2SHRM MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES… What does SHRM provide to members?SHRM MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES…Information 24/7Education and Professional DevelopmentPersonalized Help with HR ChallengesNetworkingAdvocacyRecertification CreditsSHRM offers its members resources that can be categorized in these areas: Information, Education, Personal Assistance, Networking, Advocacy, and Recertification Credits. I will touch on some of the resources in each of these areas. Keep in mind that this is a presentation with a defined amount of time, which means that I can’t possibly tell you about all the resources available. This program will highlight only some of the benefits that you might find important.
3WHAT IS SHRM?Over 275,000 members strong, SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to HR management.Our mission is to:Build and sustain partnerships to address people management challenges that influence the effectiveness and sustainability of their organizations and communitiesProvide a community to share expertise and create innovative solutions on people management issuesProactively provide thought leadershipServe as an advocate to ensure that policy makers, law makers and regulators are aware of key people concerns facing organizations and the human resource professionSHRM continues to grow in professional memberships and is the world’s largest association devoted to HR management. At the end of 2013, SHRM had over 275,000 members in 160 countries.It’s mission is (review the slide)In case you are interested, SHRM has about 18,000 student members, about 575 professional chapters, and about 400 student chapters.
4Keep your certification current with membership WHY BE A MEMBER?Keeping your HR skills and knowledge up to date may be the key to landing a new job or holding on to the one you have—SHRM can give you a competitive edgeBeing indispensable when your company is downsizing is easier with SHRM’s resources at your fingertipsGetting involved in your professional association will give you the connections you need to maintain your network; many volunteer opportunities existKeep your certification current with membershipIf you ARE a SHRM member, let me share with you a few reasons why you will want to continue your membership. If you are NOT a member, I will tell you why you should consider joining.Right now, many companies are trying to hire top-notch HR professionals. You’ve heard and experienced that it is getting more difficult to attract top talent. If you are seeking a new job, make yourself stand out by staying up to date on all the latest HR news and issues. You can read the HR news each day on the SHRM website. You can keep up with the latest state and national legislative and legal news. Use your SHRM knowledge in the interview process. Let them know you are staying on top of the latest HR issues.If you are concerned about keeping the job you have, make yourself indispensable to your employer. SHRM membership can give you a competitive edge at work. The online resources will allow you to find answers and information quickly. It will make your job easier!Getting involved in SHRM will also give you the connections to maintain your HR network – volunteer in your local chapter or on the state council. You never know who might want someone with your expertise. Many SHRM volunteers have obtained new jobs through their SHRM network. By volunteering, you will also gain new skills or hone those you already have as a leader.And finally, SHRM can help you maintain your certification with ways to earn free credits! There are many online webcasts, and almost all of them are FREE. You can view the archived ones as well, and earn strategic and global credits!
6HR TOPICS & STRATEGYFree to members, these online topic overviews provide the latest news, research articles, webcasts, and discussion forums for each discipline:BenefitsBusiness LeadershipCompensationHR ConsultingWorkplace DiversityEmployee RelationsEthics & SustainabilityGlobal HRLabor RelationsOrganizational & Employee DevelopmentSafety & SecurityRecruiting and Staffing ManagementTechnologyA great online benefit are the HR Disciplines. They include Benefits, Business Leadership, Compensation, HR Consulting, Workplace Diversity, Employee Relations, Ethics & Sustainability, Global HR, Labor Relations, Organizational & Employee Development, Safety & Security, Recruiting and Staffing Management, and Technology.This site provides concentrated information on the topics and includes access to news, research articles, webcasts, and discussion forums on each of the disciplines. Maybe you are already an expert in one of these areas, such as diversity. If so, these resources can keep you informed of the latest information in your specialty area. If you are a generalist, these resources will give you deeper knowledge of specific HR expertise areas.Many of the discipline areas also have topic-specific e-Newsletters to which you can subscribe.
