Are you a NYC SHRM member who is the most senior Human Resource
professional at your organization or in your division? Are you looking for a Special
Interest Group to share ideas and best practices with? Then the NYC SHRM
Directors’ Forum is the Special Interest Group for you! We are an intimate group of
HR practitioners with titles starting at Director and ranging to Vice President, Chief
People Officer, and more!
Our responsibility is to set the entire people strategy for our companies or divisions
by working across all functional areas of Human Resources. We are committed to
learning about new trends, sharing ideas, and best practices with colleagues. Our
monthly meetings feature both external guest speakers as well as round-table
discussions. We seek advice from and share information with each other that
continues through email exchanges about the issues and initiatives we are
working on. If you are looking to implement a new program or seek a vendor, most
likely one of our members has information that can help you because they have
had experience with it. Currently, we meet virtually but look forward to the time
when we can return to our in-person meetings as well.
If this sounds like the group for you, please complete an application here.
The Emerging Professionals SIG provides educational and networking opportunities for the next generation of HR leaders. Though the focus is on emerging professionals, the Emerging Professional SIG works to enhance communication and promote information sharing among all generations. The Emerging Professional SIG leverages national resources from SHRM’s EPAC ( Emerging Professional Advisory Council), and local resources from a variety of HR professional and social networks in the New York City-metro area. The Emerging Professional SIG partners with other SIGs to host professional and social events, and sponsors programs for the NYC HR community. The Emerging Professional SIG welcomes members of all ages and levels—whether a recent HR grad looking to soak up as much knowledge as possible, or an experienced HR professional looking to mentor a new one.
The Employee and Labor Relations SIG provides a forum to discuss and share topical information on issues related to employee and labor relations. The SIG provides a variety of programs with speakers or round table discussions on current “hot” topics and best practices in the employee and labor relations field. Employee and Labor Relations SIG participants include HR Professionals at the beginning, middle and senior levels of professional development. The purpose of this SIG’S programs is to educate HR professionals regarding current legislative changes on the Local, State and Federal level. This SIG provides programs on current legal trends and offers best practices for HR professionals.
The Inclusivity at work SIG promotes the best workplace diversity and inclusion practices and management principles. It advocates respect for workforce differences including, but not limited to, gender, age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, military or veteran status, parental and pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and religious beliefs and practices. The Diversity and Inclusion SIG’s activities, events and educational programs focus on enhancing a workplace where employees are treated fairly, are encouraged to contribute to the organization’s success, and have equal opportunity for personal growth and advancement.
The New York City SHRM Managers’ Forum meets on a regular basis throughout the year and provides a platform for the exchange of information and ideas on current issues and developments facing HR professionals. Meetings often feature guest speakers in areas such as wage & hour compliance, employee relations, professional development, and other topics of interest to the Forum. Additionally, the group serves as a network of professionals who assist each other on a virtually on-demand basis with work issues members may be confronting. Members are currently employed (or in transition) in an HR Generalist role.
Please complete a Managers’ Forum application here.
The Not-for-Profit SIG develops innovative programs with subject-matter experts that provide effective best practices to the not-for-profit sector, focusing on the special issues that these organizations encounter. HR can customize the practices and practical guidance from the programs to reflect their specific concerns and interests for strategic managerial strategies and action.
Are organization changes a constant for HR? The Organization Development and Change Management SIG provides a forum for HR practitioners to exchange tools and techniques for designing new organization structures, teams, roles, and capabilities as well as effectively managing the people side of change and transformation to achieve desired outcomes.
Learn and grow with the dynamic Professional Development SIG. Enhance your knowledge and skills through various programs determined to make you a better strategic business partner and “earn a seat at the table.” Past program topics have included: Presentation and Public Speaking, Determining your Emotional Intelligence, Interviewing on Both Sides of the Table, and It’s Time to Tweet. Have fun while gaining new knowledge and perfecting your brand!
The Talent Acquisition SIG is a dynamic group of T/A Professionals that meets monthly to discuss best practices in the world of recruiting. Members are Corporate T/A practitioners and Talent Acquisition people from recruiting firms. Our meetings involve a thorough exchange of ideas and concepts of current and futuristic recruiting trends, as well as focus on best practices in hiring. We hold numerous joint committee meetings annually to enhance relations with various other SIGs and to foster better understanding between various HR disciplines.
The Career Journey – Special Interest Group is a place to discuss how professionals can manage their careers as pandemic life somehow abides in the U.S. and the economy changes. In this scenario, many individuals are rethinking what work means to them, how they are valued, and how they spend their time. Formerly called In-Transition SIG, our goal is to welcome not only those currently in transition, but also those who are looking to switch and find a new position, new career, or simply a new path in their lives.
The Total Rewards SIG presents subject matter experts in the field to share best practices, trends and hot topics regarding all aspects of Total Rewards. Presentations range from compensation and benefits topics, total rewards best practices, financial/health wellness to new regulations and legislation impacting employer programs.
The University Relations Special Interest Group develops programs that foster mutually beneficial relationships between HR students, faculty, career centers, and professionals. We do this by providing chapter leadership support and partnering with local SHRM Student Chapters to plan seminars and conferences that ensure we engage and educate the next generation of HR professionals.
We also plan networking events which provide students the opportunity to meet HR professionals to discuss various HR career paths, mentoring opportunities, and information about jobs and internships, as requested.
The Women’s Initiatives SIG programs focus on ways to educate, advocate and advance both women and men in their professions. A primary objective of this SIG is to ensure that all members and guests have access to education and skills needed to flourish and grow professionally. The Women’s Initiatives SIG events promote career development, strategic networking, effective communication strategies, work-life balance, mentoring, and much more.
The Workforce Readiness SIG works with non-profits and educational institutions to assist individuals who are entering, transitioning to, or re-entering the labor market, as well as the underemployed, in becoming more knowledgeable, qualified employees through training, coaching and mentoring. One of the most important components is assisting our partner organizations in understanding the needs of employers. Working with non-profit groups to offer guidance in preparing people such as military veterans, individuals with disabilities, underprivileged youth and those who can benefit from the Fair Chance Initiative allows us to provide the NYC SHRM community with alternative sources for qualified, but often overlooked applicants.
To sign up for our Volunteer Month interviews, please complete an application here.