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Volunteering with Shrm: How to Get Support from Your Boss

Magazine article HRMagazine

Volunteering with Shrm: How to Get Support from Your Boss

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Shelli Nelson knows a thing or two about volunteering for SHRM.

Nelson is president of SHRM's 900-member Chicago chapter, which will be spearheading volunteer efforts to support the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition in the Windy City June 17-20.

Nelson, who is senior manager of talent acquisition at computer software company Relativity, has served on the chapter's board since 2011, including two years as president.

We asked her and Dorie Blesoff, chief people officer at Relativity, to share some tips for gaining your boss' support for the time and effort you spend on SHRM chapter activities.

They offered the following advice:

* Be responsible. Make sure your priorities are clear at work, and let your team deliver in the most effective way, Blesoff said. …

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