Magazine article HRMagazine

Chapter Takes on Manager Training

Magazine article HRMagazine

Chapter Takes on Manager Training

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Since 2004, a growing number of businesses in central Arkansas have discovered a reliable and effective resource for training their managers and supervisors-a program created and operated by the West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management.

Volunteer leaders with the chapter developed a daylong management training seminar held once a year in Hot Springs, Ark.

The event features a keynote speaker and five hours of concurrent sessions on topics that include hiring and firing, performance reviews, and employee motivation.

For creating its seminar, the Arkansas chapter was named a winner of the coveted Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Pinnacle Award in 2011.

Clear Need

For years, members of the West Central Arkansas chapter had heard comments and complaints from business owners and local executives about the lack of management training opportunities in the Hot Springs area. Executives who wanted training programs for their supervisors usually had to send them to Little Rock, about 100 miles away. …

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