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Human Resources Knowledge Network (HRKN)

HRKN (pronounced "harken") is a network of HR professionals, founded in 1999 by Stern & Associates' Partners, Yvette Borcia and Gerry Stern. HRKN provides an ongoing, collegial forum for:

  • Discussing HR news and trends
  • Solving workplace problems
  • Sharing ideas and information, and
  • Building friendships and professional alliances.

Our focus includes:

  • Business and HRM strategy
  • Leadership and management
  • Organization design and change
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Motivation
  • Staffing, recruitment & selection
  • Law
  • Training and development
  • HR systems
  • Policy
  • Employee relations
  • Labor relations
  • and More!

Membership is open to experienced HRM practitioners, consultants, academics and line managers who desire to keep up-to-date on HRM issues, trends, news and cutting-edge ideas.

Meeting content includes:

  • Networking
  • Idea exchange
  • Topic presentation and discussion
  • Job announcements
  • HR news announcements

HRKN meets once a month, usually the first Saturday of the month, from 10 am to noon, at the Four Points Sheraton in Culver City, California. If you would like to attend a meeting or would like more information, please write to

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