Archive for the ‘Human Resources’ category

Human Resources professional development opportunities

May 2, 2018

Human Resources Professional Development

You can register online at: https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

Effective Feedback Principles

Wednesday May 2, 2018 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

With many organizations, the use of effective feedback and recognition are communication tools that many leaders do not take advantage of to increase performance, build productive relationships, and maximize retention. Often feedback is given only if a problem exists and unknowingly the techniques used for this corrective feedback actually have the opposite effect intended. As human beings, we often hunger for feedback. However, many people will tell you that when they do get feedback, it’s often because of something they have done wrong. This course is designed to help workplace leaders learn how to provide feedback any time that the message is due. Whether feedback is formal or informal, and whether it is provided to employees, peers, or someone else, there are ways that it can be structured to be effective and lasting. This course will help participants learn why the way we deliver is feedback is important, how to deliver a message so that people accept it and make changes that may be needed, and how to accept feedback that we are offered.

 

GRCC Accounts and You: A Comprehensive Primer

Thursday, May 3, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Campus accounts can be confusing. As part of our commitment to provide world class customer support, Information Technology would like to offer a refresher course to staff and faculty. This course will provide a walk-through on the types of accounts available to our students and staff and some tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. We will also cover how to use the recently updated password reset tool and, of course, be available to answer other account related questions. We will go over: Online Student Center, Campus Network Login, GRCC Wireless Network, Blackboard, Student Email, Student & Employee Discounts, and printing from a personal device/cloud printing.

 

Foods that Fight Heart Disease

Friday, May 4, 2018 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

This course is designed to give participants a holistic view of the development components of aging. This will include information on physiological, neurological, and mental-emotional aspects of the aging process. Geriatric diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, and Parkinson’s will be discussed. Participants will become familiar with resources available in the Grand Rapids community to assist in age related services, as well as provide for forum of discussion about managing their aging, as well as the aging of loved ones. We will discuss various techniques and activities utilized by attendees to reduce the impact of aging.

 

Selfcare in the Midst of Change

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)

This workshop will explore some of the brain science related to change and why people react and experience change the way they do?

We will also explore strategies for self-care during times of change, keeping stress, resistance and struggle at bay.

– Explore brain science related to change

– Learn about types of resistance to change

– Learn strategies to lower stress and increase resilience

 

Time Management Workshop

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

In this workshop, participants will learn the keys to effectively managing your time, tips to being efficient, and how to ensure that the most important things are accomplished. Participants will learn how to eliminate non-productive behaviors and minimize the distractions that fill their day.

 

Excel Basics

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

This course is designed to give users a good introduction to the basic concepts of Excel. It explores the structure of the Excel workbook and demonstrates basic techniques required for working with spreadsheets.

 

GRCC Accounts and You: A Comprehensive Primer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Campus accounts can be confusing. As part of our commitment to provide world class customer support, Information Technology would like to offer a refresher course to staff and faculty. This course will provide a walk-through on the types of accounts available to our students and staff and some tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. We will also cover how to use the recently updated password reset tool and, of course, be available to answer other account related questions. We will go over: Online Student Center, Campus Network Login, GRCC Wireless Network, Blackboard, Student Email, Student & Employee Discounts, and printing from a personal device/cloud printing.

 

Foods for a Healthy Weight

Friday, May 11, 2018

In this course you will learn about foods that will free you from counting calories and measuring portions… Power up your plate and maintain a healthy weight and feel great! Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.

 

 

Human Resources professional development opportunities

April 30, 2018

Human Resources Professional Development Opportunities

You can register online at: https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

Performance Evaluation Feedback

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)

In this session, we will discuss providing feedback as it relates to GRCC performance evaluations for staff. Performance evaluations are a source of information and feedback for employees and are key to ongoing and future development. In this session, supervisors will learn how to note progress, summarize key skills and abilities as well as identify challenges and opportunities for improvement for employees. Conducting effective performance evaluations take time, thought, and planning. Supervisors are expected to evaluate employees realistically, objectively, and fairly. The supervisor’s evaluation ratings and comments should be objective and based on actual performance, factual data, and direct observation. Target Audience – Supervisors

 

Effective Feedback Principles

Wednesday May 2, 2018 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

With many organizations, the use of effective feedback and recognition are communication tools that many leaders do not take advantage of to increase performance, build productive relationships, and maximize retention. Often feedback is given only if a problem exists and unknowingly the techniques used for this corrective feedback actually have the opposite effect intended. As human beings, we often hunger for feedback. However, many people will tell you that when they do get feedback, it’s often because of something they have done wrong. This course is designed to help workplace leaders learn how to provide feedback any time that the message is due. Whether feedback is formal or informal, and whether it is provided to employees, peers, or someone else, there are ways that it can be structured to be effective and lasting. This course will help participants learn why the way we deliver is feedback is important, how to deliver a message so that people accept it and make changes that may be needed, and how to accept feedback that we are offered.

