TAKE tHE NEXT STEP - Get involved !!
The best way to benefit from an organization is to get involved. There are many opportunities to be a part of GMSHRM. Join a committee of your choice and make a difference, meet other members of the HR community and have fun. Here is a quick overview.
The College Relations Committee partners with the student chapters at universities in Miami-Dade County offering undergraduate and graduate programs with a concentration in Human Resources. The committee's focus includes increasing HR awareness and knowledge at the college level, as well as serving as a liaison between the student members and GMSHRM for networking and internship opportunities with local companies in the field of HR.
The Communications Committee manages the information posted on the GMSHRM's website, launched in 2005, and published in GMSHRM's Weekly Update. The committee's goal is to expand the content and improve the content quality. One of the main functions is to liaison with other committees of the organization to ensure that the programs and benefits are being well published, well funded and well attended. Committee liaisons' are needed to interface with Membership, Programs, Marketing and Special Events.
The Community Relations Committee promotes and represents GMSHRM throughout Miami Dade County, partners with and supports local community organizations and recommends community service projects which GMSHRM supports. The proceeds from the quarterly networking events coordinated by the committee go to local non-profit organizations. Members work closely with the Marketing Committee to act as liaisons with the local Chamber of Commerce, business organizations, business news writers and other community groups.
Diversity & Inclusion
The Diversity Committee focuses on diversity education, fostering employment opportunities and recognition of diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek Committee members who wish to connect with others interested in encouraging diversity and who will assist in the coordination of a job fair, as well as work on activities to encourage diversity, provide multi-cultural education, and recognize the efforts of companies who celebrate diversity and inclusion.
The SHRM Foundation has transformed itself into a values-based charity organization that champions workforce and workplace transformation and inspires HR professionals to make it happen. SHRM believes that empowered HR professionals can build inclusive organizations where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success.
The new SHRM Foundation Mission champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing: research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees; scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen; and, opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.
The GMSHRM Foundation committee informs the Chapter of the existence, purpose, activities and services of the SHRM Foundation, including: the availability of existing research and the existence of SHRM Foundation scholarships to various SHRM events. To generate local donations for the SHRM Foundation, the GMSHRM Foundation committee holds fund-raising events such as raffles, drawings and silent auctions.
Global Forum is the branch of SHRM that groups the Human Resources Professionals who practice International HR and have Regional or Global responsibilities. Global Forum is held quarterly for breakfast and offers speakers to discuss global staffing, compensation and employment laws as well as more globally-oriented HR topics. The committee coordinates and offers the workshops.
Workforce Readiness & Job Bank
We facilitate and host workshops for GMSHRM members and non-members, HR Professionals in-transition and students interested in the human resources profession. Workforce Readiness posts employer's HR job opportunities and manages resume postings of HR Professionals.
Legislative Affairs educates membership on key legal issues and advocates appropriate action. The committee plans and coordinates the bi-annual legal updates and our popular Supervisor Toolkit, and helps to keep members apprised of changes in employment law.
The mission of the Marketing Committee is to promote and support the Greater Miami SHRM Chapter, its programs and activities in the local, state and national SHRM community, through a comprehensive marketing campaign that strengthens the Chapter's brand, membership and revenue in 2017. The committee will explore and execute new marketing strategies to increase awareness of GMSHRM's programs and initiatives in South Florida and develop new marketing tools to assist other GMSHRM Committees in reaching their goals.
The Membership Committee recruits new members, promotes retention of current membership and oversees member relations. There are many opportunities on this committee including coordinating membership contests, calling members, manning the membership table at the meetings, being an Ambassador who greets both guests and new members at the monthly meetings, presenting orientation to new members and assisting members as needed.
The Professional Development Committee facilitates affordable workshops on timely subjects related to the Human Resources profession. Committee members benefit from the experience of working and connecting with other GMSHRM members, networking with various speakers and planning and coordinating workshops.
Laura Marks, MS HRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP