Bio: Since 1994 Shira Harrington has helped employers and job seekers discover their mutual purpose. Developing a management and executive recruiting practice within the association/nonprofit industry and a career consulting practice, Shira is keen on helping her clients identify their optimal match. For job seekers, her expertise is in exploring career goals, developing networking strategies, crafting powerful resumes, and preparing for interviews. Shira is a regular speaker in the Washington, DC metro area job support groups. She is an active volunteer leader in the American Society for Association Executives and founded an executive peer roundtable, Small Association Forum for Executives, which provides a forum for best practice sharing. Shira plays an active role in the Washington, DC metropolitan human resources community. She is Past President of the Human Resources Leadership Forum, was the VP of Programs for the Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area; and she runs a monthly brown bag lunch for HR professionals in the nonprofit and association sectors. Shira is a consultant and presenter on managing the multigenerational workforce. As a subject matter expert, she brings her extensive research and her unique, ‘real world’ perspective to bridge the perceived gaps between the generations and prepare executives for the coming labor shortage. Differences in work ethic, life values, work-life expectations, teamwork, communication styles and relationship to authority are just some of the challenges facing employees of each generation. Shira has been published in the magazine of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, quoted in Federal Computer Weekly, profiled in the Washington Business Journal, interviewed in Bottom Line Briefing and is a contributing author to a new book, Motivating the Millennial Knowledge Worker. Shira earned a Masters in Public Relations with a focus on employee communications from the University of Maryland at College Park.
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