Wichita SHRM

Q1 2016 Chapter Newsletter

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 Message from our 2016 Chapter President, Dan Hamel

Dear Members & Prospective Members, 

Welcome to the Wichita Chapter of SHRM. As an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Wichita SHRM has over 400 members working in HR related positions throughout the community. The Chapter’s primary objective is to provide professional development, education, networking and community involvement to human resource professionals in the Wichita metro area. 

As 2016 gets underway, HR professionals face many challenges. We will be at the heart of implementing various regulatory changes such as:

  • the on-going implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • the proposed Department of Labor overtime rules
  • addressing employee’s concerns for safety in the workplace after recent terrorist attacks
  • and dealing with employee turnover as the economy reaches full employment.

We will come together as a chapter and profession to learn how to address these issues. By the changes made and the leadership shown, we continue to change the view of HR from a career into a respected business profession. 

Wichita SHRM's monthly chapter meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Abode Venue.  

Please check the website calendar for updates, programs and other chapter events.

If you are a current chapter member, I thank you.  If you are not, consider this my personal invitation to you to check out the chapter to learn more about the benefits of both a local and national membership. 

As a preferred provider of both HRCI and SHRM recertification credits, Wichita SHRM will partner with you to help maintain your certification(s) at a very affordable price. The hosted events are a great way to network with other HR professionals and business leaders in the community. Many of the events are sponsored by entities with products and services for the HR professional, making it a great place to learn what is new.

I am honored to serve as the 2016 Chapter President and along with the Chapter Board look forward to serving you throughout the year. I look forward to having you join us for a chapter event.  If you have any questions or need help to get involved in the chapter please contact me. 

Sincerely, 
Dan Hamel, CPA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Chapter President 2016
Wichita SHRM Chapter

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