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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!



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  • November 3, 2021 - 8:30am
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    First the Pandemic. Now the Sansdemic ("Sans" = without. "Demic" = people)! The talent shortage is real, not only skills but bodies, and it is crippling business growth. And yesterday’s recruitment and retention practices simply won’t work anymore! Employers have reached new levels...

  • November 16, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    On Tuesday, November 16th at 11:30 am, CIC-SHRM will present a two-hour mini legislative conference.  Roland Cross and Charles Davis will be the main presenters from Brown, Hay + Stephens; the oldest law firm in Illinois. Charles Davis, managing partner, has over 15 years’ experience specializing in business...

  • November 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

    The Illinois Fox Valley SHRM Chapter will present a talk by Doug Conant (, a Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times best-selling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and one of the 100 Most Influential Authors in the World....

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News from SHRM

Pittsburgh Extends Mandatory COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Wed, 27 Oct 2021
Mayor Bill Peduto signed a COVID-19 paid-sick-leave ordinance granting emergency paid sick leave for certain employees for COVID-19–related reasons. Here... Read more

4 Steps for Handling Religious Objections to Workplace Vaccine Mandates

Wed, 27 Oct 2021
Employers generally must explore reasonable accommodations for employees who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus based on a sincerely... Read more

Best Benefits Practices for the Gig Economy

Wed, 27 Oct 2021
While gig workers have not traditionally been able to partake in employee benefits packages, that's starting to change. Employers, however,... Read more

California DFEH Pushes Enforcement of Fair Chance Act

Tue, 26 Oct 2021
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing recently announced new efforts to identify and correct violations of the Fair... Read more