HR Thursdays ~ Best Practices & Payroll Contributions for Education and Community Support
Our three presenters will cover:
- Humanizing the Employee Experience: The Role Payroll Plays in the Evolving World of Work
- How to offer your employees an added benefit that will help them plan for the future
- How your employees can give back to the community
Teresa Smith, UGK
Maire Pelletier, FAME
Amanda Langley, MaineShare
Teresa Smith, a trusted Strategic Advisor with over 19 years of Human Capital Management experience. Thought leader passionate about inspiring teams and evangelizing stories of transformation and innovation. Strategic Advisory approach working with business leaders and their leadership teams on how to better maximize people-centric strategies to achieve long-term success. Advocate for the unmatched value of an empowered workforce, helping organizations more effectively attract prospective employees, engage existing employees, and holistically develop and manage an exceptional employee experience. A focus on diagnosing customer needs, delivering effective solutions, and collaborating with senior leaders to achieve improved business outcomes.
Maire Pelletier, NextGen 529 College Savings Counselor at Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), is a graduate of the University of Maine Orono with a bachelor?s in Art Education and a background in teaching from preschool up to 12th grade. At FAME, she continues to help students and their families achieve their aspirations of education after high school and fulfill their goals for their future. FAME provides targeted financial tools, information, and programs to help grow Maine?s economy and help Maine residents become more financially capable and afford higher education. FAME administers NextGen 529, Maine?s Section 529 plan, which many families use to save for higher education expenses.
Amanda Langley grew up in Falmouth, Maine, always involved in music and exploring the woods around her home. As an undergraduate at Quinnipiac University, she was exposed to social justice topics and the influence of social systems through her Sociology studies, and her deep passion in making social change was sparked. She worked nearly a decade with the Connecticut Homecare Program for Elders, which exposed her to inadequate health care and health insurance systems rife with inequity. This grew interest in the public health field, and she graduated from the University of New England with her Master of Public Health degree in 2016. From there, she worked with pre-doctoral dental students at UNE College of Dental Medicine, teaching them about public health topics and facilitating their experiences increasing access to oral health care in Northern New England. She is thrilled to join Maine Initiatives, supporting the social change work of the MaineShare member organizations. She is committed to using her privilege to bring awareness to systemic injustice and work with dedicated colleagues to advance equity and justice in Maine. Amanda has volunteered with the Center for Grieving Children and Maine Needs. She loves outdoor activities like skiing and mountain biking. She continues to teach undergraduate sociology courses as an Adjunct Faculty at UNE, and loves how her work informs her teaching, and how her students influence her community efforts.
HR Thursdays are presented in partnership with the LA Metro Chamber, Central Maine Human Resource Association, and the Lewiston CareerCenter and offer employers resources and tools to help gain a competitive edge. Presenters will share best practices with businesses owners, HR staff, and hiring managers in order to create meaningful recruitment, training, and retention strategies. HR Thursdays allow participants, whether employers of one employee or 1500, to gain the information needed to survive the labor shortage while giving tangible, and usable, tools and resources.
Date and Time
Thursday May 25, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
This will be a webinar thru zoom.