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West Georgia SHRM Receives National Recognition

The local West Georgia Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) became the recipient of the 2016 National SHRM Pinnacle Winner Advancing the Profession, Small Chapter Category.

The Volunteer Leader Resource Center of SHRM described West Georgia’s project and its completion process that led them to this tribute: The West Georgia SHRM Chapter led the collaborative effort to partner with Regional Chambers of Commerce and two other SHRM Chapters to produce the first web based Compensation & Benefits Survey for our Region using a tool called Pinpoint™ that was created by one of our members and was developed to filled dual purposes. First, it is filling a need that has been present for 15 years to provide local industries in all sectors data for use in strategic planning and budgeting. Second, this compensation & benefits data is also critical for Economic Development for the three Chambers of Commerce in order to recruit companies to our region.

West Georgia SHRM enlisted SHRM Columbus, Georgia and East Alabama SHRM to join in this effort to produce this regional compensation survey that supplies data to our region where the Alabama and Georgia’s borders meet. We also enlisted the support of The Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, The Opelika, Alabama Chamber of Commerce, and The Lagrange Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Our chapter West Georgia SHRM led this collaborative effort.

With distinguished honor, West Georgia’s SHRM will sponsor and host a Pinnacle Leadership Conference on Wednesday, March 15 from 8 AM- 3:30 PM at Del’avant Event Center.

The conference will provide Human Resource Professionals, CFOs, Directors of Operations, Safety/ OSHA Professionals, Managers, Supervisors and Business Owners with the opportunity to earn HRCI and SHRM credits and sit under the speaking of Jon Gordon, the Best Selling Author of The Energy Bus.

Other guest speakers will include Sarah Lamar of Hunter McClean Law Firm, a Georgia Super Lawyer; Teela Jackson of Atlantabased Recruitment Solutions Firm, a leader in Human Resources Search and Talent Connections; and Ed Foulke of Fisher & Phillips Law Firm, once named to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by President George W. Bush. The Pinnacle Leadership Conference will cost $70 per attendee, including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and HRCI & SHRM credits.

To register and pay by credit card please visit: www.westgashrm.org. You may also register via information form and mail it to West GA SHRM P.O. Box 4475 LaGrange, Georgia 30241.

For more ways that you can sponsor this event or other West GA SHRM events, contact President Tami Poe at tami.poe@noricangroup.com or dcoker@lagrange.edu.

Peyton Hanners Staff Writer