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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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Holiday InnSave the Date

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00am – 4:30pm

Annual Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference
301 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Watch for registration details (including early bird discounts and sponsorship opportunities) coming soon on!

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Need an Intern?

Looking for a way to help advance the profession and your organization? Offer an internship!

We have eager students looking to get involved with HR, help further the field, and gain valuable experience in the HR community. Tiphanie Evans, Mobile SHRM’s College Relations Coordinator, is starting a database of companies with HR internship programs and work behind the scenes to help match interns to opportunities. If you have opportunities for HR interns in your company, please contact Tiphanie at

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SHRM Foundation Fundraiser

Mobile SHRM Members – The Foundation Committee is beginning its annual solicitation efforts for items to be auctioned during our Silent Auction to be held during the Gulf Coast Human Resources Conference scheduled for November 3.  Please reach out to vendors and/or business you frequent and request their support by donating items that can be auctioned during the event.  Please contact Paula Lindsey ( or Adrienne Freeman ( for additional information.   Auction proceeds benefits the SHRM Foundation which provides educational resources for HR Professionals.


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AACE Conference in Gulf Shores

The Alabama Association of Colleges and Employers (AACE) will be holding their annual conference in Gulf Shores, from July 19-21. 

Both employers and career services professionals will be attending. The primary objective of the organization is to open the talent pipeline from colleges to worksites. Employer partners are able to provide guidance and feedback on programs to those working higher education. 
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Governmental Affairs

managersStay Tuned In
The old adage “No news is good news” Is not one that should be applied when thinking about how often we communicate with our front-line managers.  As HR Professionals, we should always remain mindful that managers are faced with people-related challenges on a daily basis. Directives on how managers address those challenges should come from HR, which will help to minimize risks to the organization.

If your managers have monthly team meetings, consider attending and share reminders or policy updates. If your managers don’t have scheduled meetings, consider sending a monthly email or developing a newsletter. Keeping proper processes top-of-mind can form good habits with managers, as well as, demonstrate the resources and support that HR provides.

The link below shares a recent article from Remember that the SHRM website provides a plethora of information to assist with any workplace issue.

SHRM Article: 7 Manager Mistakes with Costly Consequences
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Diversity Spotlight

Diversity observances for July include:
“It is not our diversity which divides us; it is not our ethnicity, or religion or culture that divides us. Since we have achieved our freedom, there can only be one division amongst us: between those who cherish democracy and those who do not.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Key July observances include:

  • July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day, launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly
  • July 26: Disability Independence Day, which marks the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
July 30: International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
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Membership Update

While you’re logged in to renew your membership, please take a few minutes to verify or update your membership information! Please, please make sure that your profile has your current email and mailing address.

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Door Prize Sponsors

Thank you

Door Prize Request.

Thanks to the following companies for donating door prizes for the May chapter meeting:

America's First Credit Union

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Providing a door prize (or a few!) for chapter meetings is a great way to get your company’s name mentioned at chapter meetings and in the monthly newsletter! We’d love it if you’d bring a door prize to share at an upcoming meeting! No prior arrangements are necessary – just drop off your door prize (s)at the check-in table.


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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