Letter from Jenny:
Back in April, RILA partnered with the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) to host the first ever Retail HR Leaders Forum in Atlanta. This invitation-only event brought together chief human resources officers (CHROs) of leading retailers across various industry sectors for three days of networking, operational discussions, and professional development sessions.
The event was a great success! Participants enjoyed the intimate size, perfect for meaningful networking, and the executive level attendance, which ensured the relevance of discussions and presentations. The passion for the field and the high level of expertise of those in the room was palpable.
For those CHROs who were not able attend, you’re in luck! We will be hosting a second Forum in April of next year. Stay tuned for an announcement of the exact dates. We will also be requesting input as we develop the program for next year’s event. Get more information on the 2013 program.
In addition, RILA is revamping and renewing its Human Resources Leaders Council, which is our committee for the pyramid head for Human Resources in each of our retail member companies. The group’s primary focus is networking and interaction among the members, to facilitate problem solving and benchmarking within peer group companies. If you would like more information about this group, please email me. (link jenny’s email.)
Finally, this edition of the quarterly RILA HR Newsletter highlights policy activities in the areas of healthcare, and labor and employment that our government relations team has been engaged in over the last several months. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is in full swing, and open enrollment in insurance Exchanges begins on October 1. Additionally, as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues its implementation of the Specialty Healthcare decision, which paves the way for micro-unions, legislation has been introduced in Congress to protect retailers and the business community from its potentially devastating impact.
We look forward to continuing to work with you closely on issues critical to your human resources departments.
All the best,