July 21: Trish Callahan of Sesame Workshop On Working Successfully With HR departments

By Arlene O’Reilly

Look at Human Resources through the eyes of HR professional, Trish Callahan, when she presents “The View from Here” at PSGCNJ on Monday, July 21 at 10:30am. She will demystify the role Human Resources plays in companies. Over many years, Human Resources has dramatically evolved and now can function very differently from one organization to another.

Callahan, a 20+ year career HR professional, understands the challenges job seekers face when dealing with HR departments. When her husband, Dave Callahan, a PSGCNJ member, was in transition, she witnessed the frustrations and challenges job seekers face. She will explain how job seekers can work with HR to their advantage.

Callahan now works in a nonprofit and will share her insights into the differences between working at for profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Organizations driven first by mission rather than serving shareholders have characteristics that you want to understand if considering working at a nonprofit.

Trish Callahan is Vice President of Human Resources at Sesame Workshop where she has worked over 15 years. She is responsible for strategically managing all HR functions for this global brand. Before transitioning to a nonprofit, Trish’s early career was at McDonalds where she facilitated the strategic planning process for the New York Region and introduced a Women’s Network program.

PSGCNJ meetings are held at the First United Methodist Church, located at 48 West High Street, in Somerville from 10:30 am to 1:00pm. All PSGCNJ meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit our website at http://www.psgcnj.org.

Please refrain from parking in the church parking lot. Metered and unmetered parking is available on West High Street. Unmetered parking is also available on some of the side streets near the church. Please put enough coins in the meter; a parking ticket in Somerville Borough costs $24! Please do not park in the handicapped spaces in the church parking lot or driveway unless you have a wheelchair symbol placard or license plate.

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