Congratulations are in order!
As a result of your fundraising efforts in 2013, your chapter has been designated as a 2013 SHRM Foundation Champion. The support provided by the SHRM chapters and state councils allows the SHRM Foundation to provide opportunities available to your fellow HR professionals that they may not have had otherwise, including:
Assisting individuals in their pursuit of greater academic credentials
The SHRM Foundation awards more than $200,000 in educational and certification scholarships each year to help create the next generation of HR leaders.
Supporting researchers who bring us greater understanding of the complexities of HR
In 2013, the SHRM Foundation introduced its new Thought Leadership Initiative to inform "what's next". To achieve this vision, The SHRM Foundation is working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to conduct a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in the next 5-10 years. Additionally, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $3.8 million in research grants funding original, rigorous, empirical research studies that have direct, actionable implications for HR practice.
Creating materials that explain how HR practitioners can capitalize on the new knowledge that research providesFrom identifying emerging trends to helping HR practitioners become strategic business leaders, the SHRM Foundation’s educational products are at the forefront of the HR profession. These include the Effective Practice Guidelines series, the Executive Briefings & educational DVD series, all of which are available for complimentary download from shrmfoundation.org to SHRM members and the public.
These resources are making a difference every day by shaping the future of HR!
From all of us at the SHRM Foundation, we thank you for your commitment and support with which we were able to celebrate the 2013 Annual Campaign as our first-ever campaign to exceed $1,000,000. Please visit shrmfoundation.org to access the resources you can use to join us in making 2014 our most successful year yet!
Mark J. Schmit, Ph.D., SPHR
Volunteer Opportunity Available
A leadership opportunity is available at the South Dakota State
Council SHRM. Personal and professional growth along with
networking and education is yours when you become a
member of the State Council. Submit a resume and cover
letter to Laura Millett, 2014 State Council Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10th for review by the
Council’s executive team.
The fundamental purpose of this position is to monitor and evaluate on state
and local activities concerning diversity issues, and works with chapter
diversity directors to encourage involvement at the chapter level.
Position reports to the State Council Director.
Minimum Requirements of Positions:
1. Must be a National SHRM member in good standing, HRCI
certification is desirable.
2. Available to visit and assist chapters throughout the state.
3. Must be present at two in person and four phone conference
meetings of the state council per year. If are unable to participate
in a meeting, must provide a representative in your place (can be
from a local chapter).
4. All positions serve a two-year term beginning the first day of January
and ending the last day of December. All positions may serve in the
same position for four additional consecutive years with exception to secretary/treasurer who may serve two additional consecutive years.
Please see http://southdakota.shrm.org/board-position-descriptions for more detail.
If you have questions about the position, please contact me. You may also ask a
current Council member or President of your chapter. Thank you!
Laura Millett, SPHR
SDSHRM Council Director
On Tuesday, December 3rd SESHRM members, family, and friends joined forces to carry out Feeding South Dakota’s mission of eliminating hunger. The crew packed over 3,000 bags of food in record time to feed hungry kids in the Sioux Empire. SESHRM is proud to volunteer our time to help the 5,000 children that benefit from this wonderful program!
SESHRM Chapter #217 recognizes the many VOLUNTEERS who have assisted with numerous events in 2013 including Conferences, Programming, Awards, Salary Survey Committee and the Student Chapter.
Your input and expertise is greatly appreciated! A certificate valued at $20 for a guest to attend an upcoming 2014 regular meeting will be available to you in January!
SESHRM Board of Directors
Doug Van Beek
Mary Jo Vance
Watch for these meetings in the new year!
- March 11 – Legislative Update (Ashley Wenger and Cynthia Bremer; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.)
- April 8 – Employee Motivation, Rewards, and Recognition Systems (Jennifer Schmidtbauer; Raven Industries)