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Richmond SHRM 2019 major events are just around the corner.  Details soon, but in the meantime, be sure to save these important dates:

Legal Update
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 am - 10:30 am

Beyond Diversity:  Inclusion 2.0
Thursday, March 21, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Looking to Squeeze More From Your Benefit Plan?  Engage!

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

Benefits and wellness offerings have come a long way in the last decade. Employers are presented with a wide array of promising offerings and are tasked with selecting the most valuable for their employee population. While this can be a significant challenge, it’s not the only one, as employees are then tasked with studying plan options to determine the best plan for them and their families. 

“The reason for the problem is nothing new: Benefits are complex and confusing, and communication isn’t always prioritized,” said Mike Thompson, president and CEO of National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. [1]  

Often the employee’s first step when health issues arise is going to their HR department to assist in their care pathway direction, so it becomes of significant interest to the HR team to make sure they are guiding them to the most high-quality care for each disease space.   In fact, a recent study, by The Standard, shows the benefit of employees working with their HR department.  Those employees who worked with HR and received communications from their employer returned to work 44% faster! [2]...Read more

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2019 Kickoff Meeting: ALT-Perspectives, January 31

Scott Wayne

As psychologists have taught us with the use of optical illusions, two people can interpret a single image differently depending on where they sit. The same goes for forming opinions on the same issue – we all have biases that influence how we interpret various pieces of information. How we see a set of facts determines what we glean from those facts.

While there aren't "alt-facts," there are "alt-perspectives.” Scott will walk us through the science of biases and how we naturally see what we seek. He will identify the risk in our declining ability to empathize with those who don't share our views and break down the risks of the digital stacks and bubbles we increasingly live in.

Click on the video above or here to see a preview message from Scott Wayne.

When:  Thursday, January 31
7:30 am - 10:30 am


Where Community College Workforce Alliance Workforce Development and Conference Center (CCWA)

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VA SHRM Strategic Plan - Your Input Needed

The VA SHRM (HRVirginia) State Council is currently developing its strategic plan that will guide us over the next few years to achieve our mission and vision.


During this process, various topics have surfaced, and Member Satisfaction is at the top of the list. We realize we can't proceed without your assistance!  We very much need and want your feedback. 


This survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time. Please complete this survey no later than December 19, so that we will be able to report out in our 2019 HR Virginia Leadership Conference in January.   


Click on this link:


Thank you for your thoughts and recommendations!

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January 31

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