CWSHRM Kicks Off New Member Initiative

As a chapter of WI SHRM, our mission is to promote HR excellence through education, leadership and networking.  As part of our strategic membership engagement goal, our Board and Leadership team created the Pinnacle Passport.  The passport encourages members to participate in various opportunities such as attending membership meetings and conferences, volunteerism, networking, bringing guests to membership meetings and several other areas.  The passport provides a list of events happening within the year for members to attend for a quick at a glance summary.

Members that complete the requirements are entered into a drawing to win a fantastic prize at our annual December meeting.  Below is a list of the requirements.   We kicked off this new initiative at our January meeting and are excited to see how this initiative will impact membership engagement!  Stay tuned for our Blog on this next year!  Feel free to use this initiative for your chapter as well!

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February 2018 Local Chapter Programming

Looking for a local chapter program to attend in February?  Here is what is happening around Wisconsin.  Also, make sure you check out the Day on The Hill event coming up on February 21.

DATE OF EVENT TOPIC CITY HOST CHAPTER
Thursday, February 8, 2018 Unleashing your Generational Awesomeness to Increase Employee Performance and Customer Satisfaction Wausau Central Wisconsin SHRM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 “Colors” Training Beloit Blackhawk HRA
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Workplace Romance Whitewater Jefferson County HRA
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Legal Update Beaver Dam Dodge County SHRM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 A Lesson in Diversity Oshkosh Oshkosh Area SHRM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 OSHA Baraboo Sauk Columbia SHRM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 The Building Blocks to Meaningful Welness Green Bay Green Bay Area Chapter SHRM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 How to Lead the Way to Picture Perfect Change Stevens Point Stevens Point Area HRA
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Employment Law Update Altoona Chippewa Valley SHRM
Thursday, February 15, 2018 How to Attract Technical Talent in a Candidate Centric Market Sheboygan Sheboygan Area SHRM
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Human Capital Management Kenosha SHRM Racine and Kenosha Area
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Employment and Labor Law Update Kimberly Fox Valley SHRM
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Day on The Hill Madison WISHRM State Council
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Managing Unique FMLA Issues La Crosse La Crosse Area SHRM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Mindfulness:  How to Create an Inclusive Workforce Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Area Human Resources Association
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Diversity Manitowoc Lakeshore Area Human Resources Association
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Ushering in 2018 with Local Chapter Programming

Wow!  Where did 2017 go?  Make your New Year’s resolutions and commit to attend some of your local chapter’s programming in the new year.  Not sure which chapter is closest to you?  Take a look at the WISHRM local chapter page.

DATE OF EVENT TOPIC CITY HOST CHAPTER
Thursday, January 4, 2018 What is “reasonable” about reasonable accommodations? Wausau Central Wisconsin SHRM
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 HR After Hours Beloit Blackhawk HRA
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Human Resource Management’s Role in Strategic Planning Kimberly Fox Valley SHRM
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Annual Legal Update Whitewater Jefferson County HRA
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 AHCA Beaver Dam Dodge County SHRM
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Safety & Risk Management for the HR Professional Oshkosh Oshkosh Area SHRM
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Drugs in the Workplace Baraboo Sauk Columbia SHRM
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Ruder Ware Legal Updates Wausau Central Wisconsin SHRM
Friday, January 12, 2018 Sole Practitioner Networking Group Altoona Chippewa Valley SHRM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Professional Development Summit Madison Greater Madison Area SHRM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Employee Benefits Networking Group Eau Claire Chippewa Valley SHRM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Modern Day Compensation La Crosse La Crosse Area SHRM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Employer Best Practices Panel New Richmond St. Croix Valley Employers Association
Thursday, January 18, 2018 HR and Technology Sheboygan Sheboygan Area SHRM
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Legal Update Kenosha SHRM Racine and Kenosha Area
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Talent Acquisition: Innovative Recruitment Strategies Fond du Lac Fond du Lac Area Human Resources Association
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December, 2017 Chapter Programming

2017 will soon be coming to an end, however many local chapters will continue their programming.  Take a look at the programs being put on by our local chapters in December and find one to attend near you.  Click on the program title below for event details or the local SHRM chapter name for membership and other information.

