The Monthly Newsletter of the Greater Madison Area SHRM
In This Edition
Compensation & Benefits
Education & Professional Development
GMA SHRM Social Media
GMA SHRM Announcements
GMA SHRM Member News
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Join us on October 22, 2015 for an educational session about classifying a worker as an independent contractor. Jim Chiolino from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will provide an overview of the various laws enforced by the DWD. This session will provide you with the tools and knowledge to conduct careful analysis of each proposed contractor position.
Employee Recognition: Itís That Simple
Matthew Coleman (@matthewjcoleman) is the Marketing Director for MyEmployees.
Losing a key employee over compensation can be expensive (recruiting costs, training a new employee, etc.) and so can over paying employees. The GMA SHRM Compensation Survey Report provides local compensation data related to Base Pay, Total Cash Compensation, as well as Salary Range Information. It also includes information regarding Pay Practices of participating organizations
Mock Interviewers Needed for High School Students
Student Scholarship Application & Awards
There will be two $750 non-renewable scholarships awarded to students at one of the following universities provided they met the eligibility requirements.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must provide the following information:
GMA SHRM Social Media
Want to know whatís going on in HR for the other areas of Wisconsin? WI SHRM has a new blog, Forward HR. Click here to take a look.
GMA SHRM Announcements
The 2016 GMA SHRM Corporate Partner Program
GMA SHRM offers your organization a variety of unique marketing and sponsorship opportunities for reaching those Human Resource and related industry professionals. As a GMA SHRM Corporate Partner; see how your organization can successfully promote its products or services to one of the largest, most successful chapters in the United States. This is an opportunity to reach out to over 800 HR professionals representing more than 500 employers. Reach HR professionals through GMA SHRM while also enjoying the benefits included in your partnership. Volunteer GMA SHRM members will be following up through October on our limited-time offering of annual partnership opportunities. We encourage anyone with interest to contact Alise Wozniak (email@example.com) or Krista Naleid (Krista.Naleid@adeccona.com) to secure spots for 2016. We offer other advertising options during the year as well.
We appreciate your consideration of these opportunities and look forward to another successful year with our corporate partners!
The Human Capital Conference committee will be meeting soon to start planning for the 2016 conference. This yearís conference will feature Dave Ulrich and is being held Tuesday, May 3. If you are interested in helping with the planning of the conference, please reach out to Melissa Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can volunteer as much or as little time you have - we look forward to you joining us!
Time: 4:30 pm Ė 6:30 pm
Are you a new GMA SHRM member or are you a current member looking to get more involved? Come out and join us for GMA Revealed (previously known as our semi-annual member orientation)! Our newly restructured event is designed for all members of GMA SHRM. You will have an opportunity to meet each of our board members, learn about specific GMA SHRM committees and how your involvement can benefit your career. You donít want to miss this opportunity to learn about the great programs, networking opportunities and events that GMA SHRM will offer your future.
Hors díoeuvres and beverages will be provided. Although this is a free event, we would like you to register ahead of time so we can better prepare for the event size.
GMA SHRM Member News
GMA SHRM Member SpotlightName: Betsy Larsen
Where do you currently work?
Iím the HR Manager for Fish & Associates, Inc., located in Middleton.
What is the focus of your position?
Iím a generalist - my position includes benefits administration, recruitment and hiring, policy development, employee handbooks, strategic planning, corporate insurance, safety and compliance, etc. I love the variety.
How long have you been in the Human Resource field?
23 glorious years!
Which of your career accomplishments makes you proudest?
Counseling employees to overcome obstacles to attain professional growth and job happiness.
What is the best advice youíve ever received?
How to put a positive spin on things. A former boss taught me this concept, and itís stayed with me ever since.
Why did you decide to join GMA SHRM?
The connections Iíve made with other HR professionals and the professional camaraderie Iíve enjoyed is very important. I canít imagine not being a member.
Name: Kari Seay, SHRM-CP
Where do you currently work? I work for The Employer Group (TEG), located in Verona. TEG is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that partners with businesses to provide employee benefits, payroll, tax reporting, regulatory compliance, and human resource consulting. We brand ourselves as The Human Resource ResourceTM.
What is the focus of your position? As an HR Generalist, I get to work with a diverse clientele base. Part of the reason I enjoy my job is because I get to handle a broad spectrum of HR duties that include employee relations, benefits administration, recruiting, and consulting. I like the challenge that every day is something different, because it keeps me on my toes.
How long have you been in the Human Resource field? 3 years
Which of your career accomplishments makes you proudest? Recently passing the SHRM-CP exam. I was motivated, but very nervous to take the exam. Given the newness of the certification exam with SHRM, I wasnít sure what to expect, but Iím happy to say that all of my hard work paid off!
What is the best advice youíve ever received? There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. Ė Author Unknown
GMA SHRM Volunteer Spotlight
Name: Christine Wittleder
How long have you been volunteering with GMA SHRM? Seven years
What committee are you volunteering with? Currently I volunteer on the Government Affairs committee but had previously also been involved with the Marketing & Communications committee.
What do you enjoy about volunteering? I love being involved in what is going on in our profession and the community, along with meeting people and networking.
What would you say to others who are considering volunteering with GMA SHRM? Do it! Itís a great way to support the organization and be involved on the front lines as we are everyday with our jobs.
What have you gotten back from volunteering with GMA SHRM? I am always learning new things that can make me a more well-rounded HR professional.
If youíd like to be published in an issue of HR InTouch, please complete this profile and submit (along with a photo) to Melissa Versnik @ email@example.com
Welcome New Members!
GMA SHRM welcomes the following members who joined our chapter in August 2015!
Have you started with a new company? Has your organization recently promoted you to a new position? Or do you want to recognize a new person or promotion within your department? If so, we want to hear about it. Send us an e-mail, and weíll publish your good news in the next HR InTouch!
Outgoing, WOO (Winning Over Others) applicant looking for a change of career opportunity in Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, or Trainer. I am a highly motivated, team-oriented individual with previous sales, office management and education experience. I am extremely outgoing and have unique problem-solving skills. I am looking for a change in career to a more people-oriented field. I would be interested in an entry level opportunity focused on recruiting for a company or group of companies, working as a part of a talent acquisition team, or a trainer for a company or facility that needs to administer training to new personnel or new software and duties to existing personnel.
HR InTouch Guidelines
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 readersí 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 .