Message from the President


Greetings to my fellow HR professionals! I have been thoroughly impressed by your involvement with Bluegrass SHRM despite experiencing such a strong (and busy) first quarter. Our economy has continued its unprecedented growth and experienced the longest upward trajectory in history. On top of that we have record high job openings, record low unemployment, and a host of legal changes that have affected our practice. Despite these exhausting conditions, you have made time for your own development, and rightly so. BGSHRM has had record attendance at meetings and has seen strong membership growth. The drive you have shown within our chapter is no doubt a reflection of how strong and driven you are in your daily practitioner life.

Continuing this strong start to 2019, you can expect expansion on these successes with new opportunities for professional development and networking. This includes a Fitness Challenge to benefit SHRM Foundation, a robust Membership Drive and social event in July, a Wellness Fair in August that should provide you abundant resources, and a new extended Legal Update Session at Keeneland this October which will be followed by a group outing to the races. Additionally, I thank our members for their involvement in new committees, such as the newsletter committee. Keep your eye out for the quarterly Bluegrass SHRM Gazette for important updates. Furthermore, in an effort to enrich the professional development of our member base, we are initiating a certification scholarship opportunity for the first time this year. Lastly, for any of those attending SHRM19 in Las Vegas, we are offering  a happy hour at the Wynn Encore Monday night. The 2019 Board of Directors has truly exceeded my expectations thus far and has proved to be an active and committed group that is consistently working towards serving our members.

As your President, I would like to challenge you to grow your HR network – introduce yourself to new people at meetings, exchange ideas and best practices, and get involved. You deserve the support and resources this will provide you.  I continue to encourage you to give yourself regular breaks from your day-to-day practitioner life and join us at our monthly meetings, which will expose you to new ways to enhance your knowledge, your career and your organizations. 

I am fully committed to serving you and making this your best year yet. Any ideas, questions, or concerns, or if there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kudos to each of you as you support the mission of Bluegrass SHRM and drive excellence, innovation and make a difference in the community. Keep up the momentum BGSHRM!

Best Regards,

Leslie C. Moore

2019 BGSHRM Chapter President


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