New to Richmond SHRM?

Learn how to get the most out of your membership at the "New Member Onboarding,"  scheduled for Wednesday, May 9 from Noon - 1:30 pm.  Anyone who has joined Richmond SHRM in the past 6 months is welcome to attend; please be sure you are logged into your profile to register, as it is open to members only. 

When: Wednesday, May 9
Noon - 1:30 pm

Where: USI Insurance Services
4840 Cox Rd, Suite 150
Glen Allen, VA

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Seminar Series:  Women in the Workplace in the Era of #MeToo, May 10

Come prepared to get information that you can take back to work and act on immediately!


Betsy Davis
LeClair Ryan
Michelle McCauley
Sr. VP of HR
Apex Systems
Howie Schaffer
Associate, Diversity
& Inclusion Services
Language & Culture
Pamela Bradley
HR Manager


As HR professionals, we are watching the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements with great interest. We have so many goals: To protect our companies, to treat all of our employees respectfully, and to make professional decisions in line with our own moral compasses. The answers are unclear, and the stakes are high.

Attend this panel presentation representing multiple voices around workplace issues that will assist in sorting through the issues from a legal standpoint to an organization development point of view.

When: Thursday, May 10
7:30 am - 10:30 am 

Where: The Place at Innsbrook
4036-C Cox Rd.
Glen Allen, VA

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For Members In Between Jobs or Searching
Help is Here: PACE Job Teams

Are you currently in between jobs?  If so, don't forget about our PACE Job Teams meetings held each month.

This group is based on the Lee Hecht Harrison Job Search Work Team model.  The team is designed to support job seekers through peer networking and increased productivity in the job search.

Come join us to help increase your productivity and job search success!

There is no cost to participate; however, registration is required. The next meeting is scheduled for May 10, but you can attend any monthly meeting throughout the year.  Click here to view the calendar.

When: Thursday, May 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Where: Lee Hecht Harrison
8730 Stony Point Pkwy, Ste 200
Richmond, VA

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Here's What We Learned From the "Ageism in the Workplace" Event

Our society has normalized the notion that being old is a bad thing (“over the hill” birthday cards and the billion-dollar anti-aging industry, etc.).

The goal: To move from a culture of compliance to a culture that embraces all ages and the diversity of thought that it brings.

3.  The Age Discrimination Act protects anyone over the age of 40 but the burden of proof is very high.

4.  Skill set barriers in the workplace hurt older workers, especially around technology.

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Employers Are Feeling the Pain of Musculoskeletal  Injuries

by Chris Beach, 
Director of Business Development, Virginia
Airrosti Rehab Centers, LLC

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are often the single biggest, and fastest growing, expense for employer sponsored health plans.  The National Institutes of Health reports that 80% of adult Americans will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives.  Currently, over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association estimates the direct annual cost of MSK conditions at $184 billion.  This puts the cost of MSK conditions ahead of the cost of both cardiac related care ($175B) and cancer care ($115B).  Additionally, employees with a musculoskeletal condition lose time from work, with a 2015 report from the US Bone & Joint Initiative estimating 364 million total days lost from work as a result of these conditions.  Employees in pain miss more work, take more medication, are referred for more surgeries, diagnostic imaging and rehab and are often still left in pain. 

Why is there a problem? read more, click here.

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Let Your Ideas Be Heard by the (National) SHRM Board of Directors 

Please share your insight.  Your answers will be compiled with those of other SHRM members across the US and will be addressed in a report that your Membership Advisory Council (MAC) representatives will make to the National SHRM Board of Directors in June.  

Click here to complete the survey; please note the deadline is Monday, April 23, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

May 9
May 9
May 10

New Member Onboarding

USI Insurance Services

PACE Job Teams

Lee Hecht Harrison

Seminar Series: Women in the Workplace in the era of #MeToo

The Place at Innsbrook

Noon - 1:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 am
7:30 am - 10:30 am
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