Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Call for Sponsors: Capital Region Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Does your organization foster an inclusive work environment? Are your employees respected and embraced for their unique talents? CRHRA is pleased to announce the call for sponsorships for the 4th Annual - Capital Region Diversity and Inclusion Awards on October 14th, 2010. We will be presenting awards and celebrating Capital District employers in recognition of their creative and innovative strategies that promote the spirit of diversity within their organizations.

For this event to be successful, we need your assistance. Professional sponsorship & advertising opportunities available.

By supporting this event, you can show the community how critical diversity is to your mission. For more information on the benefits of sponsorship visit the CRHRA webpage @ and view the sponsorship form on the Diversity Committee page; or contact Mat Petrin – Sponsorship Chair, at

CRHRA facilitates the advancement of the Human Resource Profession and Professionals, maintains affiliation with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and supports SHRM initiatives. We offer 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. The Capital Region Diversity and Inclusion Award – is a celebration of workplace diversity.


The Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA) recently announced the newly elected officers and members of its Board of Directors for 2010-2011. Officers include Tracy Spargo of Pitney Bowes, President; Harry Hayes of New Visions, Vice President; Miriam Dushane of Linium, Secretary; Thomas McKenna of McKenna & Assoc., Treasurer. Newly elected Board of Directors include Melissa Dunn, First Student; Chris Patrie, Janitronics; Mario Pecoraro, Alliance Worldwide Investigative; Mat Petrin, Golub Corp. Continuing board members include Marjorie Adams, Women’s Employment & Resource Center; Debra Antonelli, Delark HR Solutions; Kelly Conroy, Clearview Center; Sara Delaney Vero, Bond, Schoeneck & King; Martin Patrick; Peg Porpeglia, Golub Corp.; Dennis Ryan, NPA Financial Services; Cathleen Smith, First Niagara; Chris Wessell, Pinnacle Recruiting & HR Solutions. CRHRA is comprised of over 1000 professionals, employed in various human resource functions in over 450 companies.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

New GE Battery factory in Schenectady closer to reality

General Electric in Schenectady, NY is inching closer to make its new battery factory a reality. The company says it will create 350 new jobs and the project is set to begin construction next month.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Women, Management and Leadership

Union Graduate College is hosting a national conference on August 2, 2010 entitled:

Women, Management and Leadership: Organizational Practices and Individual Strategies for Women

This conference will bridge research with organizational practice in the area of women and leadership. Presentations will be given by scholars, advocates, attorneys and management consultants throughout the United States. Presentations will be given on the following topics: work/life balance, glass ceiling, women legislative leaders, mentoring, women leaders in medicine and health, women's government network and women in management.

In addition, local companies will discuss their own diversity programs for recruiting, hiring and promoting women leaders and managers.

Two keynote addresses will also be included in the conference. Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of the Paley Center for Media and Karen Gross, President of Southern Vermont College.

This conference is part of Union Graduate College’s commitment to educating graduate students and community members with the “skill and vision to lead.”

The HR Certification Institute has approved this conference for 2.5 general credit hours.

Further information and registration may be found at

Or, you may email Michele Paludi at

The cost is $75.00; $20.00 for students.