Dear Members and Colleagues:
As we set our sights on 2018, I want to take a moment to thank the SOCT SHRM membership and Board of Directors for the outstanding work provided to our HR peers and colleagues throughout the HR community these past two years of my presidency.
2017 was met with great challenges and uncertainty in terms of healthcare reform, talent acquisition, the state of the economy, and of course, political unrest. As a chapter, we were very concerned with presenting meaningful programs that were reflective of current events and trends. We presented thoughtful HR topics relevant to personal and professional development with practical application to the workplace. Significant programming included: “The Power of Magnetic Leadership,” “Business Acumen,” “Politics of Promotion – Navigating Through Today’s Complex & Competitive Workplace,” “The LinkedIn Connection & Real Relationships for Talent Acquisition,” Dr. John Hoover’s Workshop, “Total Rewards Framework for a Changing Workplace,” “Active Shooter & Post Incident Response,” and a half-day Legal Symposium. All were well attended, and we received accolades for thought-provoking topics and timeliness.
The SOCT chapter continues to grow and become more widespread as a valuable resource in the daily work of the HR profession. We also held two networking events in 2017, with a joint event in December with ATD, recognizing the crossover work of both organizations. In 2018, we will continue to be fluid partners with ATD in programming and will offer opportunities to share mutual engaging events that will complement all phases of the HR and talent life-cycle.
As I complete my term of presidency, I’m constantly reminded of the strength and fortitude of our past presidents that have come before me to ensure HR continuity within the Fairfield County Chapter of SHRM. SOCT SHRM has continuously achieved coveted and distinguished Gold status from National SHRM, a significant designation for the Chapter’s output and standards. With the addition of many new Board Members in 2016 carried forward, our chapter is vital, our financial outlook is solid, and our goal is to continue to maintain the high standards you all have come to expect. Together, we continue to deliver on our chapter’s Mission Statement: Engage and inspire the Human Resource community to drive excellence, innovation and make a difference.
I wish Kim Boskello, incoming SOCT SHRM President, and Amy Aiello, President-Elect, and the Board of Directors continued success as they navigate great opportunities to further enhance our chapter. You may expect continued distinguished speakers, programs, and HR community outreach and involvement.
There are many opportunities for you to become engaged in this thriving chapter, and you are more than welcome to join our chapter, our Board, and become an influence in our profession.
Over the years, it has been an honor to serve you as both President-Elect and President, to network with you, and to enjoy the distinguished professional attributes that you bring to our programs and networking events.
I look forward to continuing to see you at our events as we have so many great things to look forward to in the year ahead. All the best for happy, healthy New Year!
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