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Valentine’s Day Offer: 10% Off our Diversity Map Kit and Win Insights PLUS

As a Valentine’s Day special, we offer a Valentine’s Day special offering a 10% discount to everyone with a pending Price Quote or Statement of Work for our new Diversity Map Kit or Win InsightsPLUS platform.

This is an opportunity to save big on a diversity tool that will energize your diversity & inclusion efforts. However, you must act fast. This offer is only good until Valentine’s Day (February 14).

To take advantage of this special offer, contact Shelley McNair at 301-459-3133 or at shelley@thehrsource.com


The HR SOURCE Live – SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference Review

Last week, we were at the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference and we would like to share our thoughts about the conference, as well as the new tools The HR SOURCE will use to help your workplace more diverse. Join us on Thursday, November 2 at 9AM.


Bill Shackelford

Germaine Robinson

Visit Us at the SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference

SHRM Diversity
The focus on Diversity and Inclusion continues. The SHRM Diversity Conference & Exposition runs from October 23rd to October 25th in San Francisco, and we invite you to come and visit us at Booth 506.

The SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference and Exposition provides HR managers, HR generalists, diversity practitioners and senior managers and recruiters with an opportunity to upgrade your skills and network with others. Diversity and Inclusion plays a pivotal role in today’s recruitment, training and retention process. At SHRM you’ll find scads of innovative, forward-thinking strategies, philosophies and practical examples that will help you develop and implement successful Diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives for your business. Click here to read more.

2017 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference

The HR SOURCE will be at the 2017 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference in San Francisco on October-23-25. We will be at Booth 506. Come by to learn about our diversity services and the new tools we are implementing to help you create a truly diverse workforce. We hope to see you there.

For more information, go to https://conferences.shrm.org/diversity-conference

HoCo HRS and The HR SOURCE Presents: Social Media In The Workplace

The HR SOURCE is sponsoring the next Howard County Human Resource Society meeting as we welcome Steve Stern, an attorney with Hyatt & Weber, P.A. Steve will be covering topics ranging from social media in the workplace to protecting your company’s trade secrets!

About the speaker:

Stephen Stern is a partner with Hyatt & Weber, P.A., where he advises businesses and represents them in litigation. Mr. Stern helps employers minimize risk and exposure to liability by developing effective employment policies and practices. He advises employers on strategic matters, such as trade secret protection programs, non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, privacy issues, wage/hour matters, independent contractor relationships, document retention practices, and employee handbooks, among other things. Click here to read more.

Creating Your Leave Benefits Package

leave benefits package
Your vacation and leave benefits package is an integral part of most employee benefit packages, but there
s a wide variance in the how its given, how much is given, and the methodology behind it all. With summer here, your employees are likely to begin cashing in on theirs (or at least taking time away), which makes this the perfect time to evaluate your current policies and make sure theyre up to par.

Vacation and Leave Benefits aren’t Mandatory, But You Should Offer Them

There is no federal law that requires employers to give employees vacation leave, according to the Department of Labor. Click here to read more.

The HR SOURCE Live – Bill Shackelford, Part 2

Join us on April 6 for our next The HR SOURCE Live chat again with our Director of Diversity Services, Bill Shackelford. We will be talking about putting your diversity & inclusion plan in your workplace and a preview of his seminar, “Tips & Tools for Designing, Developing, and Delivering Diversity Training That Hits The Mark,” which will be held on Wednesday, April 27 to Thursday, April 28 in Washington, D.C.

William (Bill) Shackelford has assisted scores of government agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and universities address workforce diversity issues. He has been successful in making fundamental, lasting change in organizations by using a dual strategy of working from the “top down” – coaching and mentoring executives and managers – and from the “bottom up” – empowering employees through participation on/in diversity committees and affinity groups, and is a recognized leader in the field of multicultural human resources consulting. Click here to read more.

Boot Camp for New Managers, Supervisors, and HR Professionals


Are your supervisors a little confused?


The HR SOURCE Presents: Boot Camp for New Managers, Supervisors, and HR Professionals.

This boot camp is an intensive, full-day course providing information, solutions, and real-world techniques for challenges faced by first-time supervisors and managers.

This course will feature a variety of case studies and group exercises around the following topics:

• Employment Law
• Diversity Awareness
• Conflict Management
• Performance Management
• Interviewing and Hiring
• Termination

Wednesday March 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Click here to read more.

Boot Camp for New Managers, Supervisors & HR Professionals


Are Your Supervisors Confused?

Why not send them to BOOTCAMP, a full-day, interactive course focused on the unique challenges faced by first time managers and supervisors or new HR Professionals in their jobs as new or upcoming managers. We will provide basic introductions and solutions to help meet challenging issues and give real-world techniques needed to achieve management success in today’s business environments.

This course will feature a variety of case studies and group exercises around the following topics:

• Employment Law
• Diversity Awareness
• Conflict Management
• Performance Management
• Interviewing and Hiring
• Termination

Wednesday – September 14, 2016
8:30 a.m.
Click here to read more.

SHRM16 Review

The SHRM Conference is over, but there is a lot of knowledge and swag to take back to the workplace after an epic week in D.C.

The Keynote Speakers

The keynote speakers were inspirational and thoughtful. From Amy Cuddy and our presence to Sal Khan and using education not only to learn, but as a weapon against the dangers of this world. We also need to pay attention our labor force, as they do most of dirty work by building the product as Alan Mulally and Mike Rowe remind us.

Finally, if you like it or not, our government plays a huge role in our workplace and this being a Presidential election year, it was good to hear insights from Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson of the candidates’ views. Click here to read more.