 

GRCC Accounts and You: A Comprehensive Primer

Thursday, May 3, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Campus accounts can be confusing. As part of our commitment to provide world class customer support, Information Technology would like to offer a refresher course to staff and faculty. This course will provide a walk-through on the types of accounts available to our students and staff and some tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. We will also cover how to use the recently updated password reset tool and, of course, be available to answer other account related questions. We will go over: Online Student Center, Campus Network Login, GRCC Wireless Network, Blackboard, Student Email, Student & Employee Discounts, and printing from a personal device/cloud printing.

 

Foods that Fight Heart Disease

Friday, May 4, 2018 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

This course is designed to give participants a holistic view of the development components of aging. This will include information on physiological, neurological, and mental-emotional aspects of the aging process. Geriatric diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, and Parkinson’s will be discussed. Participants will become familiar with resources available in the Grand Rapids community to assist in age related services, as well as provide for forum of discussion about managing their aging, as well as the aging of loved ones. We will discuss various techniques and activities utilized by attendees to reduce the impact of aging.

 

Selfcare in the Midst of Change

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

This workshop will explore some of the brain science related to change and why people react and experience change the way they do?

We will also explore strategies for self-care during times of change, keeping stress, resistance and struggle at bay.

– Explore brain science related to change

– Learn about types of resistance to change

– Learn strategies to lower stress and increase resilience

 

Time Management Workshop

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)

In this workshop, participants will learn the keys to effectively managing your time, tips to being efficient, and how to ensure that the most important things are accomplished. Participants will learn how to eliminate non-productive behaviors and minimize the distractions that fill their day.

 

Excel Basics

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

This course is designed to give users a good introduction to the basic concepts of Excel. It explores the structure of the Excel workbook and demonstrates basic techniques required for working with spreadsheets.

 

GRCC Accounts and You: A Comprehensive Primer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Campus accounts can be confusing. As part of our commitment to provide world class customer support, Information Technology would like to offer a refresher course to staff and faculty. This course will provide a walk-through on the types of accounts available to our students and staff and some tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. We will also cover how to use the recently updated password reset tool and, of course, be available to answer other account related questions. We will go over: Online Student Center, Campus Network Login, GRCC Wireless Network, Blackboard, Student Email, Student & Employee Discounts, and printing from a personal device/cloud printing.

 

Foods for a Healthy Weight

Friday, May 11, 2018

In this course you will learn about foods that will free you from counting calories and measuring portions… Power up your plate and maintain a healthy weight and feel great! Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.

 

 

Sweets & Treats is Tomorrow! (Valentine’s Day)

February 13, 2018
Sweets and Treats. Brought to you by Human Resources. Daytime event: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ATC Atrium. Night shift event: Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 10 p.m.-11 p.m., Raider Grille.

Sweets and Treats is tomorrow!

Grab a friend and join us on Wednesday, February 14th, between 11:30am – 1:30pm in the ATC Atrium for some cupcakes and conversations. The event is open-house style, so come when you can, stay as long as you’re able.

Questions? Contact Nicole Dekker, x3848.

 

SLT Profile: New Employee Orientation

November 16, 2017
The New Employee Orientation (NEO) team oversees the on-boarding of all newly hired employees via a traveling orientation. This process allows the new employee to receive tours of both the Main and DeVos Campus, while meeting employees from various departments. The on-boarding process is guided by the college’s desire to integrate new employees into our culture, and to create a firm foundation of knowledge about our mission, vision, and values.
Within the last year, we have implemented an enhanced mentorship program in which new employees are paired with a current employee to use as a resource for college information and orientation throughout their first year. Through the program, mentors also disseminate information about the college, and its various departments and functions, through monthly spotlight communications.

One goal of the NEO team is to implement a process for introducing new employees to campus via a short, but interesting, biography delivered via campus-wide communications. Excerpts will include a photograph of the new employee so others will know who to look for to introduce themselves.

The team is comprised of Nicole Dekker, Christine Coon, and Laura Caulk from Human Resources; Tony Myers from Campus Police; and Rachel Bower and Kelly Webber from IT.

Cider & Donuts this week!

October 10, 2017
Join us later this week for some delicious cinnamon sugar donuts and hot apple cider to warm your spirit!  Hope to see you there!

