Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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

Dear Friends,

Happy July!

In addition to some brief comments this note will cover our July 18 event. 

Thanks to Linda Thompson for speaking to our group again. Her topic was "The Subtle Dynamics of Gender Bias" and it couldn't have come in a better year. Thanks to Idit Stefanson and Galina Karpinska who planned this event and to our generous host, Michele Sauvadon at Buckles-Smith.

July 18 Summer Wine and Happy Hour Social

Come on out and enjoy a relaxing evening where you will have time to chat and connect with other members and any newbies. We'll be waiting for you on the back patio where you can order drinks and food of your choice. Pam Sheppard and Diane Cusano will be there to greet you and make sure we have tables reserved. There is plenty of parking available either on the street or at the back of the building. See details and RSVP and on Eventbrite.

And now for a few words...

I'd like to refer you to two articles of interest.

The first is a potential ban on hiring spouses of people on the H-1B visa. The article is in the Mercury News, and because availability may be limited, here's a brief quote and you can look it up elsewhere if this link doesn't work. "A White House plan to ban spouses of H-1B visa holders from U.S. work will push about 100,000 people out of their jobs and hit companies with major costs, according to new research."

The second article is about companies becoming more open to sharing salaries internally. This is on Bloomberg: "Employers have long discouraged talking about money at work, in part because obscuring salary information keeps compensation costs down. But that attitude is starting to change. In a survey of almost 2,000 employers by the consulting firm Willis Towers Watson, more than half of the respondents said they plan to increase transparency around pay decisions in the next year. "

So what do you think of these articles? I hope the limit on hiring spouses on the H-1B does not come to pass. I've hired so many great people we wouldn't have found otherwise. As for sharing salary information? Even before you could see it on GlassDoor, people had been more open about their salaries and bonuses. I can see the pros and cons. You're welcome to comment on this post or on our Facebook page.

I hope to see you at our social!

All the best,


Author: "Strained Relations: Help for Struggling Parents of Troubled Teens" and "Recruiters on Recruiting” Site