The State Council recognizes that some of our Chapters run on a calendar year basis and others run on a fiscal year. In an effort to treat each Chapter equally and meet the reviewers’ needs and year to year timelines due to fluctuating dates of the State Conference, each Chapter should complete the self-nomination form for Award year August 1 – July 31.
Please note that your Chapter should submit a nomination form even if you have nothing to report in one or more initiative areas. Judging will be based on quantitative and qualitative scores. Chapters scoring the highest total points in the quantitative section will move on to the second round of judging based on qualitative results.
Chester County Human Resources Association – Winner 2016
Finally, each year, when fiscally possible, the Chester County Human Resources Association also offers, offers two scholarships to its members. One $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate studies and another $1,000 scholarship for graduate studies.
to become members mid-year at a reduced cost.CCHRA offers a discounted membership (1/3rd off) to both non-renewals and new members. This allows HR professionals who may be new to the area or who have just recently discovered CCHRAIn the last half of their chapter year (January/February),
Chester County also uses a two-step process where they call previous members who had not signed up for the new program year to remind them of the benefits of doing so, and also mail them the letter that had the upcoming meeting schedule with the topics and Presenters listed. They also reach out to new members after they had attended a few meetings to get their feedback.
Board members may invite an interested prospect to a monthly meeting free of charge in order to get them familiar with how a meeting is run and encourage them to join. Follow up is done as per the scenario described above
In addition, they held a Networking event in early November specifically to recruit new members (membership year is Sept – Aug) and encouraged current members to bring other HR colleagues who are not members of their chapter. At the Networking event, they raffle off a Convenience membership (includes meals as well as membership) to one lucky attendee. This is an incentive for some folks who are interested in a membership to attend.
“Be My Guest” letter that had all the details for the upcoming meeting. uses a five step “touch” process to recruit new members. Once they have identified a prospective member, they send them a personal letter/email describing the benefits of joining their chapter. This is followed with a phone call and, then, an email. They drop off or mail them a chapter brochure after which they then mail/email them another personal letter that had a list of their upcoming meeting topics and who the Presenters are going to be. Three weeks before a monthly meeting, they send them a CCHRA
York SHRM – Winner 2013
Considering that the York Chapter is a small chapter with only 150 members, it is a very active and robust chapter. All of the SHRM CLA positions are represented on its Board.
As part of their SHAPE plan, this chapter started a new member recruitment strategy where members are rewarded for referring their colleagues to the Chapter. The more new members that a current member recruits, the more rewards that are earned. If a current member recruits 5 or more new members to the Chapter he/she is entered to win a free one-year membership to the Chapter. The Board also will contact those members who have not renewed their dues to find out why they didn’t renew. They continue, however collecting data to help improve upon what the Chapter does in an effort to retain its members.
The York Chapter offers monthly programs with hot topics from Social Media in the Workplace to Healthcare concerns.
The York Chapter sends weekly emails to its members to keep everyone up-to-date on the Chapter happenings, PA SHRM and SHRM National news.
1ST ANNUAL PA SHRM CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD went to SEPA SHRM
In addition to scoring the most points in the quantitative portion of the nomination process, SEPA also demonstrates a very active chapter with a strong board. Some of the highlights of the qualitative portion included: