A Special Interest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management


Empowering Staffing Professionals

Our mission is to build the knowledge, capability and credibility of staffing and diversity professionals through leading edge education, sharing best practices, innovative thinking and development of high impact solutions to support talent acquisition.


SMA Board Members January 2023

Andy Thiede, SPHR, SHRM-SCPLisa Currie SandsStephen DombrowskiMike Mueller, SPHR, SHRM-SCPRob Hansen


Donna FuscoLisa Marie Mueller, CCP, CBPChristina Semenza, PHR, SHRM-CPOrlena Cowan-Bailey, SPHR,SHRM-SCP 

June 20, 2024
Cultivating an Ethical Work Environment as an HR Manager

Human Resources professionals are in a perfect position to take the lead in establishing a fair, morally
principled workplace and to increase awareness of organizational ethics and decrease the level of
ambiguity among employees regarding good ethical decisions. We’ll discuss factors of an effective ethics
program and how HR professionals can impact individual factors affecting ethical awareness,
judgement, and decision making in the organization on topics such as protected characteristics including
age, and gender including gender transition.

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July 17, 2024
CLOSE the Gaps to Build Inclusive Workplaces

In a world where turnover is the bane of the HR manager's world, and an organization's health, it's important to focus on the behaviors and create climates where people want to stay!

During this fast-paced, thought-provoking, experiential workshop, you'll learn Bolder Company's CLOSE the gaps model and be invited to consider how the CLOSE behaviors are present (or not) in your organization and how you can take action to create workplace inclusion.  The session explores five skills that create an environment where all employees thrive. You'll learn how to focus your energies on improving these skills, for your personal and team success.

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