Engage and Inspire the Human Resources Professional to drive excellence and innovation, and to make a difference in the Community

  • December 28, 2020 9:15 AM | Amanda Sutton

    Team Empower is a special group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations. Established in 2017, Team Empower is the SHRM Foundation's most accessible giving circle. Your annual donation of $30 or more will automatically add you to the team. Click the button below to make your immediate impact today.

    What is the SHRM Foundation?

    The SHRM Foundation is the charity affiliate of SHRM, dedicated to empowering HR professionals to build inclusive organizations where employees thrive and organizations achieve success.The mission of the SHRM Foundation is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen, and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

    The SHRM Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year to HR professionals and students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees, certification, and professional development. The SHRM Foundation also develops research-based workplace inclusion solutions for HR professionals, with recent initiatives focused on the aging workforce and the hiring and retention of military veterans.

    Why should I donate?

    As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the work of the SHRM Foundation is made possible by generous donations from HR professionals and the support of SHRM.

    With more than 500 SHRM Chapters, the Top 25 fundraising Chapters represent the top five percent of all SHRM chapters. Those in the top 25 have the highest yearly contributions, including gifts from the chapter plus recognition credits donated by individuals or companies on behalf of the chapter. Last year, the Bluegrass SHRM Chapter was ranked #2 out of ALL CHAPTERS!!! So now we need your help to break the top 10 and remain one of the Top 25 Fundraising Chapters!! 

  • November 25, 2020 10:59 AM | Amanda Sutton

    BGSHRM is proud to announce the
    2nd Annual BGSHRM SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Scholarship Program for our BGSHRM Membership! Don't miss your chance to apply! The application deadline is December 11th.

    Click here to learn more and apply!

    Contact Certification Chair Heather Humphreys at certification@bgshrm.org with any questions!

  • November 24, 2020 11:53 AM | Amanda Sutton

    We have several new patterns to offer for The Mask Project including new UK masks with one that is a lightweight flannel and then an array of fun, seasonal patterns and colors.

    This is a great gift idea!

    After making your size selection(s) and entering your shipping information, please indicate your pattern choice(s) and corresponding size(s) in the 'comments' section of the order.  Please view the product photos for specifications.

    Masks are priced at $10 each, with $2 postage per total order and will be shipped within 7 calendar days.

    For more information, please contact foundation@bgshrm.org.

    Click Here To Order

  • November 09, 2020 3:58 PM | Amanda Sutton

    LAST CALL!!!

    Don't miss your chance to participate in our annual silent auction (first time virtual!!). We have great items up for bid and also a purse raffle! 100% of the proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation!

    Link to silent auction: https://BGSHRM.givesmart.com

    Link to raffle: https://e.givesmart.com/events/i3Z/i/_Auction/c5Eo/
    your odds are pretty good right now!)

    Link to no bid items (will become buy now after auction)https://e.givesmart.com/s/:6-40AOFkNHS/e/i3Z/i/_No%20Bids/

    Link to donate directly to the SHRM Foundation: https://e.givesmart.com/s/:6-40AOFkNHS/e/i3Z/i/_Donate/

  • November 03, 2020 3:45 PM | Amanda Sutton

    Bluegrass SHRM is hosting a virtual silent auction, for the first time! Register to view items and bid (note: not all items are listed but all will show and be available for bids starting FRIDAY November 6th, 2020!)

    Here are the details:

    • The auction is hosted by GiveSmart. 
    • It has been activated and is available for preview!
    • Click on the provided link, register for the event, and view some of the items (only some are in preview mode, the rest will appear on FRIDAY!!!) -- https://BGSHRM.givesmart.com 

    There are 3 ways to bid: 

    By Smartphone

    Click the link in your registration text.  It will take you to a personal bidding page.  Click on an item and place a bid, it’s that simple.

     By Text

    Text the 3-digit item number and amount to the welcome message you receive, (i.e. 101 500), no dollar signs or decimals are needed.

    By Computer

    Click on an item and place a bid.

    Please don't hesitate to reach out should you have any questions between now and the event.  You do not have to attend the in-person event to place a bid although we most-certainly encourage attendance.

    We can't wait to see you there!

  • October 28, 2020 2:29 PM | Amanda Sutton

    As a National SHRM member:

    SHRM is the world’s largest association for human resource professionals, representing more than 300,000 members across all industries in more than 165 countries. During a time of significant misinformation, SHRM continues to be a trusted and reliable ally, providing comprehensive resources, best practices and federal, state and local compliance information essential to our success.

    Additionally, a SHRM membership will help you bring fresh ideas and approaches to your organization, while also furthering your professional development.  This membership gives you immediate access to thousands of resources. 

    Join/Renew your SHRM Membership today with PROMO CODE: DigitalHR

  • October 28, 2020 10:25 AM | Amanda Sutton

    It's that time of year again!

    Now that our 2021 Board of Directors has been selected, we would like to begin strategizing as soon as possible to ensure your BGSHRM membership remains very valuable to you.  We are requesting your feedback by participating in our annual Member Survey.  We encourage any/all suggestions, especially thinking outside of the box!

    We need your help in setting ourselves apart as the premier SHRM chapter in the state of Kentucky with the ability to provide an exceptional membership experience.

    NOTE: Must be a member to be eligible to win gift card.

    Click Here For Annual Membership Survey!

    Gift Card Donated By:

  • October 28, 2020 9:33 AM | Amanda Sutton

    Just a note that the Governor issued new recommendations for Kentucky last evening that limits in person meetings (of any size) for all red counties – the majority of counties around Fayette call into that category, and Fayette itself is within a half percentage point of becoming red.

    Please review Governor Beshear’s recommendations for red counties in Kentucky effective 10/26/20, which encourage all employers to allow employees to work remotely whenever possible.

    • Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness Program Details have been released and payroll providers have updated there systems with required reporting.  Employers are encouraged to follow up with their CPA prior to submission of any documents.
    • Ensure you are providing a hygiene kit for any employees who are traveling that includes gloves, a mask, tissues and hand sanitizer.
    • Ensure your facilities teams are taking precautions with the air ventilation in HVAC systems.


    All resources listed below in reference to COVID-19 can be easily accessed on the United States Equestrian Federations website: www.usef.org.  There is a header at the top of the page for COVID-19. 

    FFCRA – Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

    DOL has issued guidance that employees who are laid off/furloughed are NOT eligible for paid sick leave or the FMLA expansion provision, since they are technically no longer employees.  Those employees who are still on the payroll are eligible for paid sick leave, and expanded FMLA provisions.  Please review HR6201.  Provisions of FFCRA apply to employers with 500 employees or less ONLY.

    CARES – Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Securities Act

    Includes provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program funded by the SBA

    OSHA – Has published guidelines for the reintegration of employees into the workspace.  You will want to ensure that you have face masks available for your employees.  Please review OSHA guidance on their website.

  • October 19, 2020 9:39 AM | Amanda Sutton
    You've scored more time to complete your early-bird application for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam. You now have until Friday, October 30, to apply for the winter testing window (December 1, 2020 – February 15, 2021) and SAVE $75 on exam fees with early-bird pricing.

    Start Your Application!

  • October 15, 2020 9:35 AM | Amanda Sutton

    Wednesday, October 21st at 10 AM ET — the first Bus to Business live session of the school year. You will learn about how this program came to be, why it is important for businesses and schools to get involved, and what is in store for this year's program. Don't miss the bus!

    Register to attend: http://ow.ly/CXjk50BTiub

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