Chippewa Valley SHRM Has Great Programming Lined Up This Fall

This fall has an exciting line up of programs for Chippewa Valley SHRM (CVSHRM).

On October 22nd, we will be hosting our Member Appreciation Night. We will be serving appetizers and also have door prizes for renewal of memberships.

We will be hosting a CVSHRM Orientation event on November 19th. We will share the benefits of being a member in our chapter as well as ways that our existing members can get more involved in our chapter.

Have you ever offered a position to someone only to have them turn it down? On December 3rd Jeff Kortes will be presenting to our group on how to add sales tactics to your recruiting strategy. “No Thanks…I Took Another Offer” is pre-approved for 1 HRCI and SHRM-CP/SCP Recertification Credit.

It’s looking to be an exciting last few months of the year at CVSHRM. To learn more about our chapter, visit our website at

Blog post submitted by Brooke Richartz, CVSHRM Social Media Coordinator.

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Local Chapter Finds New Ways to Support the SHRM Foundation

The La Crosse Area Society of Human Resource Management had our silent auction event in September and we able to raise over $1000 to support the SHRM foundation. We had over 40 items to bid on from organizations around the community. I want to thank all of the organizations and members who were involved in making this event a huge success.

Supporting the causes we believe in can be challenging in today’s world as there are many important causes and things we want to support. As parents we want to support our children’s school which if you have more than one child in different schools you might be supporting many different schools. If you’re involved in a church you may donate to your church on a regular basis. Everyone has known someone with cancer or other medical condition so we want to take time to support these cures as well. It can be tough as individuals to financially balance where and when to support all of the different areas.

Having a silent auction event for our SHRM Foundation event has helped improve our SHRM foundation contributions. LASHRM is always looking for new and innovative ways to make changes and support the SHRM foundation.

 Blog post submitted by:  Miranda Eisermann, Past President of LASHRM

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October Brings WISHRM State Conference and Chapter Events

The Wisconsin State Council SHRM  has a great State Conference planned and some Wisconsin SHRM Local Chapters are planning great events this month (October 2015).  

October 7 – “Create Your Career GPS – Navigating Your Success” – Greater Madison Area SHRM Roundtable – Madison

October 7 – “ERISA / COBRA Compliance” – SHRM Dodge County – Beaver Dam

October 7 – “Human Resources Management’s Role In Strategic Planning” – Oshkosh Area SHRM – Oshkosh

October 8 – “Annual Membership Meeting – Passion Drives Engagement, Alignment and Success” –Racine/Kenosha SHRM – Kenosha

October 9 – West Central Wisconsin SHRM Monthly Meeting

October 13 – “Resiliency / Crisis Planning” – Jefferson County Human Resource Management Association – Pewaukee

October 13 – “Give Your Employees C.R.A.P…and 7 Other Secrets to Employee Retention” – Blackhawk Area Human Resources Association – Janesville

October 14-16 – WISHRM State Conference “HR’s Marathon: Setting the Pace for the Future” – Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells

October 14 –  Diversity, Inclusion and Workforce Readiness Special Interest Group – Metro Milwaukee SHRM

October 15  – “Annual Fall Networking Event” – Talent Acquisition Special Interest Group – Metro Milwaukee SHRM

October 16  – “All Management is Change Management” – Performance and Development SIG – Metro Milwaukee SHRM

October 20 – ” The Value of Financial Wellness” – Total Rewards SIG  – Metro Milwaukee SHRM

October 21 – “Taking Charge of HR Technologies” – Green Bay Area SHRM , Green Bay

October 22– “ACA Reporting – The ‘How To'” – Employment Practices and Legislative SIG – Metro Milwaukee SHRM

October 22 – “Employee or Contractor: Misclassification from the DWD” – Government Affairs – GMA SHRM Toolbox – Madison

October 22– Chippewa Valley SHRM – Member Appreciation Party – Eau Claire

October 22 – Fond du Lac Area Human Resources Association – HR Membership Gala – Fond du Lac

October 27  – HR Department of One SIG – Metro Milwaukee SHRM

October 28 – “Spy Tactics for HR Professionals – Assessing Employee Truthfulness” – Lakeshore Area SHRM – Manitowoc

October 29 – GMA SHRM Revealed – Greater Madison Area SHRM – Madison

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Local WI SHRM Chapter Programming Takes Off in September

The Wisconsin State Council SHRM Chapters have great events planned for September 2015.   Here’s just a few!

