About IndySHRMJessica Stephenson
IndySHRM exists to engage human resource professionals by providing comprehensive and up-to-date resources and opportunities to build professional relationships that will enhance their effectiveness as HR leaders. IndySHRM is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals in central Indiana.
IndySHRM was founded in 1974 by a group of then, personnel professionals, as a means to provide professional support and learning opportunities to the local personnel community. Since then the chapter has undergone several transformations and has long been recognized as the voice of human resources in the central Indiana community.
In July of 2009, the Human Resource Association of Central Indiana (HRACI) changed its name to IndySHRM. SHRM is an acronym for Society for Human Resource Management. The local chapter’s updated brand and chapter name provides closer alignment with the parent association brand. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries; the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the U.S. and subsidiary offices in China and India.
Central to IndySHRM’s value proposition are the following five key themes. Click each theme to learn more!
Through the tools and resources offered to our membership, IndySHRM promotes HR excellence and competence, professional collaboration, innovation and a commitment to our existing and future HR leaders. By demonstrating value in our professional and personal communities, the members of IndySHRM demonstrate the values of the HR profession. Whether it is within the community of HR professionals we work with each day, the communities our businesses exist within or the many communities within central Indiana, our mission drives us to look outward, seek understanding of needs and contribute knowledge, physical strength, time and resources to all of these communities.
The HR experience offered by IndySHRM is more than simply a couple of monthly events…it is a journey that provides ongoing opportunity for personal and professional development. Each interaction with fellow members or professional peers is a stepping stone in the development of your HR experience and professional maturity. IndySHRM provides you with access to up-to-date HR news and information as well as access to a network of HR talent at all levels with whom you can learn from and with. Through the combination of Community Responsibility, Education, Networking and Student Development, IndySHRM offers the HR professional numerous valuable development opportunities. As a member, you have the opportunity to experience them all, and if you do you will find that you are truly developing through your involvement in the chapter, the board and with your fellow HR professionals. You get what you give.
An essential component of IndySHRM, education creates a foundation for everything else to build upon. This includes the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and the development of critical HR intelligence. A toolkit of learning opportunities is offered through IndySHRM, ranging from certification preparation and maintenance, continuing education sessions to assist in compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements to conferences and informal sessions. These are collaborative, interactive and informative options to assist you in the maintenance and improvement of your HR knowledge and help the professional keep abreast of new technology and best practices.
Supporting our student chapters; helping to guide and develop student leaders in HR who will transition with us to become future members and leaders of our Association, along with the organizations they ultimately support. An important component of IndySHRM, we foster partnerships with learning institutions; supporting student functions, scholarships, and internships as we promote awareness of our Association. Our goals are to provide a climate that encourages the HR students’ endeavors to learn and to grow in the field of HR, and to build long-term relationships as we develop the next generation of HR professionals.
IndySHRM promotes events where exchanges of business information, ideas and support are established and mutually beneficial relationships are built. Come together with fellow HR professionals in a number of venues to solve day to day HR problems, establish and grow professional relationships, benchmark on HR products, services, processes and structures. Using the IndySHRM member network is like having an expanded HR department right in your own office. These networking opportunities expand beyond the monthly chapter meetings as we engage with HR-focused special interest groups and local professionals that span many industries and specialties.