7Contact the HR Knowledge Advisors by: Phone: 800-283-7476, available HR ANSWERSContact the HR Knowledge Advisors by:Phone: , available8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ETComplete the form onlineOnline location:They are certified, experienced HR professionals (most >15 years) here to serve you!How many of you have called the SHRM Knowledge Center? [wait for hands] Would anyone like to share their experiences? [wait for a volunteer or two and call on them] This is one of the best benefits SHRM offers! However, so many of our members have never used it! The Knowledge Center is staffed from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, which means it is available until the close of business Pacific time. You can call the toll-free number to connect or send an . Ask any HR-related question. The knowledge advisors will research your questions an provide an answer, including the resources where the answer came from so you’ll have proof of your answer. It’s that simple. This is a great tool when you just don’t have time to find an answer yourself.“My SHRM membership gives me a sense of security; I know who I can turn to.”— Joanna MarkleMember since 2008
8HR ANSWERS Express Requests A self-service online tool that allows you to request and receive information on a wide variety of HR topics viaExpress Request responses are available 24/7Topics includeAudits, attitude surveys, behavioral interviewingSalary surveysSeasonal topics (inclement weather, March Madness, open enrollment, etc.)Links to law firms' newsletters; directories for locating employment lawyers for each stateHR competencies, HR career development and moreWe hope that you are familiar with Express Requests. There is a long list of topics, and you select the topic you want information on. Upon submission of your request, you’ll receive an instant return with all the information SHRM has about that topic. It also includes links to other non-SHRM sources of information about the topic. It is like a “reverse toolkit,” where the information is sent to you rather than your having to find it. There are dozens of topics available. Some of the most popular topics available through this page include audits, attitude surveys, behavioral interviewing, HR strategic plans, job descriptions, and posters.
9Turn to other SHRM members through: HR ANSWERSTurn to other SHRM members through:Member Directory, searchable by industry and geographySHRM Connect groupsHRTalk discussion boardsYou can post anonymously to discuss sensitive situationsWant answers from other HR professionals? You can view the SHRM member directory online and search by name, city/state, or industry, among other things. You can also go to SHRM Connect to post your question to existing groups or on HR Talk discussion boards. It’s easy to get feedback from your peers.
10More than 45 new webcasts per year Learn new HR information right at your desk – no missing work or travel costs!Free for SHRM membersMore than 45 new webcasts per yearParticipation earns recertification credits – some strategic and global, and some for CaliforniaArchived for viewing at your convenience at ANY TIMEHow many of you have participated in a SHRM webcast? [wait for show of hands] How did you like it? [comments?] Webcasts are FREE on the SHRM site! (There are just a few on the latest legislation that are for a fee, but most are free.) They are basically one-hour online seminars that you can participate in right from your desk! They are accessible 24/7 and archived for later viewing. If you’re short a few recertification credits, spend some time at your computer and get all the credits you need from free, archived webcasts! There are more than 100 available, and they’re identified as general, strategic, or global.“It’s hard to imagine working in HR without this valuable resource.”— Brooke Kaercher, PHRMember since 2005
11AWARD-WINNING PUBLICATIONS HR Magazine – also available for iPadHR News (online only)HR Week ( )HR Discipline and other HR topic e-NewslettersLegal ReportResearch Quarterly (in HR Magazine)Sign up for ANY e-Newsletter atHR Magazine, just one of our award-winning publications, is issued once a month. The magazine is also available for iPad. HR News is available online only, and HR Week is a weekly newsletter. Anyone (even non-members) can receive HR Week just by signing up!Most of the HR disciplines referred to on a previous slide also offer e-newsletters. You can sign up for those in addition to other topics such as social media, job seekers, and workplace law.
12Member-exclusive collection of articles PUBLICATIONSManaging Smart – Articles for SupervisorsMember-exclusive collection of articlesAuthoritative advice from SHRM to help line managers supervise their staffs. Addresses:Communicating, training, rewarding, and motivating employeesCompliance with employment lawsAs a member of SHRM, you are authorized to distribute copies, excerpts, or s of the newsletter at your organization.When members find out about the data base of supervisory newsletter articles called “Managing Smart,” it quickly becomes one of their favorite resources! How many of you are responsible for your company newsletter? How many share articles with managers or supervisors on HR issues? Well, this is an online quarterly newsletter with articles about general management issues that you can use for your own company’s newsletter! And it’s free! You can use the entire newsletter with your company logo! There are great articles that you can share with your supervisors. Past issues are archived, so you can use articles from any year. Topics include motivation, dealing with problem employees, performance management, interviewing, managing stress, and much more.
