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4th annual Cleveland SHRM Board Leadership Day

Cleveland SHRM conducted its 4th annual Cleveland SHRM Board Leadership Overview Day on February 26th. 13 Cleveland SHRM members were identified as high potential leaders within the organization and invited to attend. The day provided an overview of National SHRM, tthe Ohio SHRM State Council, and Cleveland SHRM, and how these three groups work together to develop HR professionals to advance their organizations. Additional information was provided to attendees about the role of the Board of Directors within Cleveland SHRM, including responsibilities, expectations, and committee objectives by President Lauren Rudman and President Elect Steve Ligus. Pat Perry, President of ERC, lead the group in a discussion on Board participation and leadership within Cleveland SHRM. Thanks to all who participated!

CSHRM Leadership Day - 2014


NOHRC 2014 Breaking News!

The conference has been pre-approved for 5.25 Recertification Credits; 3 of those credits are strategic/business credits! Register Online today for the 48th annual Northern Ohio Human Resource Conference (NOHRC) on March 14th and earn recertification credits, collaborate with other human resource professionals, and meet with the many exhibitors in the exhibitor hall.



Inclement Weather Policy

In case you're wondering about our meeting cancellation policy - in particular for those early morning meetings.  We will follow the rule of where the meeting location is.  For example if the meeting location is in the City of Cleveland, and they close the City of Cleveland schools, then the event will be considered cancelled. 

Hoping we won't have to worry about this too much longer.  Come on spring!


2014 Sloan Awards for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility

CSHRM’s is proud to enter our third year as a When Work Works Community Partner. We are pleased to announce this year’s application for the 2014 Sloan Awards for Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility will open on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 and close on April 11, 2014.

In 2013 we had six northeast Ohio companies receive this prestigious national award and hope to see many more companies participate this year.  In October we recognized these six companies for their outstanding accomplishment.  We’ve listed the winners on our PowerPoint in case you’d like to reach out to any of them with questions about the application process.

The Northeast Ohio recipients of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award are:

  • Excelas, LLC
  • Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A
  • KPMG - Cleveland
  • Noble-Davis Consulting, Inc.
  • Ryan - Cleveland
  • Staffing Solutions Enterprises

Be acknowledged as an employer of choice and gain that edge you need to recruit the best job candidates in our area.

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Congratulations 2013 HR Awards Winners & Finalists!

The following individuals have demonstrated excellence in the field of human resource management. Their achievements and unique skills show they are dedicated to improving themselves and their organizations.

Business Leadership
Douglas Dykes, HR Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Compensation & Benefits
Martha Kimura, Benefits Specialist, ACRT, Inc.

Renita Jefferson, Director of Training & Development, American Greetings

Emerging Leader
Danielle Hanna, Manager, HR, The Cleveland Foundation

Employee Relations
Jerry Joyce, Director, HR, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

HR Partner
Aaron Grossman, President, Alliance Solutions Group

HR Student of the Year
Vernon Kellogg, Cleveland State University

HR Student Chapter Advisor of the Year
Tracy Porter, Cleveland State University

Organizational & Employee Development
Robert Sullivan, VP, HR, Flight Options

Talent Management
Kevin Clere, Manager, Talent Acquisition, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Our Finalists include: Julie Maurer, Echogen Power Systems; Marguerite Grooms, Center for Families & Children; Charisse Sayles, Cleveland Sight Center; Corinne Saliba, AmeriMark Direct LLC; Christina McCrossin, NPCS Inc.; Cindy Bach, Structure Personnel Inc.; Erica Jacob, Baldwin-Wallace University; Mary Pisnar, Baldwin-Wallace University; Raymundo Garza, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; Chiara Bunch, FedEx Ground

The 2013 HR Awards Luncheon - November 7, 2013

We hope that you'll join us in celebrating your peers' achievements at The HR Awards luncheon, co-hosted by ERC and CSHRM, on Thursday, November 7th at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.

Suzanne Sutter will be our 2013 keynote! Suzanne is an accomplished & award-winning leader with a proven track record of organizational change. Her outstanding financial & business achievements at companies like Cole National Corporation, Things Remembered, Inc., and Make-A-Wish Foundation have created cultures that enable others to thrive and make a difference.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by clicking here. Or purchase a table of 8 for $320 and bring your whole team! Tables can be purchased by contacting Kara Stafford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 440-947-1283. For student pricing please contact Kara Stafford.


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