Welcome to the IMA Human Resources Blog. The blog format reflects our efforts to provide IMA members with timely, relevant and thought provoking information in a form that is accessible for easy reference. IMA’s Human Resources Blog will be updated on a regular basis. Weekly news update emails will be sent out to notify subscribers of new information posted on the blog. IMA members are welcome to submit material for the blog, or request specific information. Simply email Editor Stefany Henson at shenson@ima-net.org with your information or request. Editorial submissions are subject to review. 

Tuesday
May192015

Northrop Grumman Supplier Symposium — May 27

Connecting Rockford Region Suppliers to Opportunity … hosted by Congressman Adam Kinzinger, U.S. House of Representatives, 16th Congressional District of Illinois

Northrop Grumman is a leading global provider of products & services — especially for the defense industry — including aerospace, information systems, electronics, and technical services. Congressman Kinzinger has invited representatives of Northrop Grumman to speak to Rockford Region suppliers.

You’re invited to attend this event to learn about the potential to become a supplier for Northrop Grumman.

This free program features:

• A presentation by Northrop Grumman on how to become a supplier.

• 10-minute individual meetings with a Northrop Grumman representative.

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Tuesday
May192015

Are You Ready to Lead Your Company Through a Crisis?

Business Continuity Tips Shared at Free Webinar Hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

Being a small business owner also makes you the person in charge of making sure everything flows without a hitch, from product development to the safety of your employees.

Yet, in the midst of a crisis or in the aftermath of a disaster, the plans you made to keep your business open could become lost in the shuffle of stress and chaos.

On Tuesday, May 26 Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a webinar focusing on best practices to help those in leadership positions navigate the road to recovery. Agility General Manager Paul Sullivan will share real-world disaster recovery scenarios and engage participants in a discussion on practical strategies to develop the wisdom and skill needed to become a more resilient leader.

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Tuesday
May122015

Manufacturing Day is October 2, 2015 — Get your 2015 MFG Day Host Toolkit today

From the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center …

The updated Manufacturing Day Host Toolkit, the official guide to organizing Manufacturing Day plant tours, is now available for download. A comprehensive playbook for manufacturers who plan to host on-site tours of their facilities, the toolkit includes instructions for event setup, tips for conducting a facility tour, a complete event checklist, and much more!

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Tuesday
May122015

How To Conduct Better Hiring Interviews

From the G&A Partners blog …

It’s an unavoidable reality that not every manager is an inherently great interviewer. But every manager will likely have to conduct at least one hiring interview during his or her career. Just like with any other skill, the more interviews you conduct, the better and more confident you’ll become. After all, practice makes perfect! If you’re looking to improve your interviewing process, try incorporating these tips into your interviewing routine:

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Wednesday
Apr292015

Improving Your Operations and Workforce — a seminar presented by EDSI in partnership with Business [solutions] College of DuPage — Thursday, May 21st

7:30 am-12:00 pm — $75 / Person — College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Finding and keeping talented people with the right skills is one of today’s manufacturer’s toughest challenges. How do you find the talent you need and incorporate relevant training? How do you teach employees to meet and exceed production goals? At this half day seminar you will learn how to cultivate critical skill sets, develop training pathways and improve your operations by developing your workforce.

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