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Mississippi SHRM

Posts about the State Council and/or affiliated chapters of Mississippi SHRM.

Mississippi SHRM Website

Our goal is to provide you with a central hub for information about HR in Mississippi as well as providing information about affiliate chapters across Mississippi. 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. Join us today!

HR Symposium: A Review of GCHRA's Event

The Chapter Board and membership of the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association (GCHRA) did an amazing job of recruiting great speakers, providing a great meal, and - to make it even better - lunch was fantastic! Adding the opportunity to network with other HR professionals made this an event that was time and money well spent.

South Mississippi SHRM Social Media

South Mississippi SHRM is taking the chapter’s social media efforts to the next level and I’m happy to be a part of the experience. South Mississippi SHRM is a chapter affiliate of Mississippi SHRM and the Society for Human Resource Management serving Human Resource members in the Mississippi Pine Belt.

Gulf Coast Human Resource Symposium

I received notice today of an upcoming HR event on the Gulf Coast and would like to share it with anyone who reads this blog. The event is hosted by my friends with the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association. So, without further delay . . .

SHRM Member Get A Member

August was SHRM Member Get a Member Month

Mississippi HR Conference: Save The Date 2014

It may only be a few months since the 18th Annual Mississippi SHRM Human Resource Conference & Expo but it's never too soon to save the date for 2014. The Mississippi State Council of SHRM hosts an annual conference and expo each spring in various locations across Mississippi.

Human Resources: My Essential HR Week

I've been quiet on social media this week. Actually, I've been quiet in general because I had too much to do in too short a timeframe. But I wouldn't take it back for anything. This week I met nine people who I hope I positively affected in some small way.

HR Professionals Magazine: Mississippi SHRM Special Edition

What's a great way to start a Friday morning? For me, it started off great when I saw an email from Cynthia Thompson with a subject line that read: 2013 MS SHRM Conference Special Digital Issue! No coffee needed (still had - just not needed) to wake up my brain and get the arterial flow going strong.

Kyle Jones' Road to HR: 17 Years and Counting

It was seventeen years ago today that I began my employment with a company in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This company, going by the name Cellular One then, saw me grow from the young inexperienced young adult I was then into the still-learning person I am today. I recall my interview vividly.

Introducing New Mississippi HR: Brandi Kennedy Garrett, PHR

I commend anyone who achieves accreditation for a professional and/or academic standard. It involves a commitment of resources ranging from time, money and personal dedication. Obtaining the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) is a coveted distinction for most of us who work in the HR profession.

Judy Nail and Mississippi SHRM, The Power of The Dream

It takes just a small amount of dream to realize the power of HR. Judy Nail has done that and continues to be a driving force for MSSHRM (Mississippi SHRM). The following video celebrates her dual-award winning week! Judy Nail has served as a volunteer with the Mississippi Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1999.

Mississippi HR: Cynthia Render-Leach: 2013 Mississippi Spirit of HR

Mississippi SHRM names two deserving HR professionals as either the Mississippi Human Resource Professional of the Year or the Mississippi Spirit of HR. It was my pleasure, as the 2012 recipient, to name my Mississippi SHRM colleague as the new Mississippi Spirit of HR recipient for 2013.

Mississippi SHRM: Skillz Drillz Award Acceptance

This video was taken at the Mississippi SHRM conference yesterday and is followed-up by a compilation of Jan Farve's One Moment in Time during the 2012 SHRM Leadership Conference when her program, Skillz Drillz, won a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Pinnacle Award.

Art of HR

YouTube Video

Random Acts of HR Kindness: Making a Human Resource Impact

I've heard that a simple, random act of kindness can go a long way. When I first heard it was, most likely, when I was a child; however, this week I was reminded of the powerful impact on those who are the recipients of those acts.

Pack Your Bags for MSSHRM Conference

The wait is over. The time has come. It is time to pack our bags for the 18th Annual Mississippi Human Resource Conference & Expo at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS from April 29 - May 02, 2013.

A Call for Mississippi HR Bloggers

I read an article in 2008 about the anticipated "death of blogging" and its demise by 2009-2010. Blogs were to become a thing of the past replaced by the powerhouse Myspace.com and others like it. It's now 2013 and social media didn't destroy the art of blogging....it made it stronger.

Lucky 13: SHRM Essentials of HR Management April 29-30, 2013

The Mississippi State Council of SHRM will offer a two-day program prior to the 18th Annual Mississippi Human Resources Conference & Expo. Participation in this program is Pre-Approved for HRCI Recertification credit valued at 13.0 (General) hours!

Mississippi SHRM Extends Conference Early Bird Rate

by: Kyle Jones Mississippi SHRM has extended the early bird rate for the 18th Annual Mississippi Human Resource Conference & Expo. This rate will remain until April 01, 2013. The Mississippi Human Resource Conference & Expo is an annual gathering of HR professionals from across Mississippi. The event provides both educational and networking opportunities.

MSSHRM Leaders' Retreat Speaker Series: Gay Saxon

by: Kyle Jones The Mississippi SHRM Leaders' Retreat is one week away and will feature four speakers during the two-day event. This event is designed to provide instruction for new chapter leaders but also to provide professional growth and development for current members of the Mississippi State Council of SHRM (MSHSRM).

MSSHRM Leaders' Retreat Speaker Series: Dorothy Knapp

by: Kyle Jones The Mississippi SHRM Leaders' Retreat is one week away and will feature four speakers during the two-day event. This event is designed to provide instruction for new chapter leaders but also to provide professional growth and development for current members of the Mississippi State Council of SHRM (MSHSRM).

MSSHRM Leadership

Cynthia Thompason

MSSHRM Leadership Invitation Video

On behalf of Mississippi SHRM, I invite chapter leaders in Mississippi to attend the 2013 MSSHRM Leaders' Retreat! Chapter Leaders - Visit http://www.msshrm.org to register by January 11, 2013.

Who is Mississippi SHRM?

by: Kyle Jones The Mississippi Society for Human Resource Management (Mississippi SHRM or MSSHRM) is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. As stated on the main website for Mississippi SHRM: Our goal is to provide you with a central hub for information about HR in Mississippi as well as providing information about affiliate chapters across Mississippi.