Workforce Readiness

The theme of the August meeting will be Workforce Readiness.  The three areas of presentation will include: Projected Workforce, Educational impact on preparing current and future workforce, Including workforce outline into career guidance.  This is sponsored by Moore Norman Technology Center.

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Fire Before You Hire

When you Fire before you Hire, you will learn 1) What information really counts in evaluating candidates for jobs? 2) What is the value of your employees? 3) What is the role of assessments in the screening process? and 4) What new technologies exist to make talent acquisition more efficient and effective?

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August 25th, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dr. Marcie Mack, State Director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, will speak. Moore-Norman Technology Center will be the sponsor
September 12th, 2016 5:30 PM - November 7th, 2016 - 5:30 PM
Join OCHRS President Trish Bennett and Board VP Christine Cave in leading a free study group preparing for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams.
September 13th, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 22nd, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
October 21st, 2016 All Day
Annual Event from our friends at the Central Oklahoma Chapter - ATD
November 10th, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
In The Fundamentals of the Neuroscience of Learning, we will explore what the research shows about how we take in knowledge, how we retain knowledge and how we become different or change behaviors. We will look at a couple of the key principles and explore some applications to your everyday HR experience.


The OCHRS Board of Directors  set the dues for 2016 and the meal prices for both Chapter Members and non-members. 

For those that are SHRM members, the annual membership rate will be $75 per year through December 2016.

For those that are not SHRM members, the annual membership rate will be $100 per year through December 2016.

Meal prices will remain unchanged for 2016 at $25 for chapter members, $40 for non-chapter members and $9 for SHRM student chapter members.  There is one new change for meal prices.  For those that do not pre-register for the meal, the fee will be $40 at the door regardless of membership status.  Registration for a monthly meeting always closes at 12 noon on the Tuesday before the meeting and a waiting list is started.

NEW:  At the June Board of Director meeting, the 18 month Lunch Bundle price and 18 month membership price was set. Starting July 1st, you can join OCHRS with a membership expiring on December 31, 2017.  The price for a SHRM member is $125 and the price for the non-SHRM member is $160.  The Lunch Bundle price is $475 for all meals through December 2017 and all memberships, whether a SHRM member or a non-SHRM member.  These prices reflect increases planned for 2017 plus two additional meals compared to 2016. 


Membership Dues for 2016 and 2017 are now being accepted!



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