July 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Dear Members and Friends,

I hope this newsletter finds you all doing well and being safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.  I know we all are feeling the strain of added regulations and mandates, but we need to remember we are all in this together. 

As we all are facing new challenges and helping our businesses, companies, and organizations navigate through these ever changing times it is important to keep everyone safe and practicing social distancing, using masks, washing hands and staying aware of the ever change workplace.  We need to remember to stay positive and help each other through these times.  Let us be the positive influence in our organizations, businesses, and communities to help everyone move through these changing times and be the voice of understanding and assistance.

We had a great webinar on Thursday, July 9th that was presented by Griffin Allen on High Performance Teams.  During the webinar we learned that low performing teams have a greater appeal do to the fact there is less pressure and less operation expenses.  However, the tradeoff is less ability to change, not staying ahead of the competition and just getting by.  Where High Performing Teams have a greater loyalty to their employees and the employees to their company, high value, strong culture, slower ROI and have a robust talent management.  High Performing Teams is the way to go! 

The SNM SHRM Board is working on the Annual Employment Law Update Conference and making it a virtual conference instead of our usual in-person conference.  Registration forms will be going out soon and you will be able to register through our website before the end of the month. 

The Kent Evans 2020 Eagle Award nomination forms have been emailed out to several businesses, municipalities, and counties.  We are accepting nominations for the 2020 Kent Evans Eagle Award so if you would like to nominate a deserving HR Professional, please find the nomination form on the Southern NM SHRM website and the form can be found on the Events page under the Employment Law Update Conference.  Nominations have been extended to July 31, 2020.   So, please submit your nominations.  We have lots of deserving HR Professionals and this is the time to recognize them and their contributions.

Important items for you to be on the lookout for and review as trending topics on the SHRM website:

  • COVID-19 – Reports, templates, webinars, and update- shrm.org
  • Remember to review Summer Dress and Leave Policies
  • Hot Weather Safety Issues – Heat Stress
  • COVID-19 Deciding Who Continues Working from Home
  • Overcoming Workplace Bias
  • Prepare for Open Enrollment Challenges this Year

Please spread the word about Southern NM SHRM and encourage your co-workers, HR professionals, friends, and other organizations or businesses to join the Southern NM SHRM Chapter.  You can join on our website at www.snmshrm.org

I want to thank our board for all their help and ideas they bring to the table.  If you have any program ideas, speakers or suggestions, please feel free to email any of our board members or myself and let us know.  We are here for you and want to make Southern NM SHRM your organization.

Please remember that we are all in this together and we all can make a difference!

Tania L. Proctor, PHR, SHRM-CP

2020 President

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Upcoming Events

Certification Study Group Meetings:  Contact Melissa at [email protected] for more information

While we are still fighting against COVID-19 and working on reducing the spread of the virus our Monthly Chapter meetings will be based on the current restrictions. 

September 25, 2020 - The 36th Annual Employment Law Update Virtual Conference will be a great event don’t miss it!

Please check our website www.snmshrm.org for more information on upcoming events throughout the year

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