Celebrating our 60 year anniversary: 1967 to 1977 ~ our second decade

After a decade in business, Ruby Frank learned how to function and prosper in a “man’s world.” She started the business when women didn’t do things like that and she gained acceptance by being known as a competent business woman who was “one of the guys.” Along with running the business and raising a family,… Read more »

3 Tips for handling employee absenteeism – KDHRA luncheon

Gary Clark, attorney and partner with Quarles and Brady, LLP, led our discussion of the challenges involved with excessive employee absenteeism. Our conversation focused especially on intermittent leaves for which the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) could apply. Mr. Clark observed that many employers focus only on the applicability and compliance with the FMLA, when… Read more »

3 Tips for employee conflict management – KDHRA luncheon

Thanks to Michael F. Hughes, attorney with SmithAmundsen, LLC, who presented at our October luncheon for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association. Mr. Hughes spoke about “Effectively Managing Employee Conflicts and Complaints.” Using approaches and methods from mediation processes, he provided several excellent insights. “Clarify what the disagreement is.  Obtain as much information as possible… Read more »

3 Tips for employee onboarding – KDHRA luncheon

The 2014-2014 event season for the Kane DuPage Human Resources Association kicked off with a great luncheon this week.  Craig Frank (President, Frank’s Employment) welcomed everyone with summer highlights and a great story.  The staff of newly-opened Riverside Pub treated us to a hearty and delicious meal. Shannon Morgan, Manager of Talent Acquisition Policy for… Read more »

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you are enjoying and exploring our redesigned website for employers and job seekers in greater metropolitan Chicago.  Added content and new features provide you with fresh resources and additional access to our professional staff. New tools for employers include: Option to self-schedule a call with Elyse, one of our staffing consultants. Quick form… Read more »

3 Tips on new employment law – KDHRA luncheon

Anthony Caruso, senior attorney for Wessels Sherman, presented “Key Employment Law Developments” as the featured speaker for our February meeting of the Kane DuPage HR Association. Tony’s annual presentation on this topic is always informative and insightful. So it’s a challenge to select 3 “top tips!” The Illinois Workplace Violence Prevention Act, in force as… Read more »

3 Tips on ACA employer mandate – KDHRA luncheon

The employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was the core topic of our presentation yesterday at the Kane DuPage HR Association luncheon. Attorneys Michael F. Hughes and Rebecca Dobbs Bush, partners with Smith Amundsen, led the robust and informative discussion on “Health Care Reform – Developing a Strategy Your Company Can… Read more »