November 12, 2019 Print

The Latest from GSHRM

Welcome New Members!

Upcoming Events

November 18: Edge 4 Vets Employer Summit
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Milliken, Spartanburg, SC
6 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits

November 19: Communicating Across Generations
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thornblade Club, Greer, SC
1 SHRM approved and HRCI recertification credit pending

November 21: Veteran Employment and Transition Summit
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kroc Center, Greenville, SC

December 9th Annual Membership Meeting: Social & Awards Presentation
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Poinsett Club, Greenville, SC
Platinum Sponsors: Ogletree Deakins & Clemson Center for Corporate Learning
Gold Sponsor and Media Sponsor: Clemson MBA

SAVE THE DATE: GSHRM HR & Management Conference, May 19-20, 2020
Speaker Application
Sponsorship Information


GSHRM membership renewals will take place December 1 - January 31st. 

GSHRM Has 4 mentees waiting for mentors...

If you have 10 years of HR experience, please consider volunteering a little time and expertise to help guide your HR colleagues.

Contact [email protected]. Learn more about GSHRM mentoring.

Get involved! GSHRM needs you in 2020!

The following committees are seeking new members - share your enthusiasm and ideas for advancing the profession:

Diversity & Inclusion Committee (seeking committee chair and members)

Employment Assistance Sub-committee  (seeking committee chair and members)

HR Conference Planning Committee (seeking members)

Marketing & Communications Committee (seeking members)

Membership Committee (seeking members)

Professional Development Committee (seeking members)

Special Events Committee (seeking members)

Sponsorship Committee (seeking members)

Student & Early Career Committee (seeking committee chair and members)

Work Readiness Committee (seeking members)

Special incentives for committee chairs - complete the Committee Interest Form

2020/21 Walter L. Martin Memorial Scholarships - Apply Now through December 2nd

GSHRM provides scholarships for dependent children of members. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), an independent, non-profit organization, independently administers the program.

This newsletter gives the eligibility requirements for this scholarship. A questions and answers sheet is also available. 

Please contact the Scholarship Administrator with any questions:

GSHRM Walter L. Martin Memorial Scholarship Administrator
Elisabeth Pate
Phone: (864) 268-3363
[email protected]

2020 Board Members Announced

  • President: Leanne Fuller, MHRD, SHRM-SCP, RCC
  • President-elect: Jennifer Floyd, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
  • Past President: Debra Ham, MHRD, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
  • Treasurer: M. Jarrett May, PHR
  • Legal Advisor: Mark Bakker, JD
  • Communications & Marketing Director: Michelle Mathisen
  • Membership Director: Courtney Goforth, SHRM-CP
  • Professional Development Director: Amy L. Robinson
  • Workforce Sustainability Director: Kelly Shumaker, MHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Follow GSHRM on the new LinkedIn Company page! 

We created a company page so you can like, comment and most importantly SHARE content, events, and info with your connections!  We encourage all of our LinkedIn group followers, GSHRM members, and GSHRM friends to go to the company page and FOLLOW!  Thanks!

Congratulations to GSHRM member Rick Silva on earning the SPHR!

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Lower Your General Tax Liability as You Hire New Staff

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides tax credits for businesses each time they hire a new, eligible employee. You can receive a credit anywhere from $2,400 to $9,600 for each one of your eligible employees. Contact the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce for more information at [email protected] Click here for additional information.

Expand Your Candidate Pool & Mitgate Risk

Federal Bonding is a fidelity insurance program that helps employers confidently hire job seekers who are considered “at-risk.” The fidelity insurance coverage can be issued from $5,000 to $25,000 for the first six months of employment at no cost to either the employer or the employee. Contact the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce for more information at [email protected] Click here for additional information.

Getting Talent Back To Work logo

The SHRM State Council and the GSHRM board have signed the pledge to Get Talent Back to Work. As an individual or company, you can join business leaders throughout the country to sign the pledge and take action to improve rehabilitation and re-entry opportunities for thousands of people with criminal backgrounds. Learn more at For local resources visit Greenville Reentry Coalition.

Veteran Summit Logo and Link

Thursday, November 21, 2019
The Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street, Greenville SC
Tickets are $129 but a $30 discount is available for GSHRM members:  2NDCHANCE ($99 rate with coupon expires 11/11)
HR credits are pending.

This event is a partnership between the RECON Network and SC SHRM to address the workforce issues surrounding the hiring and retention of veterans and military spouses. Staffing and HR Professionals and Recruiters as well as Veterans and Military Spouses are invited to attend. The HR track will include:

  • Meeting Your Local VSO
  • Leveraging Military Skills at Work
  • Translating Skills and Salaries
  • Recruiting Best Practices
  • Veterans at Work Certification
  • and more!

Veterans At Work Certificate

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Over 30 GSHRM members have earned the SHRM Veterans At Work Certificate, which teaches HR professionals the ins and outs of successful veteran hiring and retention initiatives. Thank you for supporting veterans at work!

15 Things Veterans Want You To Know - the PsychArmor Institute cornerstone course

The Veterans at Work Certificate is complimentary and open to all. To learn more, visit

Scholarship and Certification News

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GSHRM Scholarships for SHRM and HRCI certification are available!

SHRM also provides certification exam and preparation scholarships for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Check it out here: SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarships.

GSHRM Business Directory

Business Directory image 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.

2019-2020 GSHRM Membership Meeting Dates
All are lunchtime and held at the Poinsett Club unless otherwise noted.

  • Monday, December 9th - Evening Annual Meeting & Awards
  • Tuesday, January 7th
  • Tuesday, February 4th
  • Tuesday, March 3rd (Getting On Board New Member Orientation)
  • Tuesday, April 7th
  • May - No Meeting (GSHRM HR & Management Conference on May19-20)
  • Tuesday, June 9th (2nd Tuesday) (Getting On Board New Member Orientation)
  • July SHRM Fundraiser - Date TBD
  • Tuesday, August 4th
  • Tuesday, September 1st  (Getting On Board New Member Orientation)
  • Tuesday, October 6th
  • Tuesday, November 10 (2nd Tuesday)  (Getting On Board New Member Orientation)
  • Monday, December 14th - Evening Annual Meeting & Awards

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