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Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Conferences

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Virginia Human Resources Group Announces Employer-Veteran Assist Program

The Virginia Society for Human Resources Management (VASHRM) announced it has established a Military Liaison position with support from its' nineteen chapters across the state.

VASHRM's 4,500+ members represent employers of all sizes and in all industries in the Commonwealth. The governing board, whose members include Chapter Presidents, recently voted to create the position to specifically fill the void in educating and encouraging employers to hire military service members and their families.

The action was received with great enthusiasm and viewed as a means to close a critical gap in the hiring of service members transitioning from military service. It was noted that many employers overlook military service because they fail to see the relevant skills in the individual who has performed in a field that is not similar to their line of business. This initiative will link partners across the state to educate members and business leaders in an attempt to close the gap. Local chapters will also expand the outreach to service members to meet other needs as identified.

Marcy Engle, President of VASHRM, said at the announcement; "We are pleased with the enthusiastic response of our members who have pledged to see that our returning service members receive a true and fair opportunity to work and provide for their families. This effort, carried out by Human Resource professionals across the Commonwealth, will create a win for the service member, business and our economy in general."

"It is a great honor," she said, "to announce that Vikki Ingram, Past President for the Shenandoah Valley Society for Human Resource Management Chapter as the first VASHRM Military Liaison. Vikki spent the first 10 years or her career serving in the United States Air Force. Her late father retired from the Air Force and she has 3 brothers who served in the Air Force, Army and Navy. Vikki's husband retired after 26 years in the Fulltime Air National Guard and her son is currently active duty Air Force. We look forward to her leadership and the forging of new partnerships, such as those we have the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) and others, as we join forces to show our support of Virginia's military service members."

For more information go to www.SHRMVA.org.

SHRM Virginia provides HR professionals with information on local, statewide and national HR events, resources, initiatives and legislation to assist its members in their day-to-day HR duties. For those members who serve on local chapter boards, SHRMVA assists in leadership development aimed at ensuring strong, vibrant, and relevant chapters across the Commonwealth. SHRMVA Board membership includes the Presidents of the nineteen statewide chapters. SHRMVA is a 100% volunteer council that takes a strategic approach to advance the profession and serve the HR professional. SHRMVA is a SHRM Affiliate.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

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Virginia’s Voice of the HR Profession

10/28 E-Verify Webinar for Federal contractors
by VASHRM State Council in partnership with Homeland Security

Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:
- Understand the basic of E-Verify for Federal contractors - the who, how and when do I have to enroll and use E-Verify
- Avoid committing unfair work related employment practices in conducting E-Verify queries on existing and new employees
- locate a host of resources to assist in the employment eligibility verification process, specifically Federal contractors
eliminate the incorrect "well I heard I could" procedures via a thorough presentation and question and answer session

Also, will discuss a new enhancement just launched Oct 6 that allows one to lock their SSN to prevent anyone from using same at an employer using E-Verify.

Webinar Access Information is on calendar and viewable when registering for webinar.

To register for the webinar Click Here

Missed the 9/9 Webinar Focused on Virginia Legislative and Legal Update?
Catch up on the latest in Hiring, ADA, Social Media, Termination and Retaliation and earn credit, too!
Download presentation HERE.
Click Here to view the webinar to earn 1.00 HRCI GENERAL recertification credit.
Revolutionary HR Marching Onward
2015 Virginia SHRM State Conference

March 09 - 11 | Williamsburg Lodge

The planning committee is already hard at work ensuring it will be a wonderful conference. If you have questions or would like to make any suggestions please send an email to the 2015 Virginia SHRM State Conference Co-Chairs, Robin Hobson and Jenny Hipple at vashrm15@gmail.com

Click Here to view the Conference Overview (updated in real-time as plans are set).

Register as an Attendee!

Click Here to Register Now! - $435 Rate Good Thru 11/01 - Click here to learn more or button on left to register now!

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

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Have questions related to being a sponsor or exhibitor? Contact  Mike Godwin or Gwen Gilbert

SHRM Announces Certification Body of Competency and Knowledge
To learn more Click Here

2015 Slate of Officers for Virginia SHRM State Council
President - John Kates, SPHR (incoming)
President-Elect - Karen Edmonds, SPHR, IPMA-CP
Secretary - Sam Morton, PHR, CSP
Treasurer - Pam Thornton, SPHR (continuing term)
Past President - Susan Craft, SPHR, GPHR
Elections will be held at the October 24, 2014 meeting in Chesapeake, VA

Attending the October 24 Virginia SHRM State Council Meeting? Register Now

While in Chesapeake for the meeting think about making plans to attend the October 23, First Annual Easter Virginia Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference, too! Key info including how to book a room at a great group rate on/before the 9/24 booking deadline is provided below.

The First Annual Eastern Virginia Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference
October 23, 2014 | Chesapeake, VA
This conference will catalyze the success of Diversity and Inclusion change agents like you by expanding your capacity to lead the next generation of meaningful results. We have canvassed the best of local professionals who can help to sharpen your vision for the future of Diversity & Inclusion and identify the path that will get you there.

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Register for the Conference

Click Here to secure an overnight accommodation at the Marriott Chesapeake at the group rate of $83 USD/night. Rate available from 10/22 to 10/23/14. Must be booked by 09/24/14.

Dulles SHRM Annual Fall Seminar:
November 7, 2014 7:00 am to 1:00 PM - Program is HRCI Pre-Approved for 1 Business and 2 General HRCI credits.
Click Here to get details on featured speakers and the agenda and to register to attend!

HR Resources - New Fact Sheets
Click Here for new Fact Sheets on FLSA and the Family and Medical Leave Act

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

The 2014 program has been broadened to include internships in spring, summer and fall.

Download the Commonwealth Stem Industry Internship Program News Release or visit the website at www.CSIIP.org for more on how to gain a list of pre-qualified students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to fulfill for your intern needs.

In addition to full-time students, part- time students meeting certain criteria may now also use the program. Students must be STEM majors, at least a rising college sophomore at the time of internship, and attending a Virginia college or community or be a Virginia resident if attending an out-of- state school. The minimum grade point average for consideration is 2.7 on a four-point scale.

Click Here to learn more about the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) that offers a no-cost, centralized, online application system that allows Virginia undergraduate college students majoring in STEM the ability to search and apply for paid, STEM-related internships with Virginia companies. Additionally, it provides Virginia companies with year-round free access to a large state-wide pool of qualified students for their internship opportunities. Students provide one comprehensive application that can be reviewed by companies throughout the state.

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition Las Vegas

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition Las Vegas
Las Vegas Convention Center | June 28 - July 01, 2015
For additional information and registration
please click here


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