Overcoming Barriers with Practical Solutions for Retention of Diverse Employees — Webinar Sept 10

Posted on September 4, 2020 By

This program and panel discussion, facilitated by employment attorney Jennifer Meyer-Mahoney will address barriers to the retention of African-American employees at two critical points in the employee life cycle—onboarding and transitioning to a professional or supervisory role.

Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) is hosting Overcoming Barriers with Practical Solutions for Retention of Diverse Employees, a free virtual webinar on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

This panel discussion with a question and answer session, will touch on the initial six months of employment, performance expectations from peers and supervisors, and perceived lack of a career path within organizations. Panelists will also discuss how to implement practical solutions. The focus is for diverse hires to feel welcome and see a realistic career path within an organization.

Register by emailing Christine Higgins at admin@JSAHR.org. or http://jsahr.shrm.org/events. Log in details will be sent to registrants. For those who wish to make monetary contributions to Fullfill – Monmouth & Ocean, Hunger Won’t Win Here, JSAHR will match total contributions up to $1,000. Call 732-701-7155.

This program is pending 1.0 HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) and SHRM PDC recertification credits. JSAHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits. Publicize or Perish! ™ ###

About the Panelists:
Darryl Clements, Jr. is the Principal and Owner of the (HR) consulting firm DCC Group. Through DCC, Clements provides tailored solutions to help clients in HR operations design diversity strategy development or improve HR talent practices. This includes developing and implementing targeted selection practices for external and internal hiring, and creating a people leadership and management skills program. Prior to DCC, Clements held corporate and business unit HR leadership in roles at Prudential Insurance and Merck-Medco Health Solutions, Inc. where he served as an HR member of Merck’s Global D&I program.

Liesl Griffith, Manager of Corp. HR at Zebra Pen Corporation, has over 30 years of executive management experience in the HR profession. Griffith heads all strategic operational planning, development, and management of Zebra Pen Corp’s human capital. Griffith combines her expert knowledge of all aspects of corporate HR management that includes policy development and implementation to foster workforce excellence, corporate training, recruitment, and EE relations with a dedicated focus on diversity and inclusion.

Danielle M. Jones is the Student Communications & Leadership Development Specialist for the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) at Brookdale Community College. In fall 2019, Jones served as a Graduate Fellow for the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey. In March 2020, Jones was named chairwoman of the Governmental Relations Committee for EOFPANJ. Jones earned her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from Cabrini University. She has also earned her A.A. in Social Sciences from Brookdale Community College. Jones currently attends Seton Hall University, pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management.