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The Mobile SHRM Chapter Newsletter
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Holiday InnSave the Date

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00am – 4:30pm

Annual Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference
301 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Key Conference Update:

Need Strategic Hours? No problem! Our pre-conference workshop on November 2 has been approved for 3 specified business/strategic HRCI recertification credits, as well as SHRM PDC credits.

  • Title: “Cultivating Influence: How to Build Your Credibility, Establish Strategic Relationships & Influence Organizational Decision Making.”
  • Presenter: Mary Gormandy White, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


You must register for the full conference (November 2 & 3) to attend! Reserve your spot today:.
Check out the Information Flyer here!
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Need an Intern?

Looking for a way to help advance the profession and your organization? Offer an internship!

We have eager students looking to get involved with HR, help further the field, and gain valuable experience in the HR community. Tiphanie Evans, Mobile SHRM’s College Relations Coordinator, is starting a database of companies with HR internship programs and work behind the scenes to help match interns to opportunities. If you have opportunities for HR interns in your company, please contact Tiphanie at

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Upcoming Chapter Events

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Silent Action

The Silent Auction is one of the most popular features at the Gulf Coast Human Resource Conference, and it’s our primary fundraiser for the SHRM Foundation. In order for the silent auction to be successful, we need item donations! That means that we need your help!

As a Mobile SHRM member, please consider helping out by securing a few donations for the event. Maybe your company would like to donate an item? Maybe a vendor or business you frequent would donate an item? Please ask!

Silent auction donations can be dropped off at AIM Mail Center (located at 6300 Grelot Road – in the Winn Dixie shopping center), or you can contact to arrange for pickup or delivery.

All silent auction proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation which provides educational resources for HR Professionals. 



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Governmental Affairs

Want an easy way to keep up with changes, updates, decisions and other goings-on at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)? Visit to subscribe to their daily news release digest.

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Diversity Spotlight

see the personOctober is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Designated in 1998, this annual month-long observance draws attention to employment barriers that still need to be addressed.

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SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification

Mobile SHRM will offer a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation class in conjunction with MTI Business Solutions starting in January of 2018. The cost is $945, which includes the class and SHRM Learning System.

Classes meet on 12 Monday evenings between January and June. Registration is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is limited to 15 participants. See for specific dates and other details. Registration is open here.

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Membership Update

Please log in to your member account on and verify or update your membership information! Please pay particular attention to verifying that your profile has your current email and mailing address.

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Door Prize Sponsors

Thank you

Door Prize Request.

Thanks to the following companies for donating door prizes for the chapter meeting:

D & D Case Management
NetPoint IT
Faulkner University
JW Enterprises

See your name here!
Providing a door prize (or a few!) for chapter meetings is a great way to get your company’s name mentioned at chapter meetings and in the monthly newsletter! We’d love it if you’d bring a door prize to share at an upcoming meeting! No prior arrangements are necessary – just drop off your door prize (s)at the check-in table.


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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