 

Night Shift Event:
Thursday, 10/12/17, from 10 p.m. -11 p.m.
Raider Grill

Daytime Event:
Friday, 10/13/17, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ATC Atrium

Cider & Donuts Event flier

Attend the Golden Raider Reception Thursday, May 11

May 9, 2017
Please stop by and reconnect with friends and colleagues at the annual GRCC Golden Raiders Retiree Reception being held on Thursday, May 11, from noon – 2 p.m. in the ATC Banquet Rooms. Our program will begin at 1 p.m.
All are welcome to attend!

GRCC Employees on the Move through March 6, 2015

March 9, 2015

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC!

David Dick

Meet & Confer, Junior Enterprise Analyst

2-2-15

Elizabeth van Portfliet

ESP, Support Professional, Counseling and Career Center/Occupational and Disability Support Services

2-2-15

Myriah Williams

ESP, Support Professional, Academic Testing Center

2-22-15

Michael Porter

CEBA, Custodian 3rd Shift, Ford Fieldhouse/Calkins Science Center

3-2-15

Michael Couch

Meet & Confer, Financial Aid Tech Specialist

3-23-15

Ashley Campanali

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

8-20-15

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW JOB!

Sasha Ahmed

From: Adjunct Instructor, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

To:     Assistant Professor, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

Full Time Temporary Faculty for Winter Semester

1-7-15

Marguerite Erlandson

From: Adjunct Instructor, Business/Fashion Design

To:     Assistant Professor, Business/Fashion Design

Full Time Temporary Faculty for Winter Semester

1-7-15

Deanna Witte

ESP, Support Professional, Dental Auxiliaries (in addition to her position in GRCC ePrint)

1-19-15

Kristen Doneth

From: ESP, Support Professional, Tassell MTEC/Director of Workforce Development

To:     ESP, Support Professional, Dean of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies

1-20-15

Amy Kudrna

From:   F/T Temporary Associate Professor, Chemistry

To:      Assistant Professor, Chemistry

8-20-15

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO GRCC

Kyle Eaton

Meet & Confer, IT Security Analyst

2-13-15

Danielle Dawson

Meet & Confer, Paralegal

2-19-15

The GRCC Community mourns the passing of English Professor Roland Gani on December 21, 2014, after 28 years of service.

ESP Learning Day Video

March 9, 2015
Our talented media department employees created a video for ESP Learning Day to showcase each of the support professionals and the departments they work in here at GRCC. Meet the amazing staff in the ESP employee group!
 

Raider Salute for ESP Learning Day

March 3, 2015

A Raider Salute from Jessica Berens, in Human Resources:

ESP Learning Day 2015 – Thank you!

Thank you to Tamber Bustance, Chris Arnold, and Eric Williams in the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center for presenting at the 2015 ESP Learning Day! You did an outstanding job. This event could not have happened without the help of Klaas Kwant and Tim Zerfas in Media, Bayard Brooks and Becky Yoder in ATC Conference Services, Josh Ferguson and his staff in Secchia Banquet Services, and Julie Otte and Jennifer Kelly in Staff Development. It was a wonderful event because of the support from an amazing team. Thank you all!

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Human resources duties reassigned

January 20, 2015

Due to the College’s budget situation, we are not replacing an HR Generalist position. Here is an overview of where the significant work has been assigned.

Jessica Berens will assume all coordination and communication for staff performance evaluations and M&C and ESP position reclassifications.

In addition to her M&C responsibilities, Christine Coon will be the HR Generalist for ESP and Campus Police.

In addition to his Faculty responsibilities, Jim Fox will be the HR Generalist for CEBA.

Lydia Cruz will be assigned the role as HR representative on screening committees. Lydia will assist Christine and Jim for all employee groups.

FOIA coordination and Title IX investigations for employees will now be conducted by General Counsel’s office.

Thank you for your patience during the transition. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Wilson at x. 3971.

GRCC Employees on the Move through December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

 

WELCOME TO GRCC!

Steven Gold

Counselor, Disability Support Services
Employee Group: Faculty

10/13/14

Jeffrey Hertel

Police Lieutenant, Campus Police

Employee Group: Meet & Confer

1-12-15

John James

Job Developer (MCAM Grant), Training Solutions

Employee Group: Meet & Confer

12-8-14

Tracey Lacy

Educational Support Professional – Student Financials Customer Assistant, Cashiers Office

Employee Group: ESP

12-1-14

David Lovell

Job Developer (MCAM Grant), Training Solutions

Employee Group: Meet & Confer

12-8-14

Effective Date: 12/8/14

Dawn Minnesma

Lab Technician, Nursing
Employee Group: Faculty
10-13-14

Daniel Sullivan 

Language Arts Lab Coordinator, Academic Tutors
Employee Group: Faculty
1-5-15

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PROMOTION!

