TSHRA hosts four meetings each fiscal year. They are typically held during the months of October, January, April, and July, but may vary. Meetings are scheduled in the morning and include business, networking time, and information sharing from professionals in our field. The Board selects speakers who offer HR-related knowledge and expertise to our membership. Our meetings center around topics such as recruiting, employee engagement and retention, employment legislation, performance management, workforce development, employee relations, employee wellness, and other relevant themes. Member suggestions for future topics are always welcome. Members are encouraged to spend time networking with other HR professionals at our quarterly meetings. Linking up with our HR colleagues and sharing best practices is a great way to build a support network of individuals who share our unique experience of administering HR programs in a state agency environment.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP so that we can plan refreshments accordingly.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Every presentation brought to you by TSHRA may be submitted for Continuing Education Unit (CEU), from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Approval from these organizations is not guaranteed, but we make every possible effort to select only presentations that meet their credit requirements. For verification purposes, we require every attendee to sign in at our presentations.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Texas Military Department, Camp Mabry
The Museum Room
3038 West 35th St., Austin, TX 78703
JOSHUA SMITH, CPS Consulting
Josh has over 12 years in Human Resources and Organizational Development with the public and private sector. He formerly served as HR director for the City of Marble Falls and the City of Schertz and currently serves within the Organizational Services Division of CPS HR Consulting. Josh has managed succession planning projects with public agencies, and has recently written a white paper on succession planning, which can be found on the CPS HR website.
Competency-Based Behavioral Interviewing
More and more public sector organizations are experiencing the real benefits that result from abandoning traditional employee selection approaches in favor of competency-based behavioral interviews. Behavioral interviews – sometimes called performance-based interviews – are based on the premise that past behavior (or performance) is the best predictor of future behavior (or performance). However, the real benefits of behavior-based interviewing can only be realized when those responsible for making hiring decisions have the skill and understanding to conduct behavioral interviews well.