The Walls Talk: Hot Topics in Human Resources
Featuring a Conversation with Dr. Jeff Walls, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and Mike Torres, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Dr. Walls and Mr. Torres will discuss several of the key HR issues confronting organizations, including staffing, diversity in the workplace, COVID-19 vaccinations, work-from-home and performance-based compensation.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Walls, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, Dr. Walls is the senior faculty member in Indiana Tech’s College of Business and the founding advisor to the university’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student organization (a Superior Merit Award Chapter since 1998). He is a past member of the National SHRM College Relations Committee and has also served as the Indiana State College Relations Director. He has attended every SHRM National Convention since 1993 and he received the SHRM National Student Advisor of the Year recognition in 2011. Dr. Walls consults on a regular basis with local organizations. Topics have included entrepreneurship development, human resource issues, marketing research project development and strategic planning formulation.
Mike Torres, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Currently Mr. Torres is vice president of compensation and benefits at Star Bank. He is a distinguished alumnus from Indiana Tech’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Mike was named by SHRM as one of the Top 10 undergraduates in HR while completing his degree. He has extensive HR experience in manufacturing organizations, union contract negotiations and within the service industry as well.