Sauk Columbia SHRM had a great summer with a fun golf outing for all members, as well as an excellent strategic planning session for the board. A fantastic speaker line up was set for the programming year, and new plans and initiatives were decided upon.
We kicked off our first meeting with high attendance and a favorite speaker. Jennifer Mirus entertained the group with current legal issues facing companies today. The board purchased books from the HR Store at the WI State SHRM Conference last year, and is holding a drawing for a free book as a meeting closer each month. This is in an effort to encourage attendance, and show appreciation for members. Our first winner won a book on Employee Engagement.
SC SHRM also held their annual Getting to Know You networking social in September. A fun time was had by all attendees who enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and great company. A drawing was held for a Sauk Columbia SHRM membership, as well as a VISA gift card.
Attracting student members is a new initiative for SC SHRM. Our college relations chair is collaborating with area schools to offer two free memberships to college students going into the field of HR as long as they commit to attending 3 or more meetings. SC SHRM is also proud to support area schools by offering three scholarships each year.