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September 8 – Recruitment – Jefferson County SHRM – Watertown

September 9 – “Healthcare: What You Can Do To Make an Impact” – Oshkosh Area SHRM – Oshkosh

September 9 – All Day Workshop: Think Impact Solutions – “Inspiring Engagement: The Link to a High Performing Organization” and “Embracing the Challenge of Change” – Stevens Point Area Human Resource Association – Stevens Point

September 9 – “Spy Tactics” – Sauk Columbia Society for Human Resource Management – Wisconsin Dells

September 10 – Recruiting, Retaining and Engaging Veterans in Your Workforce – Central Wisconsin SHRM – Wausau

September 11 – WCW SHRM Monthly Chapter Meeting – West Central Wisconsin SHRM

September 15 – Dynamic Communication: Increased Communication through Understanding Behaviors – Blackhawk Human Resource Association – Beloit

September 15 – Membership Appreciation and Membership Drive with Dodge County SHRM – Beaver Dam

September 15 – GMA SHRM Summit – Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything with Dr. John Izzo – Greater Madison Area SHRM – Madison

September 15 – FDLHR Legal Update – Fond du Lac Area Human Resource Association – Fond du Lac

September 15 – How to Lead the Way to Picture Perfect Change – Fox Valley Chapter SHRM – Kimberly

September 16 – Expanding Women’s Strengths & Opportunities in Today’s Workplace – La Crosse Area SHRM – La Crosse

September 16 – SCVEA Employment Law Seminar, Mission Possible: Become A More Informed Leader – St. Croix Valley Employer’s Association – New Richmond

September 16 – Managing Organizational Change – Green Bay Area Chapter SHRM – Green Bay

September 17 – Mastering Conflict – Chippewa Valley SHRM – Eau Claire

September 17 – Becoming the HR Professional of Tomorrow: Leading Change – SRKA – SHRM Racine and Kenosha Area Chapter – Gateway Technical College – Horizon Center

September 22 – 2015 Sheboygan County Workforce Development Executive Summit – Sheboygan Area SHRM – Sheboygan

September 23 – Employment Law Update – Lakeshore Area Human Resources Association – Manitowoc

September 25 – NAAAHR Regional Diversity Conference – Dimensions of Diversity: From Compliance to Integration – Sponsored by Metro Milwaukee SHRM – Milwaukee

There’s still time to register for the WI SHRM 2015 Wisconsin State Conference – HR’s Marathon – Setting a Pace for the Future. October 14 – 16 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Registration Fees go up after September 11th.

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When Work Works is Accepting Applications for National Workplace Award

When Work Works (WWW)—a national initiative to help businesses become more successful by promoting effective and flexible workplaces— is accepting applications for its 2015-2016 When Work Works Award recognizing employers for innovative and effective workplace practices.

WWW is led by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is partnered locally with the Wisconsin State Council Society for Human Resource Management.

“The best practices being promoted by WWW have been implemented by many businesses in Wisconsin, and the results are happier, more productive employees and in turn employers that are better positioned to thrive,” said Katie Reid, WI-SHRM state director. “Effective workplaces have a direct connection to regional and state economic health, and it benefits employers of all sizes and types to take advantage of the resources provided by WWW and the opportunity to be recognized with the WWW Award.”

If you are offering creative work flex options to your employees you should apply!!

In addition to potential national recognition, employers who apply for the WWW Award will receive a free customized bench-marking report comparing their workplace practices to competitors locally and across the country. The application deadline is Friday, November 6, 2015. For more information on the WWW Award and to learn more about the free resources provided by WWW, visit

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Regional Diversity Conference Being Held in Milwaukee

Be a part of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Regional Diversity Conference, taking place this year in the Milwaukee area!

NAAAHR Presents: “Dimension of Diversity: Journey from Compliance to Integration” – The full-day conference will be held September 25, 2015 at the Oak Creek Crowne Plaza and will feature national diversity thought leaders.  Gregory Jones, Managing Director of Diversity & Inclusion at United Airlines is a Keynote Presenter.  In addition to the great line-up of speakers and panel discussions, this is an opportunity to meet and network with other dedicated diversity professionals from across the state.

Visit for complete details and to register! Register by September 15th.  Metro Milwaukee SHRM is a proud sponsor of this event and you can also find a link to this event from

Blog post submitted by Choua Yang, PHR – WI State Council Diversity, Inclusion and Workflex Director

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WI SHRM August Programming and Events

The Wisconsin State Council SHRM and the local Wisconsin SHRM Chapters have some great events planned for August 2015.   Here’s just a few!  Click on the presentation titles for a link to more information.

Remember to register early for the WISHRM 2015 Annual State Conference in the Wisconsin Dells coming up October 14 – 16.  The earlier you register, the more you save! For more information about WISHRM programming and the WISHRM Local Chapters, visit

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Local SHRM Chapters Seek Volunteers – LaCrosse Area SHRM Offers Great Benefits

Consider stepping up your involvement with your local SHRM Chapter through volunteering!