13300 Sample Interview Questions 350 Sample Policies 600 HR Forms TEMPLATES & SAMPLESDiscover answers to basic questions or complex matters involving all areas of HR with:40 How-to Guides67 Presentations100+ Toolkits - information on any HR topic, all compiled in one easy-to-view page on SHRM.org300 Sample Interview Questions350 Sample Policies600 HR Forms700 FAQ800+ Job DescriptionsHere is a quick rundown of how many resources are available on the SHRM website in the Templates and Samples area. (read the list) You can see that there is never a shortage of information, and SHRM adds new resources all the time!
14TEMPLATES & SAMPLES Practicing Strategic Human Resources Hot Topic Toolkits Include…Practicing Strategic Human ResourcesDeveloping Human Resource Policies and HandbooksManaging FMLAComplying with California Overtime and Wage Payment LawDisaster ManagementEmploying Older WorkersBecoming a Military-Ready EmployerMergers & AcquisitionsClosing a Business OperationDeveloping and Sustaining Employee EngagementManaging for Employee RetentionHere are just a FEW of the toolkits on topics of interest, or “hot” topics as we say.[Review the list]
15Corporate Communications Policy Employee Retention Bonus Policy TEMPLATES & SAMPLESNew and Featured SamplesCorporate Communications PolicyEmployee Retention Bonus PolicyPerformance and Salary ReviewsOutside Employment PolicyWorkplace Gambling Policy (sports pools, etc.)Succession Planning PolicyConflict of Interest FormDisaster Preparedness Checklist360 Degree Feedback FormHere are a few samples that you may be interested in.
16TEMPLATES & SAMPLES Crisis Management Planning Training PresentationsCrisis Management PlanningWorkplace Violence Training for SupervisorsDocumentation Training for SupervisorsFederal Discrimination Laws Training for SupervisorsResponding to Union OrganizingFLSA Training for Supervisors Part I - VYour Hidden Paycheck: An Employee Communication PresentationMany more!SHRM has added a bank of sample training presentations. It can take a long time to develop a program! Just check the SHRM website to see if there is a program on the topic you need. There are dozens of “plug-and-play” training programs! In addition to those listed on this slide (go through a few), for example, if you are in the training section under “benefits,” you will find presentations on FMLA, ADA, COBRA, wellness, and more. Under “diversity,” you will find training presentations on religion in the workplace and the business case for diversity. There are MANY more training presentations available. Don’t reinvent the wheel!1616
17TEMPLATES & SAMPLES Absenteeism Rates Cost per Hire FTE Calculation HR Metric CalculatorsEnhance productivity and minimize costs by calculating:Absenteeism RatesCost per HireFTE CalculationHuman Capital ROIHealth Care Costs Per EmployeeRevenue/Profit Per EmployeeTraining Costs Per EmployeeTime to fillTurnoverWorkers’ Compensation Cost Per EmployeeWe can’t stress enough the impact that HR has on an organization’s bottom line. SHRM has the tools to prove it. If you’ve ever had to look up how to calculate any of these, you will appreciate that these calculations are all available in one location on the SHRM web site. [read the list] This is a short list—there are MANY others. You just plug in your numbers and the spreadsheet does the calculations for you!
18TEMPLATES & SAMPLES How to Develop and Administer Military Benefits How-To GuidesHere are just a few topics—there are dozens!How to Develop and Administer Military BenefitsHow to Establish and Design a Wellness ProgramHow to Write a Business PlanHow to Establish a Performance Improvement PlanHow to Handle Communicable Diseases in the WorkplaceHow to Retain and File I-9 FormsHow to Update or Re-verify I-9 FormsIf you need to know how to accomplish many HR functions, check out SHRM’s How-To Guides! Here are a few examples.“The information I get from SHRM helps me determine what we need to do and the steps we need to follow. ”— R. Schaeffer GreeneMember since 1982
19SHRM VIDEOS www.shrm.org/multimedia/video As you can see here, SHRM has added videos to make it faster for you to get the information and news you need. I mentioned Focus on HR a moment ago. SHRM also provides videos on newsworthy HR topics, knowledge advisor answers to common questions, career advice, member HR stories, and videos from CHROs. You can find videos under the Publications tab.
