Main Meeting Presentation Archive
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Unemployment Insurance 101
Presentation Date: August 13, 2019
Presenter Website: Texas Workforce Commission
Description: Are you collecting unemployment? There are requirements you need to meet. It can be confusing. This week, unemployment expert John Riojas will show us how to more easily know if we qualify for unemployment, meet the requirements, file claims, and receive the benefits we are due.
John Riojas is an Unemployment Insurance Field Specialist with Texas Workforce Commission. He has the answers to all your questions.
Turn Work Into Play!
Presentation Date: August 6, 2019
Presenter Website: PeopleType Consulting
Description: Work is work and play is play, or so our parents taught us. Does that still hold true in an economy where creativity is the primary competitive driver?
This week at HIREDTexas, Jeff Johannigman will present ways to increase productivity, innovation, and fulfillment by turning work into play. You will discover:
The components of play and their value in driving innovation and productivity
The most effective motivators in today’s creative economy
Techniques that professional game designers use to create engagement and player motivation
Specific ways to apply those techniques to make your work more engaging and fulfilling.
This presentation is based on current research in motivation and twelve years of experience in game design.
Cast a Wider Net
Sometimes it's as focused as a single rod and lure in a single eddy on a creek: You spot one open position or one likely company, search for someone you know there, tailor your resume and STAR stories, and try, again and again, to catch that one fish.
Don’t you wish you had a way to cast a wide net to find more job opportunities to choose among? Something like the sonar deep fishing charters use to take you to a spot where the fish you want to catch are swimming?
This Tuesday, Jeff Kikel shows you how to do just that. He’ll explain what to do to feed the top layer of your sales pipeline, where it's wide and relationships are shallower, to identify the people who you can best help and who are most likely to really help your job search, and begin to build deeper relationships.
Presentation Date: July 23, 2019
Presenter Website: Heather S. Ball, Professional Speaker
Description: If your car gets a flat, how many people do you know who will help you change it? Family members? Co-workers or former co-workers? Friends from school? Neighbors? People you volunteer or socialize with? Who will show up and give you a hand? Who will you show up for?
When you can count on people and they can trust you, you have built up relational currency. Every "Happy birthday!" and every shared chore, every carpool conversation, every moment spent together is an investment in a relationship. It shows who you care about and who cares about you. Relationships are a natural resource. One that can and should be tapped to aid your job search.
This week at HIREDTexas, Heather Ball talks to us about Relational Currency. Her interactive session explores how we can nurture our career relationships in a way that makes referrals into our job search a natural event. This will be particularly beneficial for anyone for whom networking is a challenge. Heather teaches awkward, shy, or nervous networkers to lean on their motivation and their true interest in the relationships to garner mutually beneficial successes through a clearly outlined SYSTEM.
Fighting Biases is Everyone’s Business
Presentation Date: July 16, 2019
Presenter Website: Angelis Iglesias on LinkedIn
Description: Bias is unfair. Mean. Discriminatory. Often illegal. Harmful. Bias deprives employees of income, opportunities for advancement, collegiality, and well being. It robs organizations of talent and productivity.
When coworkers, managers, business partners, or customers act or speak in ways that are biased or prejudiced, how can you spot it? What can you do about it? How can you protect yourself if you are a target? What can you do to make a difference if you are a bystander? If you are biased and want to change, how do you learn?
We have worked hard to create bias awareness in our workplaces. Many of us continue to challenge biases openly and bravely. Yet comprehensive studies reveal that progress in improving the status of women in corporate America has stalled. Biases, both deliberate and unconscious, are part of the reason why.
This week at HIREDTexas, Angelis Iglesias helps us respond better to specific challenging workplace situations, using an approach designed to shift individual attitudes and affect behavior developed by Stanford University psychologists in collaboration with the Lean In Foundation and Paradigm, a strategy consulting firm.
What makes this approach to bias different?
- It provides evidence-based recommendations for action.
- It helps men play a meaningful role in identifying and combating bias against women.
- It serves both as a standalone program and as a supplement to existing diversity and inclusion training to meet an organization’s goals.
Build Trust and Rapport
Presentation Date: July 9, 2019
Presenter Website: Dale Carnegie Austin
Description: You’ve landed a new job! Now is the time that you need to start cultivating positive relationships with your new colleagues, managers, and peers ... but where do you start?
In our current business climate, in a global economy revolving around relationships and partnerships, the ability to establish, cultivate, and restore trust with our colleagues, employees, vendors, and customers is an essential leadership capability. Demands for talented workers are on the rise. Competition to hire and retain the best is increasing. Trust can be the difference that leads to a promotion, to being hired, to bringing on a key new team member, and to winning the tug of war when a competitor tries to lure someone away.
This workshop presented by Chris Wright will give you the tools you need to create positive, trusting, professional relationships in today’s fast-paced work environment.
At the completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
- Define trust and recognize its importance in the workplace relationships
- Discover Dale Carnegie’s principles for building trust and rapport
- Identify opportunities for improving business relationships
Human Resources Roundtable
Presentation Date: July 2, 2019
Presenter Website: N/A
Description: What if you could ask the HR department at your target company any question at all, get an honest answer, and not have it count against you? What would you ask?