RBA’s first Human Resources group, HR Connexions, was formed in May of 2013 and meets every other month.
The networking group was formed as a way for HR practitioners from RBA member companies to meet and discuss day-to-day challenges and review how legislative changes affect the workplace. The group also functions as a forum to support lobbying efforts around human resource and benefit policies.
This invitation only group is limited to those individuals who have day-to-day responsibility for human resources and employee benefit strategy and administration and have a continued interest in expanding their HR body of knowledge.
The HR Connexions group is co-chaired by Lena Bodin, RBA Board member and founder of People Resource Strategies, and Liz O'Halloran, Employee Benefit Manager, O&R/ConEd.
RBA President Al Samuels says the group's missions are clearly aligned with the Governor's initiatives around employment and legislation and the group will be looking at topics such as Pay Equity; Workplace Harassment; Family Status Discrimination; Reasonable Accommodation; in addition to reviewing relevant changes in Minimum Wage, Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Compensation and the impending Health Care Reform, to name a few.
The group meets approximately six times a year and includes guest speakers to lend their expertise on key issues facing the HR profession.
If you are in a HR role at your organization which is an RBA member, please contact the RBA to be added to the invitation list. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.