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Welcome to the Northwest Iowa / Southwest Minnesota Area Human Resource Association

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Upcoming Events

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  • June 10, 2023 to June 13, 2023
  • June 14, 2023 - 11:00am

  • June 20, 2023 - 11:30am
    ILCC Room 206 (West Entrance, South doors) Spencer Campus

    Join us Tuesday, June 20th to listen to Tori Rasmussen as she provides great resource information on recruitment and retention through radio and other media resources! 

    RSVP in person for a meal sponsored by Seasons Center in Spencer, Iowa. 

    Biography: Tori Rasmussen

    Tori is a former Cosmetologist for...

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