Human Resources information sessions in June

May 26th, 2020

Melissa Watton

Human Resources information sessions in June

The Department of Human Resources is continuing to offer information sessions via Webex in June 2020. Offered sessions will highlight various HR policies and services.

Below is information on each of the one-hour sessions that will be taking place.

To register for a session, please email and indicate the session you are interested in.  If you require any accommodations, for example ASL interpreting or real-time captioning, please email Tina Hickey.

Participants with specific questions that they would like to have answered in a session are asked to include them upon registration.

EAP, ask the expert

Offered by Shepell, Memorial’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, this session will be an inspirational and interactive opportunity to discuss best practices for staying healthy and mentally fit through the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will be a Q&A session coupled with a facilitated discussion to explore subjects such as: effective coping strategies to stay healthy and mentally strong; ways to maintain and boost resilience; ways to support family and colleagues in isolation; and ways to manage worries about finances and family needs.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Time: 10-11 a.m.

How to manage and mitigate unconscious biases in the hiring process

This session will define unconscious bias, examine the types of bias that exist and recommend ways to mitigate bias in the hiring process. Resources for further learning will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to share best practices.

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Leave Administration policy information session

This session will provide a general overview of HR policies with a focus on the Leave Administration policy as well as the Employee Training and Development policy. 

Date:Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Workplace Accommodation policy information session

The duty to accommodate is an ethical and legal responsibility. This session will communicate the university's commitment and obligation to the workplace accommodation process, including establishing principles regarding the duty of accommodation, identifying roles and responsibilities in an accommodation process, and establishing a framework for the accommodation process.

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time:10-11 a.m.