September 24, 2019 Print

The Latest from GSHRM

Welcome New Members!

Upcoming Events

September 25-27: 2019 South Carolina SHRM State Conference
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
Multiple SHRM and HRCI recertification credits

October 1 Membership Meeting: Get to Know a Veteran: Perspectives on Employment (Roundtable Discussion)
11:30 am (check-in), 12 - 1:30 pm
Poinsett Club, Greenville, SC
Platinum Sponsor: HTI Human Technologies Gold SponsorESS
1 SHRM and HRCI recertification credit

October 2: HireMeSC 2019 Employer Summit: Mobilizing an Untapped Workforce
Featuring Nick Schacht, Chief Global Development Officer, SHRM
10:30 am - 3 pm
The Palmetto Club,1231 Sumter St, Columbia, SC
3.5 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits

October 15: Dinner at Stella's Southern Brasserie for first 25 Veterans at Work Certificate Holders. If you have completed your certificate, notify Kelly Shumaker ASAP

October 22: Active Shooter Preparedness and Response Training
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Roger Milliken Center, 920 Milliken Rd, Spartanburg, SC
7 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits

October 22: CAN Talks: Broaden Your Perspective - A Diversity & Inclusion Event - think Ted Talks with a Twist!
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Centre Stage, Greenville, SC

Veterans At Work Certificate

If you completed your certificate, notify Kelly Shumaker ASAP!

There are a few slots left to be among the first 25 GSHRM members to complete the free Veterans at Work Certificate Program by the October 1st deadline! Completers will be treated to a special dinner and recognition event at Stella's Southern Brasserie on October 15th. 

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Developed for HR professionals, hiring managers and front-line supervisors, this new multi-faceted program from the SHRM Foundation will enable participants to:

  • Learn the value that skilled veterans bring to the civilian workplace
  • Demonstrate their commitment to attract, hire and retain these talented professionals
  • Earn 10 professional development credits toward SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification

The Veterans at Work Certificate is complimentary and open to all. The program requires the completion of five tasks: two surveys, two learning segments, and a short quiz. 

To register or learn more, visit or email [email protected].

The Veterans at Work Certificate program is made possible due to the generous sponsorship from Comcast NBCUniversal and in partnership with PsychArmor Institute®.

October 2nd Employer Summit Logo
10:30 AM-3 PM, Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The Palmetto Club, 
1231 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Approved for 3.5 hours of SHRM and HRCI credit
Cost: $50

Hosted by Hire Me SC, the 2019 Employer Summit equips human resource professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to build a workforce that includes individuals with disabilities.

What can you expect from this year's Summit? 

  • Hear from Chief Global Development Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Nick Schacht
  • Learn from people with disabilities about their employment experiences and the barriers they've faced.
  • Interact with other professionals on topics like accessibility, accommodations, and building an inclusive culture.

Check out our full agenda.

For $50, you'll get all of the above, plus lunch and free valet parking!

Member News

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Congratulations to new GSHRM member Rick Silva on landing a new position as Recruiting Manager for Interim HealthCare of the Upstate!

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GSHRM NEEDS MENTORS for the Mentoring Program

GSHRM needs you to volunteer as a mentor! Several mentees are waiting with no one to guide them. If you have 10+ years of HR experience and can be a volunteer HR mentor, please contact [email protected]. Learn more about GSHRM mentoring

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!

Interested in Joining A Committee?

Complete the Committee Interest Form

Solicitation for Incumbent Worker Training Grants

SC Works Greenville is now accepting applications for Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Grants.  IWT grant funds will be available for the businesses located in Greenville county. IWT grants will be issued for employers to upgrade the skills of their current employees. IWT grants provide opportunities for training in programs ranging from computer skills to manufacturing skills. Please only apply for training that begins on or after October 1, 2019 and can be completed by June 30, 2020.

Greenville County businesses should refer to to access the Incumbent Worker training application and deadlines. 

Application Deadline Date:  2:00 p.m., Monday September 30, 2019.  No late applications, regardless of postmark, will be considered.) Funding notifications will be issued within one month of the application deadline. For questions, please contact Ms. Johnnie-Lynn Crosby, SC Works Regional Director of Business Solutions, at [email protected]  or 864.764.1983, TTY 711.

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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.

Scholarship and Certification News

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

SHRM Certification Information - Click for more info.

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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.

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

  • Tuesday, October 1st
  • Tuesday, November 5th (New Member Orientation)
  • Monday, December 9th - Evening Annual Meeting & Awards

2019 Board of Directors

  • President - Debra Ham
  • President-elect - Leanne Fuller
  • Past President & HR Conference Chair - Nancy McCartney
  • Treasurer - Andrew Wolff
  • Treasurer-elect - Freda Lark
  • Legislative Affairs Director - Mark Bakker
  • Membership Director - Courtney Goforth
  • Workforce Readiness Director - Kelly Shumaker
  • Sponsorship Director - Susan Jones
  • Student & Early Career Director - Jennifer Floyd (Year 2)
  • Professional Development Director - Clarence Wong (Year 2)
  • Diversity & Inclusion Director - Jada Magiera (Year 2)
  • Communications Director - Jenni Stone (Year 2)
  • Chapter Operations Director - Laura Bogardus

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