The Monthly Newsletter of the Greater Madison Area SHRM
In This Edition
Government Affairs & Legal Updates
Professional DevelopmentHR Advice Network Roundtables
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship Award
GMA SHRM Idea Exchange
Workforce Readiness & DiversityWI SHRM 2016 Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Advocate Award
August Job Boot Camp - Save the Dates
GMA SHRM Social Media
GMA SHRM Announcements
GMA SHRM Member News
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Thank You from Past President Jeff Russell
"Ethnicity" may be "race" – though everyone is "White" – under § 1981
Submitted on behalf of Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark
Auto Industry Exemptions - Service Advisor
Submitted on behalf of Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark
HR Advice Network RoundtablesBy Dawn Koopman, GMA SHRM President
I’m pleased to see that our HR Advice Network Groups/Roundtables have been gaining popularity over the past few months. These informal meetings are what all HR professionals are looking for. It’s an opportunity to meet fellow HR professionals, create a relationship with them and share best practices.
Due to the popularity of these groups, we have had to make a few changes to allow for continued growth. We will now be holding events each month in three locations throughout Madison.
Hopefully you will be able to attend one that works best for your schedule and location. CLICK HERE for more information about these events.
Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR is a premier source of funding for first-time master's degree students in Human Resources. The award honors former SHRM President & CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR.
One winner is selected annually to receive a fellowship of up to $10,000. Each fellowship is renewable for one additional year for a total of two years of graduate study and up to $20,000 total for the fellowship. Doctoral students, including DBAs and Ph.D.s, are not eligible for this award.
Please visit the Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship webpage for information on how to apply for the fellowship. If you have any questions, contact Elissa Soares, Foundation Administrator, at 703-535-6020 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
All required materials must be submitted together in one package. Applications will not be returned. Completed applications must be received by Monday, August 15, 2016. All applicants will be notified of results via mail by October 31, 2016.
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In response to a specific need, we are excited to launch the “Idea Exchange” as part of your membership in GMA SHRM! The goal of the Idea Exchange is to provide a secure area for all GMA SHRM members to be able to start a dialogue and find someone to network with on a particular issue, and to share files in a more secure format - or at least share contact details so files could be shared.
This great new tool is available to all members of GMA SHRM. You simply sign in on the GMA SHRM Home Page (click on Member Log In at the top) to access questions or to provide your response!”
Once you are logged in, click on ‘File Library’ at the top right, and Idea Exchange will appear on the drop down menu.
Looking for a news outlet that is specifically designed to be inclusive of the diversity of the Greater Madison Area? Check out http://madison365.com/.
The Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Advocate Award recognizes organizations that foster an inclusive work environment in which all employees are inspired to contribute their best through their different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. This award is given to an organization who has been a role model in their local community as a strong advocate for diversity, inclusion and workplace flexibility. It is offered to promote and share best practices to increase the level of diverse, inclusive and flexible workplaces. This award will be based on organizational achievements. The Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Advocate Award is presented at our WI State SHRM Conference held October 5 - 7 in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
|Todd Bailey||Third Left Wellness LLC|
|Faustina M. Bohling||United Way of Dane County|
|Kathleen A. Buechel, PHR||Edgewood College|
|Sean Dill||GOEX Corporation|
|Stephanie Endres||Wisconsin Department of Health Services|
|Meliene Fontaine-Laska||Duluth Trading Company|
|Erica Gonzalez||Audio Contractors LLC|
|Erin A. Lundy, PHR||Cascade Asset Management|
|Ed Maxwell||Third Left Wellness|
|Ashley Meisel||Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center|
|Lori Moynihan, SPHR, GPHR||Moynihan Consulting|
|Mailor Vang Sarapanlam||Herzing University|
|Adam Sherman||Third Left Wellness, LLC|
If you are a member who is in between jobs, or who is currently employed but seeking new positions or career paths, write us a brief description of your skill set, areas of expertise, what you’re looking for, etc. Send us an e-mail. We’ll publish your information in the next HR InTouch.
Do you have an interest in writing for the HR InTouch? We have an interest in learning more about your area of expertise!
Why should you volunteer? Top three reasons: 1) to share your knowledge and experiences to educate others; 2) to become more connected in the HR and Dane County communities; and 3) to contribute towards the advancement of GMA SHRM and the HR profession.
The first step is for you to choose a submission option: you can pre-submit an article to GMA SHRM at any time for us to use in any of the upcoming newsletters, you can sign up to write for a particular month, or we can put you on a list of people to contact in future months whenever we need articles.
Because the HR InTouch is now in an online format, the size is flexible. The article should be engaging and hold readers’ attention. Include the core information in your article, and we will advise if it is too lengthy.
GMA SHRM is conscious not to allow solicitation through the articles, in an effort to protect the interests of our partners and members. The nature of the article should be educational (i.e., what are the business advantages of having a product like yours) or informational. Otherwise, if you truly are interested in advertising through the HR InTouch, you can work with our Marketing Committee. As a rule of thumb for article writing, if the submission relates to a for-profit event, or specifically markets your company (vs. your industry), it is an advertisement, and should be purchased. If it is a not-for-profit event that your company is hosting, or an announcement (i.e., a SHRM member recently joined your company), it is an acceptable addition to the HR InTouch content. If you have any questions related to the appropriateness of your submission, please contact us.
If you have questions, or to submit an article, contact GMA SHRM at firstname.lastname@example.org .