Monday, July 18, 2011

The relationship between HR and Risk Management

Upcoming Audio Conference:

The Danger of Weak Relationships between HR, Safety and Risk Management
If human resource professionals are supposed to be responsible for employee safety, and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) even lists “Safety and Security” as one of its core disciplines—why isn’t there more safety training for HR professionals?

Likewise, safety professionals desperately need HR pros to help in key areas of employee relations, from hiring to firing and everything in between—or else you could be creating expensive legal liabilities for your organization.

There is tremendous potential when you combine the forces of HR, safety and risk management professionals, because all your goals support each other’s goals. This is your opportunity to bolster and support each other’s work AND achieve greater things in your own area too.

So why don’t more organizations make it easier for these groups to collaborate—and how can you reverse that trend? What are the "missing links" that keep all three functions from evolving into a more powerful, positive business-impacting alliance?

In many organizations, different people handle each of these functions—but do they adequately communicate? In other organizations, one person handles two or even all three of these functions but isn’t always properly equipped with enough information to protect their organization from some serious—and expensive—legal landmines.

And when that happens, the individual departments suffer along with the entire organization.

Sign up today as Greg Dillon, director of Business Development at the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center (and long-time SHRM leader and member), exposes significant gaps in the HR, safety and risk management relationship and in the typical HR manager's areas of expertise. He’ll explain why these three players have so much to gain by better understanding the specific deliverables that they each focus on and some of the critical tasks where they must collaborate.

Learning Objectives:

* Do you know what the indirect costs of an accident are for your organization compared to the direct costs?
* How well do the HR, safety and risk management functions communicate and work together in your organization?
* What are the critical tasks when all 3 functions must be completely unified—in order to keep your organization out of regulatory trouble?
* How would OSHA rate your worksite, if they were to show up at your organization tomorrow?
* Are your hiring and on-boarding practices undermining the overall safety of your organization?
* Does your organization have a crisis management and business continuity plan in place?
* If not, what will you do when a natural or man-made disaster strikes your organization?

Presented by:

Greg Dillon

Greg is the director of Business Development in Professional Education at Georgia Tech. He has a master’s degree in training and development from Leslie University in Cambridge, MA, and over 25 years of experience in sales, leadership and training.

Myrtle Turner

Dr. Myrtle Turner is the firector of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and is a Certified Environmental Trainer. Dr. Turner provides coordination, scheduling, training and related technical assistance to public, local, state, federal agencies, and lay members of the community.

Virginia Means

Virginia is the human resource practice leader for VCG Consultants and brings over two decades of senior human capital leadership and consulting experience on behalf of global and domestic organizations. She aligns people solutions with business strategy by evaluating, designing, and implementing optimal human resource partnerships and service delivery models.

Product Options:

Audio Conference Only: $219.00
Audio Conference CD Only: $229.00 (includes S&H)
Audio Conference + CD: $329.00 (includes S&H)

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