The start of 2020 has proven to be unlike any we have seen or experienced. This global pandemic is equal opportunity…impacting corporations and sole proprietors alike. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the heroes on the frontline performing mission critical and essential functions for the benefit of others! Thank you for all you do!!
Many organizations are stamping a reputation for themselves. Their actions during this time will always be remembered, for good or for bad. As HR professionals, we must make our mark as well. We must leverage our expertise and lean into the influence that we offer as business partners. This is a time to offer sound counsel on the greatest asset that any business has under their charge - their employees. What can we do as HR professionals to prepare and respond? I suggest that you use this time for self-care and self-development.
As Chapter President, the Board and I are focused on offering insightful content and virtual developmental opportunities. Let's continue to connect and engage! I have come to refer to our present state as physical distancing, not social distancing. Let's be intentional about supporting and engaging one another. Call versus text, turn on the video when you call! This new normal will present an opportunity for the Chapter to be of service to you, so that you can be a resource to your organizations and client groups.
The Chapter will be maintaining a servant leadership approach over the balance of this year. Chapter programming will look to serve our members, our strategic partners and the greater Atlanta business community at large. I welcome your participation, as well as your contributions to the future of NAAAHR-Atlanta.
Troy Felder, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
President & CEO