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In This Issue:

President's Pen
Important Dates
Updates & Blogs
Job Postings
Board of Directors

President's Pen: Back to School
By Amy Hardesty, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Amy Hardesty - IndySHRM President It’s hard to believe it is already August and kids are heading back to school. For most kids (and maybe parents), this is a pretty exciting time, shopping for new school clothes and school supplies, starting a new grade, seeing all of your school friends. While we are sad to see summer come to an end, we know that a quality education paves the way for a quality work life, so the investment in our education is an important one.

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Important Dates

Register at www.HRIndianaConference.org

Updates & Blogs

Workforce Readiness Update

There are some awesome opportunities to engage with IndySHRM’s nonprofit partner organizations coming up:
Horizon House and Starfish Initiative

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Earn Your SHRM Certification via the Pathway BEFORE State Conference

The SHRM Certification Pathway process is your way as someone who has already obtained their PHR/SPHR (obtained on/before January 31, 2015 and your credential is in good standing) to also obtain the new SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP for those with their PHR, SHRM-SCP for those with their SPHR; there isn’t a GPHR equivalent at this time) FOR FREE THOURGH DECEMBER 31, 2015. Read More

When Gen Xers Manage Millennials

Millennials may be the younger siblings of Gen Xers, but they were raised differently, with different expectations from their (usually Boomer) parents. Gen Xers, now in the role of manager to Millennial employees, are finding that their view of work, priorities, and use of time differ from those of their employees. Read More


Congratulations to the following participants of our IndySHRM Spring 2015 PHR/SPHR study group who successfully earned their PHR/SPHR certification between May 1 – July 31, 2015.

Amanda Aird, PHR
Jennifer Fedor, PHR
Traci Harris, PHR
Sarah Jennings, PHR
Cortne Schanbacher, PHR
Denise Speer, SPHR

If you are an IndySHRM member who has recently earned your HRCI (PHR/SPHR) certification, please let us know and we can put your name in the September newsletter. Email our Director of Certification, Jennifer Lange, PHR, SHRM-CP (jennifer.lange@oldnational.com) and then update your member profile online so our membership directory is up to date!

The Critical Need for Strategic HR

When asked why Indiana isn’t attracting and keeping enough IT top talent, Mike Langellier, CEO of TechPoint, told the audience at a recent public meeting that it’s “because too few organizations have a strategic HR function.” This isn’t a problem unique to Indiana or IT, however; all organizations regardless of geography or industry need to have a strategic HR function. None of us can afford to “burn and churn” our people any more—there aren’t enough individuals with needed skills. Read More


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