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

Upcoming Events

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  • February 28, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Reno's Roadhouse: 132 Woodland Avenue Wise, VA 24293 276-328-2924

    The 2019 first quarter meeting for Southwest Virginia SHRM will be hosted by Curtis Lawyer, Business Development Executive with MedCost Virginia.  During his educational presentation on Understanding Self-Funded Health Plans, participants will:

    1. identify the main components of a self-funded health plan, comparing and...

  • March 28, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
    Mountain Empire Community College Goodloe Center 3441 Mountain Empire Rd, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

    Results-Driven Leadership

    Annual Employer Conference

    Brought to you by SWVA SHRM and VEC Norton EAC


    CLICK HERE for the agenda


  • 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 HR...

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  • 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
  • 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

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