Last Friday, many of our members participated in the Gratitude in the Workplace Virtual Conference hosted by SHRM-LI and the NYS SHRM Council. For those who attended, we all learned that even though the world, the country, and the work environment have come a long way, there is still work to do, yet there is also much to appreciate.

And with that in mind as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded that we must stop to find time and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.

This year, I am grateful for the dedication and commitment of the Chapter’s Volunteer Leaders while managing their “normal” 9 to 5 responsibilities. Each of their hard work has helped ensure that the Chapter is able to continue to offer webinars, networking events, and in-person gatherings which helped foster a feeling of community, despite this past year’s circumstances.

I am grateful for the efforts of the SHRM-LI community in supporting each other and always giving of yourselves. Let us keep looking out for ourselves and each other.

I am grateful for the knowledge and learning that our Annual Corporate Sponsors and Business Directory Supporters encourage and cultivate in our members. The work they do helps our members transform the HR function. You inspire them to think, to create and to solve an organization’s most pressing problems in a time that often feels uncertain.

And finally, I am grateful to our Chapter members—the primary reason we are here. Our members continue to be thoughtful leaders with the capacity to be agents of change for their organizations, SHRM-LI and compel the Executive board to be and to do better.

I am honored to be a part of the SHRM-LI family, and I hope you are too. In closing, the Executive Board and myself wish each of you a Thanksgiving filled with abundance and bright moments, and memories filled with joy and happiness.

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward


Jennifer Carey, M.S. HR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR














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Christel Colón, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, SHRM-Long Island