||Virginia’s Voice of the HR Profession
|The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) |
is conducting a research project to better understand the importance of non-technical employability skills, also referred to as soft skills, to Virginia businesses. A short on-line survey has been designed to solicit critical business
input. The results of this survey will be used to assess programs and tools being used by the VCCS to help individuals better prepare to enter into and advance in the workforce. The survey will continue
through Sept 9, 2014. Please help make this a success: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VAe2Skills
|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 accomodation 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.
Revolutionary HR Marching Onward
2015 Virginia SHRM State Conference
March 09 - 11 | Williamsburg Lodge
to visit the 2015 Virginia SHRM State Conference website to learn more and register or click the button below to go directly to the registration portal.
|Conference Call for Speakers!|
If you are interested in speaking at the 2015 Conference, to be held at the Williamsburg Lodge on March 09-11, 2015, please download the Request for Proposals and the Proposal Information Sheet. Completed proposals are due by 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 7, 2014.
If you have additional questions, please contact Robin Rubenstein, PHR and Robin Hobson, SPHR Speaker Committee Co-Chairs at us at email@example.com.
Virginia Legal Forum:
October 1, 2014 - Shenandoah Valley Society for Human Resource Management is hosting the Virginia Legal Forum at the Robert E. Plecker Workforce Center Blue Ridge Community College from Noon to 5PM. The Virginia Legal Forum is designed to provide the latest legal information and practical advice for logal HR professionals and their business colleagues.
$55.00 per person includes lunch.
Download the Shenandoah Valley Virginia Legal Forum Trifold to learn about this year's speakers and topics or to register now go to: www.svshrm.org. Registration Required by September 22nd.
Employment Law Summit:
October 3, 2014 - Prince William Society for Human Resource Management is hosting the 3rd Annual Employment Law Summit at Continential Event Center, Manassas, VA from 8AM to 4PM. With over 100 participants last year, many rated the summit extremely beneficial to their professional development.
Early bird registration is $99 and incudes breakfast, lunch, 6 HRCI credits and free door prizes.
Download the 2014 Prince William SHRM Employment Law Summit Trifold to learn about this year's speakers and topics or to register now go to: www.pwshrm.org.
|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
Las Vegas Convention Center | June 28 - July 01, 2015
For additional information and registration