Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC)

Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) Welcome to the official page of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.Visit www.hrmac.org for information on HRMAC's professional development and networking events and details on membership.Join today!

The Human Resources Management Association of Chicago is the Chicago area's premier resource for advancing workplace leadership. HRMAC membership is comprised of more than 750 organizations with a network of over 7,000 HR professionals representing small, private companies to large, multi-national public corporations from every business sector. Find us on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Mission: HRMAC's mission is to serve as a thought leader and recognized authority on workforce developments impacting the Chicago area business community by providing high quality, state-of-the-art learning and development opportunities for the human resources community; facilitating the development and maintenance of professional relationships among members with a common interest in enhancing business results through people strategies; and being the professional association of choice for the greater Chicago area.

Join the Young HR Leaders Interest Group Session, Lessons Learned From 2020 (Part 1): Reflecting Back. Register today:  ...
11/13/2020

Join the Young HR Leaders Interest Group Session, Lessons Learned From 2020 (Part 1): Reflecting Back. Register today: http://ow.ly/BjxF50CftQ3 #HRMAC

Ranked #4 in the Chicago Tribune's list of Top Workplaces, Ace Hardware's concern for employees sets them apart accordin...
11/12/2020
Ace Hardware’s concern for employees starts at the top

Ranked #4 in the Chicago Tribune's list of Top Workplaces, Ace Hardware's concern for employees sets them apart according to their employees.

Ace Hardware Corp. is ranked No. 4 among large employers in the Tribune’s list of Top Workplaces, as measured by the consultancy Energage in Exton, Pennsylvania.

Don't miss the #HRMAC Leadership Forum session on Thursday! Our panel of HR and business leaders will explore how organi...
11/10/2020

Don't miss the #HRMAC Leadership Forum session on Thursday! Our panel of HR and business leaders will explore how organizations can provide an excellent employee experience by intensifying their focus on inclusion and equity, adapting to virtual and hybrid work environments across industries and preserving workplace culture. http://ow.ly/InTV50CfsUa

Panel: Kelley Mudgett (Culligan International), Manuel Cuevas-Trisán (Northwestern University), Tiffiny Bolden (IRI Worldwide) & Todd Ahsmann (Goose Island)

Local experts share things your organization should consider when navigating political discourse among colleagues. #HRLe...
11/09/2020
5 Ways HR Can Handle Politics in the Workplace

Local experts share things your organization should consider when navigating political discourse among colleagues. #HRLeader #HRMAC

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many professionals are finding it harder and harder to separate the professional from the personal. Add to that the stress of an election year during a politically tumultuous time, and in comes a conundrum for working professionals everywhere: Should you (and can you) tal...

Join us next week for our Leadership Forum session, Cultivating an Enhanced Employee Experience for What’s Next. Driven ...
11/06/2020

Join us next week for our Leadership Forum session, Cultivating an Enhanced Employee Experience for What’s Next. Driven by research and focused on the future, this session will equip attendees with the tools and foresight to face the future head-on. Register today: https://members.hrmac.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1426764&group= #HRMAC

Chicago-based Assurance Holdings focuses on flexibility and employee engagement to attract top talent.
11/05/2020
Flexibility, employee engagement key to Assurance’s appeal

Chicago-based Assurance Holdings focuses on flexibility and employee engagement to attract top talent.

Assurance is ranked No. 1 among midsize employers in the Tribune’s list of Top Workplaces, as measured by the consultancy Energage in Exton, Pennsylvania.

11/04/2020

Join us next week for our Virtual Employee Relations Interest Group Session, Managing a Remote Workforce. Register now: http://ow.ly/U2q650C9kOp #HRMAC

11/03/2020

Join the Talent & Organization Effectiveness Interest Group Session, Actionable Insights for Creating a Culture of Equity & Belonging. Register today: http://ow.ly/LUDs50C9kEX #HRMAC

20 ways the how we use technology has changed forever via The Wall Street Journal.
10/29/2020
20 Ways 2020 Changed How We Use Technology Forever

20 ways the how we use technology has changed forever via The Wall Street Journal.

Our reliance on technology while isolated at home these past months—whether Zooming into weddings or FaceTiming with doctors—has permanently altered our relationship to gadgets.

HRMAC is pleased to announce the panelists for the upcoming Leadership Forum session, Cultivating an Enhanced Employee E...
10/28/2020

HRMAC is pleased to announce the panelists for the upcoming Leadership Forum session, Cultivating an Enhanced Employee Experience for What’s Next. Our lineup of esteemed business leaders will discuss how organizations can provide an excellent employee experience by increasing their focus on inclusion and equity, adapting to virtual and hybrid work environments across industries and preserving workplace culture. Register now: https://hrmac.org/Learning-Development/Leadership-Forum/Program-Information

Planning to register your team? Discounted rates are available for groups of 5 and 10.

