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

  • 12 Dec 2018 11:17 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    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 you 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 #11 out of ALL CHAPTERS!!! So now we need your help to break the top 10 and remain one of the Top 25 Fundraising Chapters!!

    Get Involved! Donate Now!

    If you weren't able to make our SHRM Foundation event on Tuesday December 11th or if you're interested in still making a contribution - make a donation online today at shrmfoundation.org/donate! Giving directly to the SHRM Foundation ensures that your donation is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!

    All donors who give online or give an offline gift of $25 or more will receive an acknowledgement letter which is your receipt for tax purposes. All donors are encouraged to give recognition credits to their chapter and council in honor of their gift. Recognition credits should to be given during the point of donation, and can be added or adjusted by donor request to SHRMFoundation@shrm.org.

  • 05 Dec 2018 2:56 PM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    Donation Request - Canned Goods!

    The mission of God’s Pantry Food Bank is to reduce hunger in Kentucky through community cooperation making the best possible use of all available resources. You can get involved by volunteering as an individual or group, hosting a fund or food drive or advocating for related issues.

    Help us support God's Pantry Food Bank by bringing unopened, nonperishable food items to the December Chapter Meeting/Holiday Party on Tuesday December 11th, 4-7PM

    Thanks for joining us in the fight against hunger. Together we can solve hunger! 

    Visit their website at: www.godspantry.org!

  • 03 Dec 2018 7:49 AM | Anonymous
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    • Use code TOTE2018 when you renew today!

  • 29 Nov 2018 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics is hosting a Professional MBA Open House event on Thursday, December 13th at 5:30 PM! Gatton welcomes prospective candidates, working professionals from all industries and HR Managers to learn more about Gatton's MBA options which include the Professional MBA, Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) and applicable dual degree programs.

    RSVP today at http://gatton.uky.edu/mba-rsvp.

  • 13 Nov 2018 3:09 PM | Anonymous

    Did you attend our November Chapter Meeting? What did you think! Please help us by providing feedback - it should only take a minute of your time!


  • 13 Nov 2018 9:28 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    Act now!
    Don’t let your credential expire!

    We are nearing the end of the year and this is a perfect time to complete your To-Do-List and submit your SHRM Recertification application. As a member of Bluegrass SHRM, SHRM is pleased to share an exclusive code for $15 off the SHRM Recertification fee for all applications submitted on or before 31 December. Don’t delay! Take advantage of this time sensitive $15 off promotion and recertify your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. Please use code 15OFFCSC when prompted on the payment page of the Recertification Application.

    Here are a few things to help you along the way:

    • 1. Your 3-year recertification period ends on the last day of your birth month.

      Don’t let your credential lapse! Log into your Certification Portal to check your current professional development credit (PDC) status and submit your application when you have 60 PDCs. (If you submit early, your recertification cycle dates will not change, but you’ll have peace of mind.)

      Access your Certification Portal now >>

    • 2. Access Recertification Resources.

      • Find how-to videos for entering different PDC activities.
      • Connect directly with the recertification team on live chats and webcasts. Get all your recertification questions answered!

    • 3. Earn PDCs online right here, right now with free SHRM webcasts.

      Access webcasts at shrm.org/webcasts. Topics cover a wide range of HR issues, so you can find ones relevant to your current HR challenges.

    • 4. Document a work project that you’ve completed during your 3-year recertification cycle.

      Earn up to 20 PDCs by quickly summarizing a work project that you’ve completed that spanned more than 50 hours of work time over at least 3 months. Watch a brief 4 minute video that provides step-by-step instruction on entering an Advance Your Organization activity into your SHRM Recertification Application.

    • 5. Take the free SHRM Competency Self- Assessment.

      This exclusive SHRM member resource helps you identify areas of strength and opportunities for development based on the SHRM Competency Model. After completing it, your results will inform your professional development plan and you will be one PDC closer to 60.

    As a reminder, all need-to-know information about SHRM recertification can be found in the SHRM Recertification HandbookWe recognize your commitment to staying ahead in your career and wish you the best of luck on your recertification journey!

  • 12 Nov 2018 11:44 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    We are inviting our Student HR chapter members from the Bluegrass Region to network with our BGSHRM Board of Directors and other community HR leaders. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about careers in HR, job searching, HR internship opportunities and more. For employers, this is an opportunity for you to recruit new and future grads!

    Please RSVP on our website by Friday, November 23.
    2750 Richmond Rd. Lexington KY 40509 at 5:30pm

    It is guaranteed to be a fun night! Food will be provided.
    This event is FREE to our student members and their University HR leaders!

  • 09 Nov 2018 7:25 AM | Anonymous

    Join SHRM on Friday, November 16th, 12:30-1:45pm EST for a FREE Livestream Event—What Happens at Work Will Change the World: A Conversation with Top Execs.

    PDCs: 1.25

    SHRM’s president and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., will lead executives from Zappos, Booz Allen Hamilton, and John Deere in a discussion on hot topics affecting the world of work—ranging from organizational culture change to the skills gap, sexual harassment, and immigration. Ask your questions in real time via the chat—we look forward to seeing you online! www.shrm.org/VLSLivestream

  • 01 Nov 2018 9:27 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)


    The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families is our Community Outreach Partner for November. The Nest is a safe and healing place for Women, Children and Families in Crisis. They help with child care, domestic violence counseling and legal advocacy, parenting and support, and basic human needs for Mothers, Fathers, and Children - all at no cost to the vulnerable families they serve.

    They are hosting a Reindeer Express Donation Drive that supports the children that would otherwise not have a Christmas. Chapter Members are encouraged to bring toy and/or coat donations to the November 13th meeting or you are welcome to host a drive within your organization and donate by December 14th!

    -Amanda Sutton

    Communications Director

  • 17 Oct 2018 10:37 AM | Amanda Sutton (Administrator)

    Official Results:
    2019 Bluegrass SHRM Board

    Dear BGSHRM members:

    I am delighted to share with you the results of the 2019 BGSHRM Board Election. I would like to thank all of you that voted, and especially thank everyone that nominated. A diverse group with fresh ideas is essential to ongoing development of this robust organization.

    Congratulations to the incoming 2019 Board! I am honored to have the opportunity to work together and know this will be a highly successful partnership.

    Leslie Moore, 2018 President-Elect



    President: Leslie Moore

    President-Elect: Amanda Sutton

    Past President: David Baumgartner

    Treasurer: LaRellen Jones

    Secretary / Business Manager: Angela Keene

    Membership Director: Kriste Blumetti

    Diversity Director: Jaime Lisk

    External Communications Director: Amanda Plakosh*

    Internal Communications Director: Michael Hooper*

    Professional Development (Programs) Director: Beverly Clemons

    Workforce Development Director: Elodie Dickenson

    Best Places to Work/State Conferences Director: Jennifer Taylor

    Foundation Director: Tiffany Yarbrough

    Student Relations Director: Amanda Huddleston

    Legislative Affairs Director: Mauritia Kamer

    Wellness Chair: Flo Campbell


Bluegrass SHRM
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