PSG Sponsors 2016 NEHRA Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships

PSG is proud to once again support the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA)’s annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala, taking place April 28 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.

 

PSG President Aaron Green spoke with NEHRA CEO Tracy Burns about the Annual D&I Awards Gala and this year’s scholarship recipients.

 

The 2016 PSG Scholarship winner is Maya Smith, who is honored for her desegregation efforts at Boston Latin Academy. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the 2016 Blue Beacon Scholarship winner is Bilal Lafta, an Iraqui refugee who has worked to get funding and resources to Boston schools to support diverse students. PSG is part of the selection committee that chose the Blue Beacon scholarship winner.

 

We encourage you to watch this 10 minute video of Aaron Green and Tracy Burns discussing the amazing contributions of the scholarship winners:

 

 

PSG’s Aaron Green Talks to NEHRA About Female Leadership in HR

PSG President Aaron Green spoke with NEHRA President Tracy Burns recently about women’s roles in the HR industry. For an industry that’s dominated by females, recent studies have pointed out that the top roles in HR are still held primarily by men.

Green and Burns discussed ways organizations can develop the careers of their female staff and prepare them for leadership roles. At PSG, Green says they’ve taken an individualized approach: “We’re still a relatively small company where I am personally involved in individual staff development and advancement to senior leadership.  While an individualized approach can work for small companies, larger organizations have a different challenge.  One of the keys to success for large organizations is to look beyond the overall number of gender diverse employees and examine the roles that are being filled by female employees to make sure those roles lead to management and leadership positions.”

Millennials are also influencing the way employers look at flexibility – a factor for keeping women in the workplace. Green believes that “People in general [regardless of age or gender] need flexibility” and wanting to keep your employees is the most motivating factor for creating a flexible and adaptable workplace.

 

See the full podcast here:

 

 

PSG Sponsors NEHRA’s Annual Diversity & Inclusion Gala, Student Scholarships

PSG was once again proud to sponsor the annual Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) Diversity & Inclusion Gala. At the Gala, which was held last week, PSG awarded scholarships for Boston students.

 

The PSG Scholarship was awarded to Bill Zhou, a senior at Boston Latin School, who led students in calling on the Massachusetts Code of Conduct for student discipline that is more fair and more respectful of students’ diverse backgrounds.

 

PSG was also part of the selection committee that chose Juliana Pena as the Blue Beacon Scholarship Winner, which is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Juliana was honored for her community service work to integrate students with special needs, low incomes, and minority backgrounds.

 

In this short video, Bill Zhou inspires us with his work to identify opportunities and work for change: 

 

Hear Juliana Pena explain the motivation behind her long hours spent creating a more inclusive community: 

PSG Sponsors Annual NEHRA Conference

PSG was proud to sponsor Northeast Human Resources Association’s (NEHRA’s) Annual Conference last week, which was attended by more than 500 HR pros (the conference’s highest attendance level since 2007) from across Massachusetts and New England. The theme of the conference was “Connect. Grow. Thrive” and speakers discussed topics ranging from HR’s perception in the workplace to leadership to wellness. Many of the workshops and sessions were filled with standing room only audiences. PSG staff met with clients and other HR professionals at the event, many of whom expressed interest in increasing their use of staffing services. IT/technical staffing, as well as accounting/finance and HR continue to be among the areas highest in demand for talent.

 

With more than 2,000 members, NEHRA is the largest professional HR association in the Northeast.

 

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2013 PSG Diversity Scholarship Winner is Announced at NEHRA Gala

PSG is proud to sponsor the annual Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) Diversity & Inclusion Gala, which was held last Thursday, April 18. At this year’s Gala, PSG presented Boston student David Castillo with a $3,000 scholarship. Castillo is currently a student at Boston Arts Academy. He plans to attend Boston University next year.

PSG also co-chairs the NEHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which is committed to educating members to the different dimensions of diversity that reflect the extraordinary differences found in today’s workplace. The Diversity Committee selected Castillo and the winner of another NEHRA scholarship, Taylor Robinson, who are both shown in this photo with PSG President Aaron Green. Taylor Robinson is the recipient of NEHRA’s Norma Kornegay Clarke Scholarship.

 NEHRA’s 2013 Annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala reflects and celebrates the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Keynote speakers shared stories of triumph and challenge; high school scholarship winners inspired faith in the future; and colleagues from across the region networked with one another. Research continues to demonstrate that workplaces that harness and leverage the unique differences and similarities within its employees will not only be great places to work but the positive impact on business goals will be enhanced and strengthened.

PSG President Aaron Green with David Castillo, winner of the PSG Diversity Scholarship, and Taylor Robinson, winner of the Norma Kornegay Clarke Scholarship

PSG President Aaron Green with David Castillo, winner of the PSG Diversity Scholarship, and Taylor Robinson, winner of the Norma Kornegay Clarke Scholarship

PSG Receives Award for Social Responsibility and Community Involvement

PSG is proud to be recognized by the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) with an Award of Excellence for social responsibility and community involvement.

PSG was presented with the award at NEHRA’s 2012 Awards of Excellence Breakfast, held September 20 at the Marriott Hotel in Newton.

NEHRA’s annual award ceremony is a chance to recognize the association’s anniversary and its dedication to helping its members lead, advance and influence the management of human resources and its impact on organizational success. The Community Leadership and Social Responsibility Award is given in recognition of the efforts of a company or business to support community involvement and community service. Recipients are recognized for the sustainability of their efforts and their impact on employees and the larger community.

PSG was recognized for its innovative non-profit support program called the Guaranteed Work Program (TM) as well as ongoing community support initiatives, including efforts such as:

  • Financial support via scholarships,
  • The PSG Green Initiative to maintain environmentally friendly business practices, and
  • Lending our expertise to disadvantaged job seekers

For more on PSG’s community involvement and social responsibility, see PSG Cares.

PSG President Aaron Green accepts a NEHRA Award of Excellence from Greg Almeida of Global View Communications. Photo courtesy of David Fox Photography

PSG President Aaron Green accepts a NEHRA Award of Excellence from Greg Almeida of Global View Communications.
Photo courtesy of David Fox Photography

 

PSG Gives Diversity Scholarships, Internships to Boston High School Students

PSG recently funded and presented scholarships to two deserving students at the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Dinner held last Thursday, March 15.

At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion Dinner, PSG President Aaron Green presented two students, Ayana Green from the John D. O’Bryant School and Ashley Pirone from Madison Park High, with Norma Kornegay Clarke Diversity Scholarships. In addition, Green and Pirone are receiving paid internships with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (a PSG client) and Suffolk University.

“Diverse workforces benefit employees, businesses, customers and communities. As a Boston employer PSG is committed to developing talent for a diverse workforce and we’re pleased to present these scholarships to Ayana and Ashley, who both demonstrate academic responsibility, perform community service, offer helping hands to fellow students and promote harmony among diverse groups,” said Aaron Green, president of PSG and co-chair of the NEHRA Diversity Committee.

NEHRA’s Annual Diversity and Inclusion Dinner celebrates the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Research continues to demonstrate that workplaces that harness and leverage the unique differences and similarities within its employees will not only be great places to work but the positive impact on business goals will be enhanced and strengthened.

Pictured are: Michael James, Ashley Pirone, Ayana Green, Aaron Green. Photo courtesy of David Fox Photography

Pictured are: Michael James, Ashley Pirone, Ayana Green, Aaron Green. Photo courtesy of David Fox Photography