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OCEMA - October 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)

OCEMA - October 2013

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I would typically not consider Healthcare a “hot” topic for OCEMA however on January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act will be enacted and millions of Americans will have affordable access to healthcare. California has developed Covered California, a marketplace for Californians to shop for affordable healthcare plans. Each state has developed similar programs, some run by the state and some run by the Federal government. The plans and the costs are not created equal across the nation which will have an effect on talent acquisition. Candidates will be shopping for the plan and the cost that fits their needs and that may not be in California.


If you are like me, I have struggled to stay informed and make sense of it all. However I am happy to share that Michael Peterson, Director of Employment and Workforce Planning at Sharp Health, and Diane Schmidt, retired Recruitment Manager at UC San Diego Health System, both members of the California Hospital Association Workforce Committee, will present:


Healthcare Reform: What Talent Acquisition Professionals Need to Know….


Some key takeaways will be:

  • Understand      the pros and cons of these changes to your company and employees
  • How      these changes will impact your employment value proposition
  • What      impact the changes will make on recruiting talent
  • Potential      risks to retaining key talent
  • Learn      more about the newly created health exchanges


Diane Schmidt, currently an Independent Associate with LegalShield and recently retired as the Recruitment Manager for UC San Diego Health Sciences, spent 13 years in healthcare recruitment. For four years she also sat on the California Hospital Association Workforce Committee which coordinates efforts to develop and implement strategic solutions to healthcare workforce shortages in California, in addition to participating on the UC Talent Management Consortium, charged with streamlining and standardizing talent management practices across the UC. Diane Schmidt also spent 9 years teaching at the university and community college level before going into talent acquisition. She received two degrees from Northern Arizona University, a bachelor’s in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and a master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language.


Michael is currently the Director of Workforce Development and Recruitment Strategy for Sharp HealthCare one of the top healthcare systems in the US, which was recognized as a 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. His past experience includes three Fortune-500 companies and a wide variety of industries including Real Estate, Software Development, Hardware Engineering and Defense. He also serves as a Board Member for the Talent Acquisition Group of San Diego and is a member of the California Hospital Association’s Workforce Committee. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and a Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management, both from San Diego State University. He is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and has earned a Certificate in Recruiting Leadership from the Human Capital Institute (HCI). In addition, he is a graduate of the Human Resource Leadership Program at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).


Please join me in welcoming Diane and Michael!


RSVP by Sunday, September 29 - limited seating.


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$35 entrance fee for walk-in attendees (without online registration)

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Scott's Restaurant
3300 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)

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