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Interest Groups

HRMAC Interest Groups

One of the most valued member benefits is HRMAC Interest Groups, free in-person learning programs that represent the key functional areas of HR in addition to a suburban group and a group geared for young professionals. These programs deliver the latest thought leadership on all aspects of HR. 

Each Interest Group presents a minimum of two programs per year. Programs include plenty of networking time to meet and socialize with HR colleagues. Sign up to receive communications regarding your favorite interest groups here.

HRMAC Interest Groups include:

Employee Relations

If you are interested in legislative updates, employment policies, and practices, employee retention and engagement, or workplace issues, the Employee Relations Interest Group is for you. This group addresses managing employer-employee relationships to ensure organizations and teams continue functioning smoothly. 

Learning & Development

Learn, share, and grow with the HRMAC Learning & Development Interest Group, as they explore the evolution of adult learning and how it will differentiate the workplace of the future.  All work will evolve and with it the skills, capabilities, and competencies of the workforce. 

Talent Acquisition

Stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and strategies to attract and hire top candidates through the Talent Acquisition Interest Group. This group addresses everything from hiring in a gig economy and sourcing talent in a competitive market to new approaches to onboarding and the impacts of the employed vs. contract workforce. 

Talent & Organization Effectiveness

The Talent & Organization Effectiveness Interest Group focuses on a set of integrated organizational HR processes designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees. Key areas discussed by this Interest Group include leadership development and succession planning, evaluation/measurement/retention, and performance management. 

Total Rewards

As organizations aim to implement programs, practices, and initiatives designed to attract, motivate and retain employees, the Total Rewards Interest Group is a resource for learning more about compensation and benefits, work/life programs, executive compensation, and more. In addition, this group outlines the legal and regulatory issues surrounding these practices. 

Young HR Leaders

The Young HR Leaders Interest Group serves to empower HR professionals in the first ten years of their careers, focusing especially on career and leadership development, managing career stages, and developing HR knowledge, skills and abilities. Although tailored to young professionals, this group is open to members of all ages. 

Suburban Area

The Suburban Area Interest Group discusses all aspects of HR hot topics – easily accessible for you in the north, northwest, and west suburbs. 

Contact Israel Garcia at igarcia@hrmac.org or (312) 981-6790 with any questions about Interest Groups.