Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CRHRA Summer Social

Join us on June 15, 2011 for the first annual CRHRA Summer Social!  Enjoy a night of networking and relationship building at the Pearl Street Pub's Upper Room as CRHRA celebrates another successful year of promoting the HR profession.  Light fare and music will accompany your evening while you catch up with old friends and meet new members of the profession.  As our way of thanking those who make it all possible, CRHRA committee members and other volunteers are invited to attend this event free of charge, and CRHRA will recognize and award the Volunteer of the Year.  We hope you will join us for a fun evening out as we celebrate the past year and welcome summer.

Date: June 15, 2011
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Place:  The Upper Room at the Pearl Street Pub and Dirty Martini Lounge, 1 Stueben Place, Albany
Cost: $15 (no cost to volunteers)
Guests Welcome
Free parking is available at the Crowne Plaza (bring your ticket to the event for validation) 
Cash Bar

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hiring Trends in the Capital District

Join us on May 11th - Hiring Trends in the Capital District
Current Trends, Workforce Readiness, and Diversity in Hiring

Last month we learned about Challenges on the Road to Economic Recovery from our dynamic and informative Executive Panel.  This month’s breakfast seminar will take that topic one step further and will examine Hiring Trends specifically within the Capital District. You will have the opportunity to hear from a great panel of speakers with insight into current hiring trends, workforce readiness and diversity in hiring.

Please join us to learn about how to update your recruitment strategies, bring the best talent to your organization, and manage the employee life cycle in a changing economy.  CRHRA is pleased to welcome our three panelists: Miriam Dushane, Branch Manager of Linium Staffing, Shelley Florence, Vice President for Associate Relations at Price Chopper Supermarkets, and Natalie L. Williams, Employment, Training, and One Stop Director at the Washington County EOC. The panel will be moderated by Traci Koppenhafer, a Black Belt in Benefit Operations at General Electric and who also sits on CRHRA’s Diversity Committee.

This program has been pre-approved for 1.0 strategic recertification credit hour toward PHR and SPHR recertification. Registration and program details at http://crhra.affiniscape.com/cde.cfm?event=333249.

When:  May 11th, 2011
Where: Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY
Time:    7:00 – 7:30 Registration
7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast Buffet
            8:00 – 9:00 Program

Cost:    $25 CRHRA & CRRN Members
            $30 Non-members
            $15 Students

Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 Executive Panel: Challenges on the Road to Economic Recovery

The Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) will hold its annual Executive Panel on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road in Albany.  Most economists agree that the Great Recession has ended and the United States has entered a period of economic recovery.  Although this is welcome news to employers, the economic recovery creates a new set of challenges for Human Resource professionals.  Join us for one of our most popular programs of the year, as we hear from three local executives as to how they plan to strategize with HR to address these challenges.  CRHRA is pleased to welcome this year’s three panelists: Jerel Golub, President and COO of Price Chopper Supermarkets, Dr. Dorothy Cucinelli, Executive Director of ClearView Center, and David Klein, President of CG Power Solutions USA Inc.  Moderated by Michael Bishop, President of Bishop House Consulting, Inc., this year’s panel will afford Human Resources professionals in all industries with an excellent opportunity to compare and contrast the views of different leaders and help develop ideas and strategies to take back to their own organizations.

The Executive Panel event begins with registration and networking from 5:00pm-6:00pm, dinner from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, and program from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Reservations may be made at www.CRHRA.org or by contacting CRHRA at (518) 463-8687.  The events are open to the public.  Cost: CRHRA Members $35, Non-Members $43, Students $15.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Save the date: Annual One Day Conference!

CRHRA is pleased to announce their annual one-day conference "2011 An HR Odyssey."  

Date: March 24, 2011.   
Times: 7:30am-5:30pm.   
Location: Holiday Inn Turf, Wolf Road, Albany.  

Registration and more information can be found at www.crhra.org or by contacting CRHRA directly at (518) 463-8687.

Friday, January 7, 2011

CRHRA Annual Legal Update and Dinner Meeting

The Capital Region Human Resources Association Presents:
Happy New Year! Resolve to Bring Your Business Into Legal Compliance in 2011

Albany, NY - The Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) will hold it’s annual legal update and dinner meeting on Wednesday, January 19, 2011.

Afternoon Legal Update

2010 was filled with so many new employment laws, regulations and court decisions, it has become difficult for employers to insure they remain in compliance.  This program will get you caught up on recent employment law developments and, more importantly – what they mean for your organization. 

This year’s legal update will be presented by John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR who will address and provide practical guidance on –

  • New obligations, remedies and penalties under New York’s Wage Theft Prevention Act
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act developments
  • Emerging social media concerns
  • Deductions from wages prohibited under Section 193
  • Funeral leave for same-sex committed partners
  • Enforcement and litigation trends
  • What’s on the horizon for 2011
  • And much, much more!

This program has been submitted for 2.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  

Dinner Program

After the legal update, enjoy cocktails, networking and dinner with your Human Resources colleagues.  After dinner, audience members will participate in an interactive game show to test their knowledge of employment and labor law and recent legal updates.  How many employment laws did Ron Burgundy break in Anchorman?  Is Jim Halpert’s commission cap legal?  Did George Constanza have to be paid when he did nothing with the Penske file?  Come and find out!  Presented by attorneys Sanjeeve DeSoyza, Sarah Delaney Vero, Michael Billok and Nicholas Fusco from Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.  

This program has been submitted for 1.0 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  

The legal update begins with registration from 2:30pm-3:00pm, and workshop from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The dinner program will begin with registration and cocktail hour from 5:00-6:00pm, dinner from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and program from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at the Holiday Inn Turf on Wolf Road in Albany.

Reservations may be made at www.CRHRA.org or by contacting CRHRA at (518) 463-8687.  The events are open to the public.  The Legal Update: CRHRA Members $59, Non-Members $79, Students $40. Dinner Program: CRHRA Members $35, Non-Members $43, Students $15.

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 450 companies region wide. 

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