20SHRM VIDEOS 100+ Videos Available… SHRM also has well over 100 other topical videos – here is a screen view of a few of them. Some topics include immigration compliance, military service interview questions, internal social networks, same-sex partner and spouse benefits, technology for promoting fitness, and MANY more.
21RESEARCH & METRICSSHRM Benchmark Reports – Discounted for MembersHuman Capital Benchmarking (our most popular report)Job Satisfaction and Employee EngagementEmployee Benefits Prevalence BenchmarkingHealth Care BenchmarkingRetirement and Welfare BenchmarkingFamilies and Work Institute’s Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility BenchmarkingNew Report! Paid LeaveSHRM provides customized benchmarking reports that can help you justify additional staff, defend your budget, and make the case for better benefits or compensation. There are over 100 benchmarks available for you to review. By using SHRM’s benchmarking data in your own company, you can also earn recertification credits.21
22RESEARCH & METRICSCustomized Research ServicesAccess the world’s largest global community of HR professionals for custom survey research projects.We explore a variety of topics for clients. Some examples of recent projects include perceptions about online university degrees, hiring veterans with disabilities, employee benefits and diversity.SHRM will develop the survey questions in conjunction with your organization, administer the survey, analyze the data and deliver a comprehensive survey/poll-findings report.SHRM’s Customized Research Service affords organizations the ability to take the pulse of SHRM’s community of HR professionals. Our clients include corporations, academic institutions, associations and non-profits, and they routinely turn to us for reliable data they can use to develop or justify HR policies and practices. SHRM also will conduct member or constituent research on behalf of associations. Fees are based on the length of the poll/survey.There are different sponsorship options, which include recognition of your organization on the SHRM Survey Findings webpage.
23RESEARCH & METRICS Research Concierge Service Have a unique or complex research challenge — but lack the time, expertise or resources?SHRM stands ready to help. Just callSHRM does all the hard work — collecting, analyzing and organizing the information you need to make smart, evidence-based decisions for your organization.SHRM will deliver the output in a format that meets your specific needs and connects with your key constituencies.Fees are based on scope of project.SHRM’s Research Concierge Service is relatively new! If you have a research issue that is going to take too much time or you’re not sure how to do it, let SHRM do the work! There is a fee for members, but imagine how much time you’ll save. SHRM will provide a report that is specific to your organization.
24RESEARCH & METRICS Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) The SHRM LINE Employment Report covers the service and manufacturing sectors on key areas for recruiting each month:Projects hiring expectations a month aheadPresents month-to-month data on new-hire compensationReports degree of difficulty recruiting highly qualified candidatesReleased one month prior to Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation ReportSHRM provides a great resource called LINE: Leading Indicators of National Employment. These days, it is important to keep up with what is going on in the job market. LINE offers information such as recruitment numbers, compensation changes, and hiring expectations. Here is a small sample from the April report. You can also see that month’s job market numbers.
25RESEARCH & METRICSPeople Insight – Customized Job Satisfaction Survey ServiceSHRM’s People InSight survey service focuses on more than 35 different aspects of job satisfaction and 34 additional factors relating to employee engagement — providing very specific information on the type of work environment employees value.The survey will be administered online by SHRM to your employees. Results are provided by individual department and overall employee population, and benchmarked against overall norms, including industry and organization staff size, in SHRM’s database of 10,000 employees.Receive a final comprehensive report within 10 days.SHRM’s New People InSight survey service provides very specific information on the type of work environment employees value.SHRM’s database provides a wealth of trend data on various aspects including:Career developmentRelationship with managementCompensation and benefitsWork environmentEngagement opinionsEngagement behaviorsConditions for engagementThe survey will be administered online by SHRM to your employees. Results are provided by individual department and overall employee population, and benchmarked against overall norms, including industry and organization staff size, in SHRM’s database of 10,000 employees.Receive a final comprehensive report within 10 days.
