• 02/25/2019 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    SPOT Award Winner for January

    The SPOT Award stands for Spontaneous Praise and Ongoing Thanks. We recognize a volunteer monthly that goes above and beyond in their dedication and support of the LSHRM Chapter.

    Toni is instrumental every year for coordinating our speakers for our Legal Day conference and works hard behind the scenes to pull the program together.

    She attends to the details and makes the program a success annually. The positive feedback that we hear from our members is incredibly Positive.

    Her dedication to LSHRM and our members is greatly appreciated.

  • 01/07/2019 8:00 AM | Deleted user


    Come & Join LSHRM for this unique event raising funds for the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb, scheduled for Saturday, February 2nd, at the National City Tower on 101 S 5th Street.

    Join Our LSHRM Team

  • 12/17/2018 12:04 PM | Deleted user

    LSHRM is proud to announce that we have earned champion status for our work in promoting and supporting SHRM’s Certification to LSHRM members.

    Special thanks to Amy Olds, our 2019 Director of Member Development & Certification, Jenna Malcom, Study Group Co- Chair and Jennifer Wheatley, Study Group Co-chair for their hard work and dedication in holding prep study courses for those studying for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications.

    They work hard to elevate the HR profession through providing their vast knowledge to our members to assist them in passing the certification exams.


  • 11/20/2018 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    SPOT Award Winner for November

    The SPOT Award stands for Spontaneous Praise and Ongoing Thanks. We recognize a volunteer monthly that goes above and beyond in their dedication and support of the LSHRM Chapter.

    On behalf of the LSHRM Board of Directors, we would like to recognize JANESSA MORAN, our Finance Director and November 2018 SPOT Award winner. Being a finance director for any non-profit is a tremendous fiduciary responsibility, and Janessa does a great job with the financials each month.

    She consistently attends board and monthly meetings and always provides reports in a timely manner. Janessa is also quick in her responses to inquiries and has an unfailingly positive and upbeat spirit! I know the entire Board of Directors would agree that she is a huge support to the Executive team.

    We are grateful for her continued commitment to LSHRM!

  • 11/05/2018 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    I’m A Gilliland Fan! You Will Be One Too!
    Author:  Patricia Williams, LSHRM President

              It’s been an innovation run for LSHRM in 2018, and we’re running all the way! The Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) proudly serves as a business partner that creates bold and innovative workforce solutions for Greater Louisville’s most pressing human resource issues. We reign as a leading professional organization; because we are fearless in our quest to provide disruptive and cutting edge program solutions to the Louisville community and beyond.

    LSHRM’s final 2018 program will feature international, hall of fame, top ranked SHRM-favorite speaker, STEVE GILLILAND! Steve will make his debut appearance to the home of The Kentucky Derby on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

              Gilliland is recognized as a master storyteller, brilliant comedian, and one of the most in-demand keynote speakers today. LSHRM is providing an amazing opportunity for leaders across Kentucky to experience the extraordinary, Steve Gilliland, at Downtown Marriott in Louisville.

              Whether you’re experiencing mild transitions now or will undergo massive reorganizations in the future, change is inevitable within every successful organization. Steve’s presentation, DETOUR, provides solutions to reduce stress, eliminate fear, and increase performance during such times. Steve Gilliland reveals how to navigate life’s turns when you’re suddenly headed on a course you never planned and into a future you never imagined. Learn how to maintain resilient leadership presence and confident posture when change is out of your control. Steve’s keynote will teach leaders how to maximize the benefits of personal and professional change with poise and thoughtfulness.

    Registration is open for this 2018 LSHRM closing program! In an era, where innovation is the new normal, the most effective leaders will be equipped to navigate and adapt to any situation successfully. I’m a Gilliland Fan! You Will Be Too!              

    To register, for more information about the program, or to inquire about being a vendor, visit or email

  • 10/17/2018 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    SPOT Award Winner for October

    The SPOT Award stands for Spontaneous Praise and Ongoing Thanks. We recognize a volunteer monthly that goes above and beyond in their dedication and support of the LSHRM Chapter.

    On behalf of the LSHRM Board of Directors, we would like to recognize MICHAEL Rider as the October 2018 SPOT Award Winner!

    Mike Rider is our fundraiser extraordinaire! Whenever we’re in a crunch for sponsor dollars, Mike always has someone in his network he can call to help LSHRM. If he doesn’t, no worries, he’ll just sponsor himself and donate dollars from his own business.

    Mike has expanded LSHRM’s connections to some awesome companies. He has also been a huge help to Charlaine Reynolds this year helping her get sponsorships and raise money for the LSHRM Foundation.

