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Welcome to the Welcome to Northern Illinois SHRM (NISHRM)

The mission of NISHRM is to advance, through mutual and cooperative efforts, the knowledge, training, efficiency, expertise and ability of individual members in the profession of Human Resources.

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!



Upcoming Events

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  • July 20, 2020 - 9:30am

    Presenters:  Aaron Levy & Shiri Bade, Raise the Bar Consulting

    * 6.0 hours of SHRM PDC (professional development credit)

    * 6.0 hours of Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) business credit


    Session #1: 

    July 21st 9:30 – 11:30...

  • July 21, 2020 - 2:45pm
    Virtual Conference

    2020 ILSHRM Virtual Strategic HR Conference:

    Unlock Your People Potential

    Presenters:  Aaron Levy & Shiri Bade, Raise the Bar Consulting

    This virtual conference will be held over two days - July 21st and 22nd - and has been pre...

  • October 7, 2020


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  • We are providing this summary of a recent employment law development in Illinois:  The Illinois Law Banning Salary History Inquiries Took Effect September 29, 2019  A new law in Illinois prohibits employers from asking about applicants’ past wage and compensation histories.  The law is...
    November 2, 2019
  • Our legal update was packed with a great dialogue and important information about upcoming laws.  Recent new Illinois legislation, agency responses, and what has been keeping you up at night: •Sexual Harassment (IL #MeToo Key Amendments) •Revamp of Illinois Department Human Rights...
    September 6, 2019