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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 serving HR professionals in Southwest Virginia.  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. Our upcoming events are listed below.

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

Upcoming Events

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  • October 3, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Zoom -

    Designed to help employees RECHARGE at all levels--mental, physical, social and environmental--“The Science of Wellbeing” is built on the science of embodied behavior change and healthy habit formation. It supports the development of actionable strategies to lower levels of stress and stress-related leave claims, reduce...

  • December 5, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Zoom -

    During this session, the presenter will discuss the ways in which employee retention, organizational growth, and office morale are all linked to employee engagement.

    Happy employees have been shown to be up to 20% more effective in the workplace than unhappy employees. To give their best each day, staff need to believe in the...

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News from SHRM

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The attempt to relax an unwritten dress code and allow U.S. senators to wear shorts, hoodies and other informal attire... Read more

Ask HR: Is Being Fired for Not Being a ‘Culture Fit’ Discriminatory?

Fri, 29 Sep 2023
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New Jersey Adopts Law Affecting Service Employees During Changes in Ownership

Fri, 29 Sep 2023
New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy recently signed Assembly Bill 4682, establishing various employment protections for specific “service employees” during changes... Read more

US Weekly Jobless Claims: 204K

Thu, 28 Sep 2023
​States reported that 204,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 23, an increase of 2,000... Read more