[Webinar] Where We Are Now: Two HR Practitioners’ DEI Journey

March 23rd, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
DirectEmployers Association
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DirectEmployers Association

March 23rd, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

*Eligible for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are three core values that are more important than ever as we work together to make a unified and collaborative workforce for all. With that said, the processes and initiatives put into place can look different across all organizations, and knowing where to begin can prove to be a challenge. Join J.B. Hunt Director of HR Compliance Mark Jostad, and ArcBest Senior Manager of HR Compliance and Inclusion Dana Deason for a one-hour webinar on how their companies are approaching DEI in the workplace, what has worked (and what has not), and important lessons learned along the way. Whether you are new to DEI or looking for best practices and benchmarks for your already established programs, this webinar will provide tips for both recruitment and retention, including how to:

  • Begin a DEI journey to establish a diverse workforce
  • Maintain momentum with your initiatives to ensure they remain successful after initial launch
  • Form valuable Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) that have proven to show effectiveness in building equity and inclusion within an organization

Speakers

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Dana Deason
Senior Manager of HR Compliance and Inclusion @ArcBest
Dana Deason is the Senior Manager of HR Administration and Compliance for logistics provider ArcBest. Dana oversees ArcBest’s HR policies as well as OFCCP and state government compliance. Dana is passionate about people and serves on the Board of Directors for DirectEmployers, holds a Mental Health First Aid certification as well as PHR and SHRM-CP designations. She obtained a B.A. in International Studies from Westminster College. When not in the office, Dana spends time with her English bulldog and volunteers with CASA, advocating for abused and neglected children. Fair warning: she also tells really cheesy jokes and thinks they are hilarious.

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Mark Jostad
Director of HR Compliance @J.B. Hunt Transport
Mark Jostad is the Director of HR Compliance at JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. With a background in accounting and over 28 years of experience in HR and compliance roles, Jostad is responsible for all aspects of HR compliance at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. In his role, he manages seven individuals who work to mitigate risk in the areas of OFCCP and affirmative action, immigration, background checks, wage and hour and ADA accommodation.

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