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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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General Contractor Not Responsible for Death of Subcontractor’s Employee

Fri, 07 Aug 2020
The family of a man who died after a forklift fell on top of him while he was changing the... Read more

How to Maintain a Professional Presence on the Phone

Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Whether you’re job hunting or starting a temporary new business, consider getting a second phone number, writes career columnist Martin... Read more

Spotlight Value of Benefits Package During Open Enrollment

Fri, 07 Aug 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of helping employees maintain physical, mental and financial health, making this year's open... Read more

Pandemic Could Worsen the Gender Pay Gap

Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Women have a higher risk of suffering greater penalties in earnings as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, pay analysts warn.... 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