The Monthly Newsletter of the Greater Madison Area SHRM
In This Edition
Government Affairs & Legal Updates
Professional DevelopmentGMA SHRM Professional Awards Program
SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition - 2016
Workforce Readiness & DiversityExpand Recruitment and Improve Retention - Transportation
The Latest from the WRDC
GMA SHRM Social Media
GMA SHRM Announcements
GMA SHRM Student Night
2016 Human Capital Conference
Mark your calendar TODAY and register early! Early bird registration is through April 22. I hope to see you there!
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EEO-1 New Reporting
In February 2016 the Dept. of Labor published proposed regulations which will require W-2 wage information to be included according to job categories with 12 "pay bands." All companies with 100 employees or more are required to submit an annual EEO-1 Report to the EEOC. The new report does not require personal identity information, rather it will track the EEO category and wages of each employee within each pay band. This report will be used in the analysis of pay disparities based on gender, race, ethnicity, etc. The rules would go into effect in September 2017.
Trend Continues – Medical Marijuana Use Not Protected
The annual $1,000 award will be given to a GMA SHRM member to support his or her professional development.
Examples of covered eligible programs include:
• Attendance at a National/State SHRM conference
• Post-secondary degree in business or human resources related discipline
• Support of certification or re-certification (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, CCP, CEBS, etc.)
• Certificate programs in business or human resources related discipline
Eligible applicants for the GMA SHRM Professional Awards Program must meet the following criteria:
• GMA SHRM Member
• Currently working in an HR related field
• Current GMA SHRM Board Members are not eligible
The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest and best HR event in the world, providing your organization with the tools and resources you need to create and implement the successful HR practices that will ensure that your company will thrive.
Expand Recruitment and Improve Retention - TransportationAre you looking to expand employee recruitment and improve retention? Is transportation a barrier to employment for your potential employees, due to scheduling conflicts or inaccessibility?
In 1984, hard-working citizens began receiving tax-free benefits from the IRS for commuting to work via public transportation. Since parking and transit ridership fees are on the rise in most cities, today’s benefits have been expanded to include parking, vanpools, and biking (IRS Section 132(f)).
With these benefits, our goal is to increase employment amongst South Madison residents of all backgrounds and skill-levels by establishing reliable alternative modes of transportation to/from work. Together we can bridge the transportation gap that currently exists and improve the economic health of Dane County!
How does this benefit you, the employer?
On April 19, 2016, at 9:00AM we invite you to participate in this discussion, as community employers are crucial in finding a solution. This meeting will take place at the Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Ave, Room 16. Please RSVP by Friday, April 8, 2016.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact:
Office of Economic & Workforce Development
Dane County Executive’s Office
Room 421, City County Building
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53703
In February, members from the WRDC met and discussed WRDC 2021 and goals for 2016-2017. In general, the team wanted to narrow the focus of the WRDC and place more emphasis on increasing the diversity maturity of our broader membership. Our membership spans the spectrum from those very skilled in leading diversity and inclusion efforts to those that are just getting started. To help you, our goals for GMA SHRM for 2016 and 2017 are:
We encourage you to get involved with the WRDC, as a committee member, sub-committee member, or by attending our events. This is an exciting time for the WRDC, GMA SHRM, and our Greater Madison Area employers. Won't you join us?
GMA SHRM Social Media
Want to know what’s 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
Community Partnerships Event Recap
Community Partnerships hosted a “Family Fun Night” on March 22nd, 2016 at Play n’ Wisconsin for all children, youth, and families served by Community Partnerships’ programs. With the support of GMA-SHRM and KFC of Dane County, we hosted over 100 participants for a fun, social night out for families to play together and enjoy dinner. In addition to program participants from Early Childhood Initiative and Children Come First programs attending the event, a couple of young adults from our Transition to Independence program volunteered at the event. The Family Fun Night event was very successful and offered parents and children an opportunity to connect with other families and enjoy a night out together! Community Partnerships is incredibly grateful for the support and generosity of GMA SHRM and KFC of Dane County. Thank you for making this event memorable!
On Thursday, April 28th, GMA SHRM is Hosting an All Student Night Out in partnership with UW SHRM for all interested SHRM student members in the state, to participate in a professional networking event with student peers and industry professionals.
GMA SHRM is excited to announce our 11th Annual Human Capital Conference will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI!
GMA SHRM Member News
GMA SHRM Member SpotlightName: Lars Schultz
Where do you currently work?
The Murphy Insurance Group a division of HUB International
What is the focus of your position?
My business primarily focuses on consulting with groups on their employee benefits and the companies most valuable asset, their employees.
How long have you been in the Human Resource field?
I have worked alongside Human Resources for the last 8 years. Working in recruiting and staffing and now with my career partnering with Human Resources on their employee benefits.
Which of your career accomplishments makes you proudest?
I think what has been great about my career is that I have always been helping people. If it wasn’t finding them a job it was helping educate them on the Affordable Care Act or something down those lines. I have met a lot of amazing people along the way.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
My dad always said to me, “Don’t be afraid to fail, some of the greatest people have failed thousands of times. It is what you learn from it.”
Why did you decide to join GMA SHRM?
I joined GMA SHRM because I knew it would be a great way to stay connected with the HR community as well as know what issues are top of mind with human resources professionals. Great networking opportunities and I felt that I would be able to be a resource for members as well.
GMA SHRM Volunteer Spotlight
Name: Lori Kannenberg Dorn, CLM
How long have you been volunteering with GMA SHRM? Since 2007
What committee are you volunteering with? Have you volunteered on other committees? If yes, which one? The Programming Committee. I accepted the Talent Management Chair position in 2012.
What do you enjoy about volunteering? Continuing education has always been a high priority for me. I enjoy providing educational opportunities for people to expand their skills while also working on my self-improvement. Serving on the Programming Committee has given me the opportunity to do both.
What would you say to others who are considering volunteering with GMA SHRM? Give a little, gain a lot! Volunteering with GMA SHRM provides you with an opportunity to build your skills, enhance your resume, develop a network of professional contacts and have fun!
What have you gotten back from volunteering with GMA SHRM?GMA SHRM has provided me with a strong network of peers who are always willing to help when questions arise.
If you’d like to be published in an issue of HR InTouch, please complete this profile and submit (along with a photo) to Brittany Hanson @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome New Members!
GMA SHRM welcomes the following members who joined our chapter in January 2016!
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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 we’ll publish your good news in the next HR InTouch!
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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.
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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.
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