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Welcome!  We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. 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.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Orlena Cowan-Bailey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Upcoming Events

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  • January 20, 2022 - 8:30am to 10:00am

    SMA is pleased to welcome Patrick Flaherty, Director of Research and Information, Connecticut Department of Labor to present an information packed webinar. 


    • The current state of the Connecticut and U.S. Labor markets; what industries are strongest and which are ...
  • January 20, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    401k/403b  Plan Fiduciary Discussion and Review of latest Trends for the HR Professional

    Many HR professionals enter the field with the prospect of putting their natural interpersonal skills, knack for organization, and desire to be a part of big things to work. Most are faced with being part of a Retirement...

  • January 26, 2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
    CT SHRM Virtual Career Fair

    Go to CT SHRM Virtual Career Fair to register.
    Employers registering by December 17th - type THANKYOU in the discount code box and then click apply to receive $100 OFF when registering.


  • January 27, 2022 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
    Join us for an interactive discussion to help HR professionals identify burnout in their organizations and learn strategies to combat it.

    In 2019, the World Health Organization declared burnout an occupational phenomenon “resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
  • January 28, 2022 - 12:30pm to 6:30pm
    In person - SAVE THE DATE

    SAVE THE DATE....The CT State Council will be conducting a Strategy Planning Meeting from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.  A New Year celebration will be immediately following.

    More details will follow.

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