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

  • May 29, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Join or renew your BGSHRM membership by close of business on May 31st and you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE 3-day KY SHRM Conference registration. 

    The conference is scheduled to be held in Louisville August 24 through August 26.


    We will draw the lucky winner at our next Chapter Meeting on June 9.

    Time is running out!

  • May 29, 2020 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    BGSHRM Foundation Mask Project

    We’ve received a new batch of masks in a variety of fun spring and summer colors and patterns!

    Hurry to order and secure your mask TODAY in support of the SHRM Foundation!  Click HERE.

    Masks are REQUIRED PPE for Governor Beshear's Healthy At Work Initiative and also now, a fundraiser for the SHRM Foundation.  Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn while in public for the protection of yourself, your family and friends, and our community. 


    We have sourced 2 local sewists to assist in this initiative.  The masks are of good quality fabric and are well-made.

  • May 20, 2020 3:38 PM | Anonymous
    • Robin Salyer Fleischer, MS.Ed. of Robin S. Fleischer Counseling recently spoke at our May 2020 Chapter Meeting. As a benefit to our membership, she has provided us with a Compassion Fatigue Self-Assessment, free of charge to BGSHRM members.
    • This self-assessment helps you estimate your compassion status: How much at risk you are of burnout and compassion fatigue and also the degree of satisfaction with your helping others.
    • Members can find and download the assessment in the Members Only section of our website.
  • April 21, 2020 2:35 PM | Amanda Sutton

    BGSHRM's support of the SHRM Foundation in 2019 has qualified you as a Top 25 Fundraising Chapter! These chapters have the highest yearly contributions, including gifts from the chapter plus recognition credits donated by individuals or companies on behalf of the chapter.


    Our chapter now carries the SHRM Foundation Top 25 Fundraising Chapters badge.

    By supporting the SHRM Foundation, you are empowering real social impact, allowing us to continue to deliver on outreach initiatives that lead positive change affecting work, workers, and the workplace. You are also helping us prepare the next generation of professionals for a future in HR. Your support will help the SHRM Foundation:


  • 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.  

    BSHRM Logo Option A.jpg

    BGSHRM Logo Option B.jpg

    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

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    Commit by Friday, March 20, and you'll also save $75 on exam fees with early-bird rates. 

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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.

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