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Stella wrote at 2012-12-20 19:10:45
I had the same question, and have been "concerned" but the answer has alleviated my concerns. I know I am healthy otherwise and can perform the duties of the position. In fact, it is an area where I am least likely to be triggered. As for Kevin, did you get the job??


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Wendy Harkness

Expertise

As a long-time HR professional/attorney (employment law), I can answer questions on many topics, which include but are not limited to: HR Strategy Social Media Workforce Planning Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination Diversity in the Workplace Coaching Mentoring Interviewing/Hiring/Retaining Talent Fostering Teamwork Mastering Presentations Train-the-Trainer Developing Competencies Delivering Superior Service Managing Employee Relations I-9 Compliance Progressive Discipline Communication Time Management Employee Engagement Building Trust in the Workplace Performance Appraisals Succession Planning Leadership Development FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, etc. Multi-Unit Leadership Rewards & Recognition OSHA Compliance Ethics Performance Management Worker’s Compensation Unemployment Compensation Record-keeping Drug-testing Conflict Management Managing Counsel Risk Management Compensation Plans Board Readiness Social Responsibility *Many others not listed

Experience

I have a compelling blend of practical and academic knowledge in all areas of Human Resources/Employment Law. I am currently the Chief People Officer and Chief Legal Officer for a successful multi-state, multi-brand, multi-unit restaurant company. I design, implement and manage HR strategy across my organization and consistently provide thought leadership in my industry and for the HR community at large. I routinely present at national conferences (National Restaurant Association, Women's Foodservice Forum, State Bar Associations, etc.) on all types of topics within my specialty.

Organizations
SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) HR Tampa CRCA (Chain Restaurant Compensation Association - current President) The Florida Bar Women's Foodservice Forum Public Relations Society of America

Publications
Featured author: Capitalizing on HR Trends, 2010 ed.: Leading HR Executives on Managing Health Care Changes, Building Workforce Flexibility, and Retaining Long-Term Talent (Inside the Minds) I have been quoted multiple times in Nation's Restaurant News, the industry's leading newsource.

Education/Credentials
B.A. in Human Resources Management J.D. Advocacy Certification Certified Instructional Designer

Awards and Honors
2008 HR Tampa Diversity Award 2005 Best HR Organization - Stevie Awards

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