Inaugural MassSHRM Legislative Conference a Smashing Success

BOSTON - On March 1, 2019, the Massachusetts State Council of SHRM hosted its inaugural statewide Legislative Conference at Suffolk University Law School. The event was attended by nearly 100 human resources, employment law, and other business professionals.

Attendees to the event heard from employment law and policy experts and learned about a host of recently enacted laws and pending legislation at both the Federal and state level. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear directly from and ask questions of Commonwealth Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta about Massachusetts’ new paid family leave law that is scheduled to go in to effect July 1st.

Attendees also paid a visit to the State House.

Massachusetts State Council Honored by the SHRM Foundation for 100% Giving

WASHINGTON - The SHRM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognized the Massachusetts State Council of SHRM as one of only nineteen state or US territory councils in the 100% Giving Club. The 100% Giving Club annually recognizes the states and US territories with 100% giving from the SHRM state council and all chapters within the state. This club signifies the collective dedication the state has to advancing the mission of the SHRM Foundation.

“I couldn’t be prouder to be a member of this elite group of states who are so dedicated to elevating the HR profession and making a difference in the world of work - and we could not have done it without the generosity of our five local SHRM-affiliated chapters. The SHRM Foundation provides scholarships for advanced education and certification as well as funding workforce readiness initiatives like their new Veterans hiring certification. This is such important work" said Mike Spinale, State Director of the Massachusetts State Council.

In addition to the Massachusetts State Council, the SHRM Foundation recognized eighteen other councils from Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. (SHRM Foundation). 

Massachusetts State Council Named SHRM Foundation Council Champion

 
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The SHRM Foundation has named the Massachusetts State Council of SHRM (MassSHRM) one of its Council Champions for MassSHRM's 2016 efforts to promote and support the SHRM Foundation.  In 2016, MassSHRM raised over    $ 1,000.00 to support the SHRM Foundation's programs and initiatives.  Combined with the efforts of our six state chapters, the Massachusetts SHRM community provided over $ 4,000.00 in donations.  

"We are truly proud to be a supporter of the SHRM Foundation and are humbled by being recognized as a State Council Champion.  The work the Foundation does is essential to supporting the professionals in the HR community in Massachusetts, and nationwide" said Lori Bourgoin, State Director of the Massachusetts State Council. 

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. (SHRM Foundation).