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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 "2017 SHRM Excel Award: Platinum Chapter" and the "2017 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion".


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A message from our president

Amy Fisher - President NOARK

Amy Fisher, MBA, SPHR

2018 NOARK President

I am honored to serve as the president of NOARK for 2018 and am excited to work with some impressive board members who have already been hard at work preparing for this year. I have been a member of NOARK for ten years and have been active in our local chapter for several of those years. I have learned so much through the years by attending membership meetings with content that I can immediately apply to my job. I have learned by developing relationships with my HR colleagues at other organizations in the area, who reach out to each other for input in handling different situations in our individual organizations. I have learned by being involved and participating. I would invite you to consider being more than just an attender of meetings. Find a way to get involved and enrich your experience with NOARK.

We are planning for an exciting year. Our programs chair has already been working to get some great speakers lined up for our meetings. We are hoping to have more business credits available for those of you pursuing recertification with HRCI, both in the membership meetings and in additional opportunities outside of those times. We have heard from many of you that these business credits are important to you for your professional development.

And, being a member of the national organization, Society for Human Resource Management, SHRM, provides you with a wealth of resources right at your fingertips. Several times a week, I access the SHRM website for information on a host of topics. I am able to keep up with the ever-changing compliance landscape because of the daily newsletters provided by SHRM. Being a member of the SHRM Advocacy Team affords you the opportunity to be involved in legislative efforts affecting us, our organizations, and our employees. If you would like more information about these opportunities, please ask any one of our board members.

I am looking forward to 2018, and I am always anxious to hear from you, especially if you have suggestions for ways to make our chapter even better. Please contact me anytime.

Learn more

Check out the pages listed below for more information. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact us, & we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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 Presidents

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