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Chicago SHRM is here for you!

In recent years, Chicago SHRM has focused on building our virtual programming and online communities to drive engagement, connection and conversation from wherever you are, and this work is even more crucial today. We’ve developed even more opportunities over the coming weeks for our community to continue expanding and building connections online: remote work resources, more webinars, and new online programs. Our members and partners are thought leaders who are willing to generously share their resources, expertise, and insights in the coming months and beyond.

LinkedIn Group

Social distancing doesn't have to mean social disconnecting! We have opened our Chicago SHRM Members Only LinkedIn Group to everyone - join our online community with over 1,000+ HR professionals, here to help you stay in touch with your people.

  • Take part in discussions and get feedback
  • Share resources and documents
  • Make virtual connections with our HR community


Virtual Office Hours NEW!

This is an extraordinary time for our Chicago SHRM family, your companies, and your families.  Everyday presents a unique set of challenges as you work tirelessly to ensure the people within your organizations are supported, engaged, and connected. In response, we are launching Chicago SHRM Virtual Office Hours – a chance for us all to come together to share ideas, ask questions, seek advice, and get support as we all work through this together.





Webinar: Coronavirus in the Workplace presented by Laner Muchin

  • This Webinar occurred on March 18, 2020.  Please keep in mind that the law and best practices related to COVID-19 are rapidly changing and have changed subsequent to the Webinar.  You should continue to monitor the guidance from agencies such as the Center for Disease Control—which recently updated its quarantine instructions and employer guidance--among other Federal, State and local agencies, and consult with your employment attorney.  You can also contact Heather Becker and Dave Moore of Laner Muchin, Ltd. for the latest. Heather and Dave intend to conduct another webinar as soon as the Department of Labor issues regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Laner Muchin also has updated guidance on
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Webinar: COVID-19 presented by Assurance

  • Employers are faced with many questions in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. To help HR professionals navigate this unsettling time, SHRM has partnered with Assurance to host a webinar specifically focused on COVID-19. Join Assurance’s Chris Zweidinger, Principal, and Mark Lam, Vice President of Compliance, as they explain the Families First Coronavirus Response Act recently passed by the Administration. They will discuss how employers will be affected moving forward as it relates to group health plans, paid leave and unemployment.
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Webinar: Job Searching During a Recession?

  • With unemployment claims hitting a record setting high at 6.6 million claims this week, many candidates in transition are focused on securing a role, and fast. We answered all the questions that were submitted during the webinar. You can read them here
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Webinar: Remote Leadership - How to Succeed in the New World of Work

  • In this webinar, author, and founder Aaron Levy will walk us through the critical steps and best practices for leading a remote team.
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Webinar: Market Update on the Coronavirus Impact to Retirement Plans

  • Presented by Cerity Partners - This presentation will help organizations understand what’s driving current market volatility and help to put it in historical context, and more importantly, highlight available resources and offer simple strategies for how you can help your colleagues cope with the ups and downs of the market.
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Webinar: Mental Health in the Workplace, Amidst a Pandemic

  • Listen for an overview of the complexities this unprecedented time brings for you as HR professionals. Explore current considerations relative to supporting employees’ resilience and fostering healthy work environments. Learn what some employers have found useful throughout this ever-changing time.
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Webinar: Presenting When Not in the Room: Conference Calls, Webinars & Videos

  • In this high-energy program, gain strategies for conveying a strong, clear message to your virtual target audiences – whether it’s via conference call, webinar, or video. Hear the inside tips and techniques needed to deliver effective presentations when you’re not in the room – and have fun along the way!
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Webinar: Managing the Human Reality of Human Resources

  • During this COVID-19 pandemic HR is tasked not only with leading through organizational and workforce changes, but also with supporting employees with the personal and professional challenges they may be experiencing. Every organization in the world is going through tremendous change right now, from moving “non-essential” employees to virtual work, implementing new safety protocols, and making difficult furlough or layoff decisions.
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Webinar: Lessons Learned - How to Move Past COVID-19

  • Were you adequately prepared to continue operations, support your employees, and service your customers during COVID-19? Organizations can use the after action review (AAR) process to assess their response to the pandemic in order to prepare for future emergencies in a proven way—with a customized plan.
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Webinar: Navigating the New Normal - Job Searching & Interviewing 

  • Graduating from college and searching for your first job can already be a daunting task. With the extra stress of searching in a pandemic, you might feel absolutely overwhelmed. We are here to help you feel confident and prepared to start your job search; limit that anxiety and show you that there is opportunity to thrive during this time of uncertainty.
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US Department of Labor:

Illinois Department of Labor: 



Advocate Aurora Health: Live Well

Assurance Agency: Finding Success During COVID-19

Cerity Partners: Thought Leadership

Envoy Global: COVID-19 Resource Center

Husch Blackwell: Coronavirus Toolkit

Laner Muchin: News Room

Neal Gerber Eisenberg: In the News

Paychex: Coronavirus Help Center

PwC: COVID-19 - What US Business Leaders Should Know

Ultimate Software: COVID-19 HR Leadership Resources

Western Governors University: Coronavirus Update



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Chicago SHRM Virtual Programs

Chicago SHRM is working hard to bring you new virtual professional development opportunities. Check out our Calendar of Events for the latest programs!

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Online Career Center

To ensure we are offering the best in employment connections, we provide the Chicago SHRM Career Center to our members and visitors.

  • Job seekers can post their resumes, receive resume evaluations, search jobs, and browse valuable career resources.
  • Employers can post human resources jobs, connect with qualified HR professionals, and search resumes.

By connecting employers and job seekers in the human resources industry, both the job seeker and employer save time and energy. Job seekers know they are connecting with an employer who is looking for someone with their set of qualifications and employers know they are connecting with high-qualified individuals who are looking for work in the HR field.