How are other Chicago companies preparing for a return to in-office work? Find out in this #HRLeader article. #HRMAC
10/26/2020
A Return to the Office

How are other Chicago companies preparing for a return to in-office work? Find out in this #HRLeader article. #HRMAC

When the novel coronavirus pandemic began, headlines sang the dirge for the office; however, the office is far from dead. Workforces have adapted well to remote work, but companies across the U.S., including here in Illinois, will initially bring a small percentage of their workforces back into offi...

Learn how the strategic use of humor in compliance training can drive real cultural change in this #HRLeader article.
10/23/2020
Fight Fire with Funny: How to Use Humor to Teach Sexual Harassment

Learn how the strategic use of humor in compliance training can drive real cultural change in this #HRLeader article.

Sponsored content from Catharsis Productions No one, in the history of the universe, has ever been moved to change a behavior, or reevaluate a long-held belief, based on facts or statistics alone. And yet, many of our sexual harassment prevention or DEI-related training programs incorporate facts an...

10/22/2020

Hear from the presenters of HRMAC's November 12 Leadership Forum session, Cultivating an Enhanced Employee Experience for What's Next, Elise Schroeter, Managing Director, Talent & Rewards & Andrea Walsh, Senior Director, Talent & Rewards, Inclusion & Diversity Thought and Change Leader, Willis Towers Watson, as they give a brief glimpse into what this timely program will cover! Register now: http://ow.ly/4fn050C02g5

Join the Suburban Interest Group next week to hear how several HR executives are planning for 2021 and supporting their ...
10/21/2020

Join the Suburban Interest Group next week to hear how several HR executives are planning for 2021 and supporting their business and employees amid uncertainty. Register today: http://ow.ly/R67850BWQSw #HRMAC

Don't miss tomorrow's #webinar, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson! You'll learn how to optimize your total rewards spend...
10/21/2020

Don't miss tomorrow's #webinar, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson! You'll learn how to optimize your total rewards spend in turbulent times. #HRMAC
http://ow.ly/Cnwq50BXEez

Join the Talent Acquisition Interest Group next Tuesday to discuss experiential recruiting. Register today: http://ow.ly...
10/20/2020

Join the Talent Acquisition Interest Group next Tuesday to discuss experiential recruiting. Register today: http://ow.ly/xbPJ50BWQFT #HRMAC

Evaluate your total rewards package considering long-term and short-term goals and the impact on employees during the Oc...
10/19/2020

Evaluate your total rewards package considering long-term and short-term goals and the impact on employees during the October 22 #webinar, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson. http://ow.ly/Ulxy50BWPKS #HRMAC

Who do you think is the most innovative local company right now? Chicago Inno just released their list of 50 people and ...
10/16/2020
Chicago Inno’s 2020 Inno on Fire

Who do you think is the most innovative local company right now? Chicago Inno just released their list of 50 people and companies that are thriving in Chicago's tech and startup scene.

The 50 people and companies heating up Chicago tech.

10/14/2020
In Transition

Data suggests a high number of executives in transition or soon to be in transition, many by choice. What does that mean in the midst of a pandemic where work norms, expectations, and search strategies have been completely disrupted? Find out during our upcoming Executives in Transition program. http://ow.ly/qpD850BSeNc

Series designed for Chicago-based HR professionals in Transition.

Get the thought leadership you seek at HRMAC's Leadership Forum! These carefully designed sessions are unlike other virt...
10/08/2020

Get the thought leadership you seek at HRMAC's Leadership Forum! These carefully designed sessions are unlike other virtual events and will include a research-based presentation and a panel discussion, as well as the opportunity to participate in virtual breakout conversations. Learn more: http://ow.ly/k2zj50BMbl4

Built In Chicago a releases a list of the city's top local tech companies to provide a glimpse into the city's growing t...
10/07/2020
Built In Chicago’s Featured Companies of September

Built In Chicago a releases a list of the city's top local tech companies to provide a glimpse into the city's growing tech scene.

The Chicago tech scene is filled with many major industry players. We’ve rounded up nine of the city’s top tech companies.

Companies are increasingly offering family-friend benefits to assist parents managing their new realities at home, but e...
09/28/2020
39% of working parents fear they'll be fired if they take advantage of child-care benefits at work

Companies are increasingly offering family-friend benefits to assist parents managing their new realities at home, but employees are hesitant to take advantage of these programs.

