Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Topic: Hiring, Managing, and Firing the Growing Workforce: A How-To Guide
Moderator: Rick Wright

Sponsor: Karger, Key, Barnes, and Lynn, PC

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Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy - Plano
6001 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093.
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

$35.00 per person (Members)
$50.00 per person (Non-Members)

Register by April 28, 2003.
Dinner cannot be assured for reservations received after April 28, 2003
Total attendees are limited to 80

Format: Dinner, table discussions, and questions for the panelists


Seasoned HR Directors will be discussing practical and strategic lessons learned from managing a rapidly growing employee base. Topics to be addressed potentially include:

  • Running a smooth recruiting campaign.
  • Establishing sound Company policies and procedures.
  • What really needs to be in the Company's Handbook.
  • Maintaining adequate personnel files.
  • What should/should not be in an offer letter.
  • Successfully handling all performance reviews - the easy and the challenging.
  • The basics of wage and hour laws.
  • Effecting a smooth employee termination.
  • Dealing with independent contractors.
  • Handling employee complaints.
  • Motivation and retention in a down market.
  • Non-financial ways to motivate an employee.
  • What should be/must be in an Employment Agreement.

Rick Wright, the Chair of the DFW Human Resource Executive Council (HREC) will be moderating the panel. The HREC is a network of senior HR executives who meet to share ideas, insights, experiences, and best practices. Members participate in roundtable discussions, seminars, symposia, surveys, and market research. DFW members of HREC include a myriad of companies ranging from Alcon to Zale Corporation. Mr. Wright also is the founder and CEO of DRW Consulting, Inc., a Dallas-based practice specializing in performance improvement, employee management, M&A integration and other leadership development. Mr. Wright has played a key role in dozens of notable transactions and situations, including Warner Lambert-Pfizer, Mobil-Exxon, and Union Carbide-Dow.

Laura Owen
, Entrust/Nortel
Mel McCall, CompUSA/Safeway
Albert Chew, Club Corp

Table Discussion Leaders:
Rex Saoit, HP
Dave Tarman, Centex/Wendy’s
Denise Raver, Southwest Airlines
Diana Wright, Central and Southwest
Pat Goff, TI/TEC
Saila Mohe, Samsung
Mark Schwartz, Spectracomm
Bruce Chodosh, EDS
Susan Lewis, Blockbuster/Zales
Kathy Barrow, Karger, Key, Barnes, & Lynn, PC
Rick Davis, Sales Devine

Membership opportunities for the DFW Chapter of TEXCHANGE are available to those who are interested.
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Local TEXCHANGE Board of Directors:

Andy Adams, Parago
Terri Adkisson, MindJazz
Kevin Ainsworth, Guidant Capital
Tagg Baker, RR Donnelley Financial
Laurence Briggs, InvestIN Securities Corp
Phillip Budd, Comply Solutions
Brian A. Burroughs, The Jet Powered Group, Inc.
Mike Fogarty, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Pam Gerber, Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas
Charles May, C5 Partners
Irving Napert, Futura Enterprises, Inc.
Ralph Stow, The Whitehouse Companies
Robert Sureck, Silicon Valley Bank
J. William Tincup, Redfire Consulting
Holly Vershum, Winstead, Sechrest & Minick
J. David Washburn, Arter & Hadden
Paul Wehrmann, Haynes and Boone, LLP




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