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  • 06 Aug 2021 11:07 AM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    Program Speaker-Request for Proposal:

    We are currently accepting proposals for our 2022 Monthly Educational Meetings. Programs are typically held on the second Thursday of the month during the lunch hour. We are seeking topics that are timely and important to HR and business professionals in the community. These topics will be used to certify education credits with the Society of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Certification Institute.


    1.Provide high quality educational presentations.

    2.Commit to being present and speaking at the event for which a proposal is submitted.

    3.Avoid any “sales” or “marketing” techniques.

    4.Provide all handouts, if any, for NHRA members.

    5.Bring a laptop to present from, along with the necessary cords, adapters, clicker, laser pointer, etc.


    The following criteria will be used to select NHRA presenters:

    1.Presenters must have expertise in the topics being presented and demonstrate their ability to tailor their sessionto meet NHRA member needs.

    2.Presenter qualifications–must have experience in presentation and workshop facilitation.

    3.Program design and materials must be high quality and clearly organized.

    4.Presenter must be willing to volunteer his/her time and resources to design and deliver the presentation.

    Please submit completed RFPs no later than September 30, 2021 to: amna.hanson@wlssd.com

    RFP form provided here.

  • 08 Mar 2021 10:30 AM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    NHRA's SHRM-CP/SCP fall 2021 Study Group!

    ??? Are You Interested ???

    Take the Lead. Become SHRM-Certified!

    Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) and prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

    Are you interested? Northland Human Resource Association is Looking to offer a SHRM Learning System study group to expand your HR knowledge and competencies to prepare you for SHRM certification exams. This study group is designed for individuals interested in preparing for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam, achieving professional advancement and building confidence for addressing today’s HR challenges.

    Who: This is offered to our NHRA members and there is a considerable cost savings for the SHRM Learning System over securing the SHRM Learning System on your own. If you know anyone who is interested in being SHRM certified and they are not a member of NHRA, please forward this notice so they can review the Northland HRA website on how to join us and the benefits of being a NHRA member and SHRM certified. 

    When: We are looking to offer the course fall 2021 (In person or virtually depending on information at that time). The fall course dates have yet to be determined, but would possibly begin in September 2021.

    Let us know you're interested!

    If you are interested, please fill out this survey. Please complete the survey no later than May 31, 2021. Additional information will be provided after this date.

    ·         Please note this survey is to gauge interest. Dates, times and virtual platform will be provided at a later time and will be sent to the email indicated on the survey. If you are unable to access the survey please email boardnhra@gmail.com

  • 16 Oct 2020 1:04 PM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    SHRM Foundation’s Team Empower – Turning obstacles into opportunities takes teamwork...join us to make a difference!

    Team Empower is a special group of passionate individuals who are dedicated to helping empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations. Established in 2017, Team Empower is the SHRM Foundation's most accessible giving circle.

    Your annual donation of $30 or more will automatically add you to the team.

    All members of Team Empower will:

    ·         Receive an official Team Empower ribbon to display proudly at SHRM conferences and local events.

    ·         Receive a digital badge to display on personal websites, social media or LinkedIn.

    ·         Be recognized by the SHRM Foundation throughout the year for their support and dedication.

    ·         Receive access to Team Empower’s exclusive LinkedIn networking group.

    Here is the link https://shrm.org/foundation/getinvolved/donate/join-team-empower/Pages/default.aspx

  • 06 Oct 2020 5:27 PM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    Advanced HR Management Certificate


    UW-Superior’s Center for Continuing Education’s Advanced HR Management Certificate received enthusiastic reviews from participants in this new program, which was launched last year. This certificate is designed for those in leadership positions, with experience in the HR field or who have taken the HR Management Certificate. To register or for more information on this new and advanced certificate, click here.

    While you’re on the website, be sure to check out the long-standing HR Management Certificate for some exciting new workshop topics. If you’ve already completed this certificate, feel free to register for individual workshop topics as they interest you! 

    NHRA members are eligible for a $10 per workshop discount (not to be combined with other discounts) and should contact Brenda Dalpiaz (bdalpiaz@uwsuper.edu) to register. 

    Feel free to give the Center for Continuing Education a call at 715-394-8469 with any questions.

    *SHRM recertification credits available upon request.

    This program is valid for 34.5 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

  • 15 Jun 2020 11:34 PM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    Report unemployment insurance fraud

    The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program operates a continuous investigation program to detect and prevent administrative errors, benefit overpayments, and tax irregularities. These activities protect the UI trust fund by ensuring that all employers are assessed the proper tax rate and all benefits are paid only to eligible applicants as defined by Minnesota law. Violations by applicants and employers may be criminally prosecuted as felony theft under the fraud provisions of the law.

