December 18, 2019 Print

The Latest from GSHRM

Welcome New Members!

Upcoming Events

January 7th GSHRM Membership Meeting
Your HR Law Questions Answered

12 - 1:30 pm (check-in opens at 11:30)
Poinsett Club, Greenville
Sponsorships Available

January 23rd NGU & GSHRM Co-sponsored Program
Drug Testing and the Impact of CBD Products
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
North Greenville University, Greer Campus

February 4th GSHRM Membership Meeting
Mediation Strategies & the EEOC

12 - 1:30 pm (check-in opens at 11:30)
Poinsett Club, Greenville
Sponsorships Available

SAVE THE DATE: GSHRM HR & Management Conference, May 19-20, 2020
Speaker Application - extended until December 31st
Sponsorship Information


Renew your GSHRM membership early for up to 3 chances to win a free HR & Management Conference pass! Renewal period ends January 31st. Renew by:

Dec 31: 3 raffle entries
Jan 8: 2 raffle entries
January 31: 1 raffle entry

GSHRM Member Sandy White invites colleagues to assist with her dissertation research by completing a short survey.

Please support HR research and Sandy! Click here to access the survey introduction, consent, and survey questions.

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Congratulations to GSHRM's 2019 HR Award Recipients!

HR Professional of the Year
Kelly Shumaker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources, Pharmaceutical Associates Inc.
Pictured with Lucas Asper, Ogletree Deakins (Sponsor)

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Diversity & Inclusion Award - Unsung Hero
Tricia Sellers
Job Impulse Inc.
Pictured with Jada Magiera, D&I Committee Director, Propel HR and 
Nan Johnston, Clemson Center for Corporate Learning (Sponsor)

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HR Rising Star
Clarence Wong, PHR
US Talent Acquisition Manager, Spirax Sarco
Pictured with Ed Parris representing Clemson MBA (Sponsor)

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Diversity & Inclusion Award for Organizations or Companies
YMCA of Greenville
Julie Hollister, Association Director-DIG lead & Crystal Kahler, HR Director
Pictured with Jada Magiera, D&I Committee Director, Propel HR and 
Nan Johnston, Clemson Center for Corporate Learning (Sponsor)

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Lifetime Achievement Award
Kevin Taylor, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP
Chief Human Resources Officer, Bob Jones University
Pictured with Lucas Asper, Ogletree Deakins (Sponsor)

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We sincerely appreciate the support from our generous award sponsors!
Ogletree Deakins     clemson logo     clemson mba logo

GSHRM Has 3 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 committees need your participation to advance the HR profession. Choose from:

Looking for leadership for the:

  • Employment Assistance Program*
  • Special Events Committee*

*GSHRM leaders receive professional development incentives - inquire at [email protected]

Looking for committee members for:

  • HR Conference Planning Committee (Like event planning? Join our group!)
  • Marketing & Communications Committee (Seeking social media & promotion gurus!)
  • Membership Committee (Welcome, onboard, and retain our amazing members!)
  • Professional Development Committee (Help develop stellar programming & certifications!)
  • Sponsorship Committee (Not shy? Good at sales and client service? Join us!)
  • Student & Early Career Committee (New to HR? Planning a career in HR? Join our committee!)

Interested in serving as a member? Complete the Committee Interest Form.

SHRM Membership Discount for New & Current Members

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Current SHRM members can receive a one-time $20 discount if renewing a current SHRM membership before 12/31/2019 using the State20 promotion code.

The discount applies no matter the current membership expiration date. Ex: Membership expires  April 2020… if renewing before 12/31/19, the membership is good through April 2021.

SHRM Membership fees for 2020 are increasing:

  • $ 219 Regular Membership
  • $ 55 Retiree Membership
  • $ 110 Student Chapter Advisor Membership
  • $ 49 Student Membership

2020 Board Members Are:

  • 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

2020 Committee Chairs Include:

  • Jenni Stone, MHRM, SHRM-CP, PHR, HR Conference Committee Chair
  • Steve Nail, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, RCC, Student & Early Career Committee Chair
  • Becky Lovgren, Sponsorship Chair
  • Gail DePriest, Awards Chair
  • Clarence Wong, PHR, Certifications Chair
  • Tricia Sellers, Workplace Inclusion Chair

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 Jenni Stone, MHRM, SHRM-CP, SPHR on her appointment as Secretary for the SC SHRM State Council, effective January 1, 2020!

Thank you to all 2019 GSHRM Meeting Sponsors!

December '19 Platinum Sponsors
Ogletree Deakins
Clemson Center for Corporate Learning

December '19 Gold & Media Sponsor
Clemson MBA

November '19 Platinum Sponsor

November '19 Gold Sponsor
SRHS Corporate Health and Wellness

October '19 Platinum Sponsor
HTI Human Technologies

October '19 Gold Sponsor

September '19 Platinum Sponsor
SportsClub Fitness & Wellness

September '19 Gold Sponsor
Ivannovation Language Management

August '19 Platinum Sponsor

August '19 Gold Sponsor
CPM Federal Credit Union

July '19 Gold Sponsors
Total HR
Clemson MBA

June '19 Platinum Sponsor
Greenville Technical College Economic Development & Corporate Training

April '19 Gold Sponsors
Godshall Professional Recruiting and Staffing
Prisma Health (formerly Greenville Health System)

March '19 Gold Sponsors
Stoecklein Consulting
Phillips Staffing

February '19 Platinum Sponsor
Recruiting Solutions

January '19 Platinum Sponsors
Clemson University Center for Corporate Learning
Ogletree Deakins

January '19 Media Sponsor
Clemson University MBA 


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.

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

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

  • 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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