September 2017  

President's Report

Our August program Arkansas New Gun Law” with Brian Vandiver and Melanie McClure was very information. I hope those who attended are more prepared to revise your policy on employees who have concealed handgun license and bring their handguns to the workplace.

Thank you to the 2017 Managers’ Seminar Committee: Tara Arthur, Terry Davis, Janet Edgar, Holley Little, Mary Ann Wiestner, Deanna Harris, Tyler Porterfield, Kym Jones and Jeryleen Woerpel. We appreciate all of your hard work to make our 14th annual seminar another successful event. This was our largest turnout to date with 375 registrants. If you attended the seminar, please be sure to complete the online evaluation to give us your feedback.

Please mark your calendars for the following Programs/ Events of interest:
September 14 & 15, 2017 - Arkansas SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Affairs (ELLA) Conference (Robinson Center & DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock)
September 26, 2017 - Vote on 2017 Board
October 14, 2017
 - SGK Breast Cancer Race for the Cure (Little Rock)
TBA -WCASHRM Holiday Party (location TBA)
April 4- 6, 2018 - Arkansas SHRM Conference (Hot Springs Convention Center)
August 23, 2018 - Managers Seminar (Hot Springs Convention Center)

If you are planning to attend the Arkansas SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Affairs Conference registration is still open.  Last year, the conference sold out, so get your registration submitted.

Thank you to everyone who donated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Please continue to support our community outreach programs.  Our chapter is making a difference in our community.

The 2017 Board Nominations are being reviewed, and the nominees will be announced in the near future. Please send your nominations by August 31st. As a reminder, Members will vote on the new Board at our September meeting.

Our next meeting will be on September 26, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent Health Center. See you there!


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Meeting Topic

Project Search
September 26, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CHI St. Vincent's Hot Springs McCauley Room

Discussion the Project Search program for young adults with disabilities whose goal is to find competitive and sustainable employment within the community. 

1 hour SHRM and HRCI pending


WCASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 

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Monthly Sponsor


The Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA) was established in 1987 as non-profit, independent organ procurement agency. ARORA is headquartered in Little Rock with a regional office in Fayetteville, is managed by an Executive Director and governed by a Board of Directors who are community volunteers. ARORA is also served by an Advisory Council, representing various stake holders in transplantation, including transplant recipients and donor families. ARORA’s primary mission is to restore lives through the recovery of organs and tissues.

Your company can be a part of this mission by joining with ARORA as a Workplace Partner. The Workplace Partnership program offers employees donor education, and the opportunity to register as organ, eye and tissue donors to save and enhance lives. There is no cost to your company, and your participation can make a lasting impact on generations to come.

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Managers' Seminar

This was our largest Managers Seminar ever with 375 attendees. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and attended. Our keynote, Scott Mann posted photos on his Facebook page, and we'll be posting some on the WCASHRM Facebook page. Mark your calendars for August 23, 2018 for our 15th Annual WCASHRM Managers Seminar!

 Thank you to FirstStaff for being our event Presenting Sponsor!


 Thank you to the committee:
 Tara Mauk Arthur – Chair
Holley Little – Programs
Janet Edgar – Sponsors & Vendors
Terry Davis – Registration
Deanna Harris – Publicity
Shayne King & MaryAnn Wiestner – Doorprizes
Tyler Porterfield - Facilities 

Thank you to our speakers:
Scott Mann
Tom Baxley
Wes Booker

Bruce Cross
Dan Herrington

Jason Hudnell
Sherry Johnson
CW Miller

Thank you to our concurrent session sponsors:

Thank you to our vendors:
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Arkansas Heart Hospital
Arkansas Records Management
Arkansas Workforce Center
Bariatric Metabolic Institute
Community Coffee
Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
First Security Bank
Governor’s Dislocated Taskforce
Henderson State University
Morgan Stanley
National Park College
New Directions Behavioral Health
Regions Bank 

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Membership Corner

Please join me in welcoming our newest members and renewals for the month of August:

New Member:

Allison Ramsey - Triumph Airborne Structures

SHRM Membership
We received notice that several of you have lapsed your SHRM membership. As a reminder, your chapter membership is free with your SHRM Membership, so please renew with SHRM as soon as possible. Please keep us informed of your status or we'll have to remove you from our roster.