    You can help prevent fraud by reporting potential violations to the UI Program by using the online Fraud Report. When completing the Fraud Report:

    • Provide as much information on the form as possible.
    • Your contact information can be helpful in the investigation; however, you are not required to provide it.
    • To remain anonymous, simply do not enter your name and contact information in the Fraud Report.
    • Be aware that you will not be updated on the status of the investigation.

    Applicant Fraud: An Unemployment Insurance Specialist will follow up on all potential violations from the public. An example of a potential violation is an individual that is working and not reporting hours or earnings during the same period of time he/she is receiving unemployment insurance benefits.

    Employer Fraud: An Unemployment Insurance Specialist will investigate potential tax avoidance schemes. Common schemes include the designation of employees as independent contractors and the creation of shell corporations.

    Detecting and Recovering Benefit Overpayments: The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program actively pursues collection efforts based on the amount of debt owed.

    Remaining Anonymous: Anonymous reports can be harder for us to act upon if we need more information. If you do choose to provide your name and contact information, we may have to provide that information to involved parties in the event that there is legal action taken regarding the fraud.

    If you have questions about reporting fraud, please call us at 651-296-8715

    Visit the website at https://www.uimn.org/employers/contact-us/ui-fraud.jsp 

  • 12 Jun 2020 6:55 PM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    In our commitment to serving the HR community, we would like to address the issue of recent fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims. Unfortunately, with so many layoffs occurring, this is a prime opportunity for scammers to submit fraudulent claims.

    It is highly recommend logging in to your employer UI portal to make sure no one has made a fraudulent claim. If there is a fraudulent UI claim, any business or employee who has been affected can contact Unemployment Insurance by phone at:

    Toll Free: 1-877-898-9090

    Local: 651-296-3644

    Web address: www.uimn.org

    Understanding that wait times are long to talk with a UI representative, if the fraudulent claim is a matter that requires a quicker response, please email deed.dw@state.mn.us and provide a brief synopsis of the issue. If needed, employers can also email jason.wadell@state.mn.us

  • 05 Jun 2020 10:55 AM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    NHRA is committed to supporting our HR community during this rapidly changing time.

    If you are an HR professional in transition, NHRA would like to extend a FREE membership through DECEMBER 31ST 2020. We know this is a challenging time. Education and support can go a long way. Join NHRA and come network with people who want to help YOU and continue to see our community grow!


    To Register for your FREE membership, please reach out to Amanda Goodman at amanda.goodman@nm.com

  • 27 May 2020 11:32 AM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    We are honored to announce that SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded the Northland Human Resource Association (NHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the NHRA’s accomplishments in 2018.

    The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.  

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM, said, “So much of SHRM’s success in shaping better workplaces—where employers and employees can thrive together— is owed to the hard work of our chapters and state councils such as NHRA. Through their courage and leadership, NHRA is driving true, measurable progress toward the healthy, productive, and dynamic workplaces of tomorrow.”   He further stated that “Awarding this Platinum EXCEL Award is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps this chapter has taken this past year.”

  • 28 Apr 2020 11:22 AM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    Here is a helpful resource from the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce for MInnesota businesses that are preparing to reopen.

    Business Reopen Tool Kit

    Yesterday, Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-40, which allows workers in industrial and office settings to return to work, subject to several conditions. Executive Order 20-40 provides a limited first step in the process of safely returning to work beginning on Monday, April 27.

    In conjunction with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, we are sharing with you this Business Reopen Tool Kit:

    For more information, go to the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce website https://duluthchamber.com/business-resources-coronavirus/#ToolKit

  • 15 Apr 2020 2:05 PM | Kate Nolin-Smith (Administrator)

    If you are searching for credible resources during this time of uncertainty, the SHRM website offers members many valuable webcasts. These webcasts include topics like Coronavirus, FFCRA, CARES Act updates, and many more. Not only do these webcasts offer insightful information but many of them also offer SHRM credit.

    Here is just a brief list of webcasts available:

    How to Lead Remote Teams-https://shrm.org/LearningAndCareer/learning/webcasts/Pages/0420mcleesegilbertseiter.aspx

    Learning From Times of Uncertainty:  Hr’s Critical Role in Business Continuity -https://shrm.org/LearningAndCareer/learning/webcasts/Pages/0420develinmullenlowery.aspx

    Boosting Morale & Community:  Merck’s Story -https://shrm.org/LearningAndCareer/learning/webcasts/Pages/0420leoreimertsantos.aspx

    For a full list of webcasts, please visit the SHRM website at  https://shrm.org/LearningAndCareer/learning/webcasts/Pages/default.aspx

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