26HR COMPETENCY MODEL MODEL DEVELOPMENT Literature Review 35 different competency modelsDevelopment111 Focus Groups29 cities globally1200 HR Professionals globallySurvey of 640 CHROsCONTENT VALIDATION2012 Competency Validation Survey32,000 HR Professionals globally at allcareer levels (entry, mid, senior, executive)33 Nations represented in totalOver the course of the last few years we have conducted research to identify what it takes to be successful as an HR professional. This started with a review of existing HR competency models. Then, we went out to HR professionals at four stages of their careers (i.e., entry, mid, senior, and executive levels) to identify what competencies were needed regardless of role or enterprise size. Lastly, we conducted two surveys, a member-wide survey and a CHRO survey, to confirm the findings of our qualitative research. Over 30,000 HR professionals across the globe were surveyed.
27Being a Career Partner SHRM HR Professional Competencies HR CompetenciesI want to mention another tool that will be helpful for you and your career development: our new HR Competencies model.Many members ask a simple but important question, “What do I need to know to be successful as an HR professional?”We wanted to provide a good, credible answer to that question. So two years ago, SHRM reached out to thousands of HR professionals around the world and we came up with nine core competencies for HR professionals.And our new model based on these competencies can help you determine areas to improve to move ahead in your career, and identify resources to get you there. Check it out online at shrm.org.SHRM takes our role as a career partner to you seriously; please take advantage of the many tools, resources and learning opportunities we provide.
28SHRM EDUCATION Educational Opportunities with SHRM Certification PreparationRecertificationGraduation Exam for StudentsAvailable Delivery MethodsSeminars (Face-to-Face and Virtual)Onsite TrainingExecutive Educatione-LearningWebcastsProfessional development can be found in the SHRM educational opportunities. There are many ways to learn through SHRM programs. You can attend local or national certification preparation courses, and there are several types of HR educational programs that provide both a high-level overview and a more detailed review. You can take advantage of e-learning and webcasts right at your desk. Or you can have SHRM trainers come to your company site to deliver programs.
29Earn recertification credits. SHRM E- LEARNINGEarn recertification credits.Choose from more than 200 courses and webcastsComply with laws, regulations and policies with compliance courses.Self-paced learning – you decide where and when.Volume discounts available for both individuals and organizations.Free demos are available.Additional learning opportunities are offered through SHRM e-Learning which is available 24/7. You can take the courses yourself for HRCI credits, have your HR staff members take the classes, or even sign up your entire organization for online training, such as workplace harassment training, workplace violence prevention and more. SHRM keeps information about who completed the course and took the quizzes for your records.
30SHRM’S WORLD CLASS CONFERENCES Annual Conference & ExpositionJune 22-25, 2014 – Orlando, FloridaStrategy ConferenceSeptember 30 – October 2, 2014 – Las Vegas, NevadaDiversity Conference & ExpositionOctober 13-15, 2014 – New Orleans, LouisianaTalent Management Conference & ExpositionApril 28-30, 2014 – Nashville, TennesseeHere is a list of upcoming SHRM conferences (read the list)
31HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE Certifying body for the PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, or PHR-CA™/SPHR-CA™ exams.Has awarded more than 130,000 credentials to HR professionals in more than 80 countriesMember discounts available on exam fee and learning materials through SHRMStoreTest your knowledge with the online assessment examThe PHR, SPHR, and GPHR are the certifications offered by the HR Certification Institute. You can add a California certification to your existing PHR or SPHR certification. There are over 120,000 professionals certified, and 20,000 more are taking the test each year. As a SHRM member, you get a discount to take the exam and you can register online. There is also an assessment exam. If you want to test your knowledge before taking the exam, sign up for this test. You can take it right at your desk—it is timed and offers questions to see how you would do.
