Melveen Stevenson , MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California. As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, she helps companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, she helps to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations, training, employee engagement, and career coaching.
Over the last 17 years, Melveen has held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. She has also worked internationally.
Melveen began her career in accounting and international banking. With an inspired desire to support and drive organizational success through human capital, she redirected her career and obtained her MBA at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.
Managing talent is much more complex in today's dynamic work environments. Gone are the days of “lifetime employment.” At the same time, this approach won't do for fast-paced employers either, as fresh ideas and innovative thinking are key factors to building strong, agile companies. However, when you identify valuable, high-contributing employees in your team, it makes sense to want to retain them.
Whether you've been managing employees for many years or you're getting ready to manage a team, you need to understand the pay practices relevant and required for the type of employees you oversee. The two basic pay employee status types under federal and state laws are exempt and non-exempt. Beyond knowing that one type is paid a salary and the other is paid an hourly rate, what more is there to know? By the end of this course, you'll familiarize yourself with a several differing factors under the broader subject commonly referred to as "Wage and Hour."
In today's business environment, four generations work side-by-side, each with different attitudes and expectations about their jobs, careers, and contributions to their employers. Businesses need to create and deliver a value proposition to bring out the best from workers in Generation Y (“Millennials”) and Z, especially since they are becoming increasingly dependent on younger talent while continuously losing older talent to retirement. Now and in coming years, success will shine upon those employers that are savvy enough to leverage the talents and skills of Generations Y and Z. This course is designed to arm you with valuable information to know about today's rapidly evolving workforce so that you can position your business for greater productivity.
The need for tactical human resources tasks will probably never go away, but this doesn't mean that this is where the growth and value of HR ends.