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  • April 09, 2020 3:57 PM | Anonymous

    For companies that are still operating and hiring talent, WKYT is hosting a FREE platform for HR professionals and employers to let the community know.  Click here to learn more. 

  • March 30, 2020 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    A survey is being sent out today via SurveyMonkey, through members' emails as well as social media to collect ratings on two proposed logo options!  We will reveal the results in April.  

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    Take the survey now!

  • March 20, 2020 3:49 PM | Anonymous

    Good afternoon.

    Our hearts and thoughts go out to those affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and to you and your families during this unsettling time.

    As the situation with COVID-19 continues to develop, the BGSHRM Board of Directors is focused on safety and is standing by to support you. We are following suggested precautionary measures to prevent possible exposure and spread of the virus. Our top priority is the health and safety of our BGSHRM members and guests.

    Based on the recommendation of the CDC and State Governor to limit organized events and due to the ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19, the Board of Directors have decided to cancel all in-person BGSHRM meetings scheduled for April 2020.  However, we understand the importance of ongoing professional development on important and relevant topics, even during these times. Therefore, our Board has worked hard to provide you with an alternative.

    • The April 14th Meeting on Cyber-Security has been changed to a webinar format. To register for this webinar, please click here. If you registered for the in-person meeting, you do not need to do anything. If you paid to attend the in-person meeting, we will provide a partial refund for the cost of the registration. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact treasurer@bgshrm.org.

    • The April 22nd Breakfast Meeting on the Opioid Response Program for Businesses workshop/training, in conjunction with The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, has been postponed until further notice. We will notify you when we have a rescheduled date. If you had already registered and paid to attend the meeting, we will provide a full refund for the cost of the registration. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact treasurer@bgshrm.org.

    We intend to make a determination on the format of the May Chapter Meeting mid-April. Once a final decision has been made, we will send an update to the chapter. BGSHRM will continue to monitor the social distancing recommendations and consider the best interest of the health, safety, and well-being of our members, guests, as well as surrounding community. 

    Please take care of yourselves and your families. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

    Amanda Sutton 

    BGSHRM 2020 President


  • March 17, 2020 2:31 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

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  • March 13, 2020 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    A Message From Your President

    Good afternoon!

    I know there are many concerns surrounding upcoming meetings and COVID-19 and we completely understand your concern! With our upcoming April meetings still being four weeks away, there are no current plans to cancel either of the events. 

    The Board of Directors are monitoring the situation and will re-evaluate as we get closer to the scheduled events. Additionally, we have worked with The Grand Reserve to better understand the standards they have implemented to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

    Specifically, The Grand Reserve has taken these extra measures to control the spread of any illness by doing the following:

    1. Boxed lunches have been offered as an added measure of protection.
    2. Following CDC recommendations by using bleach based cleaning products and providing anti-bacterial soaps in all restrooms.
    3. Cleaning/sanitation efforts have doubled before and after each event (tables, hand railing, chairs, bathrooms, etc.)
    4. Providing tables of 8 (not 10) and moving tables further apart in order to allow for more distance between attendees.

    As members of our local communities, I highly encourage everyone to employ the precautions below into their daily activities:

    1. Wash hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm water and soap.
    2. Use hand sanitizer.
    3. Use tissue to cover your mouth/nose if you sneeze or cough. Dispose of tissue and wash or sanitize your hands.
    4. Encourage your employees to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus, regardless of how mild they may be.
    5. Please do not attend meetings if you have cold/flu-like symptoms.
    6. Do you best to limit/avoid contact with sick people. The CDC recommendations maintaining a distance of 6 ft between people.

    7. We strongly encourage heeding all public health guidelines established by the experts at the national, state and local levels of government; understand and follow good-health practices; and factor information into your personal decision about attending community events and being cognizant of the population groups that are particularly vulnerable.

    More recommendations for prevention:

    kycovid19.ky.gov and cdc.gov/coronavirus for up-to-date information.

    With recent developments and communications around “social distancing”, we hope the time between now and the scheduled events will have a significant impact on reducing the COVID-19 risk.

    I will send additional communications to Chapter members as new developments arise. I hope this message provides some comfort around the actions BGSHRM is taking to ensure the safety and well-being of our membership.

    If you have any questions, please let me know. Stay healthy!

    Amanda Sutton

    BGSHRM 2020 President

  • March 10, 2020 2:51 PM | Anonymous

    Navigate over to the Members Only section of the BGSHRM website to download the March Chapter Meeting presentation content and slides NOW!

    Chapter Meeting content is accessible to members only.  If you're interested in joining BGSHRM, find the Membership section of our website to learn more.  Click here!  We'd love to have you. 

    Note - you may still register for Chapter Meetings as a guest.

  • March 01, 2020 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    There are only two weeks left to save $50 off the registration cost for the 36th Annual KYSHRM Conference. The offer ends March 13, and the conference will be held August 24 through August 26 in Louisville.  Check out the promotional flier here.  We hope to see you there!

  • February 19, 2020 2:28 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    View Message here: 

    Message from the President

  • February 18, 2020 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    It has been brought to our attention that not all applications were received for the inaugural BGSHRM Certification Scholarship Program. We have determined this was as a result of an issue with our email system, that has since been resolved. We have also identified a plan to prevent lost communications from occurring again in the future. This change in our manner of communications will have no negative impact on you.

    However, due to the potential negative impact upon those of our members who submitted scholarship program applications which were not received, we are providing those members with an additional opportunity to resubmit their applications for review. We do want to make clear however, that we are not opening a new window for new scholarship application submissions. This action is to rectify the submission process from the scholarship window that has already closed.

    What does this mean to you?

    1. If you did not originally submit an application for the BGSHRM Certification Scholarship Program prior to or on the submission deadline of January 3, 2020, no further action is needed on your part.

    2. If you did submit an application for the BGSHRM Certification Scholarship Program prior to or on the submission deadline of January 3, 2020, please resubmit your application as follows:

    a. Forward your original submission email to the Certification Chair at certification@bgshrm.org no later than February 26, 2020.

    b. The Certification Chair, Heather Humphreys, will respond to you via email to notify you that your application has been received within five (5) working days. Should you not hear from the Certification Chair within five (5) working days, please contact her directly at (740) 416-4840.

    The next steps?

    1. Upon receipt of the additional applications, the BGSHRM Board of Directors will meet to discuss the next steps. We will take into consideration the number of additional applications received, our fiscal responsibility to the chapter, and the evaluation criteria.

    2. The current scholarship recipients are in no way impacted. The full scholarships that they received will remain intact.

    It is our intention to continue this program, as we believe certification is very important to SHRM, BGSHRM, and our members. If you would like to learn more, please click here.

    Your membership and support are equally important to us and we deeply regret that this process did not occur as smoothly as we would have liked, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

    As always, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to an enriching and successful 2020.

  • February 13, 2020 4:01 PM | Anonymous

    We are happy to be able to provide you with access to digital issues of HR Professionals Magazine.  Head over to the HR Links section of the Member Resources tab to check out both the January and February issues.  While you're there, brush up on all of the other HR resources we'd like to share with you.  Happy reading!  

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