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Welcome!  We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Upcoming Events

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  • May 17, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    We can convey intended and unintended messages in ways that extend beyond the words we use. A gesture, a tone, a figure of speech can speak volumes. When we understand how we communicate through micromessages, we will be more effective.

    During this session, we will discuss:

    • how our unconscious bias might lead...

  • May 18, 2022 - 8:00am to 10:00am
    Hampton Inn 81 Newtown Road, Danbury
    In this session, our presenter will provide insight into how the changes over the last two years have impacted the employee experience ....and what employers need to do in order to remain agile and become an employer of choice. 

    Key takeaways:
    - the critical need for workplace flexibility
    - attracting...
  • May 19, 2022 - 7:30am to 9:30am
    US Electrical Services 701 Middle Street Middletown, CT
    Join us for an in person presentation to learn the latest trends and impacts when screening applicants for hire: 

    - the latest background screening challenges
    - the impact of COVID and delays in receiving results
    - what to do if you’ve moved forward with hiring and then receive a problematic...
  • May 24, 2022 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
    Sheraton Rocky Hill 100 Capital Boulevard Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067 United States
    The presentation will feature a discussion of when an investigation is legally required, how to plan an investigation, how to define the scope of an investigation and other key topics. The presentation will address strategies for interviewing, evaluating witness credibility, and report writing.  We will also examine how to...
  • May 24, 2022 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
    The Norwalk Inn Norwalk, CT
    Join SOCT SHRM and George Smirnoff, PHR, SHRM-CP, Project Manager, from Westport- based  APTMetrics will discuss the pain points that companies face attracting and retaining qualified candidates and the best practices  to mitigate turnover by addressing  common  pitfalls that occur during the...

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