January 30, 2019 4:19 PM | Anonymous

Happy New Year, Oklahoma HR Professionals!

I am so excited to begin my first full calendar year as your OKHR Membership Director. If you have met me, you know that it doesn’t take long to learn that I am super passionate about all things HR. This includes our local chapters, the state council, SHRM and our profession and community. I LOVE HR and I am happy to talk about.

One of the reasons that I am so passionate about membership is because of my personal experiences with my local chapter. Early in my career, I began my first role as a “department of 1” and was encouraged by my awesome CEO to “build my network”. You see, I was already taking advantage of the great tools that SHRM provides through my national SHRM membership, but I lacked the network. That group of local-ish, like-minded professionals that could help me with vendor resources, troubleshooting issues and developing best practices.

As you can guess, my local chapter experience was invaluable. I was quickly brought into the heart of the organization and surrounded by “my people” (that’s you). Along the way, I have developed my network, my vendor resources and made some pretty great friends. This is why I am so passionate about getting our Oklahoma HR professionals involved in a local chapter. I have experienced the greatness!

One of my goals this year, is to engage our at-large members into a local chapter. Members “at-large” are those individuals that hold a national SHRM membership but are not members of a local chapter. SHRM provides a few resources for us to engage these individuals that I want to share with and encourage you and your local chapters to take advantage of.

First, SHRM will provide (2) “e-blasts” each calendar year to our local chapters. This means that twice a year, SHRM will send an email on the chapter’s behalf, to all of the at-large members within the zip code range of the chapter. A good use of these blasts are special events you would like to promote that might gain their attendance. Note: There are e-blasts for 100% chapters (you know who you are) and e-blasts for everyone else. Use this link to find the one that is right for your chapter. The request form is enclosed in the link for your group.

Second, you can request a mailing list of your at-large members to be used one time for a physical mail blast (this list provides physical mailing addresses only). You can access the link to request that through the same link I provided above.

We will continue to provide resources and tools throughout the year to be able to achieve our overall state goal of growing membership by 10%. I think, the resources above are a great start. If you haven’t taken advantage of these opportunities yet, just give them a try. Engaging 1 new at large member will be worth it!

Please let me know if I can do anything to make your membership journey easier.

Here we come 2019! Get ready for us!

Kristi Spaethe, SHRM-CP, PHR

OKHR Membership Director

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