Message from the President                                         September 2019

 

Greetings to my fellow HR professionals! Wow – what a summer! I commend your continued involvement with BGSHRM through these recent very busy months and look forward to maintaining this determined pace as we head into 4th quarter. For the 17th straight month there were more job openings than job seekers in this country. Nearly all business sectors continued to see growth and considering our diverse membership base, I have a feeling all our members are feeling the pressure.  Kudos to keeping your cool and being a key player in your organization. You bring pride to our profession. Despite work keeping us on our toes, you all have shown a dedication to your professional development as attendance at BGSHRM meetings and events continues to hold strong and our membership growth endures. Your tenacity is recognized and appreciated!


Some of the new opportunities provided this year included a Fitness Challenge to benefit SHRM Foundation, a Membership Drive and social event , and a Wellness Fair. With Fall 2019 approaching, you can expect expansion of opportunities for professional growth and networking. This includes a new extended Legal Update Session this October which will be followed by a group outing to Keeneland, a 2-hour Diversity and Inclusion session in November, and Holiday Party in December to benefit SHRM Foundation. Furthermore, in an effort to enrich the professional development of our member base, I would like to officially announce we are initiating a Certification Scholarship  for the first time ever! This will be awarded to a BGSHRM member. Likewise, we have expanded our board to include a Workforce Committee which is busy identifying key initiatives to take us into 2020. The 2019 Board of Directors has truly exceeded my expectations thus far and has proved to be an active and committed group that is consistently working towards serving our members.


As your President, I would like to challenge you to maintain this level of determination as we head into what is sure to be a robust 4th quarter.  Grow your HR network – introduce yourself to new people at meetings, exchange ideas and best practices, and get involved. You deserve the support and resources this will provide you.  I continue to encourage you to give yourself regular breaks from your day-to-day practitioner life and join us at our monthly meetings, which will expose you to new ways to enhance your knowledge, your career and your organizations. 


I am fully committed to serving you and making this your best year yet. Any ideas, questions, or concerns, or if there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kudos to each of you as you support the mission of Bluegrass SHRM and drive excellence, innovation and make a difference in the community. Let’s close out this year strong!


Best Regards,


Leslie C. Moore

2019 BGSHRM Chapter President

Precision Staffing, Inc.

president@bgshrm.org

 

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