32CERTIFICATION STUDY MATERIALS Earn the credentials that set you apartCertification gives you recognition, credibility, a competitive advantage, professional growth and increased earning potential.SHRM offers premiere certification preparation tools with a uniqueSHRM Learning System for the PHR/SPHR, GPHR and California certification exams:For the PHR/SPHR exams – Professionals who use the #1 PHR/SPHR cert prep tool to prepare for the exams consistently beat the national pass rate.For the GPHR exam – designed for HR professionals with international and cross-border responsibilities. The #1 GPHR cert prep tool.For the PHR-CA/SPHR-CA exams – designed for HR professionals who practice in or do business with the state of California. The #1 PHR-CA/SPHR-CA cert prep tool.Being certified in your profession is the “gold standard” by which others are measured. It sets you apart and signifies that you know, understand, and practice the HR body of knowledge. The body of knowledge was recently updated.Studying for the certification exam is made easier through a study group or one of the tools available through SHRM. Self-directed learning tools are available for PHR, SPHR, GPHR, or California state-specific certification.
33PHR/SPHR CERTIFICATION PREPARATION SHRM Learning System for the PHR/SPHR exams is the #1 study tool!Printed workbooks & Online Resource CenterMobile/e-reader accessibility for on-the-go studyingPre- and post-tests to assess knowledgeFlashcards and glossary of key terms1,500 practice questionsSelf-Study member price $695Many chapters and local colleges also offer certification preparation courses that include the Learning SystemThe SHRM Learning System has been recently updated! It is the #1 study tool. Be sure you have the most recent version before you begin to study. The laws change every year. The new version has many added upgrades, such as 1500 practice questions and 2 post tests. If you prepare through a chapter study group, those groups get a discount on the study materials.
34RECERTIFICATION WITH SHRM Earn FREE Recert CreditsWays to get FREE recertification creditsSHRM membership, 3 credits each yearSHRM webcasts and archivesEach webcast counts for at least 1 credit, and some are HR (PHR), some business (SPHR) and some global (GPHR)On-the-job learningIf you are doing something NEW at work that broadens your knowledge of HR, it will count for credit (examples: rolling out a new 401K plan, developing a strategic planning for your department, researching new healthcare plans, developing a new compensation systemInstruction: 1 hour taught = 1.5 credit hours awarded.Includes courses taught at work such as workplace violence prevention, sexual harassment prevention, supervisory training, safety training, etc.Research, write, or publish on HR topics, even in your local newspaper or chapter newsletter or website.Once you are certified, you must recertify every three years. You must earn 60 hours of credit during that time. If you are working on your degree, just one 15-week, 3-credit course counts for 45 credits! How many of you teach HR-related training programs in your organizations? That will count as 1.5 hours of credit for each hour you teach. You can’t count 10 sessions of the same course, however. You can count a training program only once. HR-related training, seminars, courses, etc., will count. It does NOT have to be “pre-approved.” When you learn something new at work, like when you roll out a new pension plan or 401K plan, that counts. If you write articles for a local business paper or conduct research, that counts. If you are on the board of this chapter or in an HR-related role on your Chamber board, or some other HR-related leadership activity, that counts. SHRM membership counts. Sessions you attend do not have to be pre-approved by HRCI. For example, you can attend an HR course offered by a local law firm, and that would count.It’s easy to get the 60 hours. Most people earn 60 hours of credit well before the deadline. Don’t let your certification lapse. Also, make sure that the Institute has your CURRENT contact information. HRCI and SHRM are separate organizations with different databases, so update your information with HRCI. All of their reminder notices are now sent via , so if they do not have your address, you will not receive a recertification reminder.Also, you can record all of your credits online as you go. You DO NOT need to provide any backup documentation for your credits unless requested. Keep them in case you are audited, but do not send them to the Institute.If you do not recertify before the 3-year deadline, you are no longer certified and must stop using the initials after your name. Keep your verification in case you are audited, but you do not need to turn it in.34
35RECERTIFICATION WITH SHRM NEW! Read Books for Credit!The SHRMStore now offers a select number of HR books that have been approved for either General or Strategic recertification credit.Purchase your book from the SHRMStore and receive a link for an e-learning test. After reading the approved book, simply complete the online test and score 70% or higher.You will then receive a program ID that entitles you to 2.5 credit hours. Up to 20 total credits are available in a three-year recertification cycle.Visit the SHRM Book Club for a list of the approved books.HRCI now will offer credit for reading certain pre-approved HR books. Review the list of books on the SHRMStore website and after you read the book, you can take a quiz online about what you read. Score at least 70% to get credit of up to 2.5 hours. You can earn up to 20 credits for reading over a three-year recertification cycle.35
36NETWORKING SHRM Connect SHRM Connect contains your connections, your groups (communities), and your blogs with added benefitsNow you see all open discussions on the SHRM Connect Home Page; write a blog, read a blog AND rate a blog!!Posting files is now easier and you can now tag them for search capabilities. Join the largest HR chat room in the world!Connect with thousands of SHRM membersStart discussions; join groupsYour profile is already there – just fill it in!SHRM Connect offers you an opportunity to create your own robust community of fellow HR practitioners. If you are a SHRM member, a site was automatically created for you. All you need to do is complete the profile and begin your networking. Some communities have already formed and you may find one that suits your needs or create your own. This is a great opportunity to create an industry-related group.
