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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter


Our 2014 Mobile SHRM Conference is scheduled for Friday, November 14th. (Additional Information Below)

Website Reminder:
Please note, registration for all Mobile SHRM events requires the user – member and non-members – to log in.  This allows us to create our check-in lists for events and provide registration numbers to Heron Lakes.  Most members have already established accounts but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carol Statter at

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HR Internships Needed

Still Looking For HR Interns!!!

Internship LookoutHR students in the Mitchell College of Business are in need of Human resource management internships for spring semester.


  • Students must work at least 150 hours, approximately 10 hours per week in a 15 week semester (15 hours per week summer semester).
  • Students are engaged in meaningful HR/business work and projects, not just menial office tasks.
  • Supervisors and students jointly complete the internship applications
  • Supervisors complete two performance appraisal forms provided by the management department.
  • Students are paid at least minimum wage, unless employed by a not for profit.
  • Students maintain a log of daily activities and hours worked.
  • Students write a report describing what they learn and their experiences as an intern.

To download the Company Internship Application, please visit or call Dr. Marjorie Icenogle (251) 460-6716.

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HR Foundation

SHRM Foundation Identifies Future Global Trends In 2013, the SHRM Foundation launched a new strategic thought leadership initiative to help HR professionals prepare for future changes. Working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the Foundation began a multiphase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to affect the workplace in the next 5-10 years. They conducted a rigorous process of surveys, expert panel discussions and analysis to identify key themes. The following three critical themes were identified from this process:

1. Evolution of Work and the Worker. The globalization of business, changing demographics and changing patterns of mobility will continue to change the nature of work and the worker.
2. Engaging and Integrating a Global Workforce. Cultural integration and clashes/unrest will continue to grow globally at both a societal and a corporate level.
3. Use of Talent Analytics for Competitive Advantage. Talent shortages will continue to grow globally, requiring HR to become the provider of human capital analytics for input to strategic business decision-making.

Now that the trends have been identified, the Foundation is focusing on informing “what’s next,” and promoting more evidence-based research to identify solutions for the resulting HR challenges.

These reports will provide insights to help leaders plan more effectively for the future. In addition, these data present excellent background information for students and researchers who wish to study the many questions raised. Additional articles and reports will be created to identify specific implications for HR and to guide future research on these themes.
An extensive report on Theme 1, the Evolution of Work and the Worker is now available.  Please reach out to me if you are interested in reviewing the report.  I can be reached at 251.604.1001 or at  In next month’s newletter I will share some of the major themes of the report.

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2014 Meeting Sponsorships- GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 

We are booking speakers and sponsors for 2014 HR Member Meetings at Heron Lakes.  If anyone is interested in sponsoring a meeting, please contact Amy Williams at or 251-460-2655 at your earliest convenience to secure your preferred month.  These sponsorships usually go quickly so reserve your month today!   

For only $400, sponsors may have an exhibit near the check-in table, place literature on each table, and have an opportunity to speak briefly about their companies during the meeting agenda. What could be better than that?

Limited opportunities are available, as there can be only one sponsor for each regular meeting.

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HR students in the USA SHRM Student Chapter would like to shadow you to gain insight into what is involved in human resource management .Shadowing offers students an up-close look inside a workplace, by providing an opportunity to spend work time with an HR professional.  Students observe the application of specific HR practices, but more importantly observe professional behavior in the workplace. 

HR professionals will be matched to students based on students’ interest in your industry or HR specialty. Shadowing can last from a half day to two full days, based on your schedule. To download the Mentoring and Shadowing Program Enrollment Form and Brochure visit

To participate in the Shadowing Program, please e-mail or fax the form to Dr. Marjorie Icenogle, / (251) 460-7909.

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2014 Annual Gulf Coast Conference

The annual conference is just a few months away and plans are being set into place daily. We will update you on details as they come available. Below is some basic information and links to additional information for early bird registration and exhibitor information.

Friday, November 14, 2014
7:30am to 4:30pm


Participation – Registration Fees:
Registration fees includes all sessions, admission to the silent auction, breakfast, and lunch.

Mobile SHRM Members:    
Non-Mobile SHRM Members:
Sept. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2014
Sept. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2014
Oct. 1, 2014 to Nov. 7, 2014
Oct. 1, 2014 to Nov. 7, 2013
Nov. 8, 2014 to Nov. 13, 2014
Nov. 8, 2014 to Nov. 13, 20134

 Click A Registrations Options: (All options can allow multi registrations)

  1. Register and pay online
  2. Pay by check but register online with an invoice emailed
  3. I would like to print and mail the registration with payment by the due date.


Sept. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2014
Oct. 1, 2014 to Nov. 7, 2014
Nov. 8, 2014 to Nov. 13, 2014

All Exhibitors must complete and mail the exhibitors form to finalize registration and space availability.

Vendors Choose Your Payment Type:

Pay by mail
Or online

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE:  Don’t miss your chance to promote your business to a captive audience of local HR professionals:

Platinum: $1,500 - $2,000           Gold: $1,000 - $1,499          Silver: $500 - $999

All sponsorships must be paid in full by September 31, 201

Conference Chair: Carol Statter at or
Conference Co-Chair: Kasie Irby at

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Thank You

Door Prizes Sponsors

Liz Inge Ridgdell, LMT -Medical & Traditional Massage Therapy
  ESS-Employment Screening Services
 AHI Corporate Housing
 Managed Health Care Admin.
Navigator Credit Union

We appreciate your support of our chapter and our mission!
** All Door Prize Donors will be recognized in our Monthly Newsletter **

For more info contact Jane Bahr


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The Mobile, Alabama chapter of SHRM exists to promote quality human resource practice among local industries, businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies. We bring together leading practitioners to provide education, networking and discussion of various human resource topics and to identify the best practices for all aspects of human resource and industrial relations work.

6300 Grelot Rd., Suite G 102, Mobile, AL 36609