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Welcome to SHRM Topeka!

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 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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  • August 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Presenter:  Melody Rayl

    Bio: Melody Rayl is a Partner in the Kansas City office of national Labor & Employment litigation firm Fisher Phillips.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling.  Melody has defended employers in all types of...

  • September 24, 2020

     

     

  • October 22, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Location:
    Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

     

     

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News from SHRM

Salary Increase Budgets Decline for First Time in 12 Years

Fri, 14 Aug 2020
Employers expect their pay budgets to grow by an average of 2.9 percent in 2020, the first time in over... Read more

New Guidance on Face Masks and COVID-19

Fri, 14 Aug 2020
New information and guidance have emerged on how face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19 and which ones are most... Read more

Coronavirus Complicates Workplace Drug-Testing Programs

Fri, 14 Aug 2020
Some safety programs—such as drug-free workplace initiatives—have become more complicated to administer during the coronavirus pandemic.... Read more

How Do You Handle More Layoffs?

Fri, 14 Aug 2020
Employers can take steps to limit the damage to morale and avert potential liability problems before and during the layoff... Read more

From our Blog

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  • In our last post we addressed some of the things a Human Resources department does every day.  We discussed things such as employment law compliance, benefit management, and recruitment.  For the next few blog posts we’re going to dive deeper into the subjects we discussed.  For our...
    July 2, 2019
  • When it comes to small businesses, Human Resources (HR) is a function that’s often left to the owner or an accountant.  Some say HR is a hugely important.  Others say it is inessential to the daily operation of a small business.  What is the truth?  When does HR become a necessity?...
    March 3, 2019