    He is not only a generous sponsor, but he is also generous with his time and contributes so much to the successful operations of this chapter.

    Thank you, Mike. We are glad to have you on the LSHRM team!

  • 09/27/2018 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    Employee Financial Health: Why it IS your Business

    by Ashley Wilczek

    Companies have entire departments dedicated to tracking and improving the financial health of the organization.  From the CFO, to the staff accountant, and controller knowing the financial temperature and wellness of the company should always stay top of mind for any organization.  However, how many CFO’s and HR Leaders truly know the financial wellness of their employees?  According to Forbes, as many as 31% of employees admit that financial stress and worry affects their productivity at work.  That is a metric that no company can afford to ignore if they choose to remain as productive as possible.

     So what can employers do to help?  It starts with communication and support.  If your company has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ensure that employees know about the benefit and feel comfortable using it. If your EAP program does not offer a financial component, work with your broker or provider to see what the cost of adding that benefit.  It is important that even if your program does offer this support, that employees know how to use it.  Employees can feel embarrassed to admit to financial struggles. It is more important than ever to ensure that your HR department has an open-door policy and is comfortable and versed in handing out information employees need in order to find assistance.

    Employers can take their support a step further by providing financial counselors and advisors to employees as an added benefit. Financial advisors often come on site to the company location facilitate educational meetings around savings in retirement plans and other employer sponsored plans. By offering matching programs on 401k plans, employers can help employees ease their minds about the security of their retirement. 

    One particularly helpful benefit that employers are starting to add to their benefit offerings are student loan debt repayment assistance programs. These programs help your recent college grads focus on the excitement and learning in their new careers, versus worrying about how they will afford to make their monthly student loan payments. Currently, only about 4% of employers offer a student loan repayment benefit plan to their employees, even though the student debt crisis is rising, and financial stress and worry can lead to disengagement in the workplace.

    For HR Leaders, the options for offering financial health and wellness programs to your employees can seem overwhelming.  So sort out what works best for your company and employees, start by surveying your employee population about what struggles they have financially and what types of financial wellness plans would benefit them the most. From there, you can lean on your brokers and network to identify the solutions that will work best for your organization and employee population.  Regardless of what efforts employers choose to assist employees with their financial health, one thing is certain, employers can’t afford to ignore the issue. It’s time for HR Leaders to do an employee financial wellness checkup today!


  • 08/06/2018 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    You’re in charge of your recertification journey. And SHRM’s here to support you.

    We've adapted our recertification process to provide additional flexibility to match your learning needs.

    Going forward, SHRM will no longer have a maximum limit on self-paced activities, in the ‘Advance Your Education’ category.

    Budget constraints, location or schedule shouldn't keep you from earning the 60 PDCs needed to maintain your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification.

    Check your PDC status and recertify.


    Recertification Application Fee
    Members=$100 | Nonmembers=$150 

    Resources to Support Your SHRM Recertification Journey

    Webcasts and Live Chats

    Do you have questions about how to recertify or need clarification on specific issues? Interact with the SHRM recertification team through free monthly events.

    Join us August 8, 2018, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

    SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Recertification: Live Chat » 

    Pressed for time?
    Review archived live chat & previously recorded webcasts »  

  • 08/02/2018 7:26 PM | Deleted user

    Ten Reasons to Attend the Kentucky SHRM Conference

    Shelly Trent, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CAE

    I have been fortunate to attend nearly all of the Kentucky SHRM conferences for the last 25 years. It has become, for me, an annual event not to be missed for many reasons! Here are my top ten reasons to attend this fabulous event, and I hope you will be able to be there with us!

    1. Keynote Speakers

    There are three exciting keynote presentations! On Tuesday, August 28, you’ll hear from Dr. Brad Shuck, a professor at the University of Louisville. He’ll present “Going Beyond the Surface of Employee Engagement: Exploring the Principles that Matter in Human Resources.” I have heard him speak on this topic, and it is a fantastic program that I know you’ll enjoy and learn from.

    Wednesday, August 29, brings us the keynote called “Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof HR Against the Top Workforce Trends Transforming Tomorrow.” Jack Uldrich is an acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author who appears on the Science Channel, the Discovery Channel. He is also a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio. I had the good fortune to hear Jack deliver this presentation at the Kentucky Chamber Business Summit last year, and those of us in attendance said, “We must have him speak for the Kentucky SHRM Conference!”

    On Thursday, August 30, Annie Meehan will present “Leading a Life of IMPACT.” Her use of stories, life lessons and new perspectives are not only relatable, they also inspire hope. Annie has appeared on Oprah, is a member of the National Speakers Association, and is a certified life coach.

