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  • WEBINAR: The Cost of Disorganization. Can You Afford to be Disorganized?

    Event Start Date: 9/27/2017 12:00 PM

    Event End Date: 9/27/2017 1:00 PM

    Cost per place: $15.00

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  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing Company Consortium

    Event Start Date: 10/19/2017 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 10/19/2017 11:00 AM

    Cost per place: $0.00

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  • 2017 Annual HR Conference

    Event Start Date: 10/24/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 10/24/2017 12:30 PM

    Cost per place: $80.00

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  • Making Your Organization's Unspoken Conversations Spoken

    Event Start Date: 11/15/2017 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 11/15/2017 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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  • Seven Strategies to Find & Keep the Best Employees

    Event Start Date: 12/13/2017 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 12/13/2017 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $40.00

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President's Message

Dear GVC SHRM Members and HR Members At-Large;

Thank you to all of our members who participated in our Annual Member Survey. GVCSHRM's program committee is busy reviewing all of your great responses which will guide the program planning for your 2018 program year.  Well done!


A great learning and networking opportunity is New York State Council SHRM’s Annual State Conference on September 24-26, 2017 in Albany, NY appropriately titled, ‘HR Leading Human Capital.’ This year’s conference will have 5 keynote speakers, and an unprecedented 36 concurrent sessions to choose from over the conference period. This means you can get up to 19 credits for your SHRM PDCs and up to 16.5 credits for your HRCI certifications, including up to 10 strategic credits!! Please register here: https://nys.shrm.org/ny-state-annual-conference

New York State SHRM (NYS-SHRM) is looking for organizations and companies to participate in its 11th annual “Best Companies to Work for in New York” program, an exciting celebration of the top employers in the Empire State! This program is one of the leading ways to monitor employee engagement. For information on the program and the link to register your company go to: https://nys.shrm.org Hurry! The registration deadline is Friday, October 6th!

Reserve your seat today for our Annual HR Conference on Tuesday, October 24th at the RIT Inn & Conference Center. This year's theme will focus on using Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Empowerment (DICE) to create a cohesive workforce that fosters growth and retention.  Register here!

If you are currently seeking a new HR role or looking for an upgrade from your current one, please check out our 'Jobs’ site for the latest in HR openings around our region.  Click here.

Don’t forget to check out our other upcoming programs here.  Your feedback is always welcome so keep sending it along. Enjoy the remainder of your summer and remember your Genesee Valley Chapter Board is always here to support you and your organization through our continued programming, educational opportunities and legislative advocacy. 

My best,

Ann Maynard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

President, Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM




Wage Disparities in Monroe County Report

The Mayor's Office of Innovation and the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative have released a new study on wage disparities in Monroe County, showing that minorities are over-represented in Monroe County’s lowest paying and largest industries. Mayor Warren is calling on business and community leaders to help find ways to bring equity to the workforce, starting with the health care industry.

  • 33% of the city’s part-time and seasonal workers live in poverty, 62% don’t make self-sufficient wages
  • Minorities are over-represented in several key service industries.
  • The industries with over-representation of minorities also tend to be the county’s lowest paying and largest sectors.
  • Minorities earn less than their white counterparts in nearly every industry sector.
  • Regardless of educational attainment, the wage gap between whites and minorities persists.

The report is available for download here: Wage Disparities in Monroe County

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