Chapter #0395

  • 2023 HR Conference - SAVE THE DATE!

    Event Start Date: 10/18/2023 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 10/18/2023 11:00 AM

    Cost per place: $80.00

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  • Data Mining - Information and Trends directly from the BLS

    Event Start Date: 11/15/2023 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 11/15/2023 10:30 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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President's Message


If you are landing on our page for the first time, let me start off by saying a warm welcome and thank you for visiting.  We are the Genessee Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (GVC) representing 9 counties of NYS. Our volunteer Board of Directors and committee members are dedicated to the shared mission of providing educational programming and events to over 400 members and 400 at-large members.

HR, business, and community leaders play an important role in shaping the future of workplace development and addressing critical staffing challenges. This is why we are excited to announce the formation of the Mentorship and Workforce Development Committee, and invite you to a groundbreaking information session that aims to be a turning point in approaching recruitment, diversity, and mentorship.

The mission of this Committee is clear: to empower local job seekers often underrepresented in the job market to thrive in their careers. We recognize the immense value that a diverse talent pool brings to an organization and the broader community. That's why we are taking a bold step in developing mentorship opportunities for individuals with disabilities, those who are re-entering the workforce after mental health or substance use disorder treatment, and individuals transitioning after their involvement with the criminal justice system.

 But we can't do it alone. Together, we can strategize, innovate, and collaborate to develop actionable solutions that will benefit your organization and the community. Your expertise, influence, and involvement can make a world of difference in the success of this transformative initiative. By attending our pilot meeting, you will join an exploratory conversation shaping the foundation of an ongoing committee dedicated to this cause. 


Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Location: CCSI, 1099 Jay Street, Building J, Rochester, NY 14611

Meeting Room: 3rd Floor, Erie Canal Meeting Room

Parking: Free parking is available

 Please RSVP by Friday, August 18th to secure your spot, as seats are limited.



Please save the date for our annual Diversity program and our HR Conference. Our Diversity program will be hosted on September 21, and is made possible through our partnership with Rochester’s Workforce Diversity Network. Our HR Conference will be hosted on October 18 Please select the button “View More Details” on the left hand side of this page to learn more about either event. 


If you are newer to Human Resources and looking for a way to connect with other leaders and develop your leadership accumen or you are a seasoned professional looking to share your expertise - we have a place for you! Our board is still look for volunteers. Some available committees are membership, program, special events, and diversity. Please reach out to cathymartz@gvcshrm.com for more information. There will be a future Open Board Meeting open to all members and non members who are interested in learning more about getting involved. Please stay tuned.



HR News

Focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and Analytical Aptitude: What We (Don’t) Talk about When We Talk about Diversity

Thursday, September 21, 2023

What unintentional messages do organizations' diversity, equity and inclusion statements send to their employees from marginalized groups? This is focus of the second in a series of five articles funded by the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Foundation (SIOP Foundation) to study anti-racism efforts in workplaces.

Discover the Future of Workplace Diversity

Thursday, September 21, 2023

​Are you ready to shape the future of workplace diversity? We are pleased to invite you to be part of a groundbreaking pilot study conducted by a collaborative team of esteemed researchers and faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; and California State University, Monterey Bay. This research team is excited to partner with SHRM to conduct the study.

Spain’s Highly Qualified Work Permit Changes

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Recent changes to the Spanish Highly Qualified Work Permit have made it more widely available, while new requirements for the Blue Card have made it easier to use.

US Senate Relaxes Dress Code. Should Your Company Follow Suit?

Thursday, September 21, 2023

The acceptance of a less buttoned-up appearance for U.S. senators on the Senate floor is causing a dress code uproar. However, the Senate is simply "joining workplaces across the country that have become more casual since the Covid-19 pandemic," The Wall Street Journal noted.

Fight Meeting Fatigue: Think About Why, How Often You’re Gathering

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Meetings: They can be a way to brainstorm, reach consensus or communicate with others in a group setting. But when they’re poorly run and lack clear, specific goals, they can turn into time wasters.

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