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2014 Blog Archives

  • Governor Jay Inslee meets with SKCHRA Board Members to address the ongoing crisis of Long Term Unemployed!

    Governor Jay Inslee visited Kent's Hexcel Aerospace plant recently to discuss how various state workforce initiatives are helping people find work and employers find new talent.

    Following the Governor’s tour of the Hexcel Aerospace facility, he met with several South King County HR Association board members and local business & government leaders to discuss various programs implemented in Washington State designed to provide new and existing employers with customized workforce training that supports Washington's business recruitment and expansion efforts.

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  • After Price Increases: Many Employers are Adjusting Health Benefits for 2015

    The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) projects that Health Care benefit costs will increase 6.5% in 2015. This number is down slightly (.5%) from last year's benefit costs. That being the case, employers are now looking to cut costs by adjusting plans and offering more Consumer-Direct Health Plans (CDHP), which are expected to surge by 50% over the next year.

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  • New Chapter Members

    Please welcome the following new members who have designated South King County as their Chapter.

    • Diana Paoletti

    • Jessica Cromer



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  • How Up-to-Date are Your Job Descriptions? And Why Should You Care?

    Updating job descriptions is hardly anyone’s idea of a fun or strategic HR activity.  And while it will probably never be fun, well-written, up-to-date job descriptions can be the bedrock of an effective, integrated talent management program.  Not to mention, they can help you with compliance issues.  I’d say that makes them both important and strategic.

    Compliance implications

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