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Iowa Employment Conference Announces New Ownership

March 24, 2015

The Iowa Employment Conference (IEC) is gearing up for the annual Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference on April 22 & 23, 2015 at The Meadows Event Center at Prairie Meadows. It’s an exciting time for the conference as the leadership transitions over time from Jack Lipovac, President of HR-OneSource to Nan Boland, President of HireQuality Solutions & HireQuality HR Solutions in Johnston.

Jack and his team at HR-OneSource started the conference in April 2007 with the intent to offer education and training initially to the public sector professionals however it has since grown to the private sector as well. The first year the attendance was roughly 20 attendees and has evolved over the years to over 700 attendees. The conference offers continuing education credits offered to human resource professionals (HRCI), legal professionals (CLE), payroll professionals (RCH), Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA), & insurance professionals (CE). 

This conference is the largest of its kind offering over 60 informative, interactive and educational sessions  covering employment law, benefits, training & development, wellness, and payroll.   Delivering these topics our phenominal speakers , from Iowa and surrounding states, including employment lawyers, payroll professionals, workforce development leaders, wellness experts and many other field experts.

“HireQuality HR Solutions intent is to continue Jack’s vision by offering to improve, innovate and engage on behalf of our attendees. We will do this by ensuring we have the most up to date, relevant topics coupled with the most dynamic speakers in our breakout sessions. Our goal is that you leave the conference feeling like you have learned a great deal. You will have the tools, connections/networks and knowledge to take with you and implement new policies, procedures, and/or strategies in your office,” stated Nan Boland.

This year’s conference will kick off with Dr. Tim Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  His session will explore the obesity epidemic and how it leads to excessive healthcare costs for employers.  Breakout sessions will follow his keynote address at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday and continue Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Some of the topics covered this year Employment Law, EEOC, Social Media in the Workplace, Supervisor Skills, Crucial Conversations, ERISA /DOL Audits/FLSA/ADAAA/FMLA, IA Civil Rights Commission, Retaliation Litigation, Workplace Violence, EAP Tools for Performance Mgmt., Drug Testing in Workplace, Religious Accommodations, Nat’l Labor Relations Board, Succession Planning, Payroll Recordkeeping Requirements, Pregnancy Discrimination, Same Sex Marriage-Employment Law, Unemployment Best Practices, Employment Trends and much more.

For additional information please contact Nan Boland at (515) 331-9020 or visit the website IowaEmploymentConference.com.

About the Iowa Employment Conference

Since 2007, the Iowa Employment Conference has been THE source for employment, training, benefits & wellness education.     

The mission of the Iowa Employment Conference is to deliver affordable conferences that provide the opportunity to develop professionally as well as receive continuing education credits through multiple professional associations such as:  

  • Human Resource Certification Institute
  • SHRM Professional Development Credits 
  • American Payroll Recertification Credit Hours
  • Continuing Legal Education 
  • CPE — Continuing Professional Education
  • Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association  
  • Iowa Licensed Insurance Producers