Help us GROW our chapter….Do you know someone in HR that is not a member of our chapter?  Please continue to reach out to local HR professionals (potential members) and invite them to one of our meetings. As we did in years past, bring a guest to the meeting, receive one chance for the end of the year drawing – if the guest joins the chapter, you will receive an additional chance for the drawing.  Pro-rated dues are available if not a SHRM Member and Dues are free for SHRM Members who designate WCASHRM as their primary chapter. Email for info.

Are you a member of SHRM?  Are you not sure WHY you should be a member of SHRM?  Click on the link below to learn why more than 285,000 HR professionals are members of SHRM and see all the benefits a SHRM membership has to offer.

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Meet the 2017 WCASHRM Scholarship Award Recipient!


My name is Christina McNutt and I am seeking a degree for Business Management with emphasis in Human Resources. I am currently a junior, completing a full class schedule online at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I also work full time as Head Teller at Diamond Bank in Hot Springs. I have always liked working with people and enjoy interacting with my co workers. I am ready to get started with my career and grow my knowledge as I feel that I can be a great asset to this field. I want to thank WCASHRM for this scholarship and giving me the opportunity to be able to continue to pursue my goals. I hope to one day be apart of a wonderful organization such as this!

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Upcoming Events

Thank you for your generous donations in August to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Foundation.

This month we are holding an underwear drive to benefit the CALL.

Did you know that there are over 5,000 children in foster care and less than 2,000 foster homes in Arkansas? Our state is in a state of crisis. Since 2014, the number of children in foster care has steadily increased. The State of Arkansas is scratching its head, trying to figure out what to do about the problem.

In the past 10 years, The CALL, which is a non-profit organization, has helped open over 1,161 foster homes and 369 adoption homes. Over 501 children have been adopted by families supported by The CALL.

They need people willing to donate their time, talent, and resources to help eliminate the crisis in Arkansas. If you have an extra hour a week, or a few hours a month or maybe more, they would love to get you plugged in. Check out their volunteer page on the website:

Last year our company held several fundraisers and donated pajamas for The CALL. There is always a need of items, so today we want to help them collect underwear. They can use for all ages, but specifically NEED UNDERWEAR FOR LITTLE CHILDREN. Please bring your donated items to the September meeting or mail a donation to The CALL. PO Box 25524, Little Rock, AR 72221-5524.

We are still working on filling up the year, so please email me at if you have any suggestions on an organization that would benefit from one of our drives.

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Workforce Readiness

As written in the charter application two years ago, Hot Springs World Class High school has started the process of  providing students with internships related to their career path. Internships are an invaluable experience to students. They provide the necessary skills for students to be successful in their chosen career path, and they provide students an opportunity to learn real-world communication, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.  As theymove throughout the school year, Hot Springs School will develop more internships to offer students a value-added diploma through internship partners.

If you would like to find out more information about our internship process, please contact Crystal Myers, Instructional Facilitator for Career Services at HSWCHS.  

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Go to the Top of the HR Class

It’s Back to School time, as millions of students prepare to head back to classes. This is also the time that HR professionals should be thinking about their own professional development opportunities – to leap to the top of the HR profession.

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Empowering Equality: 5 Challenges Faced by Women Entrepreneurs

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ORG Development Specialist with St Vincent Health System

JOB SUMMARY: Design and implement structured training and development strategies.  Teach/facilitate training programs utilizing applicable adult learning principals. Operate as an internal consultant by employing strong organizational development consulting skills. Complete and share evaluation, measurement and reporting methods to show effectiveness of training programs.  Follow up and coach co-workers, front line and middle leaders on training content and skill development in order to achieve ministry results.



