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RADR MeetingCreating Universal Design in the Workplace: Are you Compliant?

The Line-up Thursday, October 1:

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Program

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Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
401 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, Virginia  23227

 A representative from the U.S. Access Board will be the opening speaker followed by a panel discussion.

  • Although this meeting is free of charge, you must still register. 
  • This program has been submitted to HRCI and to SHRM for pre-approval (2 credits).

(Richmond Area Diversity Roundtable (RADR) organizes events and provides trainings related to diversity and inclusion for HR professionals and the business community.)

Register now.

Save on Conference: Early Bird Ends Aug 31
Speaker Highlight: Frasier Ives, Wells Fargo Insurance

Session: Strategies to Remain ACA Compliant While Offering Competitive Employee Benefits

  • Provides an overview of the key strategic issues impacting employers under the Affordable Care Act, such as the "Play or Pay."
  • Frasier has extensive experience in the design, drafting, compliance, and training support for all types of tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement, health and welfare, and fringe benefit plans.
  • He is an expert on the impact that federal healthcare reform will have on the employer-provided health care delivery system in the U.S.
  • As a frequent public speaker on a variety of employee benefits topics, Frasier is able to explain complex issues in a common sense and practical manner.
  • Register now to hear Frasier Ives and other outstanding speakers on October 8 at the Strategic Leadership Conference.
Summer Social Tomorrow Night at the Wine Loft: Still Time to Register

Last chance:
  Don't miss this "appatunity" to network with colleagues on August 19 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Register now!

Share your favorite apps with friends; we'll share the food and beverages!

Job Performance/Retention Can Suffer from Lack of Benefits
The "Better Benefits" survey from provides a detailed look at how employee benefits like child care, housekeeping and senior care planning can have a direct impact on organizational performance by driving employee productivity and supporting recruiting and retention efforts.

The research found:

  • 90% of employees have left work, and 30% cut back by 6 or more hours per week due to family responsibilities
  • 41% of working parents say the lack of family assistance-related benefits has hurt their work performance 
  • 62% of employees would leave a job for better benefits 

"Our research shows a direct correlation between family care benefits and workplace productivity, as well as employee recruitment and retention," says Donna Levin, co-founder and vice president of Workplace Solutions. "By recognizing the juggling act of parenting and work, and providing benefits like backup child care, employers have a huge opportunity to not only reduce employee absenteeism, but ultimately, increase workplace productivity too."  

In addition, new reports from Pew Research and a recent survey of Harvard Business School alumni have indicated Millennial women are struggling to balance families and their careers even more than generations before them. And a recent New York Times article and research from the Boston College Center for Work and Family have highlighted the struggles of Millennial dads in terms of living up to the equal partners and parents they want to here for more survey insights.

HR Strategist of the Year Deadline: Nominate Someone by August 24!
Win a $2500 Educational scholarship

This award recognizes the outstanding HR Practitioner for strategic accomplishments within an organization.

Nominate yourself or someone you know. Examples of strategic initiatives may include developing a streamlined recruiting process, implementing a talent management program or measuring the impact of HR on key business metrics.

(Recognition at the Richmond SHRM Strategic Leadership Conference on October 8, 2015.)

Nominate someone now

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RADR: Creating Universal Design in the Workplace; Are You Compliant?

Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 7:15 am - 9:15 am
 8:00 am - 10:30 am

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