As you may know, SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson announced his plans to retire this year. On June 1, it was announced that, after an extensive search, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., J.D., SHRM-SCP, has been named president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. His appointment is effective in November.
Beginning with the 2017 Winter testing window, students enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s HR degree program at an educational institution aligned to SHRM’s curriculum guidelines are eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.
In 2005 the Lyle Hanna Volunteer Spirit Award was developed to recognize volunteer SHRM leaders in Kentucky. The award, named after two-time KYSHRM chair Lyle Hanna, honors recipients for “tireless efforts, enthusiastic spirit, and passionate commitment to serve the HR professional and advance the HR profession.”
Your help is needed to spread the word about an exciting event that will increase the visibility and credibility of HR in our state! I'm talking about KYSHRM's Bridging the Talent Gap in KY initiative!
The competition really heated up this year for the 13th Best Places to Work in Kentucky program. Participation in the process has steadily grown and this was the second year that 100 winners were recognized in our commonwealth. There were 41 recognized at the program’s inception in 2005.
The Kentucky SHRM Conference is August 29-31 and you need to be there! Last year's State Conference was the largest ever held with over 500 attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors taking part. Please plan on attending this year's Kentucky State Conference August 29 - 31 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
The focus of wellness is changing. Employers are more focused on keeping healthy employees healthy — not just encouraging unhealthy employees to change their lifestyles.
The focus of wellness is changing. Employers are more focused on keeping healthy employees healthy — not just encouraging unhealthy employees to change their lifestyles. Improving the health of at-risk employees, while maintaining the wellness levels of already healthy employees, is the key to lower health care costs and higher workplace productivity.
The Kentucky SHRM State Council is about to embark on a monumental project which has the potential of dramatic impact across the Commonwealth. Our endeavors have the support of KCEWS - Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics and KCTCS - The Kentucky Community and Technical College System as well as other government agencies who are interested in finding out the workforce needs of business and industry across Kentucky. The initiative is called Bridging the Talent Gap - Kentucky.
2016 has come and gone and along with it another great KYSHRM Leadership Conference! The conference, held December 8 and 9 at the beautiful Marriott in Covington, KY, had one of the largest attendances ever. HR professionals from 13 chapters throughout the Commonwealth gathered to learn, share best practices, and participate in fellowship.