HR Strategies -  Hawaii
Hiring & Managing Employees In 2018 & Beyond

The Maui Beach Hotel
Elleair Ballroom


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March 21st, 2018

The Maui Beach Hotel
Elleair Ballroom


 As the U.S. and Hawaii economies continuing to grow - with an administration goal of 4% GDP growth and Trump-imposed limits on immigration, the competition for experienced employees in Hawaii, if not already intense, will require an aggressive and creative approach to reruitment strategies.

By November 30th, 2017, Hawaii's total available workforce totaled 684,340 of which 670,317 were employed, leaving 14,023 unemployed full-time, part-time & temporary workers.  Consequently, at 2.04% of the workforce Hawaii has reached what is considered as Full Employment.  So, where do we go from here.

As the lure of increased revenue and profits are the goals of every Hawaii Company, Human Resources will be pressed by the C-Suite to source and recruit qualified candidates to fuel that expected growth. The burning question, is where do we find them?

The challenges in 2018 and beyond are, therefore, clear. for everyone involved in Human Resources Management & Recruiting in Hawaii.

In response, we have assembled an elite, Hawaii-based faculty to bring you innovative concepts in website & recuitment messaging, employee referral program design that really works, tips on event recruiting, interviewing concepts that reveal the real person behind the resume and effective strategies for converting candidates to employees.  Next,  we'll turn our attention to strategies to turn boundless potential in your workforce to  a thriving and engaged workforce followed by strategies for effective pharmacy cost management and abatement of pharmaceutical opioids.

In the afternoon sessions we'll explore employee management issues in providing ADA accommodations, avoiding & defending sexual harassment complaints and finish the day with the distribution of comparative information about leading HRMS software packages and explore at least 5 cyber-security measures for small, medium and large employers to stop invaders at the door.

You’ll learn this and more…

Proven website & recruitment messaging tips to improve search engine visibility & the quality of candidates.
Effectiveways to improve Referral & Event recruitment results
check Interviewing techniques that get to the real person behind the resume
Top perfoming HRMS systems & cyber-security measures to protect them
check Creative ways to structure legally-viable ADA Accommodations & innovations that can aid recruitment & retention
Effective ways to avoid sexual harrassment complaints & litigation and defend against them if they occur
How to curtail & reduce pharmacy costs & opioid usage


The Management Education Council
A Member Of The MEC Group, Inc.
13502 Whittier Blvd., Suite H-152,
Whittier CA 90605

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Your Agenda & Conference Faculty

7:00am – 8:15am Check-In & Cont’l Breakfast

Session #1 – 8:30am – 9:45am
“Recruiting, Interviewing & Retaining Employees In A Full Employment Economy - Perfecting Your Website & Recruitment Messaging, Referral Program & Event Recruiting

Ann N. Katekaru, Senior Consultant -
Inkinen & Associates  – Honolulu, HI

James E. Brewer, President
The MEC Group, Inc.

Session #2 – 9:50am – 11:00am
“Achieving Productivity & Other Goals With An Engaged Workforce - Getting To Engagement & Staying There”

 Panel Leader: Marie Kumabe
Professor of Management
Master of Human Resources Management Program
The University of Hawaii
Kumabe HR
Honolulu, HI
(Panelists Names - TBA)

Session #3 – 11:05am – 12:05pm
“Strategies In Pharmacy Cost Management &
& Opioid Abatement;

Grace Beltran, Account Executive
Workers' Compensation
Express-Scripts - Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
Rachel Fowke
Clinical Director
Behavioral Health Hawaii
Kihei, HI

12:05pm – 1:10pm - Hosted Luncheon

Session #4 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm
ADA & Reasonable Accommodation -Mistakes To Avoid, Opportunities To Explore"
Trisha C. Gibo, Attorney
ES&A Law, Inc. - A Law Corporation
Honolulu, HI,

Session #5 – 2:20pm – 3:20pm
“Sexual Harassment - Avoiding & Defending Employee Complaints & Litigation”
Anna Elento-Sneed, Attorney & President
ES&A Law, Inc. - A Law Corporation
Honolulu, HI,

Session #6 – 3:25pm – 4:25pm
“HRMS: Information on Software Releases & Cyber-Security Measures For Small, Medium & Large Neighbor Island Employers"
Dr. Matthew Chapman, Associate Professor,
Information Technology & Cyber-Security
The University Of Hawaii
Kapolei, HI


6.0 SHRM CP & SCP Recertification Credit hours
(Approved As Activity 18-BC86P)