The Central Maine Human Resources Association has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Pinnacle Award, which is given by the national group Society for Human Resources Management. Winners will be announced at SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.
CMHRA is a finalist because of its creation of HR Thursdays, a partnership between the Central Maine Human Resource Association, the Maine CareerCenters, and the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Workshops in the HR Thursday series were designed to help businesses create meaningful recruitment, training and retention strategies.
In addition, the HR Thursdays increased access to programming for the local HR community, hiring managers and business leaders. The three partners worked together to increase visibility of each organization and to raise awareness of critical conversations around recruitment, retention and training.
Much of the credit for the series goes to CMHRA Vice President Mary LaFontaine, who has worked to create programs that will help local businesses.