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    Six Smart HR Strategies For Addressing Today's Serious Skills Gap

    Date: March 6, 2019, 7:30am – 9:15am
    Freedom Center @ GMU Pr Wm Campus

    9100 Freedom Center Blvd
    Manassas, VA 20110

    $15 Member/$30 Non Member (+10 Late Registration After 5:00p, 3/1); $5 Student; $10 InTransition
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    Approved for 1 HRCI Recertification Credit and 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit

    Presenter(s):  Laurie McIntosh, Field Services Director SHRM

    What is the U.S. Skills Gap and why does it matter to your organization and to our country?  In this session, you will learn the answers to those two important questions and explore six HR strategies that can help your organization close its Skills Gap:

    • Partner with local Workforce Development Boards  
    • Work jointly with educational institutions
    • Conduct professional development
    • Establish apprenticeships
    • Retain your Baby Boomers
    • Hire Veterans, ex-offenders, and disabled workers   

    You will analyze how these strategies can affect your organizational bottom line and ability to compete successfully.

    Speaker Bio: Laurie McIntosh draws from 15+ years as an HR practitioner with industry experience in health care, consumer packaged goods and banking, Laurie relates to the needs of HR professionals because she’s lived it. Prior to joining SHRM she was an active volunteer leader at the chapter and state level in Nebraska including the chapter president of a super mega chapter and NE state council director.  She now works at SHRM headquarters in Alexandria, VA and supports membership in a five-state territory. She received her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University and holds both SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) and CAE (Certified Association Executive) designations.  

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