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    Date: March 20, 2014, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Martha T Ramirez
    Hickory Stick at Highlands Golf Course 875 Sports Way, Elgin, Illinois 60123
    $20 - members; $25 - member's guests; $40 - non-members for all monthly programs unless otherwise indicated.
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    For most organizations today, the business focus has shifted from short-term survival to long-term sustainability as the U.S. and global economy continue to recover slowly from the 2008-2009 recession. Achieving sustainability will be a true test of HR leadership in the uncertain economy ahead. In this presentation, you will explore four major challenges HR professionals are facing today and a two-part strategy for turning the challenges into opportunities for your organization. In addition, you will look at a case study of Deloitte LLP, where the strategies have brought impressive bottom-line results, as well as employee retention, engagement, and productivity.

    Speaker BIO: Martha T. Ramirez, PHR is the Director, Western Region & Field Services Director for the North Central Region for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).where she has worked since 2006. Previously, she held the position of Regional Manager at SHRM. Prior to SHRM, Martha had 11 years of HR experience from the finance and manufacturing industries.  
    Martha's primary responsibility is to help SHRM members, volunteer leaders, HR professionals and their organizations find rewarding ways to get engaged in our chapter structure, the profession and with SHRM. She is also responsible for assisting state councils and local chapters with their strategic planning and operations. Martha also leads the Staffing Management Panel at SHRM.  
    Martha holds a Bachelor of Science degree from DePaul University in Chicago. She is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and resides in the western suburbs with her family. She enjoys traveling, reading and meeting new people, all things she incorporates in her position with SHRM.  

    Please bring your old cell phones for our Cell Phones for Soldiers Program

    Reservations not cancelled 24 hours prior to the meeting will be charged the cost of the meal.