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Welcome to the Southwest Virginia SHRM Website

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 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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Seattle Enacts Paid-Sick-Leave Law for Gig Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

Mon, 06 Jul 2020
The Seattle City Council enacted an ordinance that temporarily provides paid sick and safe time to gig workers for online-based... Read more

California Issues Statewide Guidance for Mandatory Cloth Face-Coverings

Mon, 06 Jul 2020
State guidance instructs Californians to wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces, as well as outdoors when distancing... Read more

Departments Issue Further Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Coverage

Mon, 06 Jul 2020
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury issued a new set of FAQs with additional guidance... Read more

Heading Off Employee Disruption in Light of COVID-19 and Social Unrest

Mon, 06 Jul 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd and the subsequent social unrest have triggered fears, resentments and anxieties 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