Thursday, March 1, 2012

Silicon Valley Women in HR...& Friends Mailing and Event Announcement

Dear Friends,

Happy March! 

Before I go on, we have a discount to the HR Symposium and it's posted on our Discounts page. Be sure to check out the other discounts listed.

Many thanks to last month's speaker, Jenny Kahn!  Her presentation about using LinkedIn was deeply informative and she provided us with a download posted both on the Previous Speakers page and on the page with Job Seeker Resources.  Our volunteers did a fabulous job of organizing the event.  Thanks to Jenny Vonderwerth, Christine Young and Belina Pignataro for your hard work.

I read two articles recently that spoke to me.  The first was by Peter Shankman, a media guru who has a mailing list in the thousands and sends email to his list three times a day.  His topic is "Auto-Responder Email replies: Ur doin it WRONG."  Our mailing list has over 1500 names, and each time I send a group message, I receive auto-responders and bounced messages.  I encourage you to read Peter's article and re-think your messages.

The other article was RenĂ© Shimada Siegel's "5 Reasons You Need to Meet in Person."  She had some great reminders about why meeting people in person (in addition to online) is so important.  Do you find you're depending more on LinkedIn and Facebook in order to avoid meeing people in person?  You're missing out on some relationship building.

We now have a page on our site and for advertising. I have links to Amazon products at present and may add other affiliates. You'll notice our site also has Google ads, and you're welcome to click on relevant links.  I am going to customize this when I have time to reflect different categories: HR and Business, Entertainment and Shopping.  The focus will be HR and Business, but we are human beings and need relaxation, too!

REMINDER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR HRCI POINTS: You can earn HRCI recertification points through blogging and I’ve set up this site so you can be an occasional blogger. You are responsible for adhering to their guidelines, and I cannot guarantee your points.
· Read the HRCI information
· If you’d like to post, write your piece to the HRCI specifications. (My first post is opinion and does not meet their criteria.) Email your post to and be sure to include the subject line, your bio and links to your LinkedIn page and/or website/s. I will not edit posts but will review them quickly if I have time. Otherwise, I’ll simply upload.

You can subscribe to the blog, share it on Facebook or Tweet it. Let’s get this off the ground!

Join us on LinkedIn.

Because of this volunteer work, family, friends and paid work, unfortunately, I can’t mentor you, and please don’t send me unsolicited resumes. I wish I had the time to individually mentor you, but I don’t. With the time I take for this group, my work and my books, I don’t have time left over. Come to an event and meet someone who can help. I receive a lot of unsolicited resumes (from our group and strangers) and if I’m recruiting for a position or I’m paid to work on the resume, that’s one thing, but other than that, I’ve got other things on my plate. I refer people to the forum at See the blog post for more

1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:30-9:00 p.m. Workplace Investigations: The Essential Law & Best Practices for Handling Employee Relations Issues and Conflict Resolution with Mary Wang, a Partner at Hixson Nagatani LLP. Click here for event details and the response form.
2. Discounts
3. Using our Bulletin Board (Forum)
4. Spam Filter Alert
5. To change you email address
6. Unsubscribe
7. Potential Speakers/Topics
8. Notifying us of upcoming events and discounts.
1. HR Women and Friends Community Event: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Workplace Investigations: The Essential Law & Best Practices for Handling Employee Relations Issues and Conflict Resolution with Mary Wang, a Partner at Hixson Nagatani LLP.  Click here for event details and the response form.

2. Discounts and Offers – view them online. Discounts for health related products or services are solely used at your own discretion. The group and I have no responsibility for these services or products. Thanks for extending the discounts to our group!

3. Using our Bulletin Board (Forum) When you contact me regarding jobs, events, and other issues, I refer to our Forum at You can view all messages without registering, but you must register to reply or post a message. You are not automatically registered because you receive this email – it is separate software. Please review the Terms and Conditions available under any topic on the forum. It’s your responsibility to keep track of your user name and password, and if you change email addresses, please log in and update your profile. If privacy is an issue, please be careful when you post anything: use a separate email if necessary and you can skip your street address if you’d like.

4. SPAM Filter Alert: please add to your address book.

5. To change your email address, click here.

6. Unsubscribe To discontinue mailings please respond with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line or go to the form. If you receive mail at more than one email address, please note all addresses to delete.

7. Potential Speakers/Topics
Please see for details and a form to submit your information.

8. Notifying us of upcoming events and discounts.
If you email me right after I’ve sent a mailing, I can update the website, but I can’t send a separate mailing to the group. It will be in the next mailing. Please keep this in mind and plan ahead.

I hope to see you soon.

All the best,


Marcia Stein, PHR -

Author: Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens
Recruiters on Recruiting

Silicon Valley Women in Human Resources...and Friends

Stein Consulting