Last month Yakima SHRM completed one of their initiatives. Several board members gathered at Ridgeview, a local group home geared towards getting youth women back on their feet. We wanted to provide the girls with an oppurtunity to ask HR professionals about what to expect in the workforce, and the nuances of getting a job.
This two day process began on the first day by working with three youth. After our introductions we opened the discussion and enabled them to ask many questions. We varied on topics from completing an application, addressing criminal backround checks, resumes, and much more.
Day two brought more participants, and more discussions revolving HR and business topics. Participants were then given an oppurtunity to go over their resumes and partake in a mock interview. Each of us gave immediate feedback to each Ridgeview Youth upon completion, then to all in a group setting.
Participating board members also left contact information to the Ridgeview Program Administrator, in the event one of the youth had a question pertaining to resumes or job applications so they could reach out when appropriate. Overall this was an excellent service provided by the Yakima SHRM chapter and we enjoyed reaching out to serve our community.
Yakima, WA - January 16th, 2020 - Another year is officially in the books as we ring in the new decade. 2019 was no different compared to previous years in that it was full of opportunity and great efforts put forth by our community of amazing professionals. Here is a recap of our accomplishments for the past year.
March 13, 2019-Yakima, WA- We are proud to have come together with Selah School District and various other organizations to provide a Resource Fair for High School students with Disabilities.
YAKIMA, WA October 2018 – Small business owners from throughout the Yakima Valley received an overview of the most pressing Human Resources issues facing businesses in Washington.
Sarah Truglio, Small Business Advisor for Washington State Small Business Development Center network kicked off the workshop by...
Last month Yakima SHRM completed one of their initiatives. Several board members gathered at Ridgeview, a local group home geared towards getting youth women back on their feet. We wanted to provide the girls with an oppurtunity to ask HR professionals about what to expect in the workforce, and the nuances of getting a job. This two day process...
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