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  • 28 Oct 2019 12:01 PM | Deleted user

    Know STEM grads with college debt working in Rhode Island? Please forward this email and suggest they consider applying for the Wavemaker Fellowship, which provides tax credits to repay college loans; they’ll find information and the application, due November 1, here.

    For additional information click here.

    October 28, 2019

  • 19 Oct 2019 12:59 PM | Deleted user

    RI SHRM Member:

    Hello! My name is Anthony Hunt and I’m a PhD student in the Human Resource Development (HRD) program at Texas A&M University. I’m currently conducting research for my dissertation about factors that relate to HR expertise, such as experience, exposure to various HR functional areas, personality, membership in professional associations, and decision-making styles. 

    I’m reaching out to HR professionals like yourself to request your assistance. I invite you to participate in my study by completing a survey, which can be found here.

    Participation is voluntary, confidential, and only takes about 15-20 minutes.  To show my appreciation for your valuable contribution, I’m even giving away four (4) $50 Amazon gift cards in a drawing for those who participate by November 30, 2019.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact me at (512) 922-1807 or at tonykhunt@tamu.edu.

    Thank you in advance for your time, consideration, and input!

    Most Sincerely,

    Anthony Hunt, PhD Student

    Texas A&M University

  • 17 Oct 2019 9:11 AM | Deleted user

    It is not too late to join our discussion of child care as a support for working parents in Rhode Island!

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently completed a New England wide survey that focused on understanding how stakeholders perceive the need for childcare, challenges related to obtaining quality and affordable care, and pathways for change.  If you participated or are interested learning about the results, please join us on Friday, October 25, 10AM-12PM at the Rhode Island Foundation (1 Union Station, Providence, RI 02903). We will share the results of the survey, and a panel of stakeholders will discuss the implications for employers and employees.

    We are thrilled to be joined by these cross-sector leaders on the panel:

    • ·         Shannon Carroll, Genesis Center
    • ·         Alexandra Flores, the family child care provider 
    • ·         Susan Hannon, Bank of America
    • ·         Kate Polucha, parent
    • ·        Katie Roberts, Easy Entertaining
    • ·        Taryn Wenc – Cadence Education.

    Space is limited to ensure a productive conversation. If you are interested in joining us, please sign up HERE . Feel free to share this invitation with your network as appropriate. 

    Registration link: click here.

  • 8 Oct 2019 10:51 AM | Deleted user
    The Work Immersion and Incumbent Worker Training Grant programs are open for FY20.  You can find an attached one-pager that summarizes all of the changes for the fiscal year.   

    Work Immersion has remained relatively unchanged other than a few administrative changes.  The biggest is that new hires are now defined as employees whose hire date was no more than 28 days prior to the start of the contract.

    The most significant change is with IWTG. The contract limit has been reduced to $30,000 from $50,000 and an employer may not have two contracts equal more than $30,000 combined.  This is to allow more employers the opportunity to participate in the IWTG program. 

    Both programs can be found here: https://gwb.ri.gov/programs-and-incentives


  • 4 Jun 2019 11:32 AM | Deleted user
    You are invited to join Polaris MEP and the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRC) for a critically important and informative lunch & learn for manufacturers to raise awareness of the impact that domestic violence is having on your business and, much more importantly, your employees.

    To register - https://polarismep.org/events/empowered-employers-lunch-learn-understanding-domestic-violence-june-2019/

  • 22 May 2019 9:14 PM | Anonymous

    The beautiful Rocky Top Student Center at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT was the site for the 2019 Tri-State SHRM Student Case Competition.  Quinnipiac was this year’s host university and sponsor of the event, held in partnership with the Connecticut SHRM StateCouncil and SHRM National, the organizing body for HR professionals.

    Six student teams from CT, MA and RI competed in a student competition on April 13, 2019 and one Connecticut and one Rhode Island university took first place in the Undergraduate and Graduate Team Divisions.  

    Placing first in the Undergraduate division was the Quinnipiac University (CT) team of Jena Hook and Taylor Martin;

    first in the Graduate division were the Johnson and Wales (RI) team of Zenobiya Khambarti and Antonilia Anthony.  Fisher University of Massachusetts won second place in both categories with two teams: Undergraduates Eugenie Coste, Jacob Gavin and Zihul Zhang and Graduates Ilia Barg, Osvaldo Borrero and Plenary Shah.

    Winning teams took home a $500 cash prize for their University. 

    The competitions involved a case study that teams analyzed and then presented their case solutions that included preparing a written executive summary and a 15-minute oral presentation.  Teams were required to use integrated HR thinking and knowledge gained through their studies to develop and present their case solution.  Preliminary and final oral presentation rounds were judged onsite by a panel of SHRM members; as requested last year, all attendees were able to view the final rounds.

    The all-day student conference was attended by 19 students and 6 faculty advisors from the three states as well as some 30+ HR professional volunteers and judges and SHRM national Field Services Director Susan Post, SHRM-SCP. Workshops were offered to attendees, as well as a Career Zone, where students could meet one-on-one with HR professionals to discuss their job search, HR career opportunities and other career tips.  Myra Quick, Western New England University Director of HR and Employee Development offered a workshop titled “You’ve Landed that First Job . . . Now What?”, which was well-received by students about to enter the workforce. Professor Nicholas Smith of Quinnipiac presented a workshop on “Ally-Building”, focusing on building real-world skills in supporting marginalized populations.  A lively panel of HR professionals took to the stage at lunch to talk about their careers in HR: Gary Convertino, Ed.D, SHRM-CP/PHR and Consultant; Karen Eichstaedt, MSIR, Event Planner from CT State Council, and Susan Post, SHRM-SCP. SHRM National Field Services Director.

    The day ended with a networking event for students and HR professionals; on all students minds’ was breaking into that first HR job and managing their careers.

    Next year, the planning team will be headed up by the Massachusetts SHRM State Council; the Tri-State area rotates among Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts councils.

    “The Student Case Competition and Career Summit offers a unique opportunity for HR students to apply in-class learning to real-world HR scenarios and showcase their knowledge to seasoned HR practitioners” said Susan Post, SHRM’s Field Service Director.  Co-Event Planner Karen Eichstaedt commented that “ it was a joy to see the next generation of HR professionals getting their start in the field. They are miles ahead already in understanding the importance of HR in attracting, retaining and developing human capital.”


  • 16 May 2019 11:48 AM | Deleted user

    Congratulations

    on your job offer!
    WHAT IS IT?

    The Wavemaker Fellowship program is a state-run incentive that provides a refundable tax credit to professionals who work in STEM & Design fields at businesses in Rhode Island. Fellows can earn up to $6,000/year, for up to 4 years, to help manage their student loan debt!

    For more information on the Wavemaker eligibility please click here 

    To apply for Wavemaker opportunities please click this link.


  • 14 Jul 2018 3:05 PM | Deleted user

    We are excited to announce that Rhode Island SHRM has been awarded the 2017 Platinum Excel Award. 

  • 3 Jun 2018 3:15 PM | Deleted user

    Discounts - Did you know...
    RI SHRM members receive a 10% discount on HR certificate classes.
    SHRM members receive a $100 discount on the PHR/SPHR exam prep.

  • 3 Jun 2018 3:14 PM | Deleted user


    Do you want to make a difference and help develop the future of the HR profession? 
    Here is your chance to share your knowledge and experience as an HR professional! 

    For more information, click here! (PDF)
    Please consider offering your time for this very valuable program!

    Interested?
    Click here to fill out a form (PDF) and email to Linda Lulli, RI SHRM College Relations Director at ri.shrm.collegerelations@gmail.com.

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