In This Issue:
Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP
of the things I am extremely passionate about
is employee engagement, whether
it is through
recognition or an awesome work environment in
today’s market, it is extremely critical
to make sure your employees are feeling the love.
According to this month’s SHRM Magazine
article “Not Feeling the Love?”,
most HR professionals agree that their company’s
recognition practices had a positive effect not
only on retention but also on engagement, culture,
and overall employee happiness. Here are 5 ideas
to motivate and engage your workforce.
your employees for a job well done. It may seem obvious, but a lot of
managers do not see the value of recognizing
people for doing
their jobs. Recognition is tremendously
important to building trust, rapport and
an emotional connection
with your employees. So grab that
Starbucks gift card and tell your employees
Thanks a Latte for
doing a great job!
your employees autonomy. Human beings
value autonomy and how many
times have you heard
someone say, “I hate when my boss micromanages
me!” When you give employees autonomy to
do their job, this demonstrates that you trust
your team. According to Daniel Pink’s book
Drive, autonomous motivation is proven to promote
greater conceptual understanding, enhances persistence,
generates higher productivity, less burnout,
and greater levels of psychological well-being.
reward NOT Extrinsic rewards. Show me the money… but really?!? According to
a study conducted by Princeton economist, Angus
Deaton money doesn’t contribute to our
overall happiness above $75,000. Income beyond
this threshold doesn’t impact our day-to-day
contentment and therefore isn’t a great
motivator. So if money doesn’t motivate
what does? Try focusing on your company’s
mission, vision, and core values that express
why the company exists. Ingrain these in your
culture. At American Eagle, our tagline was Live
Your Life, Love your Job. By focusing on intrinsic
motivation, you are more likely to get the motivation
a path for advancement. Employees want
know that they are not
a dead-end job and are motivated
moving forward. Employers
can provide a pathway or
plan for an
employee’s career are more likely to
retain their employees. This doesn’t mean
that employees shouldn’t own their development,
they totally should, but if you have not communicated
or made the path clear for employees, they will
become frustrated and move on to a different
organization that can provide the growth opportunities.
how are easy
Employees need to know why, so take the time
to explain the reasons behind your directions
and decisions. Of course at times employees shouldn’t
be privy to the decision process but by providing
context, it will create a much higher “buy-in” from
cookie cutter, and we all have different drivers
us. Bottom line is to take the time to learn
more about your employees and what motivates
them to be actively engaged in your organization.
Take the time this month to Share the Love and
show your employees that you appreciate their
dedication to your organization.
February 8 -- IndySHRM North Meeting at Indiana Wesleyan. (breakfast
February 12 -- IndySHRM Student Conference More Information
February 23 -- IndySHRM Central Meeting at Ivy Tech Culinary.
February 28 -- IndySHRM South Meeting at Ivy Tech Columbus.
(breakfast meeting) More
Storytellers, Googlers, Innovators and Bosses!
By Lisa Zangari, Director of Learning, Leadership Louisville
The past six months
of Leadership Louisville Center’s
professional development offering – the Leadership Green
Room – featured a diverse line-up of courses designed to
help individuals discover their power to make a positive difference
as leaders. Participants learned how to tell engaging stories,
be their most creative, apply mindfulness at work, have tough
conversations and ‘lead like bosses’. Here are some
of my favorite take-aways… Read More...
Annual IndySHRM Student Conference hosted by IndySHRM
Sunday, February 12 from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm at IUPUI in Hine Hall. Professionals
and students are encouraged to attend this free event (breakfast and lunch included)
to network and hear from some great speakers! Keynote speakers will include Katie
Smith, Founder of Careerable, and Nicole MacLean, Events and Campaign Manager
at Emplify. We are looking for professionals to attend to talk informally to
students about their careers in a variety of topics, such as total rewards, talent
acquisition, employee relations, strategy, and more. Please contact Emily Betz
with any questions (email@example.com) and RSVP online https://indyshrm.formstack.com
very warm welcome goes out to HRPDA members. As a result of
IndySHRM and HRPDA coming together, there is now one Indianapolis/Central
Indiana SHRM chapter as of January 1, 2017. IndySHRM now consists
of: IndySHRM North (formerly HRPDA), IndySHRM South, and IndySHRM
Central. IndySHRM members can attend programs at any of these
New Membership Options
SHRM Retirees: $50
Non-SHRM Students: $60 (certain student status requirements
will apply.) Click Here for More Information...
The next orientation will occur March 16th at 10:30am.
visit the Events Calendar for details.
For additional membership information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotlight – Lisa Helms
Helms has over 20 years in Human Resource Management with a
focus on Talent Acquisition. Over the past few years, Lisa
has held the roles of global recruiting
manager with ExactTarget Marketing Cloud (acquired by Salesforce) and account
director of enterprise accounts with Jobvite. Lisa recently joined WorkHere,
the first work-life social network designed to connect local employers and workers.
Lisa is the administrator for the fast growing and popular Indianapolis HR Professionals
Facebook page. Lisa is passionate about building an engaging experience in today's
highly competitive candidate market, creating efficient hiring processes and
the optimization of recruiting technology. Lisa currently resides in Indianapolis,
Indiana. Read More...
Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR, Director of Certification
Recertify Your SHRM Certification in 2017
Many of us technically don’t have to recertify our SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
certification until 2018, but why wait – do it in 2017! If you have (or
will have) the 60 PDCs to recertify in 2017 – please RECERTIFY early!
You can learn more about SHRM Recertification at: https://www.shrm.org/certification/
Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarship
The SHRM Foundation will be awarding eight scholarships to
attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, LA,
June 18-21, 2017.
• Five scholarships-one to a professional member in each of SHRM's
five domestic regions
• One scholarship to a professional who has done significant paid
and/or volunteer work on hiring, retaining and engaging military
veterans or mature workers age 50+ (primary areas of focus for
the SHRM Foundation in 2017)
• One scholarship to a SHRM student member
• One Northwest Human Resource Management Association scholarship
to a student member from Washington, Oregon or Alaska. Read
Marra, HR professor at Marian University, is looking for volunteers
to help her students!
1) 2-3 professionals who specialize in talent acquisition
/ recruiting to be a panelist to speak to my new senior
career search and professional development
class. These students are graduating in May 2017;
2) Mock interviewers for face-to-face interviews for sophomores targeted
for an internship interview from March 27-April 19, 2017;
3) Professionals willing to present to the student SHRM group at a meeting
on total rewards, legal issues, employee engagement, or any other HR topic
Please email Kathy at email@example.com to volunteer.
Workforce Readiness Committee is looking for volunteers to help
out at Downtown Indianapolis Dress for Success Lunch and Learn
Events. We need volunteers for the following dates:
that Open Doors
2/8 3/29 5/17 7/6 8/23 10/11
2/21 4/11 5/30 7/18 9/5 10/21
If you are interest in helping out with any of these events
or would like more info, please contact Bill Dykstra @