DATE OF EVENT TOPIC CITY HOST CHAPTER
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Holiday Networking Shindig and 60th Anniversary Event
Milwaukee
Metro Milwaukee SHRM
Friday, December 8, 2017
Membership Appreciation Meeting
Tomah
West Central SHRM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
LinkedIn for the HR Professional
Kimberly
Fox Valley SHRM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Employment Law Update
Beloit
Blackhawk HRA
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
OSHA Update
Beaver Dam
Dodge County SHRM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Life Changing Jar
Oshkosh
Oshkosh Area SHRM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Supervisory Leadership
Baraboo
Sauk Columbia SHRM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Holiday Social
Stevens Point
Stevens Point Area HRA
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Seven Common Mistakes a Leader Makes
Sheboygan
Sheboygan Area SHRM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Thoughtfully Fit Managers:  A Coach Approach
Green Bay
Green Bay Area Chapter SHRM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Keynote: Lisa Olson & SHRM Foundation Fundraiser
La Crosse
La Crosse Area SHRM
Back in January!
Wausau
Central Wisconsin SHRM
Back in January!
Madison
Greater Madison Area SHRM
Back in January!
Whitewater
Jefferson County HRA
Back in January!
Kenosha
SHRM Racine and Kenosha Area

Not sure which chapter is nearest you?  Take a look at WISHRM’s Local Chapters page for more information.

 

 

 

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It’s Just Crazy Out There!

If you think it’s hard to follow what’s coming out of DC…or not coming out of DC…then I bet the career agency employees must be having neck pain from their head’s spinning around.

There is no doubt that we are in a whole different environment from a social, regulatory and employment standpoint these days. No matter which side of the fence you are on (there’s probably no way to sit on it right now) trying to plan for a business future is definitely very uncertain.

Now is the time for all good HR people to come to the aid of their CEO’s and bosses. We can be the voice of reason, consistency and calm when all around our companies are either jumping ship (turnover) or creating havoc (salary demands/work-life balance issues/sky-rocketing healthcare costs).

I know it’s hard to take the so-called “long-view” but only through staffing planning, thorough benefits design and consistent administration can we hope to navigate the rough seas that still lie ahead.

Let’s all take our oath to “do good work and give good advice” when asked (maybe even offer it first for a change) and make every effort to seek out ways to steady the “company ship”.

Whatta ya say HR people…we’re up to the challenge, right!?

Stay up-to-date with regulations by joining SHRM National and our local WCW SHRM groups!


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Are You Getting Enough Bang for Your Recruiting Bucks?

As the job market continues to tighten, it’s more important than ever to identify the recruiting platform(s) that will reach your best applicants, and to skillfully utilize the technologies available to you.

Has your company jumped into the world of video in its quest for better applicants?  If not, you’re behind the curve.  Research shows that engaging applicants with video content (done well) provides the best and most cost-effective results.  Savvy businesses are harnessing social media to tell their stories to potential applicants and using chatbots to interact instantly with both customers and applicants.  Gone are the days when applicants were content to sit back and wait for weeks for a response to an inquiry or to their submission of an application.

Are you multi-dimensional in your social media campaign?  Snapchat seems to be the favored platform for the younger demographic, while Millennials favor Instagram and the older demographic tends toward Facebook; meanwhile, over 93 percent of employers use LinkedIn for recruiting.  Don’t limit yourself to one, or even two, social media platforms.  And make sure that your content and social media platforms are mobile-focused and incorporate calls-to-action that will elicit prompt interaction by your audience.

And don’t forget hashtags!  Create and use a recruiting hashtag (think #LifeAtDisney), but also create and use a hashtag for job openings (#disneyjobs).  Use one that will make your job postings easy to find.  Also use generic hashtags that are known to be used by job seekers (#employment, #jobhunt), job-specific hashtags (#engineers, #humanresources), and a location hashtag (#stevenspoint).  Using a variety of hashtags in a social media post and/or a job posting will make it easier for job seekers to find you and your jobs.

It’s a brand-new world out there!  Do your research, dip your toe – or an entire foot! – into the social media phenomenon, actively engage with applicants and potential applicants, and bring some awesome folks into your organization.  #BeARockStar!


Submitted by: Stevens Point Area Human Resource Association

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BHRA Changes Up Programming

BHRA has changed up our programming year to try something new to attract more attendance at our meetings.  We have educational programming every other month and have them scheduled at different times such as 7:00 am to 9:00 am, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm to see what times work best for members.  On the months that we do not have educational programming we are having Networking events that are somewhat structured but also leave time for personal networking opportunities.

For more information about upcoming programs, please visit the events page on our website >> https://bhra.shrm.org/events.  We also have a great graphic if you want to print and keep handy >> https://bhra.shrm.org/news/2017/09/bhra-yearly-programming-schedule.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

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HR Managers Must Lead in Developing Managers to be Coaches

As HR professionals, in an era where good talent is often difficult to find, keeping our employees is a high priority.  Turnover rate in this time of full employment makes our jobs harder if your managers lose good people.

