19 Issue 2
Chapter Meeting - February 2012
Meeting Time: Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:15am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Doug Layman,
EVP & CSMO with Gilsbar, Inc.
Topic: How to become a Best Place
to Work Company while Curbing Healthcare Trend.
Fee: $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests
Location: Heron Lakes Country
Club, 3851 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36693
Register online - Deadline is Thursday 3:00pm
With the New Year behind us, Mobile SHRM is off to a running start
for another spectacular year of Human Resources education and networking.
Our President-Elect, Kay Watson, has already signed up numerous interesting
speakers for the year. One thing that we will be doing differently
this year is that we will try to obtain HRCI certification for as many
monthly meetings as we can. This will be of an obvious benefit to our
members who are either a PHR or SPHR. Due to strict HRCI regulations
for obtaining credit for meetings, it will be necessary for us to begin
our monthly meetings at 11:15 a.m. instead of 11:30 a.m., but we promise
to have you out the door at 1:00 p.m. Door prizes will now be awarded
prior to the speaker presentation.
Our VP of Membership, Candice Swiger, is working with me on various
initiatives to increase national SHRM members and professional members
in our organization. In that regard, it is extraordinarily important
for all members to visit our website at www.mobileshrm.org, log in
to the website using the tab at the left and update your membership
information. Your log-in information consists of your first initial
of your first name and your last name. If you do not know your password,
you may ask the website to send that password to you, via email.
Leida Javier-Ferrell and Renee Sorenson, our Workforce Readiness
Co-Chairs, have really hit the ground running. Read all of the opportunities
for free funding from local, state and federal entities in this month's
newsletter and on the website!
For this year, we are pleased to announce that we have contributed
$3,300.00 to the national SHRM foundation for its educational and outreach
activities. We have also contributed an additional $5,000.00 to the
corpus of the Mobile SHRM HR Scholarship at the University of South
Please check out our website to see the world of opportunities available
to you at Mobile SHRM.
Thomas J. Woodford
Would you like to have an opportunity to market
your company’s products or services to a captive audience of HR professionals? Sponsor a Mobile
Society for Human Resource Management chapter meeting and you’ll have
an exclusive opportunity to do just that! 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.Contact Kay Watson at email@example.com to reserve your month!
Hiring Incentives: Funding for companies
- OJT- On the Job Training- for new hires, $9.30 or more; reimbursement
of 50% of wages while new hire is in training- 11 weeks or more;
new hire must qualify for WIA (such as unemployed, underemployed,
just coming out of armed forces or college). For additional information
contact Lynn Krueger, Mobile Works, 432-0909
- VOW Hire a Hero Act:
Tax credit of up to $5,600 for hiring veterans who have been looking
for a job for more than six months, as well as a $2,400 credit
for veterans who are unemployed for more than 4 weeks, but less
than 6 months. Tax credit of up to $9,600 for hiring veterans with
service-connected disabilities who have been looking for a job
for more than six months
- SAWDC National Funder’s training:
Looking for significant training need projects from local industry
that will bring up a group of incumbent to a higher skill job with
better pay. The National Funders partnership with SAWDC has matching
funding to partially subsidize training projects. For information,
Laura Chandler, 251-445-2090; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alabama Technology Network (ATN) E3 initiative- sustainability
Training at no cost for incumbent workers in areas of alternative
energy, water, environmental factors, environmental management,
Lean/green; among others. If you are interested in hosting any of
the trainings as an “open enrollment,” or on-site training, please
contact Dana Stone at 205-943-4806 or email@example.com
Business driven Workforce Development activities
- SAWDC’s Worlds of Opportunity- September 26 and 27- 10,000 8th grade
students, counselors and educators from 8 counties.
Opportunity for engagement through joining a “world” as an educational
exhibitor; providing volunteers, sponsorship. For information please
check www.SAWDC.org or contact Carol Lambert, firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Wouldn’t it be cool; Choices; reading buddy,
Vital Link, STEM and other school programs- Mobile Area Education Foundation
Need business and industry partners to get training and visit schools
in 8 counties or host students during the summer.
- Initiative to achieve 80% graduation rates
by 2020- Community forum- Mobile Area Education Foundation- www.maef.net
Currently we have around 50% on time graduation rate in Mobile County.
This hampers our economic development, the capacity of industry and
businesses to get qualified candidates for high skilled jobs; and increases
the costs of social services and the corrections system. If interested
in hosting a Community Forum at the workplace, church or community
group, please call Jennifer Edwards, 470-5209, Jedwards@maef.net
- When you receive the Labor Information Market Survey for employment
projections, please take some time to fill it up. After the third
reminder, if they do not get information from your company, LMI will
pull information on workforce needs and projections from a “similar”
company somewhere else in the US. If you don’t have time to fill
the whole survey, just attach a spreadsheet and the LMI staff will
use the information.
- Funding, training and workforce planning in the area depends on
having good information from our local business and industry.
Job Fair Set for April 19
The South Alabama Regional Planning Commission’s
14th Annual Business Expo/Jobs Fair will take place atthe Mobile
Civic Center Expo Hall on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
AHI Corporate Housing
Better Home & Gardens-Real Estate Generations
Employment Screening Service
Managed Health Care
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 Becky Lovgren at email@example.com
(Door prizes are needed for future meetings)
SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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.
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