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Thriving in an HR Department on One....or More

  • 07 May 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham St., Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor



Thursday, May 7, 2020

      8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
             8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

             8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
             8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Sponsor
             9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Program

Approved for 1.50 SHRM credits, HRCI credits pending.

TOPIC: Thriving in an HR Department of One.... or More

In many small and midsize companies, the human resources department consists of one person, aka “The Department of One” (DOO).  As such, they handle every HR function for the entire organization including recruiting, onboarding, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations, compliance, technology, analytics and strategy—and are frequently responsible for other business processes at the same time.  

Join us for an informative program about how to thrive in an HR Department of One where will discuss the following:

       Changing how companies view HR

       Understand what the “C” Suite/Management want

       Building credibility

       Solo HR challenges and suggestions

       Taking HR to the next level

       Action Plan for HR Department of One

Tools, Tips, Techniques & Resources

Our Speaker:   Catharine Mirabile, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Chief Human Resources Officer, CGI Business Solutions

171 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH, 03106
(603) 232-9325,

Catharine is the Chief Human Resources Officer at CGI Business Solutions and has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources field. She currently manages the HR Support and Benefits Administration Department of CGI, which includes compliance, benefits administration, COBRA and human resources solutions for CGI's clients. She has a diverse background in the area of human resources, including compliance, staffing, employee relations, training, benefits, compensation and payroll. Catharine has utilized these skills in a variety of industries including banking, manufacturing, and technology firms.   She has served in a variety of volunteer leadership roles in her local chapter and state level with SHRM and is currently the Director for the HR State Council of New Hampshire, on the Board of Directors for NAPBA (National Association of Professional Benefits Administrators) and on the Board of Trustees with Catholic Charities New Hampshire.  In addition, Catharine is heavily involved with workplace advocacy efforts with SHRM, serving as an Advocacy Captain.  Catharine has her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).


Our Sponsor:

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Julie Moore at

LOCATION: Comfort Home Care, 147 Pelham Street, Methuen, MA 01844 - 2ND Floor - IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please be sure to park in the side parking lot to the left of the building and not in the front spaces. - Thank you for your cooperation!


More information and online registration:

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For more information:

Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP
Phone: 978-204-3207


183 Rockingham Rd., Ste 2 East

c/o Landmark Benefits

Windham, NH  03087

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