The Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association (NOARK) has been providing service to the Human Resources community of Northwest Arkansas since September 2, 1971. NOARK is a not-for-profit organization with a membership of more than 300+ Human Resource professionals, with over 225 companies represented. As the local SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) affiliate Chapter 0148, NOARK has been awarded numerous awards including most recently the "2020 SHRM Excel Award: Platinum Chapter."

A message from our president

Misty McGlothlin

2024 NOARK President

Well, we have another year on the books. Time though isn’t waiting around for anyone. As leaders, let’s continue:

Expressing Appreciation – “Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” -- Unknown 
Prioritizing Development - “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.  If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar
Embracing Change – “Don’t be afraid of change. It is leading you to a new beginning.” – Joyce Meyer

I pulled these thoughts from the widely popular LinkedIn account Leadership First.  Founder Gifford Thomas’ compendium of quotes from thought leaders across various professions is inspiring.  Check it out for yourself by downloading his free 125-page Book of Quotes.

NOARK strives to provide our professional community with resources to elevate the employee and the employer.  Whether the topic is employee relations, compensation, DE&I, benefits, employment law, recruiting, or professional development, you can count on NOARK for assistance.  Stay connected with us via LinkedIn, monthly meetings, regional surveys, state conferences, and member connect events this year!  www.noark.org

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Board of Directors

The NOARK Board of directors is a hard-working group of volunteers who take time from their busy schedules to make NOARK a vital resource to HR Professionals in Northwest Arkansas.  Continue Reading »

Student Chapters

Student Chapters are an integral part of NOARK, helping students on the path to becoming HR Professionals.  Continue Reading »

Chapter Committees

The NOARK Chapter Committees are each devoted to a particular aspect of service for HR Professionals. From diversity to workplace readiness, every day the Chapter Committees are Advancing the Profession... Serving the Professional.  Continue Reading »

State HR Council

Learn about the Arkansas SHRM State Council, Inc. ARSHRM provides services and education to HR Professionals throughout the state of Arkansas and is host of the Arkansas State Human Resources Conference and Expo.  Continue Reading »

SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation's work includes innovative academic research grants, scholarships and educational resources.  Continue Reading »

NOARK Past Presidents

Past presidents of the Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association.  Continue Reading »