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2014 A New Rhode Island SHRM!
We want to provide you with an update on an important state-wide initiative that has been under development over the past year. The leaders of both chapters listened to your concerns and addressed the questions about why there are multiple chapters and why both appeared to be doing the same activities, vying for your time and attention. At the beginning of this year the leadership of all three entities, (RI State Council, HRM-RI and SRIHRC) came together to develop a comprehensive plan to merge all three organizations together as one. In order to have a united alliance with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), a single organization has been created which will be effective 1 January, 2014 called Rhode Island SHRM (RI SHRM). Hawaii is the only other state in the entire country that has a single SHRM chapter, created ten years ago. Rhode Island is technically the second but is the first state ever to work with SHRM to develop such a comprehensive framework that will be used in the future as a template for other states who decide to move forward in this direction. What’s more, SHRM has designed a new numbering series specifically for our State Chapter and future state chapters who follow this format. We shall have the first Chapter number in this new series.
Some of the advantages you will see by combining all three entities into one are:
- A stronger HR presence in the business community
- One message/one voice to advance the HR profession within the state by providing enhanced programming, relevant and timely topics as well as the opportunity to further develop professionally and earn HR Certification Institute credits.
- Enhanced opportunities to build/enhance your network at meetings with peers, HR professionals and companies in your community
- Be better together; be a transformational group looking ahead to a better future and legacy
- A single direct line of communication to SHRM
As a member, some of the things that we’re excited to share with you for 2014 are:
- The fee structure has been eliminated and there will not be a fee or dues to be a member of RI SHRM.
- Opportunities to develop leadership skills by accepting a volunteer leadership role in the new organization
- Extended opportunities to develop a positive reputation and credentials in the HR field through your involvement in the new chapter
- More community outreach
- Enhanced programming and professional development options
- Continued legislative updates that may impact your company’s operations
- The State Council website shall become the official “home” of the new RI SHRM Chapter. http://ri.shrm.org/ To learn more about the new organization we encourage you to review the comprehensive overview found on the RI SHRM website: http://ri.shrm.org/
Both SRIHRC and HRM-RI chapter numbers will expire 12/31/13. Unless you choose to opt out, your chapter affiliation will be automatically updated to the new Chapter number beginning in 2014. If you decide that you no longer want to be a member of this exciting new Chapter, you must respond via email to Linda Poggenpohl, at email@example.com indicating that you choose to opt out no later than 12/31/13.
We are extremely excited to continue supporting HR professionals like you and advancing the HR profession within the state of Rhode Island with one voice/one message. Thank you for your continued support and participation! We can’t wait to see you at the next Chapter event, the Holiday Social, on December 10 at The Ironworks Tavern.
David Goldman, State Council Director
Linda Knight, SHRIRC President
Debra Quinn, Workforce Development Chair, St Council
Lori Searles, HRM-RI President
Linda Poggenpohl, SRIHRC Vice President
Tammy Lederer, HRM-RI Vice President
Check out the New SHRM Rhode Island Chapter Overview
Whether you are looking for your first job, have just been promoted to your first management position or are setting your organization’s strategic HR direction, Rhode Island SHRM is the Chapter that provides the credibility, depth and breadth of HR resources that all human resource professionals need. As your career partner, we are dedicated to providing the resources that you, your HR department and your organization need to make critical decisions affecting your organization’s profitability and your most important resource: people.
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December 10, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:00pmIron Works Tavern, 697 Jefferson Blvd Warwick RI
March 14, 2014Bryant University 1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917
March 17-19, 2014Washington Renaissance, Washington DC
For more information and to register, please visit http://conferences.shrm.org/legislative-conference
The 2014 HR public policy agenda in Washington will have a direct impact on your organization. ...
April 15, 2014Providence Marriott
April 28-30, 2014Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville TN
For more information and to register, please visit http://conferences.shrm.org
HIRE IMAGE STAFF ACHIEVES FCRA CERTIFICATION
JOHNSTON, R.I. and POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 28, 2013): Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening and drug testing company with offices in Rhode Island and Florida, announces that four staff members have been certified by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations and compliance.
The four staff members who are now FCRA certified are: Christine M. Cunneen, CEO (Greenville, R.I. resident), Advanced; Thomas Tomlinson, founder (Pompano Beach, Fla. resident), Basic; Lisa Trahan, compliance and operations manager (Seekonk, Mass. resident), Basic; and Stephanie Peltier, verifications specialist (Johnston, R.I. resident), Basic.
NAPBS is a national nonprofit trade association representing the employment, background and tenant screening industry. “An important part of NAPBS’ mission is to promote compliance with the FCRA,” states Ms. Cunneen, who currently serves as treasurer of NAPBS. “By earning their certification, our staff members demonstrate a thorough understanding of and familiarity with FCRA regulations and compliance, and are now recognized as experts within the background screening profession nationwide.”
The Basic certification focuses on FCRA regulations, and the Advanced certification focuses on complex and evolving FCRA compliance issues. In addition to a program of study, each staff member had to pass a certification exam administered by the NAPBS Education Committee.
Amended in recent years since it was originally enacted in 1970, the Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates the background screening industry. “We are responsible under the FCRA to keep up with the regulations and compliance obligations. Our certifications show the importance we place on continuing education to benefit our clients,” adds Cunneen.
Ms. Cunneen is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), New England Human Resource Association (NEHRA), the Human Resource Management Association of Rhode Island (HRM-RI), and SHRM Rhode Island Human Resource Chapter (SRIHRC). Hire Image also maintains membership in the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
Hire Image LLC is a provider of employment background screening, drug testing and verification services nationwide. The company works with employers throughout the U.S. in various industries including non-profits, universities, small businesses, contact centers, and Fortune 500 companies. Clients use Hire Image’s web-based system to securely request searches and receive accurate, timely information via custom reports that they can review and track. Information obtained on past criminal history, fraudulent social security numbers, untruthful resumes, sex offender records, workers compensation claims, falsified applications, drug arrests, traffic violations, bankruptcy, liens and judgments, terrorist activity, and more helps minimize the inherent risks in the hiring process. Hire Image is located at 6 Alcazar Avenue in Johnston, RI 02919 (Phone 401-490-2202; Fax 401-490-2232) and 440 East Sample Road, Suite 204 in Pompano Beach, FL 33064 (Phone 954-942-1893; Fax 954-301-0700); http://www.hireimage.com
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