Lori Selby, Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, Green River Campus Forum

Lori-Selby

Lori Selby, a Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, visited Green River College on Friday, June 19, 2015, to share her experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thanks to our talented Green River Media Center team, you can now watch Ms. Selby’s campus forum presentation.

If you would like to provide your thoughts regarding Ms. Bean’s campus forum, please complete the Vice President of Administration Campus Forum Survey.

 

Shirley Bean’s, Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, Green River Campus Forum

Shirley-BeanShirley Bean, a Vice President of Business Administration Candidate, visited Green River College on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, to share her experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thanks to our talented Green River Media Center team, you can now watch Ms. Bean’s campus forum presentation.

If you would like to provide your thoughts regarding Ms. Bean’s campus forum, please complete the Vice President of Administration Campus Forum Survey.

HERC: Cool Tool for Your Green River Tool Belt – Part 2

Welcome back to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) cool tool test. Last week I talked about what HERC is and introduced its Dual-Career Search tool that permits job seekers to enter in search job search criteria for themselves and for their partner/friend.

hercjobs.org homepage

Today, I will highlight HERC’s webinars. Job search tools predominately offer either mainstream webinars targeted towards job seekers or member institutions.  HERC’s focus is to provide customized job resources to help both achieve their respective goals. Now, that is value!

The HERC Jobseeker Webinars series are developed by regional HERCs and emphasize aspects of the job search process tailored specifically for the academic job seeker. Topics range from Expanding Your Career Networks to The Campus Visit: Interviewing for Faculty Positions.  The upcoming webinar is “What Works for Women at Work: How to navigate subtle gender bias successfully” on Thursday, June 4th, at 10:00 am. What a great professional development opportunity!  Start your registration by clicking here.

HERC institutional members also benefit from professional development opportunities through webinars that feature specific best practices in faculty and staff recruitment and retention presented by higher education practitioners. The upcoming webinars cover an array of subjects like The Diversity Advantage: Incorporating Diversity Principles into the Search Committee Process, Courageous Leadership: Recruiting and Retaining Latino(a) Faculty and Higher Education Professionals, and Gender Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct on Campus: Understand Your Climate & Protect Faculty, Staff & Students. Please note that many of the webinars are offered for HRCI continuing education credits. Now that is super cool! Discover the titles of more upcoming webinars by clicking here and scrolling down to Webinars.

Cool Tool for Your Green River Tool Belt – Part 1

I admit that I am a fanatic of cool tools. I become extremely excited to test new Do-It-Yourself Tools, electronic gadgets, websites or software. (The Gallup Organization says that is the “Learner” in me but I will talk about that another day). Today, I want to share a cool recruitment tool to put into your Green River Tool Belt called Higher Education Recruitment Consortium or HERC.  Like any new tool, let’s put HERC to the test!

hercjobs.org homepage

What is HERC?

I like know  a little information about the company that creates the tool I am testing.   HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 600 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non-and-for profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives. That is awesome! Additionally, it is a gateway to more jobs in higher education and related filed than any other site!

http://www.hercjobs.org/

Cool Features You Can’t Find Easily!

HERC features a Dual-Career Search tool that permits job seekers to enter in search job search criteria for themselves and for their partner/friend.  They can drill down their search to keywords, job type, discipline, and organizational type. The really neat distinctive characteristic is the built in ability to identify specifically how far the jobs that meet both search criteria can be from each other! Now that is cool!

Next week, I will talk about HERC’s job alerts, diversity resources, and webinars!

Show Me the Way to I-9 Central!

Reviewing I-9s

I was doing the happy dance when I discovered that Department of Homeland Security had finally updated their website with some user friendly I-9 instructions. They call it I-9 Central.

What is an I-9?

Federal law requires that every employer who has hired an individual for employment in the United States complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I-9 will help you verify the employee’s identity and employment authorization.

I-9 Process

You may remember completing the I-9 form when you began employment at Green River and are curious to learn more about it. Or perhaps you are the person designated to assist newly hired work-study students, hourly employees or adjunct instructors with their HR forms, including the I-9. Do I have your attention? Then this is for YOU.

What will I find at I-9 Central?

So, I’m here to spread the joy. I encourage you to visit I-9 Central for concise and up-to-date guidelines to achieve the coveted complete and correct I-9 form!

Excited About I-9s

Rising up to Governor Inslee’s Disability Employment Challenge!

Green River College is jumping feet first into Governor Jay Inslee’s Disability Employment Challenge to have people living with a disability make up five percent of the state government workforce by June 30, 2017! While we start this endeavor, it is important to note that GRC seeks (and has always sought) to recruit the best candidates to fill positions.

Rising up to the challenge gives us an opportunity to think about how we attract and retain employees with disabilities. One of the strategic directions that we are adopting to help us is working with nonprofit organizations that specialize in helping people with disabilities find employment. Better informing these institutions of GRC opportunities and needs will help us find qualified candidates to fill positions.

Today we want to share a little about an organization named Trillium. Trillium reached out to help us with hiring people with disabilities. As additional organizations connect with us to assist us with achieving the Governor’s Disability Employment Challenge, we will introduce them to you.

Kate & Supervisor-compressed

Tell me about Trillium and its services

Trillium is an Auburn-based nonprofit that helps institutions and companies integrate people with intellectual disabilities into their workforce. They currently support nearly 300 institutions/businesses in recruiting and training employees with disabilities including the City of Auburn and the Auburn School District. Institutional/business testimonials name positive impacts such as the addition of highly motivated employees, improving customer satisfaction, and increasing staffing efficiency that helps them achieve organizational goals. These employees fill positions from clerical to assembly, child care to data entry. Check out this video for example administrative jobs in various industries.

Now, how does this work?

Trillium meets with supervisors to understand staffing needs, workflow obstacles, and routine or project-based tasks. After they identify key tasks, they look to their pool of job seekers for candidates who meet the needs and fit GRC culture. Trillium then supports our team by onboarding the new employee, providing on-site assistance with training and team integration. Their consulting services are available for the duration of the employment, so they can assist with new or re-training needs.

When can I meet with Trillium?

Trillium will be on campus April 20, 2015, at 1:30 pm to talk about its services.

Nominate Employees Who Go the Extra Mile!

PSRW Recognition Event Flyer

PSRW Recognition Event Flyer

Do you know a state employee or manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which will be held this year between May 4-8, 2015, is a national celebration recognizing the contribution of public employees. In the spirit of recognizing exemplary service, the state PSRW Celebration Committee is asking the public and fellow employees to nominate state government and higher education staff for two state awards.

“I’ve seen firsthand the dedication of front-line employees and supervisors,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “They’re innovating in a time of tight resources. They’re finding ways to serve Washingtonians better. And they’re doing it with a spirit of service that makes me deeply proud.”

Each year, the Extra Mile Award is given to individuals or groups of state employees who surpass expectations for exemplary public service by demonstrating attributes such as:

  • Innovative techniques and methods
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Visionary thinking
  • Personal valor or bravery
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Or overcoming great odds or disadvantages.

A second award, the Leadership Award, is given to individuals at all levels of management who show exemplary leadership, such as inspiration, vision, integrity and commitment to service.

Nomination forms for either award may be downloaded here. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to prsrw@ofm.wa.gov.

Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Each year, about 15 employees are selected for the Extra Mile Award, and about five are selected for the Leadership Award.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact:

Bobbi Foreman or Mark Sullivan
(360) 407-4149
psrw@ofm.wa.gov