The Monthly Newsletter of the Greater Madison Area SHRM
In This Edition
Compensation & Benefits
Technology in HRYour LinkedIn Treasure Chest is Waiting to be Found
Education & Professional Development
PhilanthropicGMA SHRM Selects Philanthropic Partner 2015-17!
Community EventsGlow Run November 8
GMA SHRM Social Media
GMA SHRM Announcements
November 17, 2015 - GMA SHRM Strategic Summit
Professional Ethics: A Preventive Maintenance Approach
GMA SHRM Member News
Each year at this time, we reach out to our current partners to renew their partnerships as well as reach out to new organization who would find benefit in being a part of our organization. We offer different levels of benefits for all types of businesses. This is a great opportunity to create relationships with HR professionals in the Madison area. If you are interested in learning more about our 2016 Partnership program, click here.
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Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark Labor & Employment Group
Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark Labor & Employment Group
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
By Heather Kennedy, Director, Workforce Development & Diversity
Technology in HR
Your LinkedIn Treasure Chest is Waiting to be FoundBy Wayne Breitbarth, PowerFormula
Last week I stumbled upon a hidden treasure chest, and I could hardly wait to share it with you. LinkedIn hasn't given it a name, so let's just refer to it as the LinkedIn Keyword Treasure Chest.
To access the treasure chest, simply cut and paste this URL into your web browser:
Then enter the keyword or keywords you're interested in researching--for instance, https://linkedin.com/topic/search_engine_optimization. If you have multiple words, like search engine optimization, be sure to try it with a space between the words and underscores between the words, and also try abbreviations--for example, https://www.linkedin.com/topic/seo. I found that each approach will result in different useful information.
What treasure will you find?
If you're interested in search engine optimization--finding a vendor, checking out what your competitors who specialize in SEO are doing, or perhaps looking for a job as an SEO specialist--your treasure hunt will uncover:
Observations and action steps
This may seem like a lot of random information, so let me share some ideas about how you can use this information to advance your business and career.
1. Skills. Ask yourself, Have I listed all applicable skills in my Skills section?
2. Presentations. Check out what your competitors are sharing with their audiences, and make sure what you're sharing is equally valuable to your market.
3. Individuals. Check out the profiles of key individuals on the list. Does this give you any ideas about information you should add to your profile? If the person is a competitor, you may want to change your "select what others see when you've viewed their profile" setting to anonymous before stalking him/her. Then the person won't know that you've scoped out his/her profile.
4. Groups. Check them out and consider joining any groups that are relevant to your business or job search. Remember--birds of a feather flock together.
5. Jobs. If you're a job seeker, this could be the yellow brick road to your very own Oz.
6. Companies. If you're a salesperson or a job seeker, check out the Company page and see what's going on. Then click the Follow button so you can be informed of future happenings at the company that may give you an inside track to a potential sale or job opportunity.
7. Articles. Read them and learn, but also take note of the authors and ask yourself, Am I publishing articles like this about my area of expertise--and, if not, why not?
I definitely need to join you in capitalizing on this LinkedIn Keyword Treasure Chest. I need to go beyond my more obvious keywords--LinkedIn, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn consultant, LinkedIn consulting, LinkedIn trainer--and keep thinking of new keywords to try, like social selling, sales training, keynote speaker, etc. I have lots to do! How about you?
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:
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GMA SHRM Select Philanthropic Partner 2015-17
The GMA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Community Partnerships, Inc. as its philanthropic partner beginning in 2015 and running through 2017. Community Partnerships is a nonprofit organization located in Madison, that helps individuals, children, and families with mental health issues to be successful in their homes, schools, and communities.
|Lori Anderson||Unity Health Insurance|
|Britta Aulwes||Independent Living, Inc.|
|Andrew Eastman||ABR Employment Services|
|Danielle Fields||Herzing University/Urban League of Greater Madison|
|Brian K. Knobel||Mega Rentals Inc.|
|Carolyn Lenz||Fleming Development|
|Becky Maas||Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association|
|Lance Martin||Department of Children and Families of Wisconsin|
|Marcus Neumaier||The Employer Group|
|Kathleen Radionoff||Madison Area Technical College|
|Mark Richardson||GigBender LLC|
|Carlee Segebrecht||Midwestern BioAg|
|Vitalia Streuly||University of Wisconsin Whitewater|
|Alex Swoboda||Placon Corporation|
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.
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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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