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Welcome to the Southwest Virginia SHRM Website

We are 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.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


It's never too early to register for the VA SHRM State Conference!

Click the VA SHRM State Conference logo below for details.

Upcoming Events

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  • November 29, 2018 - 11:30am

    Board elections

    Attendees are encouraged to bring food pantry donations to all SWVA SHRM meetings.Donations can include shampoo and other toiletry items, canned food, cash, etc.

  • April 7, 2019 to April 10, 2019
    Hilton Norfolk The Main 100 E. Main St Norfolk, VA 23510

    2019 VA SHRM State Conference - Mermaid and Mariner


    Ahoy! All hands! Registration is now open for VASHRM’s Annual Conference April 7-10, 2019!

    The $...

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  • 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
  • When I say, "the quiet hand of HR," I don't mean anything like the invisible hand of the market. No, I mean something entirely different, and much more personal. Yesterday, I read an article on by Mark Stelzner entitled, "On Fear and HR." I encourage all...
    February 21, 2013
  • You put a process in; you take a process out. You find another one and you shake it all about... And in the end you hope to make your employees happy; your business more efficient; and yourself a little happier too, maybe. Fortunately, the process I identified that could be eliminated was an easy one to...
    January 25, 2013

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