Friday, June 12, 2009

Diversity Achievement Award

Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) announces the call for nominations for the third annual Top Five Spectrum Award. The award will recognize the “Top Five” Capital District employers for their creative and innovative strategies that promote and advance the concept and spirit of diversity.

Nominations will be considered in the following categories: large employer (500 employees or more); mid-size employer (100 to 499 employees); small employer (fewer than 100 employees); non-profit employer; government / private (non-public) employer. Nominations will be based upon the completion of a nomination application that was developed for CRHRA by the College of St. Rose. To assure objectivity, the College of St. Rose will review all nominations and make the final selections.

Download the Top Five Spectrum Award application form from CRHRA’s website ( or request a form by calling CRHRA’s office at 518-463-8687. Send completed applications to Dr. Angela Gordon at The College of Saint Rose, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203.

The “Top Five” Spectrum Awards: A Celebration of Workplace Diversity dinner gala will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.

The Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) is the northeastern New York State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Chapter was founded in 1946 and is currently comprised of professionals employed in various human resource functions throughout the Capital Region. CRHRA facilitates the advancement of the Human Resource Profession and Professionals. CRHRA offers a wide variety of programming, including legal forums, diversity, management coaching, leadership, training and development, legislative activities, employee assistance, internal investigations, CEO panels, demographics, and emergency preparation.

For further information, contact CRHRA at 518-463-8687 or visit

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CRHRA Business Meeting and Volunteer Recognition

Join us on Thursday night June 18th at the Holiday Inn Albany on Wolf Road for a celebration of our volunteers and their continuing commitment to helping our chapter “serve the profession and advance the professional”. Our wonderful volunteers provide hours support to the various CRHRA committees. Because of their dedication CRHRA is able to maintain and continuously improve the website, provide meaningful and insightful programming for meetings and conferences, provide chapter members with information through our newsletter, facebook, linkedin and other social networking sites and keep us in the public’s eye through public relation and marketing.

Our theme this year is to celebrate our “stars”. We are going to make everyone a star with a fun evening of KARAOKE! Who doesn’t love Karaoke? After the annual business meeting and installment of the new board we will cut loose with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fun, fun, fun.

Our volunteers are our guests for this fun-filled and what surely will turn out to be an event-filled evening. Who knows maybe we have a star in the making in our midst. Cost for non-volunteers is $25 for members, $32 for guests and students are $10. A cash bar will be available for the length of the meeting.

Registration – 5:00 – 5:30 PM
Meeting – 5:30 – 6:30 PM
The fun starts – 6:30 – 8:30 PM