Amid layoffs and a recession spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, many working parents say they don't want to rock the boat with their employers right now — even if it means forgoing workplace benefits they're entitled to use.

Don't want summer to be over? You can at least re-live the #HRMAC #SummerSeries session about how Chicago HR leaders are...
09/25/2020
Organizational Effectiveness: How the World is Changing the Way We Work

Don't want summer to be over? You can at least re-live the #HRMAC #SummerSeries session about how Chicago HR leaders are adapting and transforming their companies for the future: https://hrleader.hrmac.org/Full-Article/organizational-effectiveness-how-the-world-is-changing-the-way-we-work

As part of HRMAC’s members-only Summer Series, virtual gatherings during which HRMAC members and HR leaders come together to discuss issues affecting HR in Chicago, HRMAC Board of Directors member Carolyn Lind (Global Head of Organizational Effectiveness Consulting, Northern Trust Company) and Chr...

Cross-training doesn't only apply to the gym! Learn techniques you can use to help employees achieve career goals in thi...
09/24/2020
5 Strategies to Help Employees Achieve Career Development

Cross-training doesn't only apply to the gym! Learn techniques you can use to help employees achieve career goals in this #ThrowbackThursday #HRLeader article. http://ow.ly/Ju5b50BsVGN

LaSalle Network recently collected data from more than 5,000 professionals on what they want in a job and company, and having a clear career path was the area professionals were most dissatisfied with at their current employer. What’s more, a top aspect that survey respondents deemed most importan...

Are you prepared to lead the charge in 2021 as business climates continue to shift and evolve? Join us for the next inst...
09/24/2020

Are you prepared to lead the charge in 2021 as business climates continue to shift and evolve? Join us for the next installment of our popular Leadership Forum for a virtual, research-driven experience. Learn more: https://hrmac.org/leadershipforum

We're spending today's lunch hour checking out these fasts facts gathered by @hrdive. Has your company recently created ...
09/23/2020
LinkedIn: Diversity leader titles up more than 100%

We're spending today's lunch hour checking out these fasts facts gathered by @hrdive. Has your company recently created new diversity positions? http://ow.ly/GUCE50BtAie

"An enormous upward spike" in offered D&I roles began in late May and early June amid national protests and calls for racial justice, according to the report.

What’s wrong with sending out a standard “no thank you” email to candidates not selected to move forward in an interview...
09/22/2020
What HR Needs to Consider When Giving Feedback to Job Seekers

What’s wrong with sending out a standard “no thank you” email to candidates not selected to move forward in an interview process? Turns out, a lot. Learn why in this new article on #HRLeader: http://ow.ly/mRwB50BsW9w

Talk to any job seeker vying for that coveted spot in your organization and listen to their almost universal reaction: “I wish I had a clue what I did wrong during the interview … I know I could have done that job.” Why should you care? Well, here is a bit of irony. HR budgets are allocated fo...

Upcoming events alert! About a dozen of new, virtual interest groups have been added to the HRMAC calendar. Register now...
09/21/2020

Upcoming events alert! About a dozen of new, virtual interest groups have been added to the HRMAC calendar. Register now and save the dates! http://ow.ly/OxcS50BsV7X

End your day by reading an inspiring #ThrowbackThursday article on maintaining a positive and active work culture remote...
09/17/2020
How a 'Best Place to Work' Is Maintaining its Culture Remotely

End your day by reading an inspiring #ThrowbackThursday article on maintaining a positive and active work culture remotely. http://ow.ly/QFnr50BnqfZ #HRLeader

This article in its original form first appeared on the LaSalle Network blog in March 2020. As many organizations implement mandatory work from home amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, leaders are asking, "How can we keep our staff engaged, and maintain our culture through this turbulent tim...

Do you have thoughts on employee wellbeing, the changing nature of work, or re-designing office spaces with social dista...
09/14/2020
HR Leader > About

Do you have thoughts on employee wellbeing, the changing nature of work, or re-designing office spaces with social distancing in mind? #HRLeader wants to hear from you! Submit your thought leadership before September 30. http://ow.ly/g6Pz50BnobF

HR Leader is the official publication of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, or HRMAC ("her-mack"). Formerly produced for print, the online publication features timely, relevant content on education and HR business practices.

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Since 1915, HRMAC has been leading the dialogue on workplace strategy, connecting HR leaders with best-in-class resources and growing Chicago area companies and talent.

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