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    • Does Diversity Plateau Inclusion?

      Diversity & Inclusion has become a catch phrase for an ongoing quest to achieve equitable balance in the workplace.  While the word Diversity seems to lead the charge, it does not always fulfill the mission of providing equitable consideration for all. Diversity can be misleading. It suggests equal consideration for all populations and communities. However, true diversity cannot exist without Inclusion. A closet full of various colored shoes is diverse. Nevertheless, if all of the shoes are high heel pumps the collection will be useless to a construction worker.

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    • Book Review - Rules of Engagement

      Rules of Engagement

      Building A Workplace Culture to Thrive In An Uncertain World

      By: Carolyn Swora

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    • January Meeting Recap

      NASHRM started off the 2018 year with a BANG!

      Our first luncheon happened on January 9 and the HR Pros of Huntsville welcomed fellow HR Professional and blogger, Mary Faulkner, SHRM-SCP. All her contact information will be listed at the end of this.

      There are a lot of great things I can tell you about Mary, but this going to be a long post because she brought amazing insight that both senior and young HR professionals can learn from, so let’s get started.

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    • Welcome to the NASHRM Blog!

      We are excited to have you join the blog and get all the information that you might have missed. We all make plans, but sometimes we just can’t make that meeting or attend that monthly luncheon, well the NASHRM Blog is here to help!  

      We are looking to give our NASHRM group all the ins and outs of NASHRM. If you missed the Monthly Luncheon, Best Practices, want to know more about the NMU Program, Certification Training, the Foundation, you can find all the information out on the NASHRM site and NASHRM Blog!

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    • 2014 Fall Hill Visit

      On September 11th, 2014 ALSHRM Legislative Directors assembled to storm the Hill on topics that SHRM has highlighted as relevant to our profession.  I've told y'all before this trip is awesome. Seeing your Representatives in DC is vastly different from seeing them in your hometown turf. DC just feels powerful, ya know? It is also a lot of fun for a misplaced city girl such as myself, but I digress. So what did SHRM deem important for this trip? Hang on to your seats folks, because for the first time in about five or six trips it was NOT E-Verify!

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    • How Do you Become An HR Influencer? (#SHRM14)

      I was lucky enough to attend SHRM 2014.  I always look forward to the SHRM national conference because it is a great way to connect with other HR pros, while learning from some of the best and brightest HR thinkers in the world today.  As I have grown in my career, my focus at these conferences has shifted away from learning the day to day HR functions to how HR can influence and assist the company’s executive team in reaching company goals.

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    • My First National Conference

      I've (Kristina) asked the NASHRM members that attended this years national SHRM conference to share a post with our members on their experience or their favorite session, really anything that is relevant to the conference to give our local members insight to what went on if they didn't attend. Kirsten Stutts, who is also our chapters webmaster, is the first to post from this series. Here are her thoughts:

      My First National Conference

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    • #SHRM14 HR Motivators: Bobbi Wilson

      During the #SHRM14 Annual Conference in Orlando We Know Next set out to find and interview HR Motivators! Our own 2014 NASHRM President was one of them, here is her Q&A Below:

      Q. What inspires you as an HR professional? 

      I like bringing out the good in people, helping them to achieve more or understand more. In the end I'm helping to enrich peoples' lives through their work.

      Q. What social media platform do you use most for your job and why?

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    • HR and No Kid Hungry #SHRM14

      Two of our very own NASHRM members are involved in the SHRM Blogging Crew for Annual Conference! Ben Eubanks and Kristina Minyard will be attending the SHRM annual conference and blogging about what they learn and their experience. If you are missing out on the conference they, and the rest of the blogging crew, have you covered. One of the tasks the blogging crew has taken on is a fundraiser each year, before conference starts.

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    • People Will Amaze You

      HR Professionals are all so frequently confronted with striking situations and we so often chat among ourselves about “unbelievable” people stuff.  Of course, it’s not really “unbelievable” at all, because we humans contain depths that are never plumbed, so to speak.  And when we hear these stories, we immediately believe them because we’ve all encountered the same, although maybe extremely different, craziness.  Sometimes it’s whimsical, like the person who once made an appointment with me to talk about the buffet plans when I was wi

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