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November 2016

In This Issue:


President's PenAmy Hardesty - IndySHRM President

By Amy Wright, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

November 8th is an important day for Americans. It is the day that we exercise our right to vote and participate in our governance. Whatever your political views, I think we can all agree that this is one of the most important elections our country has ever faced. And a citizen’s right to cast a vote on a secret ballot, while not under duress, is one of the foundations on which this country was built.


Help your employees understand their requirements within your workplace policies to take time off to vote.

Wear that “I Voted” sticker with pride.



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Important Dates

Thursday, November 3 -- Talent Acquisiion & Retention, Luncheon at Launch Fishers. More Information Here
Tuesday, November 15 -- IndySHRM South, Business Strategy Luncheon at Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria, Greenwood. More Information Here
Thursday, November 17 -- Business Strategy Luncheon at Ivy Tech Culinary. More Information Here

Marian University Mock Interviewers Needed

Kathy Marra, Assistant Professor of Human Resources at Marian and advisor of the student SHRM group, is requesting your help with mock interviews for her students! These students are sophomores in her BUS 290 Career Course with majors in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Sales and Human Resources.

Kathy is looking for as many professionals as possible to mock interview students (either at Marian or your location of choice) from Monday, November 7 - Tuesday, November 22nd. If you are available and willing to volunteer your time, please contact Kathy at kmarra@marian.edu. She will provide you with further guidelines and can answer any questions you may have.

SHRM Student Membership

We have a great opportunity for you and your fellow students interested in HR. Now through November 30, 2016, any new or renewing SHRM Student Member will be entered into a drawing for one of 15 $200 visa gift cards. What student couldn’t use $200? As an additional incentive any new SHRM Student Member who renews by October 31, 2016 will receive a SHRM tech pouch. More information is available on the flyer at this link. Feel free to share with others who may benefit from a membership.

As you know, SHRM offers many great resources for all members. You can leverage SHRM’s trusted information to research assignments for your HR and business related classes. You also have access to news and trends that you can use to keep on top of what’s going on in the business world as it relates to the HR profession. And, you have access to HR internships and jobs as well. We hope you find these resources helpful.

Should you have any questions, please contact Member.CareCenter@SHRM.org.


SHRM Certified Individuals in Indiana/2017 SHRM Cert Study Group

We know that 95,000 SHRM Certified professionals are in the United States (54,664 SHRM-CP; 39,612 SHRM-SCP)…but did you know that Indiana has 1,344 SHRM-CP certified professionals and 847 SHRM-SCP certified professionals?

Encourage your Indiana colleagues, teams and networks to obtain their own personal SHRM Certification! We know that earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field — and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Our spring IndySHRM SHRM Certification study group is a great way to help those preparing for their SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam. If you are interested in learning more about IndySHRM’s 2017 SHRM Certification study group(s) – please reach out to our Director of Certification, Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR and she can keep you posted on the 2017 study group(s). The spring SHRM Certification study group will help those who are sitting for their SHRM exam during the May 1 - July 15, 2017 testing window. You can learn more about SHRM Certification at https://shrm.org/certification/about/

If you have questions/concerns or want to get on Jen’s contact list to be updated in December/January about the spring SHRM Cert study group – reach out to Jen via email at Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com or 317-705-6767.