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Dr. Coverdale was interviewed about how employers should handle situations when employees post inflammatory comments on social media and the purpose of sensitivity training. Tonight at 5 on CBS 2!


Another year, another SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award...Thanks to everyone who worked on making this happen!

— The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Stony Brook University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.

We are at #SHRMLI17 today! Always love connecting with our students and alumni. Stop by and say hello!

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Learn how to negotiate that first offer! RSVP at…/profdevelopment/negotiating.html

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Stony Brook University Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development

Attention Graduate Students and Postdocs! Join IREP and the Career Center next Monday, 4/24, from 2-4pm at the Career Center for an interactive workshop on nego...tiating your first salary and knowing your worth! For more information and to RSVP, visit…/profdevelopment/negotiating.html
Hope you can make it!

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Stony Brook University SHRM Chapter updated their cover photo.
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Terrific alumni panel today! A big thank-you to Natasha Bankay, Jaclyn Becker, Siera Reicher-Crandall (who is graduating this May!), Jill Diamond and Roberto Martinez for coming back to the Brook to share their insights with undergraduate students in the College of Business.

The discussion topics included managing millennials, HR as strategic business partner, how to interview (from both sides of the table) and the *real* value of an HR degree.

Looking forward to connecting with some alums tomorrow. They are coming back to the Brook to speak to undergrads about HR career opportunities. Pics after the event!

Join us on Thursday at 5:30 pm for a presentation from acclaimed Newsday business reporter Carrie Mason-Draffen. Ms. Mason-Draffen will speak and answer questions about thorny workplace issues. We'll be in Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2. If you cannot attend in person, join us online via SB Connect.

RSVP here:

Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 pm | Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2 or Online via SB Connect

Newsday business reporter and workplace issues columnist Carrie Mason-Draffen is coming to speak on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 at 5:30 pm. Ms. Mason-Draffen, author of "151 Quick Ideas for Dealing with Difficult People," will share her vast experience helping readers deal with their most vexing workplace challenges.

We'll post details next week!

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First SHRM meeting of the term. We want to thank Prof. Sabino for sharing his expertise with our students tonight.

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School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University

Tonight Professor Rocco Sabino is sharing his expertise in a presentation that explains key financial concepts for HR professionals at tonight's SHRM meeting. L...ocal students are attending in person while other students are attending via webinar from places as far south as D.C. and as far north as Seneca Falls.

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Check out this program on how to use social media in your job search. Presented by the Career Center.

Dr. Coverdale was quoted in an article in yesterday's Newsday on how employers can recruit in a tight labor market. Kudos Prof. Coverdale!

“No candidate is perfectly ready to step into a position,” he says. “Everyone needs additional training and development.”

-- Dr. Coverdale, faculty director of... SPD's Human Resource Management program, quoted in yesterday's Newsday.

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Finding qualified job applicants is always a challenge for Jeff Tempone, CEO of East Coast Refrigeration in Deer Park. An opening posted on Indeed, a

We are proud to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management has awarded a 2015-2016 Superior Merit Chapter Award designation to the Stony Brook University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members!

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The SPD Commencement Convocation is always our favorite night of the year, but tonight is even more special because our own Jill Diamond will receive the Dean's Choice Award for her service to the SHRM Student Chapter and general awesomeness.

Congratulations to Jill and to all of our HRM graduates! Looking forward to seeing you all tonight!

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School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University


Are you ready? Did you steam your gown, discover that the sleeves don't open at the bottom, and figure out how the hood is supposed to go?... Did you send your guests the e-ticket with the link to the campus map? <>

Here is a seating tip to share with them. For the best viewing opportunity during the processional, they should know that the HEA and EDL grads will be entering the auditorium using the LEFT door and HRM, MALS and MAT grads will enter using the RIGHT door. We'll have ticket takers at both doors.

We can't wait to see you and your families and friends tonight!

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Jill Diamond is here with SPD at #SHRMLI16! We are hoping to connect with other SBU SHRM Chapter members today, so stop by and visit us at Booth #60.

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Dr. Coverdale is quoted in a Newsday article about onboarding:

"One mistake many employers make is having new hires spend the bulk of their first day on paperwork, when it should be more about socialization and acclimating them to the culture and work environment."

Read the full story at…/new-hires-often-left-in-lurch-by-b…

Many companies put a lot of effort into hiring but fall short when it comes to “onboarding” — the process of training and integrating new