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Outside the Box HR

What if HR thought outside the box in more areas? Could we change how or who we hire? Could we hire amazing people, open ourselves up for more talent, and broaden our scope? Or what about how we motivate our staff? Could we tap into a whole new level of employee engagement? Let’s talk about these concepts and ideas and how we can begin to think differently. Your ideas will be important as we talk about these items:

  • Should we not hire someone with an unrelated job felony? Or someone covered in tattoos?
  • Should we hire based on experience not based on a college degree?
  • What if we hired people without experience and trained them?
  • What if we allowed remote work? Imagine who we could hire.
  • What if we had an onsite coach to help employees get motivated? To improve performance? To provide feedback from an outsider?

Our HR world is continually changing and evolving because people are continually changing and evolving, and we have to be ready and willing to acknowledge the change and find new ways to do our HR jobs successfully. Come and join us virtually and discuss how we can look ‘outside our boxes’ and be open to ideas that will allow us to achieve different results and success – for us, the company and the employee.



Reanette Fillmer Etzler, PHR

Reanette is an entrepreneur, coach, trainer, and speaker. Reanette has held public office, has been a Human Resources Executive for over 30 years, and is a certified coach for the John Maxwell Team amongst other things like being a dog mom, stepmom, and wife.

All these things are just titles. What qualifies Reanette to add value to you today is her experiences in those positions and years of the inside perspective of leadership and a desire to live a life of continuous growth. In the roles that she has played in various jobs and/or life, she shares her commitment to create, launch and transform leaders. If we create our values, launch ourselves, and transform our future we can become the leaders that we want to be, we can be the voice that matters.

Reanette Fillmer Etzler, PHR

Speaker, Coach, Trainer of CLT Coaching

















InterWest Insurance Services, LLC

As one of Northern California’s largest privately held brokerage firms, InterWest enjoys the privilege of representing many of California’s predominant and influential business owners. Our focus is to bring together all our client experience and our team’s expertise in the areas of benefit plan design review, establishment of goals and objectives, carrier negotiations, funding, plan implementation, administration and day-to-day, month-to-month service.

InterWest places millions of premium dollars annually with the industry’s largest and most respected insurance companies. Our team members enjoy excellent, longstanding relationships with our carriers based on professionalism, trust and confidence.

Interwest Insurance Services, LLC





This program is pending approval for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is pending approval for 1.0 Unit Credit recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®,PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).











What To Expect in Court and How To Prepare

Employment lawsuits are costly, burdensome, slow and can destroy company culture. This presentation will prepare you for what to expect when you receive a claim, and how to best prepare to battle a lawsuit in court. Learn from one of the top employment law attorneys in Shasta County. He will share his in-depth experience and expertise, and will walk you through the entire process. In addition, you will learn best practices on how to keep your business out of court.

  • Claim/Lawsuit Process
  • Deadlines
  • Case Preparation
  • Discovery Rules
  • Depositions
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Do’s and Don’ts in and outside of court


Benjamin Kennedy, Attorney
Carr, Kennedy, Peterson & Frost

Mr. Kennedy is a Shareholder with Carr, Kennedy, Peterson & Frost. His practice concentrates on labor and employment law, including counseling employers on matters involving workplace discrimination and harassment, ADA compliance, wrongful discharge, wage and hour laws, and employee handbooks, policies, and procedures. Mr. Kennedy also represents employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.


Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2004
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 2000
Bar and Court Admissions California
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California

Professional and Community Activities:

Shasta-Trinity County Bar Association
Northstate SHRM – Legislative Coordinator
Leadership Redding Class of 2012


This program is made possible with the support of our sponsor:

InterWest is a leader among top insurance firms, consistently ranking within the top 100 largest and the top 50 privately-held brokerages nationwide. They offer unparalleled expertise in all lines of property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits and personal insurance coverages, as well as surety bonds. They also provide innovative, value-added service from our Claims & Risk Control Specialists and Human Resource & Labor Law Consultants.


This program is pending approval for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. Northstate SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is pending approval for 1.5 Units Credit Types recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®,PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). HRCertification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that Northstate SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credits for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.