Congratulations on completing the pathway to SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP!


Professionals holding a current HR generalist certification or who will obtain their certification by Jan. 31, 2015 are eligible for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP by completing a free three-step pathway process by Dec. 31, 2015. Many of the individuals who have completed the SHRM Certification pathway are sharing news of their success. See their stories and share yours with us #SHRMCert. For more information, please visit:



The Case Competition is the Highlight of Our Year


University of Toledo SHRM (UT-SHRM) has participated in the SHRM Case Competition since 2011.  Each year, we have taken an undergraduate and graduate team. The Case Competition is the highlight of our year, and each year, previous participants share their learning experiences with new SHRM members.

Each year the students try out in the Fall with employers judging the event.  The students actually prepare for a case just as if they were participating in an actual case competition. Once the participants are selected and teams are formed, the students continue to practice and prepare for the


5 Reasons Every HR Student Should Attend the 2015 SHRM Case Competition


  1. Compete in the Case Competition. Work with a team to gain valuable insight into what it would take to be an HR professional and solve for a real life HR case. Winners will receive a $2,500 prize and free registration to the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition; the world’s largest HR event.
  2. Connect with the Future of HR.  Make new friends and mingle. You never know
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#Nextchat RECAP: HR Tactics for 2015 and Beyond

On January 28, SHRM's @SHRMNextchat chatted with Nisha Raghavan (@theHRBuddy) about HR Tactics for 2015 and Beyond.

In case you missed this SUPER chat, you can read all of the great contributions to the conversation in the tweets here:





The New SHRM Blog -- New Look, Same Great Content!


On January 27 the We Know Next website will transition to the “The SHRM Blog”.  A few years ago when we launched the “We Know Next” campaign, our goal was to promote awareness of the strategic value of human resource management and create a “go to place” to share in best practices, access resources, and allow HR professionals to network with innovators within the profession.  Thanks to your contributions we’ve done exactly that -- and the mission continues!  While we look to share additional updates from...




I have always noted that President’s get their First Hundred Days, and so should new staffers! This transition time is foundational for success as a new hire or as an internal hire in a new leadership role. Many assume that internal hires will not need an on-boarding process. I am of the opinion that an internal hire should also be granted a transition period, the agenda will be different than an external hire, but this step will help them successfully transition into a new role in their organization. Regards of who you were in the past, today is a...


#Nextchat: HR Tactics for 2015 and Beyond


HR pros are always looking for effective ways to accomplish their organization’s talent management strategies. The problem is finding the time to plan and implement a strategy while keeping up with daily administrative tasks.  

A smart talent strategy is critical for any organization.  The key is to determine where your organization has needs and to find creative ways to address them.

If you don’t have enough of the right employees; if you’re scaring them away during the interview, or if they don’t stick around for very long, then the strategies...


Court Ok's Firing of Employee Who Made "Inappropriately Intense" Facebook Posts

You know all that stuff you read on the internet about employees who can badmouth their boss on the internet, all in the name of free speech, and not get fired for it....

Yeah, about that...

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Here's a recent opinion from the Fifth Circuit about a 25-year police sergeant, a public employee, whose First Amendment freedom of speech rights were not violated when she was fired for posting Facebook comments, which were


5 Ways To Go Beyond The Resume in 2015


No one likes resumes. People don't like writing them. People don't like reviewing them.

How can organizations and recruiters go beyond the resume in 2015 to make a culturally aligned hiring choice?

Here are five talent strategies and tactics that will enable you to go beyond the resume this year.

1. Eliminate Job Postings

"If you eliminate the job posting, you eliminate the practice of people writing their resume to match the job description," says Brian Mohr, co-founder of the leadership search firm Y Scouts. "Then, people have no choice but to...


HR Should Be Paying Attention to Analysts

As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. During those events, I learn about specific companies, their products and services, and how they address the needs of human resources professionals.

I’ve also had the opportunity to meet HR analysts from around the world. Frankly, this is a new group of people I never had access to during my corporate career. The more time I spend with them, the more I learn and realize how valuable they would have been to me when I...