In the Community

2019 Business Night, an Evening of Student Recognition and Mentoring
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Derek Kanehira, Sheri-Ann Lau Clark and Lori Fukumae joined other professionals and students at the University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business 2019 Business Night for an evening of recognition and mentoring. We
Lead, Expose and Inspire Hawaii’s Youth at the ClimbHI LEI/HTA Career Fair
Monday, April 15, 2019
We enjoyed meeting hundreds of Hawaii's bright and motivated high school students at the recent ClimbHI LEI (Leadership, Exploration, and Inspiration) Career fair sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Students
Together, We Can Make a Difference
Friday, April 12, 2019
HEC employees donated 584 pounds of food and monetary donations for the 30th annual Hawaii Foodbank food drive. Hawaii Foodbank distributes nearly 1 million pounds of food on Oahu and over 100,000 pounds of food on Kauai
Richard Pimentel Helps People Change their Mind About Themselves
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Mahalo to Richard Pimentel and Milt Wright for visiting Hawaii Employers Council! HEC staff was excited to meet the man behind the movie Music Within, a movie that was based on Richard Pimentel’s life. Richard taught
How Do We Keep the Good Employees?
Friday, February 15, 2019
Employee retention is an issue Hawaii employers struggle with, especially during this extended period of low unemployment. Some tips by Derek Kanehira, VP and Director of HR Services, were mentioned in the February 2019
Traci Manalani Answers the Question, “How do I Establish a Program of Monthly Incentives to Help My Employees Reach Their Goals?”
Thursday, February 14, 2019
In the February 2019 edition of Hawaii Business Magazine, Traci Manalani, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Hawaii Employers Council, was featured in an article entitled, BizWiz: Create Incentives that Truly
Volunteering is a powerful way to help your community and grow professionally.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
HEC Vice President and Director of Membership Lori Fukumae discusses the benefits of volunteer experience as a contributor to the SHRM Hawaii Chapter Star-Advertiser Hawaii Jobs Career Advice Column. Whether you’re a
Hawaii Public Radio Interviews Ken Kawamoto
Monday, October 15, 2018
Soon after UNITE HERE Local 5 began a strike against Hawaii hotels managed by Marriott and owned by Kyo-Ya, Ryan Finnerty of Hawaii Public Radio reached out to Ken Kawamoto, HEC’s VP & Dir. of Negotiations
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Digital Toxicity and Mindfulness

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