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Yvette P. Huerta

Yvette P. Huerta

Vice President Human Resources, SA Recycling LLC

Yvette Huerta is Vice President of Human Resources for SA Recycling. As a professional with a passion for people, she believes HR professionals should be ambassadors, not hall monitors. Yvette has served as a partner for both employees and management working to achieve their professional goals through exponential growth and overcoming market challenges. She has more than 16 years of experience in multiple roles, including accounting, payroll, benefits, system administration, and employee relations.

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Day 5 – April 19 April 19, 2023
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Creating a Resilient Workforce

Track: Business Management 🛈Topics may include day-to-day activities and processes of the facility; business planning and finance; competitive and diversification strategies; growth, profits and productivity; legal issues; human resources and talent/workforce development; marketing and sales; leadership development; commodities hedging; securing and extending credit; buying and selling recyclable materials; insurance and customer service; Logistics, and transportation.
Learn how to create a resilient workforce by expanding the pool of potential employees through apprenticeships, internships, and fellowships. Also learn how to use a simple litmus test to determine if an interested applicant is right for your operations, and hear strategies about how to engage and employees with different abilities, while lowering absenteeism and turnover rates. Taision Kwamilele, a former fellow of ISRI’s Sustainability Pathways Program hired by Schnitzer Steel, will share information about the company’s high school apprenticeship program and other unique approaches to identifying and retaining employees. Dan Sahd of Metal Recycling will talk about a skills test, as well as how investing in staff personal and leadership development helps build a future for your business. Neil Samahon of Opportunity Enterprises will talk about the benefits of employing individuals with different abilities.