Event Details


A to Z of Human Resources: HR Best Practices

Tuesday, November 09, 09:00 AM - Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

Small and medium-sized nonprofits typically don’t have the resources to create a human resources department with an experienced HR professional. The job of HR may be done by the executive director, the chief financial officer, a manager or administrative staff – wherever there is a little capacity or a little interest. So how do you know you’re really doing the right things, complying with the laws, and adhering to best practices? 

In this session, we’ll conduct an audit of your HR practices from employee entrance to exit to ensure you’re on track. Examples of what we’ll cover include practical approaches and solutions to:

  • Hiring practices
  • Orientation and onboarding
  • Performance management 
  • HR administration and personnel files
  • Employee handbooks
  • Corrective action and termination 
  • What to outsource and what to DIY

Event Details

This workshop is one session of a two-part series. The first session is HR Compliance on November 2 from 9 - 11 a.m Central. Use the registration button on this page to register only for the HR Best Practices workshop. Registration for the full series is now closed.

This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.

Speaker Information

Arlene 2019Arlene Vernon is a human resource strategist with over 35 years of experience as a consultant and trusted resource for a diverse group of small and medium-sized organizations. She’s seen first-hand what nonprofit leaders face every day, and her results-oriented consulting and training successfully fills that gap. Having worked with over 200 nonprofit and 400 for-profit organizations since starting her firm HRx in 1992, she partners with leaders to develop and implement do-able strategies for the success of your organization. With an MBA in organizational behavior and a Master of Education in counseling, Arlene is both a studied and practiced authority in human resources and human relations. She offers practical, real solutions through her consulting, advising, and training that you can apply today.

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