Learn or develop a new skill – Continue adding to your repertoire! There is no reason for any of us to stop adding to our knowledge base, and it’s never too late, or too early, to learn new skills. Volunteering can be the perfect way to develop a new skill; for example, planning and implementing a fundraising event can develop goal setting, planning, communicating, networking and budgeting skills.
Foster new ideas – An effective leader is a good facilitator who makes it easy and comfortable for others to share new ideas, and for departments, teams or boards to actively consider, discuss, study and determine next steps in detail. Being a good steward of new ideas can help your organization remain vibrant, dynamic and ever evolving.
Boost your career options – Does your organization source and value candidates with volunteering experience? If not, perhaps we should provide and encourage that consideration. If you, or someone you are coaching, are considering a career change, volunteering is the perfect way to explore new fields and to learn new skills. Expand your portfolio!
Differentiate you and your resume – Set yourself apart from the crowd! Volunteering says a great deal about your character, drive and dedication. Think of how these accomplishments demonstrate initiative, personal ambition, the ability to work hard and leadership skills!
Be part of your community – We sometimes take for granted the community in which we work and/or live. You can start by joining LASHRM on One Day to Make a Difference. We are looking for volunteers to assist the Kane Street Community Gardens on Monday – August 31st on the 800 block of Kane Street South Side of railroad tracks. The group will receive a tour and assist in the harvest from 3:00-5:00 PM. Welcome to bring your friends and family as well. It will be a perfect day for the kids to give back to the community before they start school. The more the merrier. If you can spare up to an hour or two to give back to our community as a member of our professional organization or donate an item or gift card to our Silent Auction Event in September to support the SHRM foundation.

Yes, volunteerism is one of the richest forms of education and career development enhancing corporate involvement, leadership skills on a personal and professional level, and succession or business continuity. Combined, this can all lead your organization, non-profit affiliation or SHRM chapter to greater success! Join in – and give our LASHRM leadership succession a lift!

Volunteering to serve in a leadership capacity for the LASHRM chapter comes with many great benefits.  All LASHRM Board Members
• Free local dues.
• Free WISHRM State Conference registration reimbursement with the provision of staffing at least one volunteer slot at the WISHRM conference.
• Free WISHRM Leadership Conference registration reimbursement.
• Volunteer Leader Discount for the Annual SHRM Conference.
• Rewarding Regular’s Card
• Free registration to LASHRM Symposium
• If receive Early Bird rate for State Conference, the pre-conference fee would also be reimbursed if the board member wanted to attend.

Join our LASHRM Board for 2016 – Below are our Board openings:
• President Elect (3 Year Term/President/Past President) – Responsible for monthly programming.
• Secretary (2 Year Term) – Responsible to meeting minutes and agendas for monthly board meeting.
• At-Large Certification (2 Year Term) – Responsible for the certification study program.
• At-Large Workforce Readiness (2 Year Term – Responsible for local community activities such as career fairs.
• Vice President of Membership (2 Year Term) – Responsible for new members

Contact Miranda Eisermann or 608-787-7250– LASHRM Past President if you have any questions or what to get more involved.

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Your Pathway to SHRM Certification

The process is easy to be certified by SHRM if you already have your HRCI certification.  Earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP today so you can begin earning SHRM re-certification credits for events you will soon be attending!

It’s quick, easy, and free for those who are already HRCI certified. The tutorial is set up so that you succeed.

Here’s How:
• Go to – click on “Get Started”.
• Click on “Pathway” to access the online tutorial and create your login.
• Then follow three simple steps by December 31, 2015:

  • Document that your current certification is in good standing.
  • Sign the SHRM Code of Ethics.
  • Complete a brief online tutorial focusing on HR competencies.

BOOM – You are certified by SHRM!!!!

Once you complete this process, you will earn the new SHRM credential and begin a three-year SHRM re-certification cycle – which means you may now start to earn SHRM re-certification credits.

BONUS – You will hold 2 HR Certifications!!!!

DOUBLE BONUS – Your state council and your chapter will earn incentive money for every SHRM member who becomes SHRM Certified before the end of the year.

DO IT NOW!!!  This free opportunity is only available during 2015.

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WI SHRM is taking Bids to Host the 2016 WI SHRM HR Games and Student Conference

Greetings SHRM Student Chapters!

Is your student chapter interested in hosting the HRGames and Student Conference in 2016? Then be sure to submit a Bid Proposal by Thursday, April 30, 2015! That is just over a week away!

There are many benefits to hosting the HRGames and Student Conference. This event offers the opportunity to bring significant recognition to your university, community and chapter in addition to bringing professional chapter volunteers, students and student chapter advisors together in a meaningful way. The effort it takes to plan and conduct the games is worthwhile and beneficial to you, your peers, and the professional members that volunteer and participate in this energizing event. It is also an excellent resume builder!

For those that have not attended this event in the past, the HRGames consist of a two-day (Friday and Saturday) series of game show style matches between teams of up to three undergraduate students from various Wisconsin colleges and universities. The questions for the matches are divided into categories similar to those used in the Assurance of Learning (AOL) exam. Here the students receive an opportunity to network with other students and showcase their knowledge to HR practitioners.

The one day Student Conference (Saturday) is generally split into breakout sessions covering various industry related topics. We strive to provide an atmosphere of learning, networking, inspiration, collaboration and engagement for everyone’s professional development.

The form to submit your bid/proposal to host the event was sent via e-mail to all WI Student SHRM chapters earlier this week.  Act quickly!  The deadline is approaching fast!

We are excited to receive your bid to nominate the 2016 HRGames and Student Conference! If you have ANY questions, please contact Ashly Woosypiti, Wisconsin State SHRM Council – College Relations Director (Elect). or by phone at: (414) 732-5246.  Good luck!!

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