HRMA October Monthly Meeting

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What is the U.S. Skills Gap and why does it matter to your organization and to our country?



"Six Smart Strategies to Address Today's Serious Skills Gap"

Scott Ferrin, SHRM-SCP, PMP
SHRM Field Services Director

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:  1) Partner with local Workforce Development Boards     2) Work jointly with educational institutions 3) Conduct professional development 4) Establish apprenticeships 5) Retain your Baby Boomers, and 6) Hire Veterans, ex-offenders, and disabled workers.  You will analyze how these strategies can affect your organizational bottom line and ability to compete successfully.


Scott D. Ferrin has been a Regional Field Services Director for SHRM since 2010.  His primary responsibilities include managing state council relationships, serving as a liaison with state councils, chapters and volunteer leaders, and promoting SHRM membership. He attends State Council meetings and conferences, and, as his schedule permits, chapter events.  Scott resides in Mesa Arizona and supports SHRM members in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.


He has served in a variety of volunteer organizations prior to joining SHRM as a member of the staff. When hired at SHRM, he was the Legislative Director for the East Valley Human Resources Association (EVHRA), a SHRM Affiliate Chapter in Arizona. Scott is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


Scott has over 20 years of work experience in HR. Prior to joining the SHRM staff, he held titles as a Senior Workforce Planner, Workforce Planning Manager, Talent Manager, Recruiter, HR Generalist, and HR Manager for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 down to start-up companies with 20 employees.  He has worked in the mining, financial services, insurance, and education industries.


Scott has a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Weber State University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.


October 17th, 2017 11:15 AM   through   1:00 PM
Sheraton ABQ Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
United States
HRMA Member $ 30.00
Non HRMA Member $ 45.00
Pre-Paid Event Bundle (verfied at door) $ 0.00

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