John Bagyi to Present as a Keynote Speaker at the 2018 New York State SHRM Conference

September 22, 2018

2018 NYS SHRM Conference & Solution Center

September 23 - 25, 2018
The NYS SHRM Annual Conference will be held in Albany, New York for the second consecutive year. 2018 will follow a highly successful conference at the new Albany Capital Center where over 50 exhibitors and 700 attendees joined to expand their knowledge, network and enjoy all the sites and attractions our nation’s capital has to offer.

John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP will present three sessions throughout the conference:

Monday Morning Keynote - September 24, 2018 from 9 - 10:15 a.m.
HR Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner
“Hack” (noun) – “a procedure or way of doing something that demonstrates cleverness or ingenuity and solves a meaningful problem.” In this presentation, John will share his favorite HR hacks, arming you with tips that will enable you to more efficiently overcome all too common frustrations. Screening and hiring, the reasonable accommodation process, managing leaves and other accommodations, progressive discipline, retaliation, and more will be addressed.

Monday Afternoon Session - September 24, 2018 from 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Employee Handbooks: How to Turn a Headache Into a Valuable Resource
Employee handbooks can be a great resource for both employers and employees - but they must be drafted correctly and updated regularly. This session will discuss what employee  handbooks should and should not contain, recent legal developments that likely necessitate you update your handbook, issues related to maintaining your handbook in electronic form, as well as a detailed discussion of key handbook sections, including those addressing discrimination, harassment and retaliation, timekeeping, technology use, and drugs and alcohol.

Tuesday Early Bird Session - September 25, 2018 from 7:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Performance Management - Motivate the Best, Manage the Rest
In his book “Good to Great,” Jim Collins concluded - ”People are not your most important asset. The right people are.” This presentation will explore how successful leaders motivate strong performers and manage under-performing employees, while maintaining positive employee relations. Through a review of mistakes employers commonly make, participants will also gain insight into how employee discipline and discharge is scrutinized by jurors, administrative judges, and other third parties, and will learn how to avoid making similar mistakes that adversely affect employee relations and could result in legal liability.

To see a full agenda and for further registration information, click here.