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TN's New Website!!
Have you heard? TN’s new web site http://www.tn.gov/ is now operational!
The TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development section is now at www.tn.gov/workforce
Congratulations to UT SHRM Student Chapter!
The UT SHRM Student Chapter has received another award!
The students, under the excellent leadership and guidance of Dr. Debbie Mackey,
continue to achieve excellence!
The Chapter was awarded the Outstanding Student Chapter Merit Award for its excellence and achievement during the 2014-2015 Award period.
A special thank you to the 2014-2015 SHRM officers
who wrote extensively to support the merit award documents.
Evan Corlew - SHRM President
Sarah Norris - VP
Shea Lowe - VP
Catherine Hawkins - VP
The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, exists to encourage development of more effective student chapters and to promote outstanding activities and projects by student chapters in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.
CONGRATULATIONS TO UT-SHRM UNDERGRADUATE TEAM
The UT-SHRM undergraduate team rose to victory against twenty-one competitive undergraduate teams during the SHRM Central Division Conference & Business Case Competition.
The conference was held from April 23rd-25th in Cincinnati, OH and included both undergraduate and graduate teams that competed in their respective categories.
The SHRM Case Competition is an event that provides a realistic preview for students of the types of problems that they may encounter in the workplace. Students were given a business case three weeks in advance of the competition and allowed three days to prepare and virtually submit a fifteen minute presentation and an executive summary to SHRM. The SHRM judges were comprised of employers from various organizations across the Central Division. Students were allowed to use different resources to compile their presentation, but they could not request assistance from their academic advisors or employers.
The team orally presented their business case during the first round of the competition on Friday, April 24th. The following Saturday morning, the UT-SHRM Chapter was announced as one of the top two teams and were given forty-five minutes to regroup and present again in front of all conference attendees and new competition judges. The undergraduate team did a fantastic job of answering difficult financial questions concerning the case and was complimented by the judges as being as polished as the graduate teams.
These students received $2,500 dollars and paid registration to the National SHRM Conference in Las Vegas, NV where they will be recognized in front of 18,000 HR professionals this June.
McCall Beckler, Evan Corlew, Catherine Hawkins, Shea Lowe, and Sarah Norris
for a job well done!!!
Mark Your Calendars NOW for Wage & Benefit Survey
Participation in August
The 2015 - 2016 East Tennessee Salary, Wage & Benefits Survey
from SalarySurveyOnline.com is coming SOON!
Data reported for this year’s survey will be as of June 2015
and survey participation will open in August.
Produced for our Chapter, this survey provides straightforward, easy-to-find data on market trends for your specific area. This gives you the chance to join other area employers in collecting and sharing competitive wage data from our own geographic area. The survey also has an extensive benefits section!
As a TVHRA member you can participate in the upcoming survey and receive the results FREE of charge. Just complete and submit the online questionnaire anytime during the month of August and you will be able to access the online results beginning in
The 2015 - 2016 Survey has just been updated to make participation even faster and easier. Simply enter your data online - you can even save your work and come back as often as you like.
Just follow these three steps to access this year's survey questionnaire:
- New participants log-in at www.SalarySurveyOnline.com using the following
(previous participants will be contacted separately):
Login Name: TVHRA
Complete the questionnaire at your own pace.
Data reported will be as of June 2015. Save or print at any time. Come back as often as necessary!
Click Submit to send your work.
Complete your survey any time before August 31, 2015 (sorry, no late submissions) and you will receive FREE online access to the complete tabulated results for your area when released in September. Compare that with the hundreds of dollars some surveys charge!
You can even take advantage of reduced prices on customized survey reports and statewide data
(use TVHRA’s referral code of 78-347).
The SalarySurveyOnline Team is standing by if you ever have questions or need assistance. You can call
toll-free at 800-513-7761 or email CustomerService@SalarySurveyOnline.com.
We encourage all TVHRA members to take advantage of this valuable opportunity.
TN SHRM AWARDS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
All nominations are due to Rebecca Harmon firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28, 2015.
1. HR Excellence
Nominate an HR professional that has shows service to the TVHRA Chapter,
Service to the HR Profession and Service to the Community.
2. James House Williamson Award
Highest Award given to someone in HR in the state of TN.
Recognizes someone who has made significant contributions to HR Management.
Nominees do not have to be members of TVHRA.
Any questions, please see Rebecca.
TVHRA receives prestigious SHRM Award for
Advancing the HR Profession
The TVHRA Board of Directors is proud to announce the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) recently awarded TVHRA its prestigious EXCEL Gold Award for TVHRA's accomplishments in 2014. This is the first time in over 10 years that TVHRA has received such an award.
Just a few of the items that contributed to our receiving of this award include the overall increase in our membership, percentage of members who are National SHRM members,support of the SHRM Foundation, support of our student members and the number of our monthly meetings that are certified to receive HRCI credit. As members, your support of our efforts by attending the meetings, participating in our fund raising efforts for the SHRM Foundation and inviting others to join TVHRA are a vital and tangible part of this achievement. Thank YOU!
While those of us on the Board are very excited to receive this award, it is somewhat bittersweet as one of the goals that the late Jeff Ginsburg challenged the Board to achieve was the Excel Gold Award from SHRM. While we wish that Jeff were here with us to see this goal ultimately achieved, we acknowledge this achievement in his honor. As many of you know, Jeff was an incredible motivator and always believed each of us individually and ultimately collectively could achieve whatever goal we put in front of us. Jeff was an incredible HR professional, leader and friend and his presence continues to be missed at our Board Meetings, Monthly meetings and within our lives.
A copy of the Press Release from SHRM is included below:
Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association (TVHRA) Receives
Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession
Knoxville, TN, April 13, 2015 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association (TVHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Gold Award for TVHRA’s accomplishments in 2014.
The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils with SHRM’s goals. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.
“At SHRM, advancing the human resources profession is our mission. The work of our chapters and councils are central to accomplishing that,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Receiving this award is testament to TVHRA’s commitment to advancing the HR profession through local networking and professional development activities.”
The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met. TVHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and special signage to display at its meetings and events.
TVHRA offers a variety of leadership activities, HR events, conferences, networking groups and meeting formats on a wide range leadership and human resource topics for our members and guests.
Our meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Rothchild's Catering and Conference Center.
Registration and networking begin 5:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5:30pm. Our program follows and most meetings end by 7:30pm.
Members can log in to the web site and update your own information. Remember, we do NOT keep your passwords. If you cannot recall your password, you have the option to reset your password.
TVHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Whether you are new to the HR profession or have many years of experience, we invite you to join us for networking, information, and professional development.
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August 11, 2015We will be having our Casino Night at Rothchild's on Tuesday, August 11th.
August 11, 2015, 5:00pm – 7:30pmRothchild's Catering & Event Center
Sponsor: Sanford Health
Networking 5:00pm Dinner 5:30pm ...
September 2015- Monthly Meeting Keeping Up The The EEOC: Emerging Trends in Employee Discrimination in 2015September 8, 2015, 5:00pm – 7:30pmRothchilds Conference Center 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923
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