Welcome to the Human Resource Society of Prince Georges County
We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 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!
Message from the President
Greetings HRSPGC members!
It is hard to believe that the first quarter of 2014 is almost over. No matter how fast you move it seems that time just keeps moving faster. HRSPGC has also been very busy and I would like to take a few moments to share with you some of our activities. I first want to thank all of the new members and members who renewed in 2013. HRSPGC achieved Super Star status because of our membership growth. Our goal is to keep growing and keep providing you a great local SHRM chapter.
A few weeks ago we started a contest for changing the name of HRSPGC. We received a lot of great suggestions and thank you to all who provided submissions. As HRSPGC continues to be the HR leader for Prince Georges County we need to make sure our name continues to reflect what we do. Many companies have made the hard decision to change their name to better reflect their brand, for example, Kentucky Fried Chicken is now KFC to reflect that not all of their food is fried. Here are a few more for laughs, the Microwave was originally called the Radar Oven and WebEx used to be called Active Touch. Changing a company’s name can affect the marketing, position and awareness of the business or product. The board has decided to take a look and see if it is now time for a change of the organization’s name for better alignment while maintaining our mission and vision that we have had for the past 10 years. Now that we have the submissions we will be hosting an open forum at our May meeting for all members to see the submissions and provide their thoughts. The final vote on the name change will be at the end of May where all members will be able to vote on keeping the current name or picking one of the submissions.
Our Programs Director, Denise Keys, is doing an awesome job getting a great line up of speakers for this spring. March’s chapter meeting is a joint meeting with the UMUC student chapter, April’s meeting will have our SHRM representative speaking on managing the exodus of the boomer generation from the workforce, May we will have a speaker on recruiting, and June we have a speaker from the OFCCP to discuss the new AAP changes. Please remember the chapter meetings are included in your membership and most offer HRCI credits. Don’t miss these exciting opportunities to earn credits and network with other human resource professionals. We offer the most cost effective membership in the area compared to other local HR chapters so take advantage of your local chapter membership.
The March meeting is our kickoff for renewing HRSPGC’s partnership with the UMUC student SHRM chapter. We are planning more activities this year that we will need assistance from our members. We are planning mock interview sessions, resume review for the HR students, and HR panel discussions. This is a great way to pay it forward for the next generation of HR professionals and HRSPGC wants to do all we can to assist them. More details will be forthcoming regarding these activities and we hope many of you can help make this a strong partnership.
I thank you for your membership and continued support of HRSPGC. Your suggestions are always welcome for programs or projects that HRSPGC can engage in.
Valerie R. Utsey, PHR
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Welcome to the Human Resource Society of Prince George's County
Located in Maryland's gorgeous Prince George's county, we are diverse talent serving a diverse community. Affectionately known as HRSPGC, we strive to promote and advance the Human Resource profession, and we invite you to join us. If you are a human resource professional or student who wants an affiliation with a local chapter, HRSPGC may be the place for you. Please see the "About Us" page for information about our history, vision, and goals. Also, please visit our schedule of meetings and other events, and plan to attend one soon. Membership applications are also available on this site for new and renewing members. We are looking forward to either establishing a new relationship or continuing our existing relationship with you this year.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please complete the "Contact Us" form, and someone will respond to you within two business days. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to see you soon.
Valerie Utsey, PHR
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