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    • August 17, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Abilene Country Club

    Please join us for our August monthly general meeting of Big Country Society for Human Resource Management. 

    “Where's the Talent?!”

    As the Texas workforce continues to re-open,  recruiting has re-emerged as the crucial HR issue of the day. Businesses of all sizes and industries are struggling to find the talent they need. The war for talent is likely back to stay for a while.

    Join Big Country SHRM as we discuss the challenges that we are facing and best practices being used in our workplaces today. 

    Pending 1 recertification credit via HRCI & SHRM

    We will hear from a panel of three HR & talent leaders from diverse industries:

    Teresa Howard-Human Resources Director-Tige Boats

    Jill Fortson-Director of Career Services-ACU

    Abby Boyd-Compensation Coordinator-Hendrick Health System


    • August 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event

    As business recovers from the pandemic recruiting has re-emerged as the crucial HR issue of the day. Businesses of all sizes and industries are struggling to find the talent they need. The war for talent is likely back to stay for a while. The Federal Reserve projects unemployment rates in the U.S. at 4.5% by the end of 2021, and falling to 3.8% in 2022 and 3.5% in 2023.

    Join us in a panel discussion about these recruiting challenges and how companies can respond. Together we will look at:

    • The challenges we face in post-pandemic (and sometimes still remote) recruiting and interviewing
    • What companies are doing to respond to this talent crunch
    • The impact of the pandemic on recruiting budgets and how to build the business case for today’s recruiting challenges

      And more!

    FREE to all Big Country SHRM members. Must register: 

    Texas SHRM - Texas SHRM Webinar - Help Wanted! Really, we need help!

    • September 09, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • September 12, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Las Vegas

    The SHRM Annual Conference has been postponed until September 9th – 12th and will now be held in Las Vegas. If you were registered for SHRM 2020 and elected a rollover for 2021, those funds will be refunded and you will need to reregister.  

    Directly from SHRM Membership:  

    Here are the directives for 2020/2021 “Rollover” Registrants (as opposed to single registrants for 2021):

    ·         Registration was rolled over to the 2021 conference. However, due to insurance reasons stemming from last year’s event cancellation, we are required to refund the registration fee to the original form of payment. 2020 registrants will receive the refund within 10 business days.

    ·         View purchase history by logging on to SHRM.org. Go to the MySHRM account, select the My Orders & Donations tile.

    ·         Please reregister for this event to secure a spot. Registration will be a quick and easy process.

    For more information or to RSVP click here

    • September 14, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Abilene Country Club

    3 Expert Speakers

    Lunch Included

    Q&A with Panel

    Prizes & Giveaways

Past Events

July 20, 2021 Lead With Laughs: Use Humor To Put The 'Human' In HR---Virtual ONLY
June 15, 2021 Why & How to Hire Veterans
May 18, 2021 Benefits Planning in the New World
April 20, 2021 “Through The Webcam” Supporting the mental health of your employees in a blended work environment
April 16, 2021 Texas SHRM Student Summit & Case Competition (Help Needed)
April 07, 2021 Current Texas Legislative Session- Texas SHRM Webinar
April 01, 2021 All Things COVID: Vaccines, Masks and Return to Work - Texas SHRM Webinar
March 16, 2021 Great Leaders are Grateful Leaders- March General Meeting
February 25, 2021 BURNED OUT: COVID-19 and Women in the Workplace
February 16, 2021 CANCELLED-“Through The Webcam” Supporting the mental health of your employees in a blended work environment- February General Meeting
January 19, 2021 Crafting Culture: Lead Dynamic, Engaging, and Attractive Organizations- January General Meeting
December 17, 2020 Webcast: How to Sustain and Activate a Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Sponsored by SHRM & Texas SHRM
December 15, 2020 Christmas Adopt a Family
November 17, 2020 ADA and Pandemic Preparedness- November General ZOOM Meeting
October 20, 2020 HR is Stressful! - October General ZOOM Meeting
October 05, 2020 2020 Virtual HRSouthWest Conference
September 24, 2020 Developing a Strategic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan in Texas-SHRM TX Webcast
September 15, 2020 September Legal Update
August 20, 2020 2020 West Texas HR Virtual Symposium
August 18, 2020 Let's Try This Again- August General Zoom Meeting
July 21, 2020 COVID-19 and the Workplace- July General ZOOM Meeting
June 28, 2020 SHRM 2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
June 16, 2020 June Zoom Meeting- Crucial Confrontations and Conversations
May 19, 2020 May General Meeting
April 21, 2020 April Zoom Meeting- Healthcare Cost Savings and What You Need to Know
March 17, 2020 CANCELED- March General Meeting
February 18, 2020 February General Meeting
January 21, 2020 January General Meeting
December 17, 2019 Abilene Works Program - December General Meeting
November 19, 2019 Healthy Company Cultures and Effective Team Communications
October 27, 2019 Official State of Texas SHRM Conference
October 15, 2019 October General Meeting
September 17, 2019 2019 Annual Legal Workshop
August 22, 2019 West Texas HR Symposium
August 20, 2019 Leadership and Followership - August General Meeting
July 19, 2019 Certification Study Group
July 16, 2019 Harassment Prevention - July General Meeting
June 23, 2019 SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
June 18, 2019 You Make Me So Mad!-Managing Emotions in the Workplace - June General Meeting
May 21, 2019 Avoiding Immigration-Related Discrimination During the Hiring Process - May General Meeting
April 16, 2019 April General Meeting
March 19, 2019 March General Meeting
February 19, 2019 February General Meeting
January 15, 2019 January General Meeting
December 18, 2018 December- NO Meeting
November 20, 2018 November General Meeting
November 14, 2018 WOW Youth Expo
October 16, 2018 October General Meeting
September 18, 2018 Big Country SHRM Legal Workshop
August 21, 2018 August General Meeting
July 17, 2018 July General Meeting
June 19, 2018 June General Meeting
May 15, 2018 May General Meeting
April 17, 2018 April General Meeting
March 20, 2018 March General Meeting
February 20, 2018 February General Meeting
January 16, 2018 January General Meeting
November 21, 2017 November General Meeting
October 17, 2017 October General Meeting
September 19, 2017 September General Meeting
August 15, 2017 August General Meeting
July 18, 2017 July General Meeting
June 20, 2017 June General Meeting
May 16, 2017 May General Meeting
April 18, 2017 April General Meeting
March 21, 2017 March General Meeting-Texas Workforce Commission Claims Process
January 17, 2017 January General Meeting
December 20, 2016 December General Meeting
November 16, 2016 World of Work Youth Expo
November 15, 2016 November General Meeting
October 18, 2016 October General Meeting
September 20, 2016 September General Meeting
August 16, 2016 August General Meeting
July 13, 2016 July General Meeting
May 17, 2016 May General Meeting

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