SHRM New York State Advocacy Day – Weekly Update

SHRM New York State Advocacy Day – Weekly Update

Ken Meyer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | Principal, KWM HR Consulting LLC

I am looking forward to participating in the SHRM New York State Advocacy Day in Albany, NY, on January 30, 2024. As you are aware, staying abreast of current HR issues is not just a professional obligation, but a strategic imperative. As HR professionals, we are the linchpin between organizational success and workforce well-being. I truly believe it is crucial for us to be at the forefront on industry trends, legislative changes, and emerging issues that impact the workplace.

HR professionals must act as vigilant stewards of the workforce, proactively anticipating and addressing challenges. By keeping up to date with HR issues, we empower ourselves to navigate complexities, such as changes in labor laws, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and evolving employee expectations. This knowledge is the bedrock upon which we build effective HR strategies that align with organizational goals.

Furthermore, HR professionals play a pivotal role in advocating for legislative changes that foster a conducive work environment. Engaging with legislators and policymakers is not just an opportunity but a responsibility. By making legislators aware of HR issues, we contribute to the development of policies that nurture a dynamic and equitable workplace.

In essence, the importance of HR professionals staying informed and actively engaging with legislative processes cannot be overstated. It is through this commitment that we fulfill our mission of fostering workplaces that are not only compliant but also conducive to the growth and well-being of both employees and organizations. I want to thank SHRM for this wonderful opportunity, for its leadership in these initiatives, and for being the voice for all things work, workers, and the workplace.

Be well.


President, New York City SHRM

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