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At this time every year, people around the world stop and remember, and ask each other, "Where were you? How did you find out?"
Sharing Your Story
On Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, SHRM members on HR Talk began sharing their memories of Sept. 11, 2001: when they first learned that terrorists had hijacked airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York, into the Pentagon in Virginia, and into a field in Pennsylvania. (HR Talk)
How Work Has Changed
Since that day 14 years ago, SHRM has explored how the attacks changed the workplace--addresing employment discrimination against Muslims, handling leave for Reservists, losing staff and overcoming economic troubles.
In September 2002, HR Magazine caught up with business leaders directly affected by the attacks. "For HR professionals, the shock occurred on two levels—a personal one as well as a professional one. The fact that the attacks occurred while most people were at work pierced to the very soul of what HR is all about." (HR Magazine)
And SHRM honored one of its own who died in the attack. In 2006, SHRM Online profiled a Sept. 11 hero and HR professional who died when the second plane crashed into the World Trade Center. "Alayne Gentul was more than a manager. She was a friend with a great sense of humor, a terrific personality and 'a smile that will light up the stars,' former colleagues said in a tribute to her." (SHRM Online)
Communities around the country will hold observances today to mark the anniversary. President Obama will commemorate the Sept. 11 anniversary at Fort Meade, Md. (The Hill)
SHRM will continue to provide help to address challenges at work. See SHRM’s Disaster Prep and Response Resource Page (SHRM Online)
And we will never forget.
Beth Mirza is director of online news operations for SHRM.
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