17 Issue: 06
Employing People with Disabilities:
READY and ABLE
to WORK for US
June 22-23, 2010
2010 PHR/SPHR Fall Certification Prep Course
Classes begin Sept. 7,2010
Next Monthly Meeting
Time: 11:15 am – 1:00
Where: Heron Lakes Country Club Lunch:
$18 per person for members and $23 per person for guests.
(includes tax & gratuity)
RSVP to Cindy Giddens, firstname.lastname@example.org
or RSVP/pay online at www.mobileshrm.org
Reservations should be made by 10:00 am Tuesday,
June 8, 2010
TOPIC: An Overview of Strategic Social
Networking: Essential Tips for Aligning Social Media to Business Strategy
SPEAKER: Mary G. White, M.A., SPHR – Mobile
Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR is co-founder of Mobile
Technical Institute and MTI Business Solutions . She provides training
and consulting services to a variety of human resources and public relations
clients throughout the U.S. As a trainer, Mary specializes in soft skill
employee development classes, and has extensive experience facilitating training
in areas related to human resources, communication, customer service, management,
leadership, social networking, and public relations.
Mary also works as a Group Editor and Social Networking Specialist
for LoveToKnow.com, one of the top
three women’s websites. She is the author of 101 Successful PR Campaign
Tips and 101 Human Resource Management Tips in the LifeTips book series and
holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication.
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The oil spill is now becoming personal…….
We are now into day 46 of the oil
spill, I am sorry, but the term “spill” is
no longer sufficient in itself to describe the reality
now that it has now arrived in our own sandy backyard.
Oil disaster/catastrophe is even an understatement
for the worst environmental accident in U.S. history.
We have sweated through the dome of hope, top hat,
top kill, junk shot, cut & cap, we are now on
cut & hat. Our anxiety continues to mount. Who
knows what is next? Who knows how far this will spread?
Who knows how or when it will end?
Yet there is one thing that is certain….
it will end! Life on the Gulf Coast will be changed,
that is true. It is hard to see it now, but some
of the changes we will have to make will actually
be positive. We will adjust, just like we did after
I am sure that hurricane season,
which, by the way began unnoticed, on June 1st, will
add to the intensity of the situation. We will need
to learn to keep our hurricane tracking and oil spill
flow “terminology” separate, as we watch
the weather broadcast as well as get prepared for
either or both possible occurrences.
In the interim, as Human Resources
professionals, we need to understand and assist our
employees and their families as they proceed through
this anxious and fearful time. Our job is to keep
our employees motivated and focused on the mission
of our companies. There is a whole new batch of issues
that HR will be challenged by. We will handle them
well and professionally, as we always do.
Again, I encourage you to get involved
in some way in the efforts underway to help preserve
our coast. It is our backyard!
And after all…..it is now
very, very personal to all of us………….
PS---- IMPORTANT MESSAGE----Please
check your email for the MSHRM SURVEY!!! It is very
short, quick and easy and we need YOUR individual feedback
to help us to “add even more value to your membership” (VAM)!!
The results will be confidential and feel free to add
any thoughts, comments, questions, ideas or any good
funny jokes or stories you wish to share, etc. in the
box at the end of the survey. PLEASE RETURN
YOUR SURVEY BY JUNE 10th!!
I personally and sincerely look forward
to receiving your feedback. Thank you in advance for
sharing your insight and helping to “kick it
up a notch” and make this chapter all that it
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for sponsoring our June luncheon
Thank you to the following
companies who donated May door prizes:
Screening Services, Inc.
Mobile Technical Institute
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Managed Health Care Administration
We appreciate your
support of our chapter and our mission!
For more info contact Linda Ramsey at email@example.com
(Door prizes are needed for April and future meetings)
2010 Meeting Sponsorships!
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 Mary White at firstname.lastname@example.org or
251-478-6848 to reserve your month!
Professional Membership Drive
Mobile SHRM is
pleased to announce its 2010 Professional
Membership Drive. Under Mobile SHRM’s
bylaws, Professional Members are defined as follows: Professional
membership shall be limited to those individuals
who are engaged as one or more of the following:
(a) practitioners of human resource management
at the exempt level for at least 50% of their professional
time; (b) certified by the Human Resource Certification
Institute; (c) faculty members holding an assistant,
associate or full professor rank in human resource
management or any of its specialized functions
at an accredited college or university and have
at least three years of experience at this level
of teaching; (d) full-time consultants with at
least three years experience practicing in the
field of human resource management; and/or (e)
full-time attorneys with at least three years experience
in counseling and advising clients on matters relating
to the human resource profession. Professional
members may vote and hold office in the chapter.See http://www.mobileshrm.org/content/laws. Any
questions in this regard should be directed to
a board member.
Throughout 2010, any current professional or associate
member who successfully solicits a new professional
member will be entitled to one free year of membership
in Mobile SHRM (currently $40 per year) or two
free lunches at a Chapter meeting (currently $18
per meeting). There is no limit on the number
of professional members you may solicit. However,
the new professional member cannot be an employee
of your company, firm or entity. In addition,
credit will be given only for new members, not
for past professional members whose membership
has lapsed. For credit to be given, the referring
member’s name must appear on the application
Join SHRM at
a Special Discounted Rate!
New, first-time members
to SHRM can join online using the promotional code CHSED for
a reduced rate of $145.
only about 39 cents a day!
Go to www.shrm.org/join and
enter the code CHSED
into the promotional code space on the application.
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.