Vol 20 Issue 3 March 2013

Monthly Meeting

Meeting Time:
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:15am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Brandon Barnhill, HR Manager at CPSI/Mobile SHRM Government Affairs
Topic: Legislative Update
Sponsor: TBA
Fee: $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests
Location: Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36693

Register online (below) to pay with a credit card or RSVP to secretary@mobileshrm.org to pay at the door.

Register Online

President's Desk

Monitoring the ever-changing “hot topics” in HR is no easy task!  Every day we hear news reports of events that can or will affect our workforce. Sifting through the maze of Health Care Reform or convincing our CEO of the long term benefits of a Wellness program can be challenging, to say the least.  As Human Resource professionals, we are expected not only to administer laws and policies, but also understand them. But it’s impossible to have ALL the answers, right? Our brains are stretched to the limit when filing away learned information that we’ll need to reference later.
Sometimes, when we’re ready to recall that information, our mental filing system has technical difficulties.  It’s like the lost set of keys or that missing cell phone…now where did I put it??  Thank goodness for shrm.org! One of its greatest benefits is the plethora of information that addresses just about any issue facing HR departments each day.  If you’re a member of national SHRM, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a great “resource”.  Not a member of national SHRM? There are still many articles, videos and documents that are accessible to you.

Give your brain a rest and take advantage of all that shrm.org has to offer!

Kay Watson Goodbye

In This Issue


Our Newest Members!

Members posted next Month.


ATTENTION All Members:
Everyone please update your on-line membership profile on the web-site (www.mobileshrm.org). After logging-in on the "CLUB LOGIN" go to "My Profile" and update your information. There is log-in assistance if you can't remember your log-in or password. Of particular importance is your e-mail address. This is the groups preferred manner of communications and is extremely important. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the treasurer, at treasurer@mobileshrm.org

2012 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 Tom Woodford at pres-elect@mshrm.org or 251-378-2211 to reserve your month!

HR Foundation

Academic and Certification Scholarships
for HR Professionals

One hundred scholarships totaling $100,000 will be awarded to SHRM members in 2013. The awards program is designed to assist HR professionals in meeting their professional development goals. Individuals may apply for a $2,000 education scholarship and/or a $750 certification scholarship.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2013


SHRM professional, general and associate members-- with a valid SHRM ID number-- pursuing a college degree or working toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR or California certification are eligible to apply. (SHRM student members and local-only members are not eligible for these awards.)

Chapters and state councils may also apply for scholarship funds to support certification training programs.


  • 80 Certification scholarships of $750 each
  • 20 Academic scholarships of $2,000 each

Each SHRM domestic region has a total of $20,000 to distribute which means applicants compete only with others in their own area of the country. Each region will award 16 certification scholarships and 4 academic scholarships for a total of 20 awards.

How to Apply

Visit www.SHRMFoundation.org and click on “Scholarships & Awards” to learn more about the SHRM Foundation Scholarship Program.

Application period: April 1-July 15, 2013.



Door Prizes!
Mobile SHRM Thanks

Employment Screening Services
MHCA-Managed Healthcare Administration
AHI Corporate Housing

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


(Door prizes are needed for future meetings)

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