Jennifer Rower, SHRM SCP, SPHR
Director, Texas SHRM
Welcome to TEXAS SHRM
Our purpose is to support the 33 SHRM chapters and over 19,000 SHRM members in Texas to ultimately enhance and promote the HR professional and the HR profession. Through countless, hardworking volunteers, TEXAS SHRM provides:
- A foundation for Chapter leaders to network with others and share best practices and successes.
- A centralized location to connect the best and the brightest HR professionals throughout Texas.
- A resource to business professionals desiring top Human Resources practices in their organizations.
- A voice for the HR profession in matters of key HR issues, state legislation, and education.
We want to hear from you; be it for technical expertise, speaking engagements, to connect you with other HR professionals or fulfill any of your questions or needs regarding building top quality Human Resources in Texas.
A Message From Our Director, Jennifer Rower, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Our new SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor Jr. released a simple message at the start of the year: Together and Forward. He refers to raising awareness about the true impact human resources has on the workforce of the future and how together we will move the profession forward. Texas SHRM is in total agreement. We understand the opportunity we have as HR professionals to be the transformative leaders our organizations and communities need. The state of affairs from a global, national, state and local front are ever changing and our ability to remain steadfast and in the moment while planning ahead for the betterment of the future is essential.
Many of our Texas SHRM volunteer leaders have been leading this charge in their local chapter and their workplace. Last year, we focused on how we could move the HR needle and identify how to measure whether we were winning or losing. By the end of the year chapters celebrated increased membership growth, created new partnerships, and demonstrated progress of goals while others faced unexpected hardships which turned into triumph.
This year we anticipate further development of our business acumen to support our workplaces while serving a profession which strives to positively impact the future our workforce. All of this is possible because of the transformative leadership of our Texas SHRM volunteer leaders.
Texas Business Conference
Texas Workforce Commission’s Commissioner Representing Employers and Texas SHRM State Council are pleased to announce the formulation of a collaborative partnership between the two organizations to co-sponsor the Texas Business Conference – an educational showcase of business, employment law and human resource topics being offered in many cities throughout Texas. As a co-sponsor with the Texas Workforce Commission’s Commissioner Representing Employers. Texas SHRM will begin offering SHRM and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credits targeted specifically for Human Resources professionals attending this conference.
Best Companies to Work for in Texas
Texas SHRM is proud to partner with Texas Association of Business and Best Companies Group to annually recognize the 100 best employers. Last month, we celebrated the winners at a Texas-sized gala event in Austin. It was a privilege to meet these fine employers and their teams as they received their awards. We are proud of the HR professionals who represented these employers. They collaborate daily with internal staff at all levels to create optimal workplaces to move their organizations forward.
Texas Monthly publication of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas: http://trendmag2.trendoffset.com/publication/?i=390670&pre=1
We encourage all employers of all sizes to consider participating. If you register, the company will be guided through a two-part assessment process which includes obtaining information from both the employer and employees. All participants regardless of making the list receive informative reports.
Hope to see your organization recognized in 2018!