37NETWORKING SHRM Social Media Sites Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/societyforhumanresourcemanagementJoin discussions, share opinions, see HR news and eventsFollow us on http://twitter.com/SHRMFor all things #HRLink in with us on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/shrmReceive weekly s with motivational stories, events, discussions and moreRead the SHRM BlogFollow SHRM chats, promotions and other eventsSubscribe to the SHRM YouTube channelWatch Focus on HR and other SHRM and HR videosThere are many more ways that SHRM provides for your networking opportunities. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or read our blog!
38Help you establish relationships and contacts with local companies NETWORKINGGet Involved in a Local Chapter; Volunteer575+ local chapters give you a network of professional peers you can turn to for supportHelp you establish relationships and contacts with local companiesAllows you to gain valuable information on state and local labor market conditions and issuesIs a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills through volunteeringVolunteering qualifies for recertification creditsJoining a SHRM chapter like yours is a benefit for you as an active HR practitioner. It provides you with a network of professional peers right here in your community. It is an excellent way to gain valuable information on state and local labor market conditions and issues. Local programs are excellent opportunities for you to continue your HR development and, perhaps, earn recertification credits.
39A Leading Voice of HR Advocacy www.SHRM.org/advocacy Top 10 list of accomplishments for 2013SHRM Advocacy TeamImmigration ReformCompensatory TimeLegal Action on Presidential AppointmentsMember AdvocacyRetirement SecurityLabor Certification ApplicationsSupreme Court ActionWorkplace FlexibilityAffirmative Action for the Disabled & VeteransAdvocacyAdvocacyWe advocate daily on public policy issues that matter to you and your organizations, like immigration reform, tax reform and others.These issues are long and uphill battles. For example, for more than a decade, SHRM has been fighting to protect tax-free educational assistance provided by employers – an important way to get and keep the best talent. And last year, we were able to make it a permanent part of the tax code.We have a strong team at SHRM focused on making your voice heard and getting results.And our “A-Team”, or local advocacy initiative, is now one of the largest and strongest networks of its kind in the nation.In fact, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who represents Virginia's 7th district in Congress, contacted the Advocacy Captain for his district to discuss immigration reform. [Suggestion: make more generic. Start with “We’ve become aware that legislative leaders are reaching out directly to advocacy captains to discuss employment related issues. For example…..insert example above or something local.]Guide is available for download and includes history of the issue and SHRM’s stance with talking points
40ADVOCACY Public Policy Position Statements SHRM develops Public Policy Position Statements on emerging HR public policy issues with the active participation of the volunteer members.To view a listing of these statements, go toSHRM has developed public policy position statements with the input of SHRM members and approval by SHRM’s board of directors. To review these position statements, go to the Advocacy page. The topics are listed here and are updated on a regular basis.
41ADVOCACY HR Issues Update E-newsletter HR Issues Update is SHRM's e-newsletter delivered every other week when Congress is in session.Provides current information on HR public policy topics like health care, leave rules and other workplace issues.No government jargon — just quick and concise news to help the HR professional stay informed on the issues that affect their jobs today or in the future.Sign up for the newsletter atSign up to receive the HR Issues e-newsletter to keep tabs on the latest HR public policy topics like health care, leave rules and other workplace issues.
