Welcome to the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association, Inc., an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. We are the leading professional association for human resource professionals in the tri-state area of Southwestern Indiana, Kentucky, and Southern Illinois.



EHRA was represented at our nation's capital on Thursday, November 16, 2017 when hundreds of HR professionals lobbied with representatives to share employer implications of tax reform on employer-sponsored benefits and ask for support for the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.

Sara Garrett, President; Wendy Gumbel, President-Elect; Congressman Dr. Larry Buschon; Maddy Erdell, Signature School Student; Tela Erdel, Past President

 We were honored to be recognized at the Indiana State SHRM Conference on August 28, 2017 for being the chapter with the highest SHRM membership affiliation percentage in our state! Thank you to our members for helping us achieve this award!

Left to right: Mary Thompson, Membership Chair; Jake Fulcher, President; Sara Garrett, President-Elect; Kelly Rideout, Treasurer; Wendy Gumbel, Web Chair; Josh Gessling, Communications Chair


Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 15, 2018


 Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center

 11:00am-11:30am - Registration and Networking

 11:30am-12:00pm - Lunch

 12:00pm-1:00pm - Program


Program Information

Enriching the Employee Experience

In today’s employment market, the power has shifted from employer to employee as the competition for top talent grows. In the month of October 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. This means our employees now have the choice to be very selective regarding career opportunities and employers. For organizations everywhere, this presents both challenges and opportunities. As we continue to compete for talent, recruiters are poaching and employer social information on sites like Glassdoor and Indeed are more accessible than ever making it harder and harder for us to attract and retain top talent. Take a leap of faith and start looking internally. While your underperformers are holding you back and checking Facebook, your high performers are getting restless and checking LinkedIn. It’s time to turn the tables around and explore what can be done in creating ‘The Sticky Employee’ in this highly competitive talent market.


• Developing Top Talent
     o Got Goals – tools for goal setting, aligning and tracking company-wide goals
     o Enhance performance and accountability using SMART Goals wisely
• Identifying Top Performers
     o The top talent differentiator – you can do more with less
     o How to use data to seek them out
• Engaging Top Performers
     o Understanding pay – enough to make you dangerous (and competitive)
     o One size does not fit all – know the role you want pay to play
     o The impact of pay – good pay equals good work, and so much more!

Whether you’re more inclined to follow the Bureau of Labor unemployment rate at 4.1%, or put more stock into Gallup’s “real unemployment” metric sitting at 7.9%, the implications are clear; the American workforce has options. This presents both challenges and opportunities. While your loafers are getting comfortable and checking Instagram, your superstars are getting restless and checking LinkedIn. Attendees of this event will be better equipped in addressing these issues and learning strategies on how to identify and retain their top performers, before someone else does.

SPEAKER: Jennifer Dickey, PHR, SHRM-CP

As an experienced Human Resources professional, Jennifer has over 17 years of experience working for organizations in the financial, health and service industries, with a focus on business strategy, employee engagement, compensation philosophies, training and development and much more. She earned her Bachelor’s degree focused in Management/HR from Davenport University, possesses the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.


Jennifer is an HR Consultant and speaker for HR Performance Solutions – promoting how to create a culture of continuous opportunity and helping people to be inspired to innovate and make an impact on an organization’s most valuable asset, it’s people.





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