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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter

From The President's Desk

When I was young (long, long ago), my grandmother used to tell me that the older you get the faster the time flies. Wow, was she right! We are already halfway through 2015 and I have yet to start on most of the projects I planned for this year. For some of us, that also means we are six months closer to our HRCI recertification. Don’t let that deadline slip up on you. Join us this month for Dr. Semoon Chang’s update on the state of the economy and especially the trend of the labor market. Dr. Chang is recognized internationally for his knowledge of the US and world economies and his presentations are always very informative. This one has been approved been approved for 1.0 HRCI credit. We are also finalizing plans for our annual mini conference scheduled for August 14th and Gulf Coast Conference on November 14th. Mark your calendar now to take advantage of these opportunities to earn even more HRCI credits and enhance your professional development. More news about both of these events will be published very soon!

Enjoy the Summer!

Statters Signature

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Annual Gulf Coast Human Resources Conference

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center
One South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Friday, November 13, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:30pm

Registration & Breakfast
6:45 am – 7:45 am

Opening Keynote Speaker
8:00 am – 9:00 am

9:40 am – 11:40 am; 12:50 pm – 4:20 pm


Early Bird Registration Begins July 1, 2015
Participant Registration Fees:

Registration Date Mobile SHRM Members Non-Members
July 1st to September 30th $99 $109
October 1st to October 31st $129 $139
November 1st to November 6th $149 $159

$375 July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015
$450 October 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015
$525 November 1, 2015 to November 6, 2015
All fees must be paid in full by the last day of the specific fee level to receive that rate.

Don’t miss your chance to promote your business to a captive audience of local HR professionals

Platinum: $1,500 - $2,000 Gold: $1,000 - $1,499 Silver: $500 - $999
All sponsorships must be paid in full by August 31, 2015

For more information email:
Conference Chair: Kasie Irby at
Conference Co-Chair: Marcia Washam at

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Congratulations to our Mobile SHRM Scholarship Winner!

Lauren Cranford, a junior at the University of South Alabama and a native of Mobile, is the recipient of this year’s Mobile SHRM Scholarship. Along with her studies, Lauren serves as the Vice President of the South Alabama SHRM Student Chapter. Her duties include recruiting and membership. She recently headed a very successful drive to collect school supplies for residents of the Wilmer Hall Children’s Home.Article Seperator Long

About the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Foundation is a legally separate organization, and is not funded by SHRM membership dues.
The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM.

SHRM Foundation Vision
The SHRM Foundation is the globally recognized catalyst for shaping human resource thought leadership and research.

SHRM Foundation Mission
The SHRM Foundation advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support, and sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable, evidence-based research.

The SHRM Foundation's work includes:

  • Strategic thought leadership initiative. The SHRM Foundation is conducting a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in 5-10 years. More information.
  • Innovative academic research grants. The SHRM Foundation is a leading funder of HR research. Over the past three years, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice.
  • Scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awards $170,000 annually in education and certification scholarships to professional and student SHRM members, and doctoral students.
  • Educational resources. The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings, and executive education sessions.

The SHRM Foundation is grateful for the generous support of its major donors, including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

To fund its programs, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. The Foundation recognizes the generous support of the SHRM chapters and state councils, individuals, corporations and others who make its work possible.
Your financial support is vital to ensure that the SHRM Foundation can continue this important work.  We will have a Father’s Day Raffle along with our Football Fanatic at the next meeting. Donate today!

Please help support your local SHRM Foundation by donating money to your favorite College Football Team.  So far the JAGS are winning.  Go Jags!!  Don’t forget your pocket change, bills, OR checkbook.  Remember pennies will deduct points, coins are face value; bills and checks are double.

Come prepared to help support your local SHRM Foundation.

****Bring a guest with you this month so they can learn the benefits of being a member of SHRM!****

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Thank You

Door Prizes Sponsors

Employment Screening Services
MTI Business Solutions
S.M.A.R.T Performance Solutions

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


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2015 Meeting Sponsorships

Mobile SHRM has sponsorships available for our monthly meetings. The $400 sponsorship includes lunch for two representatives, a display table near the entry door and five minutes to present information about your product or services to our members and guests. Promotional items may also be placed on each luncheon table. We would be happy to display your banner or sign near the speaker’s podium and, upon receipt of the sponsorship payment, sponsors will recognize the sponsor on the Mobile SHRM website and in that month’s newsletter.

Sponsorships allow us to keep our luncheon costs at a reasonable rate for our members and guests. If you are interested in sponsorship of a meeting, please contact Lana Mosley at at your earliest convenience to secure your preferred month.

Bring a guest with you this month so they can learn the benefits of being a member of SHRM!

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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