October Chapter Meeting

Best Workplace: Creating a Culture of Engagement and Success

Thursday, October 12, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

NEW LOCATION for 2017 Meetings!

Hilton Garden Inn – 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Cost: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members

At the Door: $40 Members, $50 Non-Members

Approved 1 HRCI Credit / Approved 1 SHRM Credit

Today, more than ever, businesses are in a highly competitive market to be successful.  There is almost nothing more critical to that success than people.  We are also in one of the greatest talent battles we’ve ever seen with the national unemployment rate at 4.3% according to the BLS.  Being an employer of choice is the differentiating factor between companies – and really, everyone wants to enjoy going to work!

This session will discuss the advantages of being a Best Workplace and the role HR plays in creating and maintaining a great organization.   The HR partnership with leadership and employees is critical to driving the culture of engagement toward business success.

Topic for discussion includes:

  • Why should a company strive to be a Best Workplace?
  • What you can do to become a Best Workplace
  • How to overcome some organizational obstacles
  • Employee Surveys – the most effective way to use them

Suzette M. Hamilton

Suzette Hamilton has 20 years of diverse industry leadership and management experience.  She brings to her work strategic, creative and collaborative leadership, connecting human resources with business results.  Her innovative solutions have led two companies to be recognized as one of Washington State’s 100 Best Work Places, with her current company achieving the prestigious award three consecutive years.  Suzette received her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and after moving back to Washington, she continued her graduate studies at Seattle Pacific University.  She has worked as a human resource executive in various union/non-union environments, including aerospace, non-profit social services industry, private ownership companies, and the performing arts arena.  Her current position is Vice President of Human Resources at Applied Technical Services with two facilities in Washington and one in Mexico.

Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn – 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275
Date & Time: Thursday, October 12, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.