For this reason, more than ever, we need to make sure that “Bad Bosses” is just a movie and not a reality in our companies.  A bad boss can cause good employees to leave, as found in a Huffington Post article “9 Bad Manager Mistakes that Make Good People Quit.” Usually that manager puts themselves, not their employees, first. Employees are a way to get results to them, rather than an asset to be cared for and grown.

What is the solution?  Your managers need to learn to coach!  When we realize that Millennials are the dominant generation in the workforce (who are used to receiving constant feedback, growing up in whatever sport or activity they pursued) it is more critical to mentor, be available and open to their needs and development, and ask the right questions to lead them to their success.

If managers ignore the need for both positive as well as “improvement areas” (feedback), these workers may be discouraged and quit.  Unintended turnover?  You bet; this is what keeps us HR professionals from getting a good night’s rest.

Performance Management does not mean a review once a year.  It means continuous coaching and feedback for all employees (good or constructive).  The one-on-one meeting at least once a month is a way to get to know the employee, which may positively affect performance, just as much as it allows for setting up coaching time for both parties.

We have no choice. With “Wisconsin’s unemployment rate nears all-time low as low-skilled wages erode,” (cited by the WI State Journal) competitive recruiting will continue to soar; the cost to replace a good employee that leaves will go up.  In this case, we are the shepherds that have to watch our flock!


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November 2017 Programming

As the weather continues to cool down, WISHRM local chapter programming is heating up!  Take a look at the programs being put on by all our local chapters in November & find one to attend near you.  Click on the program title below for event details or the local SHRM chapter name for membership and other information.

November 2 – Ruder Ware Labor Law Conference – Wausau, Central Wisconsin SHRM

November 2 – GMA SHRM ‘Revealed’ – Madison, Greater Madison Area SHRM

November 7 – Team Building and Personal Assessment – Whitewater, Jefferson County HRA

November 8 – 2017 Fall Forum – Milwaukee, Metro Milwaukee SHRM

November 8 – Creative Insurance Options – Beaver Dam, Dodge County SHRM

November 8 – Legislative Update – Oshkosh, Oshkosh Area SHRM

November 8 – Challenging HR Scenarios and How to Handle Them – Baraboo, Sauk Columbia SHRM

November 8 – Strategy Workforce Planning – Stevens Point, Stevens Point Area HRA

November 14 – UBUNTU! Inspiring Teamwork & Collaboration at Work and Engaging & Retaining High Potential Employees – Kimberly, Fox Valley SHRM

November 14 – HR After Hours – Beloit, Blackhawk HRA

November 14 – Legal Hot Topics & Government Affairs – Madison, Greater Madison Area SHRM

November 15 – Most Common Employer Mistakes – Wisconsin Wage & Hour Laws –  Green Bay, Green Bay Area Chapter SHRM

November 15 – EEOC Update – La Crosse, La Crosse Area SHRM

November 16 – Student Night Out – Madison, Greater Madison Area SHRM

November 16 – Recruiting & Staffing – Sheboygan, Sheboygan Area SHRM

November 16 – Topic of the Aging Workforce – Kenosha, SHRM Racine & Kenosha Area

November 17 – Updates from the Wage & Hour Division of the DOL – Tomah, West Central SHRM

Not sure which chapter is nearest you?  Take a look at WISHRM’s Local Chapters page for more information.

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GB SHRM New Board Positions

June 1, 2017 started the new term for the Green Bay Chapter SHRM.  It also marked the launch of two new board positions to aid in the advancement of HR professionals.

The first position is the Director of Marketing and Community Relations.  This position promotes GB SHRM to local organizations including HR functions and businesses.  In addition, this position coordinates all marketing (print and other methods deemed appropriate) of GB SHRM, works with other organizations to partner on programming and secures sponsorships.  For example, this position secured local vendors for our Fall Vendor Fair and also obtained donations for a silent auction to benefit the SHRM Foundation.

The second position is the Director of Professional Development.  This position promotes certification of Chapter members by overseeing the coordination of certification and recertification activities, study groups and other events to encourage certification process.  It stays abreast of changes to HRCI and SHRM certifications.  It is also responsible to submit chapter meeting information to obtain recertification credits.  In addition, this position coordinates the scholarships that are awarded to members who want to advance themselves and career by seeking certifications.

The addition of these two positions has already benefited our chapter and we believe they will continue to help our GB Chapter members to advance their professional careers and expand our network within the community.  We believe the result will be having more people being aware of what SHRM can offer a business and an individual.

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