||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 Annual VA SHRM State Conference HERE
2018 VA SHRM Leadership Conference is January 4 - January 6 2018 HERE
Application deadline for the 2017 Best Practice Awards is November 20, 2017 more
We are excited about this 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.
Registration for the 2017 VA SHRM Conference is NOW OPEN. For more on the conference rates, hotels, parking and more click HERE or to REGISTER NOW click HERE.
Thinking about taking your HR Certification Exam in the near future and anxious about passing?
Register for the Sunday, March 12 Preconference Certification Prep, Cram for Exam session. The session is a full-day action-packed review that includes to help prepare you for the exam. When registering select HRCI-PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/CSP (includes lunch, snacks and beverages). To learn more click HERE or to REGISTER NOW click HERE
HR product and/or service provider?
Be a Sponsor/Exhibitor. Click HERE for more...
We are pleased that our keynote speakers will be:
- Business Culture Catalyst, Former Hard Rock International Executive & Author of Culture That Rocks! Jim Knight
- Food Network/American Public TV star and cookbook author Sara Moulton
- Senior Food Analyst, NBC News; Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy (2010-2014); Executive Director of Let’s Move! Samuel Kass
- Cross-Cultural Strategies, Diversity and Leadership Expert and former director of constituent relations for a US Congressman, Sonia Aranza
- Funny Motivational Keynote Speaker and Improv Comedy Speaker, Avish Parasher
CONGRATULATIONS to top Virginia employers recognized at the Virginia Best Places to Work 2017 Award Luncheon held in Williamsburg, VA on February 2, 2017. The event was hosted by Virginia Business. Virginia SHRM is one of the participating partners for this great event. Click HERE to learn more.|
|VA SHRM Ranks #2 in Top Giving to SHRM Foundation|
Virginia SHRM is proud to announce that in 2016 VA SHRM ranked #2 of all state councils in donations to the SHRM Foundation! That's an amazing effort that placed us ahead of many councils with significantly larger territories/chapters.
A big kudos goes to NOVA SHRM. They were a 2016 Top 25 Chapter in donations to the SHRM Foundation.
Thank you to all who generously gave to support the SHRM Foundation. The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization that champions workforce and workplace transformation and inspires HR professionals to make it happen.
|Legislative Update: VA House Bill 1445 Dies in Committee|
Thank you to those of you who contacted your Virginia Representative to share the impact of Virginia HB1445 on your employer. Luckily for VA employers, this bill died in committee... this time.
This bill would have restricted an employer’s right to pay wages via pre-paid pay card without first obtaining employee consent. For employers who have intentionally moved away from the use of live pay checks to the use of pay cards as an alternative to direct deposit, this bill could have considerable consequences.
A big thanks to our partners at the VA Chamber for gathering employer support to let our Representatives know how employers could be impacted by HB1445. If you happen to chat with your Representatives in the future, it still wouldn't hurt to mention how such a bill could possibly negatively impact your employer.
Click HERE for more information.
|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.
Certifications - SHRM and HRCI
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