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The Monthly Newsletter of the Greater Madison Area SHRM
In This Edition
Compensation and Benefits
GMA SHRM Social Media
GMA SHRM Upcoming Events
Strategic Summit - January 20
Topic: Raise Performance in Record Time, Using the Focus Framework
Toolbox - February 10
Topic: Sifting through the Generational Drama
GMA SHRM Announcements
GMA SHRM Member News
Service. The Oxford English Dictionary defines service as “the action of helping or doing work for someone.”
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Be an HR Advocate!
Contributed by Tammy Wacek
Are you interested in being a Human Resources advocate? If you want to make an impact on legislation and make your voice heard, you should join the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Advocacy Team. The goal for this program through SHRM is to establish a network of committed volunteers to serve as the face of HR within the legislative district. This will help make HR’s voice heard when legislators are developing workplace policies. As a member of the SHRM A-Team, you will also be invited to monthly webinars with updates on legislative events. To join and find out more, visit SHRM’s website at http://www.advocacy.shrm.org/about
Local compensation data is hard to find and the GMA SHRM Compensation survey is a great resource!
Losing a key employee over compensation can be expensive (recruiting costs, training a new employee, etc.) and so can over paying employees. The new GMA SHRM Compensation Survey Report will provide local compensation data related to Base Pay, Total Cash Compensation, Salary Range Information and Pay Practices.
About the 2014 GMA SHRM Compensation Survey
The GMA SHRM Programming Committee is proud to roll out the 2015 calendar of topics for Summits, Toolboxes and HR Roundtables groups! Mark your calendars today and keep an eye on your inbox for registration and more information.
You can view the full calendar of programs on the GMA SHRM Event Page or download a pdf version of the calendar by clicking on the image to the right.
The Literacy Network offers a variety of courses, tutoring and other services to Dane County community adults to further reading, writing and speaking skills. Specifically the Literacy Network offers customized language instruction to improve employees' English communication skills both on and off the job. Literacy Network excels at developing programs tailor-designed to meet your company's specific workplace needs. If you are interested in learning more please visit us at: http://litnetwork.org/programs/index.php?category_id=4493
CFA Society Madison
The CFA Society Madison is looking for 2-4 individuals interested in spending about 3 hours on January 29th (2-5pm) reviewing resumes of financial professionals and students looking to get into the investment industry. Their members are largely involved in institutional investing; however they do have a good number involved in private wealth management, among other occupations. They are holding a career planning event for their members to fine tune, seriously revamp, or get started on refining their resume, as well as hear from a career coach on proactive steps they can take to advance their careers, regardless of the stage they’re in. If you would like to help out, please contact Jeff Westra at email@example.com.
GMA SHRM Social Media
Our Member Directory is Now Mobile Friendly!
Wish you could stay connected with GMA SHRM members? Now you can search for a member, call, e-mail or find directions to their listed location and be confident that it’s up to date. Check it out today, you can now stay better connected to GMA SHRM members and it’s just a click away at http://www.gmashrm.org/mobile
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.
Topic: Raise Performance in Record Time, Using the Focus Framework
Topic: Sifting Through the Generational Drama – Reviving the Fascination We Once Had For Our Differences
Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
For the first time ever, businesses are faced with an exciting and yet complex challenge of having four generations in the workplace at one time. Each generation brings different values, skill sets, and perspectives on what “work ethic” and “loyalty” mean. These differing views can easily lead to conflict, which hurts performance and productivity. Vast amounts of knowledge and expertise exist within each generation, yet they are commonly left untapped. This program will help you gain a competitive advantage by showing you how to appropriately funnel this wealth of different experiences and turn the challenges of diverse generations into a strength.
In this presentation, attendees will:
Our speaker Karrie Landsverk is a Partner with AmericanWay University and Professional member of the National Speakers Association. Karrie brings 16 years of leadership expertise from businesses of all sizes including high-level leadership roles with a Fortune 500 company. She connects with each group she interacts with using her dynamic and energetic style while educating on topics involving leadership, communication, employee engagement, and the key to powerful relationships.
Click here for more program information!
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2015 WI SHRM Student Conference and HR Games Competition
Volunteer at the Student HR Games!
Registration is now open for the 2015 WISHRM Student Conference and HR Games. UW-Whitewater is hosting the event on March 6th and 7th, 2015. The deadline to sign-up to volunteer is February 16th, 2015. In addition to the HR Games portion, there is a number of speakers and networking opportunities for student and professional attendees.
To view opportunities and register to volunteer, click on this link: http://www.wishrm.org/2015-HRGames. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Nechodom, PHR, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.242-4100, ext. 38692.
Applications are now being accepted for the GMA Professional Scholarship! This is a $1,000 scholarship which will be awarded to a GMA SHRM member to support his or her professional development. Examples of covered eligible programs include:
Certification – Obtain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP for free!
Once you complete this process, you will earn the new SHRM credential and begin a three-year SHRM recertification cycle. You will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM Certification.
GMA SHRM Student Scholarship Winners
GMA SHRM Member Spotlight
Where do you currently work?
What is the focus of your position?
Human Resources Manager
How long have you been in the Human Resource field?
Which of your career accomplishments makes you proudest?
Developing team members to be successful in their careers.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Always gather the facts and do what is right even if it isn’t popular.
Why did you decide to join GMA SHRM?
Networking and staying up to date with HR topics.
Name: Mary Wilkosz
How long have you been volunteering with GMA SHRM?
I began volunteering with SHRM in August of 2014.
What committee are you volunteering with? Have you volunteered on other committees? If yes, which one?
I am volunteering for the Government Affairs Committee; this is the first SHRM committee I’ve participated in.
What do you enjoy about volunteering?
I really enjoy having the opportunity to meet and work with new people; it’s great to be able to share ideas, develop goals, and bring a project to fruition.
What would you say to others who are considering volunteering with GMA SHRM?
I would highly recommend volunteering to all SHRM members. The committee work helps one to grow and network at a much deeper level. Volunteering is really the best way to make the most of your membership.
What have you gotten back from volunteering with GMA SHRM?
I’m rather new to the HR field and I find the wealth of new knowledge and expertise the other members bring to the committee has been enlightening and inspirational. The Government Affairs Committee is an awesome resource for all SHRM members as the committee provides the most up-to-date information regarding exciting changes to the laws that impact our daily operations.
Welcome New Members!
GMA SHRM welcomes the following members who joined our chapter in November 2014!
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!
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.
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 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 email@example.com .