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May 2014 In This Issue
Featured Articles
Career Center
Educational Opportunities
Davis, Malm, & D'Agostine,P.C.
DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP
Featured Articles
After announcing that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) was launching a professional certification for HR-based competencies, several of the Society’s leaders participated in an online media briefing on May 20, 2014, to provide more details and answer questions about the program. See more at:
By Elaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners
Spring can be a refreshing time for HR managers — a chance to freshen your retention program before summer vacations. Summer is a slow time for looking for work because employees are distracted with vacations, sunburns, and lazy beach reads. Fall picks up the pace as skeleton crews in the office and sand in the laptops are a thing of the past. In September, employees are back from vacation, ready for work, and primed to tackle that next project. Or are they? Start planning now to be ready in the fall because September is also the most popular time to revive a job search. If employees aren’t happy in their jobs, that is when they start looking elsewhere.
Your first months at your new job are an ideal time to think about your personal brand. What are your career goals and how will a positive, mature and professional start help get you there? One way to make a great impression is to avoid some common mistakes!
Verisight, in collaboration with Professor Dow Scott of Loyola University Chicago, is examining the design and effectiveness of merit pay programs. This 10- to 15-minute survey is confidential and the findings will only be reported in aggregate.
Humboldt International
Epicor Software Corporation
The NEHRA Awards of Excellence Program is part of our ongoing effort to drive HR excellence. Each year, we recognize individuals and companies in the HR field for their outstanding contribution in areas such as innovation, leadership and volunteerism. The formal awards ceremony will take place October 9, 2014 as part of NEHRA's Annual Conference.

NEHRA Members can nominate worthy individuals and organizations for an Award of Excellence. To make a nomination, please complete the form at the link below!
The Benefits of Engagement: Connecting with Your Diverse Workforce

Keynote Speakers:
Mary-Frances Winters, President & CEO, The Winters Group
"Diversity: More Than Just the Right Thing To Do"

Robert Kennedy, VP, Fidelity Investments Benefits Consulting
"Committed to the Cause – Health Improvement Efforts Are Here to Stay: Results of the 2014 Fidelity/NBGH Health Improvement Survey"

PLUS: Visit with more than 50 vendors and discover the latest in benefits-related services and products. Enjoy short "How To" sessions at our innovative Benefits Bar on topics ranging from social media to advancing your career.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting your organization's products, call 781-684-8700.

Thursday June 5
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Four Points Conference Center
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA

$260 NEHRA & NEEBC Members, $325 Non-Members
Email regarding discounts for three or more from the same member organization.
You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Boston Fiduciary Summit presented by Xponential Growth Solutions. Join industry professionals as they discuss fiduciary issues impacting plan sponsors. The intended audience is exclusively retirement plan sponsors, and these guests will receive first priority for attendance.
Enjoy specially priced outfield grandstand tickets for two great games and an experience your interns won't forget! Set for June 16 and July 8.
Strategic HR New England enters year three to great critical acclaim. Engage with a senior-level, strategic-thinking audience in every aspect of the conference. Discover programming that encourages you to think big. Share HR lessons you've learned along the way. And take in the magic of the historic Mount Washington Hotel.
Career Center
NEHRA's job board has more than15,000 unique visitors per month, and more than 700 views per listing. Do not let an amazing candidate slip through your fingers — post your internship on the #1 HR Job Board in New England!
Educational Opportunities
When: June 3
Location: Forefront Conference Center, Waltham, MA
Cost: Members & Non-Members, $149
Credits: 4.0 HRCI Credit Hours
When: June 9
Location: Online
Cost: FREE for NEHRA Members; $80 Non-Members
When: June 17
Location: Forefront Conference Center, Waltham, MA
Cost: Members & Non-Members, $149
Credits: 4.0 HRCI Credit Hours
When: June 17
Location: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Offices, Wellesley, MA
Cost: Members, $149; Non-Members, $249
When: October 8–9, 2014
Location: DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Cost: Early Bird Rates Available NOW


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