A&M Internationalıs Human Resourses Hosts LAHRM Meeting

Texas A&M International Universityıs Office of Human Resources hosted a monthly meeting of the Laredo Association for Human Resource Management (LAHRM) and provided LAHRM members with ventures on the information superhighway via the Universityıs state-of-the-art computer network.

After the business meeting and a luncheon in the Great Room of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building, the 40-plus members viewed a computerized demonstration of the Universityıs Home Page and Office of Human Resources web site as well as other sites of interest to human resource professionals.

Following the demonstration, a campus tour was provided. The group was also updated on continuing education opportunities and professional development options.

Elizabeth N. Martinez, Director of Human Resources for the University, said the afternoon offered local LAHRM members a hands-on opportunity to see how on-line technology can benefit the human resource function.

³The University now posts all job announcements and human resources news on-line via Home Page access. This widens our employee recruitment reach and provides us with an expanded presence that could only be duplicated by expensive advertising efforts.

In addition, our on-line presence allows us to receive inquiries by email and can speed applicant processing. The University investment in technology has helped to streamline the human resources function and we believe on-line access is the new standard most human resources offices will embrace within the next five years,² she said.

For additional information on the LAHRM group or its meeting at Texas A&M International University, please contact Martinez at 326 - 2365, email her at enmartinez@tamiu.edu or visit offices at the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building room 255 West.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.