NEWS AND UPDATES
A couple housekeeping reminders:
Social Media Raffle-
Please make sure to go to LinkedIn and follow our new page so that you can stay up to date with all new and announcements. You can go to LinkedIn directly and search for WilcoHR or you can click on the LinkedIn logo at the bottom of our website. If you have Facebook or Twitter please follow us on there as well.
We will be having a drawing at our next luncheon in September to draw a winner for a special prize. As long as you are following our LinkedIn page before our next meeting you will be eligible for the drawing. You do not need to be present to win.
Payment at the Door for Luncheons:
As mentioned at our last two luncheons, starting in September WilcoHR will be charging an additional $5 for anyone paying at the door. Online payment will continue to be the same cost. This will help WilcoHR be able to better plan and budget around the costs of the luncheons. Thank you for your consideration.
Workforce Development Updates
Scholarships! No one has applied for our scholarships of $150.00 each for HR-Related undergraduate, graduate, certification, or professional development opportunities. We encourage all eligible WilcoHR professional and student members to apply firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your contact information; identify the scholarship or award sought and describe how you meet eligibility requirements; provide a one page essay about your volunteer/career experience and why you should be selected as a WilcoHR scholarship or award recipient along with your intentions for the funds; and a copy of your resume updated with your current position and responsibilities. Deadline is August 15th.
Realistic Job Preview Videos. We are seeking additional volunteers at various career stages. We hope to have one new volunteer a month between now and the end of the year. Realistic job previews help aspiring HR professionals make decisions about their HR career focus and understand the needed skills development for those aspirations. Thank you to Donna Rodriguez and Tracie Thor for their participation. For more information about volunteering, please contact Dr. Rebecca McPherson at Becca.email@example.com
Texas Student Leadership Summit. WilcoHR is spearheading the design, development, and delivery of a half day leadership summit for student officers. The half day experience will be held at Baylor University on Friday April 12, 2019 and will include a web conferencing options for those who are unable to attend in person. Faculty sponsors of student SHRM chapters from around the state will meet at HR Southwest in October to co-design student officers’ face-to-face and virtual leadership summit experience. More to come on this topic as it evolves.
November Workforce Readiness Meeting. Plans are underway to provide an engaging topic and speaker on the latest workforce readiness issues related to internships and labor market developments. Volunteers are needed to call organizations to gauge their interest and possible participation in an internship match as part of the deeper dive at the November meeting. For more information about volunteering, please contact Donna Rodriguez at Donna.Rodriguez@skyline-ultd.com