  • Teach/facilitate training programs
  • Apply various adult learning principals during development and delivery of courses
  • Apply basic performance consulting skills
  • Design and implement training programs within assigned facility/departments served
  • Complete and share evaluation/measurement reports to show effectiveness of training programs
  • Support training strategy by actively participating in various leadership meetings and coworker forums and communicating strategy with facility served
  • Provide project management support to assist with organizational change or performance improvement
  • Follow up and coach front line coworkers on training content and skill development
  • Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the St. Vincent Health System mission, vision, and core values in leadership behavior, practices and decisions
  • Develops, facilitates and evaluates new coworker orientation program for staff and providers on an on-going basis
  • Leads in development of training materials for and the delivery of new coworker orientation
  • Assesses educational needs through a variety of methods both formal and informal
  • Coordinates and leads project team meetings as needed 


  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal relationships with hospital leadership, staff, physicians, ancillary staff and all other members of the Health Care Team
  • Promotes positive department and organizational problem resolution, promotes teamwork, cohesiveness, and time management among self and other staff members 



Education:  Bachelor’s Degree Required (Discipline Specific).

Experience:  Minimum of 1-5 years education/training experience; previous experience developing and delivering curriculum preferred. Proficiency in the use of computer applications, specifically using PowerPoint and eLearning platforms. Previous experience in project management as well as people management.

Physical Requirements:  This job requires, at various times, the following physical activities; climbing, balancing, sitting, stopping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, carrying, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  Must be able to lift 20 lbs.  Must be able to stand for four or more hours.  Must be able to bend, reach, and manipulate bulky objects.

Skills:   Demonstrated facilitation/training skills. Basic education and organizational development consulting skills.  Superior organizational and classroom management skills.  Demonstrates excellent written and communication skills with multiple customers.   Displays excellent critical thinking/synthesis skills, effective facilitation and problem solving skills.  Demonstrates ability to build and promote effective working relationships with multiple types of disciplines.  Posses the ability to multi-task, identify resource needs/problems, and implement creative solutions.  Exhibits the ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.


Recruiter Coordinator with ST. VINCENT HEALTH SYSTEM

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources                            

JOB SUMMARY:Manage recruitment and job placement activities of the organization. Abide by and actively support the philosophy of the facility. Administer/abide by human resource policies and procedures. 


Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year college and one to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Experience:Previous experience in human resources and recruitment is required.  Ability to work independently is essential.  Ability to apply technical/professional knowledge as appropriate is essential. 

Physical Requirements: Performs tasks, which require hand/eye coordination. Must be able to hear normal sounds with some background noises. Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time. Must have ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

Skills: Word Processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel). Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written. Accurate typing; ability to perform multiple tasks; ability to work independently without close supervision; decision making skills.

PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Employees, applicants, leaders, vendors, and the public

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Human Resources manager, VP and leaders


  • Develop and implement programs, plans, policies and procedures for recruitment, testing, selections, and job placement.
  • Plan and direct activities in carrying out such functions as developing sources of qualified applicants, screening applicants, scheduling and conducting interviews, administering tests, checking references and backgrounds, evaluation application qualifications and extending offers of employment.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with educational institutions, employment agencies, placement firms and other sources of applicants.
  • Develop and manage on-campus and off-site recruitment programs including job fairs, trade shows and media presence.
  • Maintain data on recruitment activities, applicant flow, interviews, hires, transfers, promotions, and terminations. Prepare and analyze statistical reports and other data to monitor applicant flow, selection and turnover for compliance with legal regulations and with organization goals and policies.
  • Consult with management to prepare advertising projections and employment policies, procedures and practices.



QUAPAW HOUSE INC, a non-profit substance abuse treatment facility, is looking for dependable team members that want to join us in changing the lives of our clients. We are looking for an HR Generalist that will be a key addition to our Human Resources Department and will manage day to day HR operations. Responsibilities will include administration of human resources policies, recruiting and staffing logistics, employee orientation, compensation and benefits administration, employee safety, compliance to regulatory agencies, departmental development, employee relations, and training and development. Applicants must be able to pass a drug test & background check. Email resume to or mail to Quapaw House, Attn: Teri Zaner, PO Box 3450, Hot Springs, AR 71914. Quapaw House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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