What's Up at WCHRA?

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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:40 PM | Deleted user

    Posted for Dr. Pat Schutz and Dr. Kyle Stone, CMU Department of Business

    CMU students in the BBA degree program in HR are looking for internships. Read more here and contact Dr. Schutz or Dr. Stone.

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:53 AM | Anonymous member

    2016 Spirited Individual Excellence in Membership Award Recipients

    Sandra Alexander, Human Resources Liaison, Hill Top

    Sandra makes everything look easy; her skill at managing 10 things at once does not go unnoticed. Sandra’s attention to detail and ability to organize make her an asset no matter what she’s involved with. Her smile is her trademark; it’s hard to be around Sandra without cracking a smile in return. She’s witty, fun, and always up for a challenge. Sandra is loyal to things that are important to the membership and community; she makes it her business to make sure business is taken care of. If there’s work to be done you’ll always find Sandra with her sleeves rolled up and determination on her face.

    Ed Kray, President, Key Benefit Solutions and Employer Representative

    Ed is a very busy owner of two organizations but that doesn’t keep him from staying involved with commu-nity civic groups, being a consistent resource for HR professionals in the community, and actively engaging with WCHRA membership. Ed is a positive force with great expertise to promote the work of human re-source professionals. Helping others reach success is what make Ed a success. Ed is much respected and it’s a good feeling knowing he’s out there doing superhero work!

    Connie Schulties, HR Director, Frank Henry Equipment (FHE)

    We can’t get enough of Connie! Connie’s energy and positivity is inspiring. Connie works tirelessly to pro-mote WCHRA and is an incredible leader to membership and fellow board members. Connie is often the one to step up and take on additional responsibilities to promote the mission and vision of WCHRA. If you want a job done and done well, Connie’s your gal. Her commitment and creativity are unmatched and the community is a better place because of she’s out there smiling.

    Joanna Stortz, Recruitment Coordinator, Hope West

    Joanna is a doer! You’ll find Joanna working to support organizations like WCHRA, attending afterschool activities with her children, or raising money for important community needs. Joanna’s work ethic is impeccable and it’s a rare find to meet someone as warm and welcoming as she is. Joanna is thoughtful, committed, and gives of her-self to inspire others.

    Thank you for sharing your talents, commitment, and time with WCHRA!      We appreciate you.


  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:21 PM | Anonymous member

    The time is upon us! Registration for the 2016 Winter SHRM CP/SCP Exam is almost over. If you are interested in taking your certification exam please see the noted dates below. 

    Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2016 - Feb. 15, 2017

    REGULAR APPLICATION  DEADLINE LATE APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Oct. 21 Nov. 11

    Please note: The exam application deadlines close on Oct. 21 and Nov. 11 at 11:59 PM, ET.

    The 2017 Exam schedule is not out yet. The exam will be rewritten for the 2017 year. If you have 2015/2016 Study Materials it will be less effective after February 2017. 

    Are you interested in taking the exam, but need help preparing? There is a study group that meets a minimum of twice a month until end of January 2017. If you are interested in participating, you will need to have the current 2016 study guide materials purchased through SHRM. Please contact Kirstin Guptill at certification@wchra.org for more information. 

    2017 study group or preparation opportunities are being discussed now. If you are not ready to test yet and think 2017 will be your year, please contact Kirstin to let her know you are interested in information, and watch these blogs for future announcements. 




  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:16 PM | Anonymous member

    From the Ad Council

    The Truth about Bias and Prejudice.

    Most Americans agree that people should be treated respectfully and fairly. Yet many people in the United States still report feeling discriminated against. The reason might be that we’re actually discriminating unintentionally. We do 98% of our thinking in our subconscious mind, and that’s where we collect and store implicit biases.

    The important thing is to educate ourselves and watch for biases when they surface. Because that’s the only way to stop labeling individuals and groups with our biases.

    Big things are at stake, too. Implicit bias influences how people are treated and how they interact with each other. It can also perpetuate disparities by altering someone’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment or get a fair trial.

    To end bias, we need to become aware of it. And then we need to do everything within our power to stop it. In ourselves, others, and institutions. The world will be a better place for it.

    Watch this powerful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWDZCVejcZQ  or go to http://lovehasnolabels.com/ to learn more. 


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