19 Issue 3
Chapter Meeting - March 2012
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 11:15am - 1:00pm
Speaker: Greg Carpenter, J.D., Employee
Fiduciary and Thomas J. Woodford, J.D., The
Topic: Legal Update: 401(k) Regulation Changes and Alabama
Immigration Update/Best Practices For Conducting An I-9 Self Audit
Sponsor: Administration Partners
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
Even though the Gulf Cost Human Resources Conference isn’t until November,
plans for the event are in full-swing! It’s time for those who are
interested in exhibitor booths and sponsorships to start signing up
to participate. Contact Scott Dwelle or Leilani Reed-Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org to
learn more! The slate of speakers is just about finalized, so watch
for details about the event will be posted to the MSHRM website soon!
Other Upcoming SHRM Activities
Of course, there are a number of professional development opportunities
going on in and around the SHRM community. A few events that you may
be interested in include:
- State SHRM Conference:
The Alabama SHRM State conference is slated for May 15 and
16 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center in Birmingham.
See www.SHRMAlabama.org to
- The SHRM 2012 Annual
Conference and Exposition will be held June 24 – June 27 in Atlanta,
Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center. To learn
more, see http://annual.shrm.org/
Isn’t it great to have so many opportunities to grow as an HR professional
through your association with SHRM at the national, chapter and state
council level? I hope to see you at one or more of these informative
Thomas J. Woodford
Alabama State Port Authority
University of Mobile
Daily Access corporation
Regional Sales Director
Kurt Koehler, SPHR
World Omni Financial
ATTENTION New Members:
Everyone please update your on-line membership profile
on the web-site (www.mobileshrm.org).
After logging-in on the "CLUB
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your month!
How Many Companies Have a Chief Diversity Officer?
Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com.
Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized
leader in diversity
management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti
tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank
Question: How many companies now have CDOs?
companies that participate in the Diversity Inc Top 50 competition,
the percentage of companies that have a “chief diversity officer”
(that specific title) has risen from 12 percent five years ago to 30
percent today. However, 96 percent of the 2011
Diversity Inc Top 50 have a dedicated executive leading diversity
efforts, versus 46 percent of the Diversity
Inc Top 50 companies five years ago. Further, 86 percent of the
2011 Diversity Inc Top 50 have diversity leaders with titles at director
or above and including “diversity” in their title.
The numbers reflect
a trend of increasing corporate interest in diversity management.
In 2005, we only had 201 companies participate in the Diversity
Inc Top 50 process. Last year we had 535 companies participate.
We define a participant as a company that asks for and receives a
survey; not all of them can fill out the entire survey, but participation
has risen an average of 17 percent year-on-year since 2004. To qualify
to compete in the Diversity Inc Top 50, the only qualification is
that your organization has at least 1,000 employees. There are roughly
12,500 for-profit and nonprofit organizations with more than 1,000
employees in the United States.
Another way of measuring corporate
interest is by data mining. We use a contact-management system that
has a product to allow us to search a pool of contacts. This year,
we pulled a list of 1,800 companies that have more than 1,000 employees
and that also have a person who is responsible for diversity.
the trend over the last five years, despite the economic crisis,
has been a dramatic increase in the interest of organizations to purposefully
Featured Articles on DiversityInc website
Posted in: Ask
the White Guy
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.
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)
Students majoring in HR at University of South Alabama would like
to complete internships this summer and fall. Students must work approximately
150 hours for course credit. Fewer hours are possible without course
credit. IRS regulations discourage the use of unpaid internships.
Pay ranges from minimum wage to $10 per hour. If your company needs
an intern, please contact Dr. Marjorie Icenogle, firstname.lastname@example.org (251-751-3133)
The University of South Alabama Student SHRM chapter would like to
invite members of the Mobile SHRM Chapter to their first ever!
“Movie Night Mixer”
March 8 at 7:30 PM
Mitchell College of Business, Room 265
Pizza, popcorn, snacks, and soft drinks will be served. The movie
showing is “The Last Castle” starring Robert Redford.
Please RSVP on our Facebook page USA Society for Human Resource Management.
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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