Virginia Human Resources Today - Winter/Spring 2018 - 5
2018 Virginia SHRM State Council
Karen Edmonds, SHRM-SCP,
Michael Latsko, JD,
University of Virginia
Davenport & Company, LLC
Immediate Past State Director
John F. Kates, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Deron Lehman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Mercatus Center at GMU
Sheri Bender, MS Ed,
Pulse HR Solutions
Betty Wilcher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Inst for Advanced
Mountain Empire CC
Volume 15, Issue 1
Takeaways from our annual leadership conference, "The Many Colors of Leadership:
Inside & Outside the Lines" and snapshots from Best Practices Awards submissions.
MICHAEL G. LATSKO AND PAMELA GIBSON
Todd Noebel, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Freedom Partners Shared Services
Best Practices Director
Pam Goff, MUA,
HH Hunt Corporation
College Relations Co-Directors
Center For Strengths
Susan Craft, MS, SHRM-SCP,
Colleen McLaughlin, Ph.D,
Consulting by Design
of Princess Anne
Diversity and Inclusion Director
Special Projects Director
Shameka Davenport, PhD,
Pam Thornton, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Social Media Director
Legislative Affairs Director
Jon Thurmond, SHRM-SCP
Elaine Hogan, Esquire
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC
Meg O. Wagner-Diggs,
Truck Enterprises, Inc.
Centric Solutions, Inc.
SHRM Foundation Co-Directors
Young Professionals Liaison
Patricia Craft, SHRM-CP, PHR
Cambridge Intern'l Systems, Inc.
Sam D'Agostino, SHRM-CP,
Robin Hobson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Reliance Staffing & Recruiting
Hobson Business Solutions
Workforce Education Director
Burt K. Thompson, FCRA-A
Proforma Screening Solutions
2018 State Conference Co-Chairs
Christina Perkins, SHRM-CP, PHR Nancy Brooking,
Chesterfield County Government
Josie Pearson, SHRM-CP, PHR
Madeline Taylor, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Science Systems & Applications
For a full list, including chapter presidents, and contact details,
please visit www.shrmva.org.
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Color My World HR
What Does "Color My World HR" Look Like?
KAREN A. EDMONDS
Recap: VA LEADERSHIP 2018
Color in the Date [April 22-25] for the 2018 Virginia
SHRM State Conference
Peruse a colorful assortment of keynote speakers who will paint a broad palette of
Human Resource issues and mingle with other "HR-tisans" from around the state.
NANCY BROOKING AND MADELINE TAYLOR
The ROI of Delegation: Why Control Freaks
Cost Organizations Big Bucks
As HR professionals, we understand that failing to delegate tasks leads to burnout,
stress, and getting overwhelmed with mundane tasks. Yet, why is delegation still
one of the most underutilized skills in organizations each day?
A Conversation with Jim Link
An in-depth Q&A with the CHRO of Randstad North America, one of the keynote
speakers at the upcoming VA SHRM State Conference.
If your organization is serious about preparing employees for the impending future
you will first need to change how you are thinking and talking about creativity in
the workplace. Then you will need to tackle it strategically just like you would any
other business challenge.
When we obsess about what might possibly happen in the future, our imaginations
can easily push us off the edge and into deep waters. It's called "awfulizing" and
there's a way to reduce those threat impulses.
BONNIE ST. JOHN
The ROI of Creativity
How to Stop Jumping to the Worst-Case Scenario
Administration Announces End of DACA Program:
FAQs for Employers
With 800,000 people using these work permits across the country, many employers
will have questions on how to handle this big change, and we've got the answers.
GRANT SOVERN AND ERIC D. LEDBETTER
Some Advice on Pay Transparency
Pay transparency has become a headline- and hashtag-worthy topic as a potential
cure for pay discrimination. But does the solution lie in publicizing pay rates or
perhaps in the way actual pay decisions are made?
KERRI E. ARNOLD
An overview of the SHRM-supported legislation, Workflex in the 21st Century Act,
that expands paid leave to all employees and provides workflex options.
Solving the Workplace Equation
Employers Finding New Ways to Hold the Line on
Health Benefit Cost Growth
The Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans 2017, the nation's
largest of its kind, reports that average total health benefit cost per employee rose by
2.6 percent in 2017.
2017 Virginia Workforce Conference: A Lesson in 'What Matters'
With the theme, "Veterans: Closing the Workforce Gap," the annual event
spotlighted the pioneering work the state has done for recruiting veterans and how
employers have greatly benefited from the initiatives.
Extended EEO-1 Reporting Requirements - What's the Status?
Employers continue to be obligated to provide information about the number of
employees by race, sex and ethnicity in each of the 10 EEO-1 categories, but do not
have to provide information about wages and hours worked.
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