Happy Holidays to everyone! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your families.
We are almost done with 2013 and are getting ready for 2014. I would like to take this time to thank our outgoing Board Members for all of their hard work and dedication to SESHRM.
Tammy Wierenga – Past President
Melissa Moerike – Workforce Readiness Coordinator
Karen O’Connor – Awards & Recognition Coordinator
Garet Wyatt – Legislative Coordinator
Doug Van Beek – Program Coordinator
Amy Buss - Program Coordinator
JR Rowenhorst - Program Coordinator
The SESHRM Holiday Social is coming up. We hope to see you there on Tues., December 10th from 3-5pm at CJ Callaway’s Event Center.
- Don’t forget your cash in order to participate in the Charitable Fundraiser. Raffle tickets will be sold for gift baskets filled with great items. Money will go to Lutheran Social Services and Children’s Care.
- Professional of the Year awards will be presented
- Recognition of the 2013 Volunteers
- Appetizers provided along with a cash bar.
- Bring your business cards for networking!
RENEWALS and 5.5 STRATEGIC Credits! As you know, the SESHRM Membership Renewal email notices for 2014 have been sent out. We ask that these are renewed by December 31st. Along with your renewal being completed, you will be able to attend the January Session. In the past it has been a ½ day Strategic session. We are pleased to announce that this year the session will go until 3:15pm and you will have an opportunity to receive up to 5.5 Strategic Credits! You can attend the morning session or the afternoon session or BOTH sessions. Feel free to RSVP online now.
Have a great day!
Jody Wilson, PHR
2013 SESHRM Salary Survey
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2013 SESHRM Salary Survey! We tallied 98 participants so will have some good data for our companies to measure against this year. We are expecting to have the results by August 27, 2013.
If you did not participate or participated and are not a SESHRM member and would like to purchase the survey results please contact me to do so. In addition, please promote the Salary Survey to anyone that may be interested in purchasing the survey and have them contact me as well.
Thank you again for your participation! A special thanks as well to the Salary Survey Committee as this would not have been possible without your help!
Justin Rey, SPHR
The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the SESHRM, the EXCEL Gold Award for 2012.
The SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) has been designed to ensure a strong connection between SHRM and its affiliated chapters from a business perspective. In addition to clearly outlining the requirements to measure chapter alignment and engagement with SHRM’s overall objectives, SHAPE focuses on activities and initiatives which are more strategic in nature. These efforts allow each affiliated chapter to increase its viability and effectiveness, as well as promote the HR profession at the local level. Additionally, this program was designed to enhance the business acumen of local volunteer leaders! This program raises the bar of excellence for affiliates and introduces the EXCEL Awards – a tiered recognition and awards system.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
“This recognition is a distinct indication of the chapter’s successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” noted J. Robert Carr, Senior Vice President, Membership, Marketing & External Affairs for SHRM.
SESHRM, receives a Certificate of Recognition, a specialized banner to display at its meetings and events, and is being recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.
On behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), I want to congratulate your chapter for its achievement of attaining Membership Star status for 2012!
Even though our economy continues to be challenging, your chapter was able to overcome these challenges and still advance SHRM membership in 2012. Many chapters experienced declining membership during the year, so your chapter's ability to maintain or realize growth is to be highly commended.
As the economy continues to bounce back, we hope you will see continued growth in SHRM membership. The membership growth goal remains at 3% for 2013.
We also hope that you will continue to share best practices with your peers. In addition, your SHRM regional team is available to provide you information and guidance to support your membership initiatives.
Congratulations again on this achievement! Keep up the great work, and thanks for all you do!
All the best!
J. Robert Carr, JD, SPHR
SVP, Membership, Marketing & External Affairs
Society for Human Resource Management
Congratulations are in order! As a result of your fundraising efforts in 2012, your chapter has been designated as a 2012 SHRM Foundation Champion. The support provided by our chapters and councils allows the Foundation the ability to provide opportunities available to your fellow HR professionals that they may not have had otherwise, including:
• Research grants for cutting-edge academic studies
• More than 140 education and certification scholarships to HR professionals and students
• Educational resources including Effective Practice Guidelines reports, DVDs and Executive Briefings
These resources are making a big difference in the professional lives of your fellow SHRM members!
“I am a big advocate of SHRM for HR newbies especially while pursuing HR degrees, the white pages are very helpful with thinking outside the box! I will continue to be a SHRM member as the organization continues to communicate HR trends that empower me and keep me up to date on best practices. I would encourage HR professionals to become a member and get their certification, it will be the best validation of their career.”
- Arnita Walls
“I am extremely grateful to the Society for Human Resource Management and the opportunities the Foundation has afforded me, and my students. My affiliation with SHRM has enabled me to further my education by awarding me the educational scholarship for two consecutive years. Also, as a student chapter advisor, I have witnessed my students benefiting from the scholarship opportunities available to them through the SHRM Foundation. Students who may not otherwise be able to afford to continue their education are able to, thanks to the resources available from SHRM.”
- Caroline Black MBA, SPHR
From all of us at the SHRM Foundation, we thank you for your commitment and support with which we were able to celebrate a successful 2012. Keep up the great work and let’s make 2013 another great year!
Michael Ressegue, Development Coordinator