Vol 18 Issue 11 November 2011

Monthly Meeting

2011 Gulf Coast Mobile SHRM Conference
Register today for the 17th annual Gulf Coast Mobile SHRM Conference.  It will be on Friday, November, 18th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (registration starts at 7:30 am) at the Mobile Convention Center.  We have a great speaker line-up hosting a variety of HR topics.  All of the following sessions have been submitted for HRCI credit. 

Friday, November 18, 2011
Session Topics:

  1. Legal Updates
  2. Feedback Strategies that Work: Key Skills for Supervisors and HR Professionals
  3. Multilingualism in a Globalizing Business World
  4. Diversity and Multiculturalism
  5. So That’s What it’s Like, Learn Ways to Accommodate Disabilities in the Workplace through Hands-on Disability Simulation Acivities
  6. OSHA Recordkeeping
  7. Wellness Programs-Can they be Used to not Hire Smokers, Penalize Unhealthy Habits and Save Money?
  8. Human Resources and Social Media Risks

Register today at: http://mobileshrm.org/
So go ahead and get your registration forms in as soon as possible. All the latest conference information is detailed on our website at www.mobileshrm.org or you can e-mail your questions to Candice Swiger at conference@mobileshrm.org or Scott Dwelle at conferencecochair@mobileshrm.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the conference. Save the date and get registered today!


Coming to the Conference?  Be sure to bring your wallet and shop at our fabulous Silent Auction!  We have tables full of great items such as condo weekends, jewelry, restaurant gifts cards, unique gift items and more.  Whether treating yourself or thinking of someone special, we have something for you.  And remember, November is not too early to start your holiday shopping.  How many days until Christmas??

Welcome Reception – Networking Event
The Welcome Reception (sponsored by Nationwide Retirement Solutions) is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Hampton Inn – Downtown (on Royal Street).

The reception will be catered by Chef Rob and Atlanta Bread Company. A cash bar will be available. The reception is free to attend; however $10 per person donation to the SHRM Foundation is requested. Also, the silent auction benefiting the SHRM Foundation will begin at The Welcome Reception and continue until the end of the actual conference.

RSVP is required for the Welcome Reception and should be made by email to conferencecochair@mobileshrm.org.

President's Desk

Is there a local charitable organization that you’d really like to recognize? Please consider nominating a deserving organization to receive the chapter’s annual December financial donation made in support of work of a local charity. The only way an organization can be considered is to be nominated by a member of the Mobile chapter.
If you’d like to nominate a local nonprofit organization to receive this year’s gift, please do! Simply email your nominations to president@mobileshrm.org by November 1 with the phrase “charity nomination” in the email subject line. The nominated charities will be compiled onto a ballot and voting will take place at the conference.
And, speaking of the conference – time is running out to register. November 18 is the big day, so final plans are being made right now. Ensure that there’s room for you by visiting the MSHRM website http://mobileshrm.org/content/2011-gulf-coast-mobile-shrm-conference and register today. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the kickoff reception the evening before as well as the conference itself.
Thanks so much for your chapter membership, as well as your support of and participation in events like the chapter meetings, charitable nomination, conference and welcome reception.
I look forward to seeing you at the conference activities this month!


Mary White, Chapter President

In This Issue


Our Newest Members!

ATTENTION New 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.


Mobile SHRM Newsletter Sponsor

Dauphin Reality Ad


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!


Mobile SHRM Thanks!

Thank You

"Thank you for all of the door prizes donated at the August meeting".

Employment Screening Services
Managed Healthcare Administration
America’s First Credit Union
Express Employment

A special Thanks to Mobile Bay Bears for tickets for the members

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 becky.lovgren@expresspros.com
(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.

5300 Halls Mill Road Suite H #102 | Mobile, AL 36619