Updates & Blogs
Welcome New IndySHRM Members!
Kimberly D. Doss
Marla J. Holdread
Ryan W. Thomas
SHRM HR Resource Spotlight
SHRM has a new benefit available for SHRM members. It’s called HR Resource Spotlight and it gathers many SHRM resources related to a specific topic and makes them available in one easy, convenient location. You can click on the topic that interests you and be directed to a page dedicated to topic-specific resources.
Find SHRM's Resource Spotlight Here
IMPORTANT CHANGES - SHRM Certification – Spring Testing Window
SHRM has adjusted the dates of the spring testing and application windows. If your students have already scheduled an appointment in this test window, SHRM will reach out to them directly with instructions to reschedule.
- The spring testing window to take the exam has shifted to June 1 – August 15.
- The early-bird application deadline has been extended through Friday, April 10.
- The standard application deadline has been extended through Friday, May 15.
- Effective June 1, SHRM will offer a remote proctoring option, which provides an opportunity to test from home. Check the website soon for full details, geographic restrictions apply.
SHRM is in the process of sending communications to candidates and prospects today to outline the exam window changes and their testing options.
View the Entire SHRM Certification Application Process
Check the SHRM Certification Exam Eligibility Requirements
2020 SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Scholarships
The SHRM Foundation will award 220 Certification Scholarships. The next deadline is May 1st, 2020 and each scholarship is $750 for SHRM Certification exam and/or preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)!
Get the info here!
Now Accepting Applications – 5th annual Barnes & Thornburg/Ken Yerkes Scholarships for HR Professionals
The HR Indiana Annual Conference announces the 5th annual Barnes & Thornburg/Ken Yerkes Scholarships. These are needs-based scholarships that will be awarded by HR Indiana and Barnes & Thornburg. There are two scholarships that will be awarded:
Find out more about the scholarships by following this link, and then apply here for one of the Scholarships (Certification or Conference Scholarship). The application deadline for the Barnes & Thornburg/Ken Yerkes Certification Scholarship is June 30, 2020 (awarded at the HR Indiana Annual Conference in August).
SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program
Looking for another way to earn PDCs – check out the SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program – it is FREE and open to all HR professionals who are interested in learning about best practices to attract, hire and retain veterans. Anyone holding the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential may also receive 10 PDCs toward their recertification.
SHRM Specialty Credentials – There Are Six (6) Currently
A SHRM Specialty Credential educates individuals on specific learning objectives. This is done by participating in a series of learning events and passing an assessment to demonstrate comprehension of program learning objectives. You cannot recertify a specialty credential; after three (3) years, you must complete the learning events and pass the assessment to earn a new credential. Please spread the word and encourage your members and network to obtain a SHRM Specialty Credential in:
- SHRM California Law HR Specialty
- SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty
- SHRM People Analytics Specialty
- SHRM U.S. Employment Immigration Specialty
- SHRM HR Department of One Specialty
- SHRM Inclusive Workplace Culture
Check out SHRM’s Specialty Credentials Here
Monthly SHRM Recertification Live Chats
If you are a SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holder, join SHRM to ask the SHRM Recertification Counselors any questions you have about SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification - regardless of where you are in your recertification cycle. This is a great opportunity to learn how to make the most of the resources available to you and to clear up any areas of confusion. SHRM’s Recertification Counselors are here to help.
Live chats will happen the second Wednesday of most months at 2:00 pm ET (for 30 minutes).
Register for Live Chats Here
Track your recertification credits with the SHRM Certification App
Looking for something to show before your chapter meeting/event starts… check out SHRM’s YouTube videos. You can find content about the SHRM Certification App Here; the easy to use app will help SHRM-certified HR professionals keep track of their recertification efforts. The SHRM Certification app was developed exclusively for use by SHRM credential holders with specially designed features to make it easier to maintain and recertify one's SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation. Download the app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play!