The Voices of SHRM Volunteer Leaders #SHRMLead


Over 850 HR leaders attended SHRM’s 2014 Volunteer Leaders’ Summit at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., this week. The annual summit brings together and celebrates the work that the organization’s volunteers do for SHRM and the HR profession throughout the year. Below some members share their experiences of being a SHRM volunteer leader and member.


"Volunteering with SHRM provides countless opportunities for development and leadership from which I have benefitted tremendously. I love it because it keeps me motivated while allowing me to give back to SHRM, community and profession and meet fantastic HR...


Congratulations to the 2014 SHRM Pinnacle Award Winners #SHRMLead


The Pinnacle Award Program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements in chapter/state council development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management. All SHRM professional chapters and state councils are eligible to compete in this program. Winners will each receive a $1,000 grant presented at a chapter/state council meeting with special recognition in SHRM publications and during the Leadership Conference.  

Congratulations to the 2014 Pinnacle winners!

State Councils

NC SHRM State Council
NC SHRM State Food Drive

Each June, the food banks in North Carolina feel the pressure of the release of children from school.  Children...


SHRM Certification Commission


We are making great progress on the development of the HR profession’s new competency-based certification, and we are excited for the January 5, 2015 launch. We have some new information to share with you. Today we are announcing the members of theSHRM Certification Commission, an advisory group for SHRM’s certification.

The SHRM Certification Commission, an independent technical advisory committee, is composed of eleven national leaders in the HR field. The Commission oversees the SHRM Certification program—including development and administration of the exams, eligibility criteria and recertification requirements.

The commission will work closely with SHRM to make certain that the...


Competency-Based Certifications are Vital to HR Profession

Dr. Alex Alonso, PHD, SPHR, and Vice President of Research for SHRM discusses how the competency-based credentialing is the standard for a wide range of professions and the right direction for the HR Profession.  


To learn more about the new SHRM Certification, please click here

How Can HR Have More Impact? My Interview with Renee Raming

How can HR become more strategic? Is there an opportunity for HR to have a much bigger impact on business performance?

A 2012 PwC study found that organizations are looking for leadership from HR. In the survey, 62 percent of business executives felt that human resources departments need to serve a leadership role in managing skill and talent shortages.

In a 2014 Deloitte study, less than 8 percent of HR leaders reported confidence that their teams have the skills needed to meet challenges and drive business impact. 42 percent of business leaders believed their...


Social Media, The Workplace and the Enforcement Agencies Circus

Social media use continues to increase exponentially.  This increase has been accompanied by the increased interest in regulation of social media influenced employment decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).  Social media posts frequently reach thousands of people.  Employers are concerned, and rightfully so.   

The NLRB has taken the lead in scrutinizing private employers who discharge or discipline an employee based on social media activity.  The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) gives employees, even in non-unionized workplaces, the right to engage in protected, concerted activities for the purpose of...


#Nextchat: HR, You're Now In Sales


HR professionals are finding more and more that they are in the sales business these days, as their focus has shifted from sourcing to selling. 

In the Society for Human Resource Management Conference Daily article “’You’re In Sales’, Pink Tells HR,” speaker and author Daniel Pink argued that “sales is the most important part of anyone’s job—especially for those in HR.” He said that “people typically spend 41 percent of their time on the job trying to persuade others.”

When it comes to talent management, sourcing has...


#Nextchat RECAP: Off The Hook Recruiting

On October 29, SHRM @weknownext chatted with Bill Boorman (@BillBoorman) about Off The Hook Recruiting.  NOTE: Bill Boorman tweeted via the Twitter profile @MattPearson for this chat. 

In case you missed this exciting conversation, here are all the great tweets from the chat:




A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work


Employers face a serious challenge when trying to prevent employees from taking confidential and proprietary information with them when they leave to join a new employer—particularly when the new employer is a competitor.   When an employer becomes suspicious about an ex-employee’s activities prior to his or her last day of work, there are a limited number of safe avenues for the employer to pursue.