YP Connect - Step Up: Manage (or Start) your HR Career in Atlanta's Competitive Market
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Step Up – Manage (or Start) your HR Career in Atlanta’s Competitive Market

When: 6/22/2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: The Georgian Club
100 Galleria Parkway SE
Suite 1700
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Have you ever asked, "How Can I stand out in a crowd?"

Are you making the right impression in the crowd of HR professionals in the Atlanta market?  Are you interested in getting into the field of HR but don’t know if your current skills are transferrable? Do you have the right network to support your professional goals? 

Join us and a team of expert recruiters as we discuss the most sought-after HR skills, salary trends, and the value of cultivating the right relationships. Whether you are looking for advice on how to elevate your career as a young professional or looking for a new opportunity in the HR profession you won’t want to miss this conversation.


Teela Jackson is the Vice President, HR Search with Talent Connections, LLC. She is also faculty with Career Spa, LLC. Teela has been with the firm since2005 and leads the Atlanta HR Search Practice. She has progressive corporate talent acquisition experience with mid-size, large organizations and Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about connecting companies and organizations with top talent! She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), past SHRM-Atlanta President and serves as SHRM Georgia District Director. Teela earned an MBA from Mercer University Atlanta and a BSBA from University of Tennessee Martin.



Tom Darrow, Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC. Tom has almost 30 years’ experience in the Human Resources and Recruitment profession -- including 9 years with the global professional services firms of Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Atlanta Chapter (SHRM-Atlanta). At the National level, he has served on the SHRM Foundation Board from 2010 to 2017 and was Board Chair in 2015 and 2016. Last year, he was chosen at Inaugural Board President for the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP). Tom earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. 

Lin Bennett is the VP of Business Development and Marketing for the Atlanta area office of Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC. She has over twenty years of experience in relationship building, recruitment, and business development. Lin believes that focusing on the needs of her clients first will foster partnerships that will benefit both the client and their firm. Lin earned her M.B.A. and undergraduate degree from Babson College.

Allison Auld is the Director of Talent Delivery at Talent Connections, LLC. She is also faculty with Career Spa, LLC. She is an experienced HR professional who has worked in large and mid-size companies. She has a passion for connecting into the business to understand how to best strategize and problem solve in finding exceptional talent for her clients. Allison received her Bachelors of Science from Illinois State University. 

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Parking/Attire: The Georgia Club is located on the 17th floor of the building. Attire for the Georgian Club is business-smart. Parking is complimentary in the deck behind the building or in the open lot beside the building.


Networking: 5:30 pm - 6 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions: 6 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Managing Your HR Career: 6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

  • Teela Jackson, Vice President of HR Search with Talent Connections, LLC -  How to Navigate Atlanta’s HR Market
  • Tom Darrow, Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC - Future State of HR in Atlanta

Panel Discussion: 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Teela will moderate and provide a few conversation starter questions for the panel

  • Allison Auld, Director of Talent Delivery with Talent Connections, LLC
  • Tom Darrow, Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC
  • Lin Bennett, Vice President of Business Development with Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC

Advance Registration Deadline: June 15, 2017
Cancellation Deadline: June 15, 2017

Registration Rates: Advanced Regular/Onsite
Member $25.00 $35.00
Future Member $35.00 $45.00
Student Member $15.00 $25.00

Can’t make it? Can someone from your office attend in your place? Transfers/Substitutions are allowed; however, the non-member rate may apply. To transfer your registration to another individual, you must submit your request via email to info@shrmatlanta.org.

Bill Me Payment Selection

If you selected Bill Me as the payment method, you will receive an email with a link to your invoice. Payment must be received within 10 days of the registration date, otherwise the registration is subject to cancellation, and registration discounts may no longer be available.Registrations received within 10 days of the event with a Bill Me  payment selection will not be accepted. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received by SHRM-Atlanta.

If you have any questions please contact SHRM-Atlanta registration at 404-442-7335 or email us.

Cancellation Policy: To be eligible for a refund, all cancellation refund requests must be submitted via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Refunds will be issued within 30 days. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.