May 14, 2018 Print

The Latest from GSHRM

Welcome New Members!

Upcoming Events

May 22 SC Business Coalition on Health 12th Annual Meeting, $0
SC Health Avengers: SCBCH is Empowering you with a One-Two Punch for Better Health!
6 hours of SHRM & HRCI credit approved

June 5 Monthly Membership Lunch Meeting. $25
HR Leaders Discussion - Career Paths and Progression, presented by Emily Watrous, Clemson University CHRO
1 hour of SHRM & HRCI credit pending

June 17-20 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
Chicago, IL

July (Date TBD) GSHRM Fundraising Event for SHRM Foundation
Poinsett Club

August 28-29 Greenville SHRM Annual HR & Management Conference
REthink HR, Greenville, SC

September 24-26 24th Annual South Carolina SHRM State Conference
HR Renaissance - Essential in a Changing World
Scholarship applications accepted through June 1.

Upcoming Business Coach Trainings

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Greenville SHRM Annual HR & Management Conference

Attendees register here - early bird to July 1.
Scholarship applications accepted through June 1.

Sponsors & Exhibitors register here - early bird to June 1.

  • August 28: Illuminating Small Business. Ogletree Bldg. Conference Room, $100. 6 hours of SHRM & HRCI credit pending
  • August 29: Rethink HR. TD Center. Early Bird to July 1: $150 GSHRM member rate / $175 non-member rate. After July 1: $175 GSHRM member rate / $200 non-member rate. 6 hours of SHRM & HRCI credit pending.

GSHRM is looking for silent auction donations and donations of bottles of wine for the SHRM Foundation Fundraiser in July. This will be an evening of fun, networking, and prizes to support the fantastic work of the SHRM Foundation. To donate, please contact Danielle White at

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Congrats to GSHRM member Whitney Wright, M.S. HRM, on earning her SHRM-CP!

Congratulations to Mike Braunschweiger on his recent retirement!

 GSHRM HR Innovation Pitch

GSHRM would like to recognize you/your company for it! We ask you to share a success story from a visionary HR process, policy or practice that you have implemented in your company. The most innovative ideas will be presented at this years Annual HR & Management Conference. Submit your entry here no later than May 31

  SHRM 2018 Annual Conference Notice

Special SHRM membership offer for GSHRM members

Save $15 on a new or renewal SHRM membership by 6/30 with promo code State18Q and get access to the HR tools and resources to help you be confident, compliant and current on all things HR.    

Image of South Carolina State SHRM Council LogoThe South Carolina SHRM State Council will be hosting its 24th Annual South Carolina SHRM State Conference, held September 24-26, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC. More info here.

GSHRM offers two scholarships per year to attend the conference. Find out more about scholarships.

Congratulations GSHRM HR Awards Winners Leigh Anna Compton and Bob Lowe! Thank you to Ogletree Deakins, our award sponsor.

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Leigh Anna Compton, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Director
HKA Enterprises

2017 GSHRM HR Professional of the Year
& SC State Chamber HR Finalist


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Bob Lowe

Principal and Consultant
People Make the Difference, LLC

2017 GSHRM Lifetime Achievement Award
& SC State Chamber HR Professional of the Year 

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List your industry type and/or services offered in the GSHRM Membership Directory so that other members can find you. Log in and go to Member Editor to edit your Business Category. It's that simple!

Note there is a new "Speaker on HR Topics" category - if you would like to share your expertise with other members, list yourself as a speaker and include your areas of expertise.

Business Directory Categories

Background and Drug Screening Services
Benefits, Finance, and Insurance
Career Coaching, Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching
Event Space and Venues
Government & Nonprofit
HR Consulting
Information Technology
Leadership & Organizational Development
Legal, Accounting, and Other Professional Services
Manufacturing, Automotive, and Distribution Centers
Medical and Health Related
Outplacement Services
Recruiting and Staffing Services
Research, Data, and Surveys
Retail and Food/Beverage
Speaker on HR Topics
Other Business Category

GSHRM featured on the SHRM website! SHRM Chapters Advocate for Workers with Disabilities

2018 GSHRM Monthly Membership Meeting Dates & Times. All meetings held at the Poinsett Club.

According to a recent membership survey, lunch meeting times are preferred by most members.

  • June 5, Lunch
  • July (day to be announced), Evening SHRM Foundation Event
  • August - no monthly membership meeting
  • September 11, Lunch
  • October 2, Lunch
  • November 6, Lunch
  • December 10, Annual Dinner Meeting

 2018 GSHRM Board Members (pictured here)

  • Lucas Asper, Legislative Affairs Director, 2017-18
  • Beth Baulig, Workforce Readiness Director, 2017-18
  • Laura Bogardus, Chapter Operations Director
  • Leigh Anna Compton, Treasurer-elect, 2018
  • Jennifer Floyd, Student & Early Career Director, 2018-19
  • Donna Gaddis, Membership Director, 2017-18
  • Freda Lark, President-elect & Treasurer, 2018
  • Jada Magiera, Diversity & Inclusion Director, 2018-19
  • Nancy McCartney, President, 2018
  • Steve Nail, Past President & Chair of 2018 HR Management Conference
  • Danielle White, Communications Director, 2018-19
  • Clarence Wong, Professional Development Director, 2018-19

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