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SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at SHRM.org and on Twitter @SHRM.

Southwest Virginia SHRM is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. We serve the Southwest Virginia region including, but not limited to, the Counties of Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington, and Wise.

Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

 

SWVA SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

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8th Circuit: Worker Was Fired for Failing to Meet Job Expectations

Wed, 23 Sep 2020
A worker who made vulgar comments and distributed an offensive letter was terminated for failing to meet her employer’s job... Read more

A New Role for Critical-Illness Insurance in the Coronavirus Era

Wed, 23 Sep 2020
As the pandemic continues, some insurers are amending their critical illness policies to cover infectious diseases. Consider the details, however,... Read more

Pandemic Forces Organizations to Get Creative in Prepping Young Employees for the Workplace

Wed, 23 Sep 2020
Pairing remote "buddies" with interns, creating leadership boot camps and hosting virtual presentations with college students are some ways employers... Read more

How the Supreme Court Could Rule on the Affordable Care Act

Tue, 22 Sep 2020
On Nov. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, in... Read more

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  • Organizations throughout our country are facing unprecedented pressure and financial stress from stay-at-home orders and the uncertainty over the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) extends financial assistance to organizations through the Paycheck...
    May 1, 2020
  • Matt Newman was our guest speaker at our recent quarterly meeting, and he did a fantastic job. He spoke to us about  his work teaching ethics in the workplace is necessary, and how the content and methodology has shifted with recent generations of students. He had some very interesting insights and...
    November 30, 2018
  • By Nathan Hayes, PHR Yesterday, I read John Kinnear’s excellent blog post entitled, “5 Things Parents Need to Stop Saying to Non-Parents.” This article resonated with me in that I don’t have kids and consider myself a proud pet parent, though I don’t broadcast that information...
    July 17, 2013