Other Professional Events


The Buffalo Job Service Employer Committee and the New York State Department of Labor

Present a Business Seminar on……

“The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace”
As social media technology continues to change and grow in popularity, companies will need to consider strategies to leverage its use in the workplace. While these new technologies represent tremendous opportunities for employers, they also contain the potential for various legal issues. It is important for local employers to understand the benefits of social media, such as using it for recruiting; the disadvantages, such as lost productivity; as well as the legal issues that can arise when using social media.

In this seminar, we will discuss:

- An overview of the most popular social networking sites and technologies, cell phones, etc.

- A look at their use in the workplace;

- The potential legal issues employers face when utilizing these tools;

- Suggestions for Implementation of an appropriate social networking policy

- Recruiting with social media

- How far behind are you with technology/social media, i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc

- Using it to your advantage

Scott P. Horton, Attorney, Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP is an associate in the Firm's Labor & Employment and E-Discovery & Records Management practice groups. He is a frequent lecturer on a full range of labor issues, with particular emphasis on the implications of social media in the workplace.

Samantha Nephew - President of Social Media Club of Buffalo.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Erie 1 BOCES – 355 Harlem Rd, West Seneca, NY 14227 AGENDA: 8:00AM – 8:30AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30AM – 12:00 – Presentation, Q & A

For more info – call 851-2753 or e-mail: carolyn.bright@labor.state.ny.us

Register by Feb 13 - Registration form

Buffalo News Career Fest - February 24

Employer Keynote

Everybody’s noticing it – how we identify our impact performers is changing, and fast! The most noticeable changes have come across in the way recruiters are resourced, where they find quality hires, and how they promote their talent brand. For instance, 63 percent of recruiters will have a higher hiring volume and 46 percent will have a higher budget, according to LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report. But the fact is, most companies are still using outdated practices and can’t deliver the results their higher budget demands. What’s more, social networks are becoming the preferred channels for promoting talent brand, the top sources of quality hires has shifted in the past four years, and companies are failing to capitalize on the massive passive talent pool.

Not only is the vast movement in recruiting trends shocking, but also the generational implications are only going to complicate the matter. With millennials projected to makeup 75 percent of the workforce in just a few short years, companies will be forced to rethink their sourcing methods and learn how to speak the millennial language before they’re left with the harsh reality that the youngest employee within their ranks is 47. People are entering the workforce sooner and staying in it longer, meaning that four very different generations must learn to “play nice” in the business world.

Joan Graci, President and Owner of APA Solutions – a direct-hire employment and human capital consulting firm – is scheduled to speak on 2015 Talent Trends at the Buffalo News Career Fest on February 24, 2015. This invitation-only event will deliver all the dirty details about the exciting developments in identification, retention, and development that most are unaware of. And if valuable information isn’t enough to sway you to join us, we’ll also be offering complimentary samples of our best scientific recruiting tools to all attendees.

Topics we’ll be covering:
• 2014 talent shortage stats
• The evolution of the recruiting process
• Millennials in the workforce
• The impact of scientific tools on identification and development
• The new role of HR


April 23, 2015

infoTech Niagara 2015 BETA Awards & Technology Showcase

4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

infoTech Niagara is proud to host our 15th Annual BETA. Each year the BETAs honors the best and brightest in the WNY IT Community at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The event begins at 4:30 PM with the opening of the Technology Showcase and will also feature Lightening Round Speakers on various topics. This portion is FREE and open to the public.

Click here to Register for the FREE Technology Showcase

At 7PM we sit down for dinner and the Awards Presentations (ticket required). As always the BETAs will be fun, unlike the regular "rubber chicken" type awards dinners.

Register today for your seat at the 2015 BETA Awards!

Nominate for #BETAS2015 : Award Categories
Best Use of Online Video | Best Tech Corporate Culture | Best Buffalo Community Tech Contribution | Best Mobile App | Best New Website | Best Use of Social Media | Best Student in Technology | Best Tech Startup of the Year | Best Tech Project Manager | Best Woman in Technology | Best IT Innovation

Volunteer Opportunities Available through:
Junior Achievement of WNY
Junior Achievement of WNY is now seeking volunteer teachers for classes throughout the community! If you would like to play an important role in helping WNY students excel financially and in their desired careers, there are many classes that are currently in need of Junior Achievement volunteers. All of the classes listed need volunteers this school year, and your help is always appreciated!
There are classes available in a wide variety of convenient locations, with a ranging selection of age groups.
Please click here to view more information on this great opportunity to give back to your community.