CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  Richmond SHRM is accepting proposals to present at 2018 meetings, including chapter meetings, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, and Strategic Leadership Conference.  Click here to apply.

2018 Legal UpdateFebruary 13
Early Bird Rate Ends December 31

In this one-day crash course, we’ll cover all the hot topics you need to protect your organization like Pay Equity.  Pay equality has become a hot-button issue in recent years at both the state and federal level. In 2016, the EEOC announced that pay equity was one of its six enforcement priorities for the next five years and it has brought more than a dozen federal Equal Pay Act cases in the last year. Several states have either adopted or enhanced their pay equity state law provisions. In addition, pay equity issues can lead to costly class action suits. This session will focus on the elements of a pay equity claim, employer defenses, and practical recommendations to avoid pay equity issues in the workplace.

This topic will be presented by Littler.

Register by December 31 to receive the Early Bird Rate.

When: Tuesday, February 13
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Networking breakfast 7:30 am - 8:00 am

Where: The Place at Innsbrook
Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA  23059

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HR Jam Session November 9: Managing your retirement-aged employees.
What you need to know about Medicare and more!

We'll provide the apps if you provide the dialogue.  $3 valet parking.

Members Only Event

Join Richmond SHRM members as we discuss the upcoming Open Enrollment, the questions employees ask as they approach retirement and the new Medicare card.

Although this event is free to members, registration is necessary (you must be signed into your profile in order to register).

When: Thursday, November 9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Morton's The Steakhouse - Richmond
111 Virginia Street
Richmond, VA

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The Importance of Workforce Credentials

Elizabeth Creamer
Vice President of Workforce Development & Credential Attainment

It may surprise even SRHM members to know that the fastest growing credentials in postsecondary education and training are industry certifications and occupational licenses.  Issued by a company, industry or trade association, workforce credentials verify an individual’s knowledge and skills relevant to a specific job role or occupation.  Workforce credentials benefit job seekers as they are industry recognized, portable, and stackable, meaning that these credentials can be part of a stepping stone to career development that begins with an entry level, industry recognized certification that provides access to a high growth occupation, but can also be a jumpstart to attaining a higher level credential such as a registered apprenticeship or a college degree.  Benefits to job seekers of attaining an industry driven certification or state occupational license include higher levels of employment and higher wages. 

Increasing attainment, by Virginians, of workforce credentials may be crucial to filling the 175,000 job vacancies annually in Virginia that, according to research supported by Capital One, require a certification or license.  Last year, these unfilled jobs paid an average of $28 an hour or more than $58,000 a year and yet they each sat vacant for nearly a month, at a cost to the state of more than $1 billion in wages, because industries advertising these on.

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Virginia Economic Summit December 1
Strengthening Virginia's Future Early Bird Rate Ends November 10

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, with Richmond SHRM as co-sponsor, will host the 8th Annual Virginia Economic Summit at the Williamsburg Lodge. This year’s event will be particularly noteworthy, as the Chamber will be presenting an update to their long-term statewide economic development plan, Blueprint Virginia 2025, to Virginia’s Governor-elect. Over the course of 2017, the Blueprint update has engaged over 6,000 business and community leaders to gather input on priorities for improving Virginia’s business climate.

Other program highlights include a November election recap by Dr. Bob Holsworth and an update on the National Rankings Initiative Study by VEDP and the Virginia Tech Pamplin School of Business.

When: Friday, December 1
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Williamsburg Lodge
310 S England Street
Williamsburg, VA

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Upcoming Events

Tonight, Nov 8
Nov 9
Nov 14

New Member

Virginia Credit Union

HR JAM Session Medicare: What You Need to Know

Morton's The Steakhouse-Richmond

Job Teams

Lee Hecht Harrison

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
7:15 am - 9:15 am
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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