2017 Employer Seminar


"Building a Business Infrastructure to Promote Productivity and Safety from Hire to Retire"

October 12, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

One Eleven Place, 111 Realtor Way, Cary, NC 27513

For Human Resource Professionals, Occupational Health Professionals, Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Insurance Professionals, Workers' Compensation Coordinators, and Managers/Executives who are concerned with the safety and well-being of their employees

HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) pre-approved this program for 2 HR (General) credit hours towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®,GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.


We hope you will join Job Ready Services and Paragon Safety Group at a joint seminar on October 12. During this interactive discussion, we will discuss how to create and maintain a company-wide focus on safety and fitness within the workplace.

Attendees will gain insight from a variety of experts as they explain different opportunities employers can utilize to create an overall company culture that protects both workers and the company's bottom line. From post-offer employment testing to active on-the-job engagement and other specific safety initiatives, employers will learn how to achieve maximum productivity “from Hire to Retire”.

Sessions will include:

Blueprint Approval: EEOC's Uniform Guidelines for Employee Selection Procedures - Jerry Sayre with Ward and Smith, P.A.

Breaking Ground: Job Analysis/ADA-compliant Job Descriptions and Project Management: Post Offer/Pre-Placement Screening - Jerry Hanke with WorkSTEPS

Regulatory Compliance: Safety Management - Josh Mauney with Paragon Safety Group

Change Orders: Post Employment: Poor Job Performance, Reasonable Suspicion, and Injury Management - Debra Lord, PT with Job Ready Services

Topping Out: Cost Containment/ROI - Jimmie Hughes with Barnhill Contracting Company

Employer Discussion Panel Q&A



JRS LargeJob Ready Services, LLC is a licensed WorkSTEPS provider and provides post-offer and post-employment testing for over 100 employers in the triangle alone.  Through WorkSTEPS testing, most employers see a 50-80% savings in their workers' compensation spending after one year of testing.  Job Ready has a highly trained staff, including experienced physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and ergonomic assessment specialists, offering a holistic view of workplace fitness and Stay-at-Work tools for employers. We provide services to employers that offer an alternative to the "same old way" of managing workers' compensation on the back end.


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Paragon Safety Group, Inc. is a recognized leader in risk management, providing workplace safety training, consulting, and placement of onsite safety professionals at worksites across the Southeast. We understand your need as an employer to comply with the federally mandated Occupational Safety and Health Act, and it’s our mission to help meet that need.

Paragon can provide you with a full arsenal of tools to keep your employees safe, maintain a solid safety record, reduce your Workers’ Compensation and other costs, and prevent large fines due to OSHA violations on your worksites.



Sponsored by:

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Jones Insurance Agency, Inc. has been a proven leader in the insurance industry for over 60 years. Their locally-owned and operated agency is a trusted partner for thousands of businesses, families and individuals throughout the southeast. Their team of consultants and account managers strives to provide risk management, financial and insurance solutions that fit your unique needs while maintaining a personal relationship.


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Ward and Smith, P.A. is the successor to a practice founded in 1895.  Our core values of client satisfaction, reliability, responsiveness, and teamwork are the standards that define who we are as a law firm.  Ward and Smith ensures that your legal matters are handled with attentive intelligence by attorneys and staff who work together to build meaningful relationships with our clients.  We do this by being knowledgeable in more than 30 practice areas, providing efficient results, and effectively using technology.  We are your established legal network with offices located in Asheville, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, and Wilmington.


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