||Virginia’s Voice of the HR Profession
Welcome to your Virginia SHRM State
Council website. We provide HR professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia information on local, statewide
and national HR events, resources, initiatives and legislation to assist you
in your day-to-day HR duties. For those who serve on local chapter boards, we
are also here to assist you in your leadership role. We are a 100% volunteer
council that takes a strategic approach to advance the profession and serve
the HR professional.
|Learn about Virginia and DC Chapter Events HERE|
Learn more about the State Conference HERE
2016 VA SHRM Best Practices Awards
Click HERE for more on the 2016 Awards
(deadline to apply is 11/18/2016)
View past winners HERE
We are excited about next year’s conference, The Joy of HR: Celebrating our Profession and “Cooking Up” Great HR Ideas and Content with the Right Ingredients, the Best Recipes, & the Proper Techniques.
We are pleased that one of our keynote speakers will be Food Network/American Public TV star and cookbook author Sara Moulton.
Early-bird registration for the 2017 VA SHRM Conference is NOW OPEN. For more on rates, hotels, parking and more click HERE or to REGISTER NOW click HERE.
The Call for Speaker Proposals is Now OPEN. Click HERE for full details and to apply.
Be a Sponsor/Exhibitor in 2017 - Reserve early and receive special pricing if you purchase by November 15, 2016 (Deposit paid as indicated). Click HERE for more...
Southeast SHRM: Get Out the Vote 2016!
Click HERE for tips and resources
Learn more about Communications
|Council Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing Profession
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Virginia SHRM State Council its prestigious EXCEL Silver Award for the Council's accomplishments in 2015.
The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and council’s activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.
For more information on the award Click HERE to visit the page on the SHRM website.
|Virginia Supreme Court Case Challenges At-Will Employment|
On Monday, Jan. 11, SHRM and the SHRM Virginia State Council (VASHRM) (joined by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Assisted Living Association, the Virginia Retail Merchants Association, and the Virginia Restaurant Lodging and Travel Association) filed an amicus brief in the Virginia Supreme Court case Johnston v. William E. Wood & Associates, Inc. In this case, Johnston, whose employment was terminated by William E. Wood & Associates in 2013, argues that her termination was unlawful because she was not provided "reasonable notice" in advance of her termination. Learn MORE
Update: On June 2, 2016, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that providing an at-will employee with reasonable notice of termination “simply means effective notice that the employment relationship has ended” and does not require advance notice of termination.
| Virginia SHRM Sponsored Scholarship Awarded|
Virginia SHRM is proud to announce the inaugural winner of the Virginia SHRM Certification Scholarship award by the SHRM Foundation. This scholarship of $750 was created to directly support HR professional who are working to obtain their professional HR certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.
The Inaugural Virginia SHRM Certification Scholarship winner is Beverly Riddle from Martinsville, Virginia. Riddle says that having this certification will better my
Certification - HRCI and SHRM
Click HERE to learn more
|Commonwealth Stem Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)|
The Commonwealth STEM industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is a no-fee online system that enables companies to select and hire spring, summer, and fall interns from a large pool of pre-qualifed college and university STEM students throughout Virginia. Funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, CSIIP is managed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and is partners with organizationa like Virginia SHRM. Visit www.CSIIP.org for more details and/or download the program flyer HERE.
SHRM17 Annual Conference & Exposition
June 18-21 | New Orleans
For more click HERE OR
Register Now click HERE