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November 2017

In This Issue:

President's Pen

By Leigh Crick, SHRM-CP


I love this time of year! Giving thanks and taking the time to reflect and appreciate those we have around us, professionally and personally! It is also the season for year-end processes like open enrollment, year-end reviews, budget reviews and strategic planning. Your IndySHRM board is also working hard on our year-end processes; finalizing our board of directors slate and preparing for our 2018 Strategic Plan.

In the next few weeks, chapter members will receive by email the 2018 slate chosen by the nominating committee. Again, I want to extend a special thank you to those who volunteer for our board, committee support and who take an active role in making our chapter what it is today. I look forward to working with a great team of professionals the rest of the year and into 2018.

Our Board of Directors is also excited to have the opportunity to invite SHRM Field Services Director Central Nancy Conway, SHRM-SCP to lead our strategic planning. During this session, we will be assessing IndySHRM’s current strategic plan as well as formulating a new strategy and identifying the strategic objectives to achieve it.

I encourage you to take time and thank those around you who have had an impact on your life this year. I would like to personally thank our chapter members, sponsors, speakers and guests for making 2017 such a successful year.


Featured Sponsors

Important Dates

Thursday, November 16: New and Existing Member Orientation

Thursday, November 16: IndySHRM Central: Marketing Onboarding at Lilly… the SMART START Solution

Tuesday, November 28: IndySHRM South

More Information

Support the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Please help IndySHRM support the SHRM Foundation by making a donation. Individuals who donate will receive an awesome t-shirt with the Foundation logo, INSHRM State Council logo, and a map of all the Indiana chapters on the back. We will be accepting donations at all IndySHRM programs.

It is our goal to be in one of the Top 25 Chapters for SHRM Foundation support in 2017. I know we can reach this goal together.

Welcome New & Returning Members

Anne Marie Bell
Teena Bryant
William Stephan
Toral Shah
Byron Stevens
Veronica Foote
Demetrios Geroulis
Whitney Albrecht

New Member Orientation

The next orientation is Thursday, November 16 10:30am. Please check the Events calendar to register. Registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 6pm.

There is no cost to attend the orientation. All are welcome (new, existing and potential members).

Exclusive SHRM Membership Offer for Chapter Members

Enhance your chapter membership with extra resources from SHRM! In addition to the education and networking you get from IndySHRM, SHRM offers legislative alerts, webcasts, research, and tons of practical toolkits, job descriptions, interview questions, sample policies and access to HR Advisors who can assist with any specific HR question or situation you may have.

Save $88 on a 2-year membership with promo code CHAP2YEAR and pay just $320 for the next 48 months of SHRM access and member benefits and discounts. This offer is so exclusive that you have to call in to get the deep discount – Call 1.800.283.7476, option 3.

For more information on SHRM membership, please visit www.shrm.org/membercenter or take a tour of the online resources at shrm.org/webtour.

Resolve to 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 and promote RECERTIFICATION!

More information is available here.

SHRM eLearning Library

If you are a National SHRM member…for $229.00 (or non-members are charged $249.00) you can buy 365 days of the SHRM eLearning Library (so you can use it for up to 30 PDCs…it is part of the self-paced Advance Your Education PDC recertification category) to recertify!!!

Find out more and/or purchase the SHRM eLearning Library here.

SHRM Certification – Winter Testing Window December 1, 2017 – February 15, 2018

SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) exam applications are currently being accepted (late for a $75 additional fee) through November 10 for the December 1, 2017 – February 15, 2018 testing window.

View the entire SHRM Certification application process here.

Or, you can check the SHRM Certification exam eligibility requirements here.

SHRM Certification Study Group

Our Fall 2017 SHRM Certification Study Group is currently underway, but if you are interested in learning more about our Spring 2018 study group…let us know! Details are still TBD (those should be finalized in December 2017) – we anticipate the study group registration being open/available just after the New Year with the study group kicking off in mid-February and wrapping up mid-April for the May 1 – July 15, 2018 SHRM Certification exam testing window. The 2018 SHRM Learning System will be included with the IndySHRM study group registration fee.

If you would like to be kept in the loop as details become available for the Spring 2018 SHRM Certification study group…please email our Director of Certification, Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR at Jennifer.Lange@oldnational.com.

College & Community Relations

Student Conference
IndySHRM will be hosting its second annual Student SHRM Conference on Sunday, February 11th at the University of Indianapolis. We are looking for sponsors as well as volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested, please contact Keisha Underwood (kunderwood@hermankittle.com) for additional information.
Additional details coming in December.

Marian University
Our partners at Marian University, Clark H. Byrum School of Business are seeking HR professionals to offer their expertise in the following areas:

  • Mock Interviews
  • Panelist Discussions

    HR students are also available to volunteer in assisting IndySHRM members with their own HR Projects. For more information, please contact Kathy Marra, Assist. Professor of Human Resources at Marian University. kmarra@marian.edu  or 317-694-1725.

  • SHRM Resources – Maintaining your SHRM Certification and SHRM Cert App

    Check out SHRM’s YouTube videos… you can find content about “Maintaining your SHRM Certification” and “Navigating the SHRM Certification App” here.

    Compensation Sense: 2018 Employee Compensation and Total Rewards Outlook

    When it comes to managing employee rewards, every year has unique forces, factors and strategies for success; 2018 employee compensation and total rewards are no different. But let’s imagine we are 10 years into the future, or 20 or 25. What will we see as the characteristics that defined and directed successful employee compensation and total rewards in 2018?

    Read more here.

    Fall SHRM Seminars

    Thanks to IndySHRM’s status as one of SHRM’s “Super Mega” Chapters (i.e. over 1,000 members), we’re pleased to tell you about a special discount available to IndySHRM members for a number of Fall SHRM Seminars.

    More information is available here.