such an insightful event and such good information shared by Vienna. Thanks for the positive feedback from all of you...we are so glad it was enjoyed by all!
  • Our 2019 Iowa SHRM State Conference is next week, October 9-11, and will be held in Des Moines. Have you registered? If not, there is still time. If you are attending, would you consider being a volunteer? Click here to view areas and times of need. All help is appreciated!
  • Tickets for our November 19 half-day event, Wild World of Employment Law, are on sale now. The event is sure to keep you engaged with the many prevalent topics that will be discussed, based on member input. Additionally, we will be playing trivia throughout the event, so be on your game! Reserve your spot today! (Both breakfast and lunch to be available.)
  • The Downtown Library is in search of volunteers from the HR profession to sit on a panel for their November 12 event, Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Rock Island. Simply field any questions around policy and procedure. Find out more details below.




2019 Iowa SHRM State Conference - GAME ON!!

The 2019 Iowa SHRM State Conference will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 9-11, 2019. Find all the necessary information for the event here. We would love to have you join us!





Wild World of Employment Law (1/2 Day Event)

Tuesday, November 19 (8:00AM - 12:00PM)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! During the half-day event, Pappas-O’Connor will cover the topics most requested in our GRHRA employment law survey: FLSA, Harassment, Wage & Hour, Leave of Absence, and Marijuana.




Event Title: Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Rock Island

Date: November 12, 2019 (5:30-7:30 pm)


We are in search of volunteers from the HR Profession (one from the private sector; one from the public sector - State of IL preferred) to sit on the panel for this event at our Downtown Library. As a volunteer, we would simply ask you to field any questions around policy and procedure that may arise. We would ask you to arrive by 5:15 pm; light snacks and beverages will be provided.

If interested, please contact Kellie Kerns by October 16th.



Did you know that 1 in 3 people have a criminal background?  That means you’re already working with this population.  The majority of employees and managers are willing to work with individuals with this type of background.  Get the facts and information here.


Special SHRM membership offer for GRHRA’s members:  Save $20 on a new or renewal SHRM membership by 12/31 with promo code STATE20 and get access to the HR tools and resources to help you be confident, compliant and current on all things HR. To take advantage of this opportunity, click here




Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), posted 08/15/2019

Cobham Mission Systems, Davenport, Iowa   


Client Service Consultant, Employee Benefits, posted 09/11/2019

Holmes Murphy, Davenport, Iowa



In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then

getting out of their way. - Tina Fey