• 11 Jan 2018 9:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Hero Award is awarded each year to just one Granite State HR Hero who takes pride in advancing the HR profession and devotes valuable time to volunteering in their community. The HR Hero Award is generously sponsored by Hays Companies.

    The Granite State Human Resources Conference HR Hero Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Hero Award. Please take a moment to review the attached nomination form and think about a deserving individual you might like to nominate.

    We are accepting Nominations through February 12, 2018.

     Granite State HR Hero 2018 Nomination.pdf

    The winner will be honored at the Granite State HR Conference which will be held on March 26-27, 2018.  For more information on the conference and a list of past HR Heroes please go to

    Thank you!

    HR Hero Committee

    Jody Bugbee, Jennifer Kinville, Charla Stevens,  Anne Vallette

  • 10 Jan 2018 7:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Each year we review the Top Ten most common wage and hour violations in New Hampshire.  Because the stakes for noncompliance under state and federal wage and hour laws are higher than ever before employers of all sizes and types need to pay attention to these violations to stay in compliance and to avoid expensive civil penalties and wage adjustment orders from NHDOL.

    Read more ...

    Wage and Hour Top Ten Holiday Hit List (MAHRA) 2017.docx

  • 01 Jan 2018 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One of the three research articles SHRM's Technology & HR Management Expertise panel submitted to the SHRM Foundation this year is on the subject of People/HR Analytics, by:
         - Baskaran Ambalavanan, MBA, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR, PHRca, and
    Paul Belliveau, MBA, SHRM-SCP, HRIP, SPHR

    This increasingly important trend is driven by mobile technologies with ready-access to gobs of data, ubiquity of cloud HR systems, and computational devices that sift multiple data sources to uncover the most relevant information for use in workforce planning, talent management, work redesign, operational improvement and increasing employee experience.

    Show more:

  • 21 Dec 2017 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Word of the Day:


    Neurodiversity is the range of discrete variations in the nervous systems of individuals across the population, particularly in ways that are manifested in clusters of non-standard behaviors.

    Neurodiversity includes conditions such as ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactive disorder), the autism spectrum, chronic and acute anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The term neurodiversity paradigm is often used when referring to an alternative way of thinking about neurological differences in contrast to the medical model, which sometimes categorizes minority neurological variants as "disorders."

    As recognition grows about the strengths a diverse workforce can bring to a business, the topic of neurodiversity has begun to be included in many diversity training initiatives. The emphasis is on recognizing that people with non-standard neurological wiring may also possess unique strengths and abilities that can help a company create value.

    The neurodiversity movement was developed, at least in part, to remove any stigma attached to variations by defining them as neurotypes. An individual whose neurological makeup has no identifiable variation from the cultural norm is categorized as neurotypical (NT). Given the number of identifiable ways that people can differ in their neurologically-based traits, however, some critics of the neurodiversity movement point out that the brain is so complex, that when it comes to mapping how the human brain is wired, no one is truly neurotypical.

  • 15 Dec 2017 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We would like to thank all of our members for their referrals and recommendations. 

    We have surpassed 200 members this program year!

    We feel we will be able to meet MAHRA’s goal of 215 by June, 2018. 

    Please keep the referrals coming. 

    Thank you again for your continued dedication and support of MAHRA and the Human Resources Industry.

  • 30 Nov 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A glimpse into some of the technologies behind the strategic HR/Business solutions of today ... and into the future.

    - a recent SHRM Resources and Tools article by Josh Bersin,

    Viewpoint: From ‘Systems of Record’ to ‘Systems of Productivity’.



  • 30 Nov 2017 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This topic comes up all too often, not only from the HR perspective, but even more so, from the business functions that HR serves.  We talk about this frequently on the SHRM Technology Expertise panel, and is reflected in the research articles the panel submits to SHRM for publication to its members.

    Please check out this article:

  • 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:

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