• 25 Oct 2017 11:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We're Here, We're Ready.pdf

    BIA Focus on Public Policy Series:

    “We're Here, We're Ready: How veterans, disabled adults, immigrants, and seniors can maximize your company's workforce.”

    October 31, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Grappone Conference Center, Concord

    With unemployment rates at historic lows throughout the state, many New Hampshire employers are struggling to find the workers that they need. Traditional avenues for generating employee interest - such as job fairs and newspaper ads - may not be producing the necessary results; however, there are populations with significant amounts of untapped potential and talent in the state that are often overlooked. These include veterans, disabled adults, immigrants, and seniors.

    Please join us for BIA Focus on Public Policy Series, presented by Lincoln Financial Group. A panel of experts will discuss the benefits of diversifying your workforce and thinking outside of the box regarding hiring practices. This will be followed by a Q&A session. Panelists include Todd Fahey, State Director, AARP; Tika Acharya, Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of NH; Peter Burdett, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for New Hampshire; and Lisa Hinson-Hatz, Vocational Rehabilitation State Director. Tina Sharby, Chief Human Resources Officer, Easter Seals will moderate the discussion.

    Register Now!

    There is no cost to attend the luncheon forum for BIA, BIA Capitol Connect, and partner organization’s members, but seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact Lora McMahon at 603-224-5388 x101.

  • 17 Oct 2017 6:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In support of our Workforce Readiness initiative, MAHRA’s Young Professionals Committee is looking for 5 businesses to support an event at St. Anselm College in Goffstown, NH on November 6th from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 

    As part of St. Anselm’s Access Academy’s 8-week Career Exploration program, we will support a Career Day mini event for area high school students to understand career pathways and competencies for a variety of industries. 

    We are looking for the following businesses/industries:

    1.  Medical
    2. Communications/Information Systems/Engineering
    3. Social Sciences/Education
    4. Business
    5. Athletics/Music
    Each HR Manager or business leader will meet with approximately 2-4 students at a time. 

    There is no cost to any employer who wishes to participate in this event.

    Please contact Paul Belliveau at if you, or your employer are interested attending this event for a worthy cause.

    For more information about St. Anselm’s Access Academy, click on the link below:

  • 01 Sep 2017 3:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    In partnership with the Diversity Workforce Coalition, Market Street Talent and BDS Insight, we are pleased to invite you and your chapter members to attend the 2017 “Women in Technology - Lift & Climb” event.  This year’s program features a new format to foster networking opportunities and career development.  Join us as diversity and inclusion thought leaders share their perspectives on ways to enhance opportunities for “Women in Technology.”  The event will occur on Wednesday, October 4, from 5-7pm at the 3S Art Space in Portsmouth.

    This invitation is extended to chapter members for what will be an informative evening.  (To register:




    5:00        Check-in

    5:30        Opening Remarks/Keynote

    6:00       Small Group Discussions

    6:30        Open Networking

    7:00        Closing Remarks

  • 21 Aug 2017 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Help your NH chapter and the HR State Council of NH by recertifying in 2017
    AND be entered to win $100 gift card!!!


    Have you already earned your 60 PDCs needed for SHRM recertification or are you almost there?  Did you know you can recertify early and it will not affect your renewal date?

    SHRM is offering a bonus during 2017 of $20 per chapter member designating your chapter as primary and $10 for every recertified member in the state.  AND, the HR State Council of NH wants to reward you!!  Recertify today and be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!!   

    How does it work? 

    Bob’s SHRM-CP certification cycle is February 6, 2016 – May 31, 2018.  As of today, Bob has 60 PDCs.  If Bob submits for recertification during the 2017 calendar year, his next recertification cycle will be June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2021.  Bob is entered into the $100 Visa gift card raffle, his chapter receives $20 and the State Council receives $10.

    Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  Remember, if you have more than 60 PDCs, the extra are not going to contribute to your next recertification --- but they certainly will contribute to your professional growth and development! If you have any questions, please contact Amy Wright, Certification Director at 283-5457 or email


  • 21 Aug 2017 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SHRM Certification Study Prep Seminar with Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud SHRM-SCP, SPHR will meet in the Maine Room at NE Delta Dental in Concord, NH

    SHRM Prep Flier.pdf 

  • 29 Jun 2017 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    MAHRA is pleased to announce Manchester Animal Shelter as our Charitable Partner for the 2017/18 program year.  

    Over the next 12 months, we will be providing our membership with opportunities to support, donate and participate in activities that will bring value and resources to the loving animals of our community.   

  • 29 Jun 2017 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MAHRA recognizes, supports and appreciates the men and women of the Manchester Police Department for protecting us every day by making a donation to the Manchester Police Patrolman's Association.


     From left to right:  Greg Martakos, Ken Chamberlain – President of the Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association, Trygve Halverson, Peter Richard, Officer John McInerney, Officer Dan Wood

  • 08 Jun 2017 2:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    MAHRA is recognizing our Volunteer of the Year for 2017.  Andrea Chatfield has been a member of MAHRA for 20 years.  Our volunteer has been responsible for securing sponsors/advertisers for MAHRA events/website/newsletter which enables us to have better programming and to contain costs for members.  She is certainly one of the unsung heroines of our Board.  Andrea also serves on the Government Relations and Legislative Chair for the NH HR State Council and also shares responsibility to prepare the legal updates for our newsletter. 

    Andrea serves on the Personnel Advisory Committee for the Manchester Community Health Center; she is married, lives in Bedford, and has a teenage son; she went to Syracuse University College of Law; she is counsel at Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson in Manchester NH and is licensed in NH and MA and has been practicing law for over 25 years.  She has lots of experience providing workplace trainings and public speaking.

    From left to right:      Andrea Chatfield and Robyn Chadwick

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