    2. Educational Sessions

    There are always terrific breakout sessions available at the Kentucky SHRM Conference. The sessions are broken out into the tracks shown below, which includes the number of sessions available in each track. I know you’ll be able to find programs to meet your personal educational needs.

    • 12 Management sessions
    • 13 Motivation sessions
    • 8 Business Management Strategy sessions
    • 14 HR Law sessions
    • 14 Benefits & Compensation sessions

    Attending the conference is an investment in yourself, your career, and your organization.

    3. Networking

    You’ll find many opportunities for networking with your fellow HR professionals, including the evening social events, chatting with other attendees in your sessions, and sitting in the HR Marketplace for your meals. You will meet people who share the same interests and professional passions as you do. You know what they say: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. You may find a new friend or mentor, your next employer, or someone you have always wanted to connect with. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to grow your HR network!

    4. Special Events

    On opening night of the conference, there is a reception in the HR Marketplace with sponsors and exhibitors from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. which includes dinner and refreshments. On the second evening, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., plan to attend a reception at PBR Louisville: A Cowboy Bar at Fourth Street Live! On the third and final day of the conference, be sure to attend the keynote lunch at noon, followed by the grand prize giveaway of $2,500 at 2:30 p.m. You must be present to win!

    5. Recertification Credits

    The Kentucky SHRM Conference is a great place to earn both HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. If you hold an SPHR, you must earn 15 credit hours (out of the total 60 required to recertify) through activities that qualify for Business Management & Strategy (BMS) credits. Two of the three keynote presentations offer BMS credits! You can also earn up to 16.75 BMS credits (enough to satisfy your SPHR recertification requirements) or up to 13 general credits toward SHRM or HRCI recertification.

    6. HR Marketplace

    The conference will feature over 120 vendors that will showcase their products and services to make your job easier! Visit with the exhibitors to learn what’s new in the HR product space. All meals and breaks are served inside HR Marketplace, and there is a Cyber Cafe (with exclusive internet access) located inside the HR Marketplace. You’ll also find chair massages, comfortable seating, and much more!

    7. Book Nook

    I always enjoy visiting the Book Nook at the conference. It’s a place to buy HR books at a discount, and the money raised goes to the SHRM Foundation, which funds HR scholarships. You can also meet local authors who are at the Book Nook to visit with attendees and sign books. Purchase books for your own continued education and professional development or take books back for your staff!

    8. Venue – The New Omni Louisville

    Louisville is the proud home of a new, luxurious Omni Hotel. According to the Omni website, the hotel boasts the following amenities:

    • 612 guest rooms and suites
    • Situated one block from the Kentucky International Convention Center
    • 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space
    • Lobby art gallery
    • Neighborhood Services, Bob’s Steak & Chop House, Library Lounge, Rooftop Pool Café
    • Speakeasy with bowling alley
    • Complimentary fitness center featuring state-of-the-art equipment
    • 20,000 square-foot urban lifestyle market and grocer
    • Mokara spa and rooftop swimming pool

    Be among the first to stay at the new, beautiful Omni!

    9. Build Your Personal Brand

    Are you trying to make a name for yourself in the HR profession? By meeting the “big names” in your field, you might learn about new job opportunities, get new ideas to take back to work and impress your boss, connect with a new mentor, pitch your great ideas to new people, get feedback from HR leaders, and more. Be sure to take resumes to market yourself!

    10. It’s FUN!

    And last but not least, attending the Kentucky SHRM Conference is FUN! It’s always nice to get a break from the office and do something fun. You’ll see old friends and make new ones at this conference that maximizes the social atmosphere. There’s nothing like being in rooms of like-minded people who are there to improve themselves. Explore Louisville while you’re here and experience the local nightlife. This conference will allow you to combine work, learning, networking, and fun!

  • 07/30/2018 1:28 PM | Deleted user

    SPOT Award Winner for July

    The SPOT Award stands for Spontaneous Praise and Ongoing Thanks. We recognize a volunteer monthly that goes above and beyond in their dedication and support of the LSHRM Chapter.

    On behalf of the LSHRM Board of Directors, we would like to recognize DANITA TAYLOR as the July 2018 SPOT Award Winner!

    Danita came into LSHRM as a new volunteer in November 2017 and has really stepped up to take on various roles. She is a career coach and truly enjoys helping people. She immediately hit the ground running and took on a lead role by organizing The Career Transition Group to help members who are unemployed or in need of assistance and support reaching their professional goals.

    Danita has facilitated the new member orientation class as well. She always has a smile and is willing to assist where ever she's needed. As one of our board members put it – “She rocks!”

    Thank you, Danita. We are glad to have you on the LSHRM team!

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