Friday, February 25, 2011

Thanks to the ILSHRM Technology Director

This post is about our revamped Illinois State Council of SHRM website. We have tweeted and re-tweeted about it, so if you are out here in the HR blogosphere you probably already know this. But, I must say I am really proud of the new site and the look. I didn’t have anything to do with other than offer a few opinions now and then. The State Council has a dedicated volunteer Carrie Gurski who has worked long and hare to bring this to fruition.

ISC Technology Director Carrie Gurski
 Carrie is like many other SHRM volunteers, she goes about her volunteer work in the organization without any fanfare and very little recognition. All of us in HR know this is wrong, as employers, we are supposed to recognize and reward our top performers. So on behalf of the entire Illinois State Council of SHRM I am calling out Carrie Gurski our Technology Director/Webmaster and letting her know how grateful we are for her efforts.

Now while I don’t want to diminish Carrie’s efforts at all but as I write this post I am seeing the tweets roll in from California from the SHRM Regional Conference #SHRMreg. The attendees are State Council Directors & Director Elects and of course the folks from the mothership on Duke Street (Headquarters). But this organization is driven so much by volunteers at all levels. Most of whom do their work in obscurity making the local chapters and state councils run.

So thanks to all of our SHRM volunteers here in the Land of Lincoln, but I am saving our biggest kudos and thanks for Carrie.

- Dave Ryan ISC Director of Social Media

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Upcoming Legislative Conference 4/12 & 4/13

The 2 nd Annual ISC-SHRM Legislative Conference will be held in conjunction with the 12th Annual Legislative Conference hosted by CIC-SHRM on April 12th and 13th in Springfield at the Lincoln Land Capitol Training Center. It will be a full two day event with seven extremely experienced professionals presenting on very timely HR issues and updates. National SHRM Governmental Affairs staff, Mike Layman will be presenting a Federal Policy Update, while others will present on topics from Union Organizing to Healthcare Reform. A reception will be held Tuesday evening at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and a visit to the Illinois Statehouse is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon to meet with representatives regarding hot HR legal issues. More information including registration information will be available on the Illinois State Council website very soon. For now please save the date.

- Tami Ireland, MA, PHR, Government Affairs CLA Director for the ISC-SHRM