42ADVOCACY SHRM’s Advocacy Team (A-Team!) Developed to ensure when public policy decision- makers are developing workplace policy, the voice of the HR profession is heard through a “local network”SHRM members best understand and are best suited to communicate how public policy affects employees, employers and the HR profession as a wholeInforms legislators of policy impacts upon employers in their districtsIn year four of five-year implementationSHRM’s Governmental Affairs Department has been working for the past several years on a grassroots effort to impact legislation through local involvement from members like you. That's why SHRM has embarked on a 5-year initiative to establish the SHRM Advocacy Team; a network of SHRM member advocates throughout all 435 congressional districts across America.
43SLOAN AWARDS Applications Opened Up in January, 2014 The Sloan Award recognizes exemplary employers for making work “work” with workplace flexibilityWhen Work Works offers free workflex assessment surveys of employers and employees as part of the Sloan Award application processAll applicants get free, confidential reports comparing their responses to the biennial National Study of EmployersPlease visit for more information and to apply.When Work Works administers the Sloan Award which is open January- April each year. Take advantage of their free reports!
44SHRM MEMBERSHIP Join or Renew Today! $170 for first-time SHRM members ($.46 per day)First-time members in a chapter can use discount code 0118 when joining online$185 for renewing members$40 for students (6+ credit hours)Discounts are available for multi-year renewalsSHRM Membership Nets Positive ROIAnnual fee = cost of half-hour of consultant/attorney timeMembership offers professional development without attending seminarsShare the SHRM benefits with your employer to convince him/her of value to your organizationThe cost for membership for first-time members is $165 and for renewals is $180. For students enrolled in at least 6 hours, it is $35. If you are a chapter member and have never been a SHRM member, you can join using the promotional code 0118 to receive a discount.If you are having difficulty “selling” membership to your boss, consider this: The annual membership costs less than about one HOUR of an attorney’s or a consultant’s time. Also, you get professional development at your desk (no travel or hotel costs) and quick answers to your questions without leaving the office.If you want to ensure that your company continues to pay your membership fee, whenever you get an answer, an article, or a resource from the SHRM site, be sure to tell your boss where you got it. Show your boss the value your company is getting from SHRM.
45We’ve run the numbers for you: ROI OF SHRM MEMBERSHIPWe’ve run the numbers for you:12 Issues of HR Magazine$70Reading 3 of the more than 50 research reports$299.85Participation in 12 webcasts from other organizations$1,500Savings by not having to pay some consultant feesYour estimateFull access to SHRM sample forms, policies, how-to guides and presentations$300SHRM Membership Value = $ or higherOr maybe you can show this to your boss. If you subscribed to HR Magazine, your subscription alone would be $70. If you read three reports, those are worth about $300 each. Participate in the free SHRM webcasts that would cost $1500 from other providers. Don’t call lawyers and consultants when you need answers—call SHRM! Or look for samples on the site and save time as well as money!You Pay Only $185 for 1 year full professional membership
46SHRM IS THE SOLUTION SHRM… MAKING YOUR JOB (AND LIFE) EASIER. LEADING PEOPLE. LEADING ORGANIZATIONS.MAKING YOUR JOB (AND LIFE) EASIER.Information, education, networking, and advocacy informationThe latest HR news and compliance informationHelping you become and stay certified in HRDeveloping the competencies needed for a successful HR careerSHRM IS THE SOLUTIONSo, in the last XX minutes, you have learned about some of SHRM’s newest resources, and I hope you were reminded of some that you forgot about. At the start of the presentation, I promised that you would be ready to go back to your office to use your SHRM membership to its fullest extent. You learned about resources from SHRM for information, education, networking, recertification, and advocacy. I hope you have seen that SHRM can be your “solution” for doing your job more effectively and efficiently. SHRM is constantly adding new resources and trying to be ahead of the curve in providing you with what you need when you need it.As we close the program, I would like to ask you if you learned anything today that you didn’t know. Did you hear about a benefit you were not aware of? (Have participants discuss and share what they learned.)
47Thank You Dianna Gould, SPHR, CAE Field Services Director AK, ID, MT, OR, Pacific Council (GU & NMI) WA, WY