Strategic Leadership Conference “HR Walk of Fame” Hosts Record Crowd

The Strategic Leadership Conference held October 8, themed the HR Walk of Fame, was attended by over 350 people, a record number for this annual meeting.  Andy Masters, morning keynote speaker; Aaron Montgomery, lunch keynote speaker and 11 dynamic breakout speakers energized the group throughout the day!  Not to mention the fun photo booth that added to the day’s excitement!

Check out the photo booth pics on the  Peek-a-Booth FaceBook page. Click here!

Nominate Region's Best Places to Work

By Gregory J. Gilligan
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Which Richmond-area employer encourages community involvement, promotes diversity and supports employee development?

Which workplace in the region has the most engaged employees?

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is searching to find the best places to work in the Richmond region for its third annual Top Workplaces program.

But we need to know which area employers - private, public, government and nonprofit - create an environment where workers are engaged, have bosses who appreciate them, enjoy doing meaningful work and feel respected and rewarded.

Nominations may be made at or (804) 977-9367. The deadline is Oct. 23.

All types of businesses, from law firms, retailers, banks, manufacturers, hospitals to Fortune 500 companies, can be considered as long as they have at least 35 employees.

Anyone can nominate a business.

The nominations go to Workplace Dynamics LLC, a suburban Philadelphia-based company that is partnering with The Times-Dispatch on the Top Workplaces program. The company has conducted workplace surveys for dozens of other newspapers across the country.

Workplace Dynamics will survey employers and employees about numerous topics affecting their workplace life, from pay and benefits to training and work-life balance.

The Times-Dispatch along with Richmond SHRM, a chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management, will honor the Top Workplaces companies by presenting the Sterling Workplace Awards in May to shine the light on the top businesses in each size category.

The employers also will be recognized in a Top Workplaces special section.

Sixty companies were recognized this past May at the Sterling Workplace Awards ceremony.

At that program, the awards were based on company size: mega (1,000-plus employees); large (400-999); midsize (125 to 399); and small (124 or fewer). Five companies were finalists in each of the mega and large categories, 10 businesses were finalists in the midsize category and 40 firms were in the small category.

The first-place winners for 2015 in their respective categories - and named the Sterling Workplace Award winner - were automotive retailer CarMax Inc.; real estate firm Long & Foster; appliance maker Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.; and the Shaheen Law Firm.

We Aren't Slowing Down as the Year Winds Down
Check out these November-December events
November 5
6:00 PM-??

Capital Ale House
4024 Cox Rd
Glen Allen, VA

Death of the Performance Review

It’s New!  It’s Networking! It’s Discussion!  It’s Both!
Richmond SHRM launches COIN: 
Collaborative Innovation Network

Join us on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00 pm at the Capital Ale House Innsbrook for the first in an ongoing series of networking and informal discussions. Our topic will be Death of the Performance Review Free to members, you are responsible for your food and beverage.  No registration necessary.  Just come!

November 6
7:00 AM-8:00 AM

Dial-in details will be sent after registration

Online Webinar:

Up Your Innovation Quotient and Gain the HR Edge

To compete in today’s ever-changing landscape, organizations and HR leaders must learn to elevate from great workers to outstanding innovators. In this highly customized session based on your Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) results, you’ll better understand how to perform at your best, add more innovative solutions and value to the table, and create game-changing results for your organization.

Click here to register.

November 18
7:15 AM-9:15 AM

Willow Oaks CC
6228 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA

Brain Fitness in the Workplace
Presenter: Clair Herring,

This practical session offers the tips and input people need to develop into productive problem-solvers.

Visual and fun, this session will have people asking better questions, avoiding major cognitive biases and emerging as capable strategic thinkers.
  • Learn new techniques to enhance human capital performance through neuroleadership, cognitive training exercises and visual thinking.
  • Learn how to elevate employee discretionary effort through exercises and challenges designed to improve information processing and strategic thinking.
  • Outline the use of gamification in the workplace and its optimal application to improve productivity, engagement and performance.
Click here for more details and to register.

December 2
8:00 AM-1:00 PM

The Place at
4036-C Cox Rd
Glen Allen, VA

HR Basics Seminar

Are you new to HR?  Have you been asked to take on more HR responsibilities?  Need a refresher?

Here’s the answer!  An intense, information-packed session that will bring you up to speed on critical topics:

  • Benefits 101
  • Talent Management
  • Legal issues: FLSA, FMLA, EEO and ADA
  • Culture
  • Succession Planning

Click here for details or to register.

Upcoming Events

November 5
November 18
December 2

 Death of the
Performance Review

Capital Ale House, Innsbrook
4024 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA

Brain Fitness
in the Workplace

Willow Oaks Country Club
6228 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA

HR Basics

The Place at Innsbrook
4036-C Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA

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