January 2018 - IE SHRM News & Updates
February Monthly Meeting 
February 21, 2018 
Six Smart HR Strategies for Addressing Today's Serious Skills Gap

Join us for lunch on February 15 at 11:30 am at the Mission Inn, Riverside for a topic discussing the U.S. skills gap and why it matters to your organization and to our country. 

In this session, you will learn the answers to those two important questions and explore six HR strategies that can help your organization close its skills gap: 

1)   Partner with local Workforce Development Boards    
2)   Work jointly with educational institutions
3) Conduct professional development
4) Establish apprenticeships
5) Retain your Baby Boomers, and
6) Hire Veterans, ex-offenders, and disabled workers. 
Learn More
Did You Know ...
By Vilma Brager

Your Inland Empire SHRM chapter wants to hear from you.  We are always seeking your suggestions as our monthly topics are selected based on your feedback during monthly and annual surveys. 

Guest Speakers: 

Some of our guest speakers have been recommended by our IE SHRM chapter members so if you have any referrals, please provide us with the speaker name and contact information and we will reach out to them. 

Subject Matter Experts:

If you are interested in becoming a speaker for IE SHRM, w e are always searching for subject matter experts and HR practitioners. Email us at  programs@ieshrm.org.

We have some great topics coming up in 2018. See our Calendar of Events below for more details.

2018 Calendar of Events

February 15 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
"Six Smart HR Strategies for Addressing Today's Serious Skills Gap" Speaker Scott Ferrin
Mission Inn, Riverside
March 15-Breakfast Mtg. - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
"You're Not the Boss of Me" Speaker Jonathan Fraser, Esq.
Doubletree,  Ontario
April 19 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
"Do I Really Have to Start Hiring Criminals" Speaker James Mcdonald, Jr., Esq.
Doubletree, San Bernardino
May 17 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
"Assessing Credibility in Internal Investigations" Speaker Jennifer Brown JD- Shaw Law Group
Mission Inn, Riverside
June 21-Breakfast Mtg. - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Topic: TBD
Doubletree Hotel, Ontario
July 19 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Doubletree Hotel, San Bernardino
August 16-Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Topic: TBD
Doubletree Hotel, San Bernardino
September 20-Breakfast -7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
"Increase your Momentum for Effective Leadership" Speaker Deborah Johnson, M.A.
Doubletree,  Ontario
October 18 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Annual Conference #IEHR18
Location: TBD
November 15 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Topic: TBD
Mission Inn, Riverside

Upcoming Certification Class Schedule March 31, 2018

A nice picture of our 2017/2018 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP
Fall students.  One of our biggest record breaking turnouts.   Let's wish them all the best as they study for their upcoming exams.

Our 2018 Spring PHR/SPHR classes start  Saturday, March 31, 2018 , and our SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP classes start  Saturday, September 8, 2018 .

EHRP Testimonial
By Jose Zepeda

Hello my name is Jose Zepeda. I am a senior graduating in June 2018 and am the Events Coordinator and member of the 2018 board of directors for CSUSB SHRM Student Chapter.

I had the pleasure of being invited to attend IE SHRM's Legal Update last week. This four-hour meeting was hosted by IE SHRM with speakers from Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud, & Romo (AALRR) who provided tips and trends for 2018. 

This was my first IE SHRM meeting, thanks to our president, Marie Gonzales and the CSUSB SHRM Chapter. I approached this new experience with an open mind and willingness to help in any way. Upon arrival, IE SHRM's board members greeted me.  I immediately asked how I could help with the setup or if anybody needed help. Luckily, they took me up on my offer and put me to work with Yazbel Curtis. I helped set up every attendee's seats with an information packet. 

Afterwards there was a shortage with registration personnel and I was asked to volunteer.  During this, I was able to experience how the registration process works and was able to meet active HR professionals before the meeting started. My overall experience was fantastic and i look forward to participating again in the future.

I personally recommend getting involved in as many IE SHRM meetings and events your class schedule permits. These experiences can provide you with learning and networking opportunities that can help you in the future.

If you are interested in joining, mentoring or sponsoring an upcoming IE SHRM EHRP event, click here for more info.
Post Your HR Jobs With IE SHRM

Did you know you can post your open HR job postings for 30 or 60 days on IE SHRM's website or newsletter, giving it exposure to hundreds of HR professionals? 

It's FREE to our IE SHRM members and a minimal fee to non-members. 

Volunteer Open Board Positions

Interested in serving on the board? We want to hear from you.  We have three open positions:

1.  VP of Membership 
2.  Membership Chair
3.  Social Media Chair
4.  Logistics

Click here for more information.

Advertise with Us
IE SHRM Advertising Opportunities

If you are a HR service provider, vendor or staffing agency, IE SHRM offers a variety of advertising opportunities to place your product or service directly in front of our IE SHRM members and decision makers located in the Inland Empire. Are you interested?

Learn More
An Exciting New Year
Message from Board President, Lora Hassani
I am looking forward to an exciting 2018 for the Inland Empire SHRM (IE SHRM) Chapter. Our focus for the New Year will be member engagement.  We want to connect with you. I invite you to attend a meeting this year and see what's new with IE SHRM.  

Our HR community is made stronger by the participation and contributions of our chapter members. We want to hear about the challenges and successes you have had, as well as your suggestions and ideas. Connect with us at meetings and events, or on social media, or join our LinkedIn group.  Let us know what's important to you.

Inland Empire SHRM would like to inspire members to become engaged in chapter activities by considering a volunteer role. No special experience is required, just a desire to help others and share what you know. 

There are multiple opportunities to engage:
  • as a board member
  • as a conference committee member
  • as an IE SHRM's EHRP group member
  • as a contributor to IE SHRM's social media, or newsletter
  • by sharing your expertise by providing a training session
If you are interested in one, or more of these opportunities, please connect with a board member or send us an email.  

We look forward to engaging and collaborating with you.
SHRM Member Discount Programs  
Benefits for SHRM Members

Click here to learn about special member benefits including discounts on office supplies, equipment and technology to hotel and car rentals you receive with your SHRM membership .  

Inland Empire SHRM  | ieshrm@ieshrm.org  | www.ieshrm.org