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HR’s Commitment to Employees with Chronic Illness

Chronic illness affects 6 in 10 adults in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the population ages — and continues working later into life — chronic illness becomes a more prevalent issue in workplaces across the country. To develop a culture that is inclusive of employees with chronic… Read more »

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Spotlight: Natasha Jones

FAST FACTS Employer: Specialized Staffing Solutions Title: Bilingual HR Manager Certifications: SHRM-CP Other Appointments/Positions: College Relations Chair, Michiana SHRM Q&A with Natasha Q: Why did you get into HR? A: I wanted to help people! I felt that assisting people in finding employment, providing tools, and being a valuable resource for them to be successful… Read more »

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Spotlight: Tamiko Kendrick

FAST FACTS Employer: Citizens Energy Group Title: Employee Communications Manager Certifications: MBA candidate Other Appointments/Positions: Diversity Director, HR Indiana SHRM Why Tamiko is in the Spotlight Tamiko Kendrick fell into HR by accident. She has always had a passion for helping people, finding joy in meeting and connecting with every person who walked through her door. She wanted to… Read more »

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Workplace Courage in the #MeToo Age

This blog is contributed by Mike Tooley, partner at Ice Miller. The question “am I my brother’s keeper?” is the classic example in western tradition of someone attempting to deflect personal responsibility for bad behavior. Applying that ancient question to the challenges of today: what obligations do observers of bad workplace behavior have to take… Read more »

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4 HR Resolutions for 2019

You may have a list of personal New Year’s resolutions a mile long — hit the gym, read more books, decrease screen time — all designed to help make you a better version of yourself in 2019. But what about resolutions to make your HR department better this year? The new year is the perfect… Read more »

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Congratulations to the new 2019 HR Indiana SHRM Board of Directors

Recently we held an election for the 2019 HR Indiana SHRM Board of directors. We are pleased to announce the 2019 board members: •  Misty Resendez, PhD, College Relations Director •  Jill Lynn, SHRM-CP, College Relations Director •  Cyndi Harbin, Workforce Readiness Director •  Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, Director of Certification •  Diana Vida, SHRM-SCP, Operational Effectiveness Director •  Vicki Cook, SHRM-CP, District Director, North Also continuing to serv e on… Read more »

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3 Reasons to Hire a Disabled Employee

Approximately 1 in 5 Americans — about 54 million people — has a disability, according to the United States Census Bureau. This means you likely know a number of people with disabilities, whether you realize it or not. While some disabilities are apparent when interacting with someone, many are not instantly recognizable. Disabilities can be… Read more »

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Job References and the True Risks of Remaining Silent

This blog is contributed by Michael Blickman, partner at Ice Miller.   How ironic that we live in an information-overload world, yet we know so little about newly hired employees. Most companies follow this hiring sequence: Review resumes Hold interviews Make the selection But as a business owner, how much time do you spend with… Read more »

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