Friday, October 21, 2011

WANTED Talented Writers Interested in Promoting HR

This past summer, we proudly unveiled the first edition of ILSHRM Magazine, a publication of ILSHRM designed to promote the human resources profession in the State of Illinois.  With a circulation of more than 10,000, ILSHRM Magazine  provides up-to-date news and features on topics of interest to HR professionals at all career levels, in addition to highlighting the importance of human resource professionals in achieving strategic business objectives.

As we look forward to our second edition, we hope to build off of what we did in the inaugural issue by improving the relevance and sophistication of our content.  Future editions will include scholarly pieces, articles about regulatory changes, case studies, and real world examples of how corporations are using leadership and management principles in their organizations.  Authors will include HR practitioners, educators and consultants who provide a unique perspective or insight on a timely HR topic. 

With this publication, we hope to grab the attention of not only HR professionals but business leaders, legislators and all those who contribute to and who advocate our profession.  Since the magazine is fully funded by advertisers, they are also a large part of our target audience. Many advertisers place ads around articles that are related to their business products or services, and we welcome content of that nature.  We do, however, respectfully request that contributors steer clear of “sales pitches” and focus on products and services generically.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about being a contributor to the second edition of ILSHRM Magazine, please email our Marketing/Communications Chair at  The bulk of needed articles will range in length from 500-1,000 words with feature articles averaging 3,000 words. Final copy will be submitted to our design team in late November.  So, we hope to have our contributors secured in the coming weeks.  (Keep in mind that your contributions may qualify for recertification credits through HRCI!)   Our next edition is slated for distribution in early February 2012.

We are truly excited about this important initiative, but we need your help.  Whether you choose to pursue advertising opportunities, write copy for the magazine or simply support ILSHRM by reading and spreading the word, we thank you for your support!

Haven’t seen the inaugural edition of ILSHRM Magazine?  Click here  for an electronic download or email us at to be put on our mailing list.

-Heather Hammit Director of Public Relations ISC SHRM