• Student loan repayments and more!

    "I'm passionate about paying off my student loans."

    The majority of people who have student loans are concerned about how they are going to pay them off.

    This week on Honest HR, Callie talks to Crystal Frey, SHRM-SCP about how organizations are supporting their employees' education. "You can't have a one-size fits all approach in multi-generational workplaces." Crystal shares her organization's two-prong approach to supporting education. "We understood our strategic plan for growth. We looked at our vision, we knew we were going to be growing. Benefits are a culture-building tool that affects turnover. They have to be viewed holistically, and there has to be a return on investment."

    Listen in, as we dive into student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement—learn they are different; and how to get the all-important leadership buy in.

    Check out this week's episode. »

    And afterwards learn more about the SHRM-Backed bill discussed on this week's episode that would give a tax break for student load repayment aid. » 

    New Honest HR episodes will help you build your competencies while you earn professional development credits (PDCs) toward your SHRM recertification. Think about earning your certification today and all you have to do is listen to a full mini-series to earn PDCs toward recertification! Learn more.
    Not a SHRM member? Join today and get $20 off your membership with promo code HONESTHR.
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  • Check Out Our Local Line-Up of Upcoming Events This Summer

    SHRM Northern California is here to provide you with local programming at low-to-no cost. Check out our  summer line-up of events coming near you:



  • BOGO Sale - Virtual Programs Coming Up

    Attention  Members!  Are you searching for ways to get PDC’s without traveling to a professional development event?  For a limited time, SHRM has offered our chapter members the opportunity to take one of SHRM’s virtual programs and get a second one free.  Register for any of the three virtual programs listed below will receive complementary access to a second program from our spring 2019 virtual catalog. This does not apply to any virtual SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Preparation or in-person programs.  


    Apr 16 – May 9 Virtual L&D: Developing Organizational Talent

    Apr 17 – May 13 Virtual Inclusion, Diversity and Equity: Building a Culture of Excellence

    Apr 30 – May 23 Virtual Business Acumen: Aligning Business Operations and HR


    Here’s how it works:

    You must register before the program’s kick-off date to get complementary access to a second virtual program from the SHRM spring 2019 offerings (see the link below) . This special applies to any virtual program except for virtual SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Preparation or in-person programs. Simply go to the SHRM Store to register and pay for one of the three programs mentioned above.
    Review the other virtual offerings and select your complementary program.  To enroll in the second program, email Juan Carlos Estrella, SHRM’s Education Programs Specialist at  Provide him your name and the name of the program you have selected.  Once your enrollment in one of the three programs is completed and verified, Juan Carlos will give you the complementary access to the second.    
  • The 2nd season of #HonestHR has landed!

    Entry Level to Next Level: Bouncing Back from Feedback and Failure and Knowing Your Worth feat. Sam Arpino, M.S.

    Callie talks to Sam about NOT bringing your whole self to work (gasp!), creating environments for people to raise their hands and be curious and taking full-on ownership of your own growth opportunities. 

    Tune in and stick around to hear Sam's four important tips for taking the next step in your career. This episode is built to inspire and empower you to make that jump you've been considering. Come ready to listen leave ready to make moves in your career.

    This episode is Part 1 of a two-part series. When you listen to both parts of the series you are eligible to receive Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for your participation.