Langston Gant

From:    ESP, Associate Dean, Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies

To:          ESP, Admissions and Enrollment

10-20-14

Eric Johnson

From:    Junior Enterprise Analyst

To:        Enterprise Analyst

9-29-014

Francisco Ramirez

From:    ESP, Admissions and Enrollment

To:        Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator

10-20-14

Anna Rose

From: ESP, Dean, Instructional Support & Interdisciplinary Studies

To:     Meet and Confer, Transfer and Articulation Coordinator

12-8-14

Travis Steffens

From:    ESP, Front Desk, Career and Counseling Center

To:        ESP, Associate Dean, Student Success and Retention

10-27-14

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO GRCC

Fenis Harmon

Custodian III

8-28-14

William Jacoby

Professor, Culinary Education

11-17-14

Chloe Beighley

ESP, Communications

12-4-14

Paula Naujalis

ESP, Support Professional, Nursing Program

Retiring after 31 years, 9 months of service

12-5-14

Linda Bramble

Professor, Physical Science

Retiring after 16 years, 9 months of service

12-12-14

 

 

 

Important Year End Payroll Information

December 3, 2014

Verify Personal Information

Update your Tax Withholding Forms

  •  A new 2015 tax forms should be completed if your filing status or exemption allowances have changed.
  • If you are currently claiming exemption on your Federal or State taxes, you are required to complete a new 2015 W-4 no later than February 1, 2015.
  • Tax forms are available on the payroll web page at http://cms.grcc.edu/payrollandbenefits/forms.

Print a copy of your last 2014 pay stub with year to date information

  • If you would like a copy of your last 2014 pay stub with year to date information, please be sure to print it no later than Friday, December 19, 2014. Year to date information will only be available on your last pay stub of 2014, until we process the first check of 2015.

For Informational Purposes Only

  •  The 2015 Social Security tax rate is schedule to remain 6.2%, and the Medicare tax rate remains 1.45%.
  • The 2015 social security wage base will be $118, 500.00.
  • The 2015 limitation for elective deferrals under a 403(b) or 457(b) will increase to $18,000 +and the additional catch up provision for individuals age 50 and over will increase to $6,000.00.

Important Year End Payroll Information

December 1, 2014

Verify Personal Information

Update your Tax Withholding Forms

  •  A new 2015 tax forms should be completed if your filing status or exemption allowances have changed.
  • If you are currently claiming exemption on your Federal or State taxes, you are required to complete a new 2015 W-4 no later than February 1, 2015.
  • Tax forms are available on the payroll web page at http://cms.grcc.edu/payrollandbenefits/forms.

Print a copy of your last 2014 pay stub with year to date information

  • If you would like a copy of your last 2014 pay stub with year to date information, please be sure to print it no later than Friday, December 19, 2014. Year to date information will only be available on your last pay stub of 2014, until we process the first check of 2015.

For Informational Purposes Only

  •  The 2015 Social Security tax rate is schedule to remain 6.2%, and the Medicare tax rate remains 1.45%.
  • The 2015 social security wage base will be $118, 500.00.
  • The 2015 limitation for elective deferrals under a 403(b) or 457(b) will increase to $18,000 +and the additional catch up provision for individuals age 50 and over will increase to $6,000.00.

GRCC In the News, 11-19-14

November 19, 2014

Top 50 Employers of HBCU Students & Graduates (2014)

HBCU Connect (Historically Black College & Universities’ publication)

Since 2002, we have been working with thousands of companies and organizations to assist them in their efforts to reach students and graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

(GRCC is listed as No. 20 on the list.)

See resumes of 3 finalists for GRCC’s provost search

Nov. 18, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Three finalists have emerged in Grand Rapids Community College’s search for its next provost, the college announced Monday.

Classes canceled: GRCC, Grand Valley State University close due to severe weather

Nov. 18, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Classes have been canceled for thousands of local college students Tuesday, Nov. 18, because of severe winter weather, including students at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University.

 

GRCC makes list of Top 50 Employers

November 19, 2014

Grand Rapids Community College is No. 20 on HBCU Connect’s 2014 Top Employers rankings. HBCU Connect is a publication put out by Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

According to the HBCU, its criteria for the list includes “a company’s HBCU specific outreach, conversations with the companies to learn about their recruitment efforts, relationships the companies have with HBCUs or alumni organizations, and the overall visibility of the efforts made by the companies being considered. Consideration for the actual rankings for the companies was based on their consistency in effort, level of investment, actual hires and creativity in their outreach.”

To see the entire list, click here.