Friday, March 5, 2010

Your Business, CBS News, and CRHRA

One of our strategic missions of our organization is to improve our market awareness and to be a resource to the community on information related to human resources. The Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce that we have been invited to be a part of a soon-to-be-talked about survey delivering factual, real time information on hiring and issues facing employers and job seekers.

WRGB CBS 6 is starting a new segment that will focus on the ‘big picture’ in local business and industry. The focus isn’t only to tell people about layoffs and closings at one location but as well, about the bright spots - companies that are bringing back jobs that had previously been eliminated or growing.

CRHRA is asking that we include you and your organization in the “Jerry’s Job Hunt - Employment Index” driven by CBS6 anchor Jerry Gretzinger. Jerry is working with CRHRA member Dan Moran of Next-Act to deploy an anonymous, simple, one page survey that will be distributed monthly to assess local employment trends. It shouldn’t require more than a few minutes to complete it. For you convenience, it will be delivered and returned via email.

The information we receive will help to paint an accurate picture of employment in the Capital Region. We believe this will be an important service for the community, as well as employers like you. CBS6 may be able to feature your company as well and share your good news.

Can you help us? If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Debra Antonelli, Public Relations Chair at or 518-727-9363.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

CRHRA Presents: 2010 Annual Conference, Leading in the 21st Century

Albany, NY - The Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) will hold it’s annual one-day conference on March 25, 2010.

The conference includes a full day with HR vendors and HR subject matter experts presenting on various Human Resource related topics and issues. The morning keynote speaker, Margaret Morford, Esq., President for The HR Edge, Inc., will address the critical difference between managing and leading. Our lunch keynote will be John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR, Deputy Managing Attorney of Bond, Schoeneck & King who will present “Where HR Needs to Lead in 2010”.

Other topics and programs include effective leadership, best practices and effective use of social media, total compensation strategies, healthcare reform updates, and managing different generations.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany beginning with registration and breakfast at 7:30am continuing with programs and lunch through 5:30pm ending with a networking, cocktail hour, raffle drawings, and door prizes. The conference schedule details can be found

Reservations may be made at or by contacting CRHRA at (518) 463-8687. The event is open to the public, CRHRA Members $180, Non-Members $200, Students $35. Registration for the morning keynote and breakfast are also available.

The Capital Region Human Resource Association is the Northeastern New York State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). CRHRA is a local organization dedicated to serving Human Resource Professionals and has been advancing the profession for over 60 years. The Chapter was founded in 1946 and is currently comprised of over 1000 professionals, employed in various human resource functions in over 500 companies region wide.

For more information about CRHRA or to become a member, visit CRHRA’s website ( or contact CRHRA by phone (518) 463-8687.