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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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  • June 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Virtual event hosted by Southern CT SHRM

    Our presenters, Toni Locklear, and Nikki Carusone, of Darien, Connecticut- based HR consulting firm, APTMetrics, will address HR’s role in meeting the challenge of fair pay in the workplace.

    They will share the current state of the pay gap in 2021, and...

  • June 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Virtual webinar hosted by SHRM Western CT

    Research shows that the most effective leaders, at every level of an organization, focus on three key areas for success:  crafting a vision, building alignment and championing execution.

    Applying excellence to these steps provides the framework to achieving leadership excellence.

  • June 16, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Webinar, hosted by the HR Leadership Association of Eastern Connecticut

    COVID has caused disruptions, heightened stress, and lessened empathy in the workplace.  These disruptions negatively impact individual and team performance.  Human Resources has a tremendous capacity to be intentional leaders, influencing every aspect of an organizations culture.  In order to be effective in...

  • July 15, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Blended Meeting
  • July 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Virtual event hosted by SHRM Western CT

    Do you want to......

    -Be more productive?
    -Get your to-do list in order?
    -Feel like you are controlling your email instead of it controlling you?

    If you use Microsoft Outlook (the installed PC version) and want to crush any of these resolutions in the year ahead, then check out our ...

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