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We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

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    2014 Montana State SHRM Conference

  • The 2014 Montana State SHRM Conference is an annual event that brings together professionals, executives, scholars, and senior practitioners from the field of Human Resources.   The conference provides an opportunity to learn and discuss a multitude of HR topics and issues that currently impact managers, leaders and the workforce.   It will also provide a place where HR leaders and business entrepreneurs can meet new colleagues, share ideas and learn from the real-world experiences of experts, practitioners and solutions providers.

    The conference aims to become the leading annual conference for Montana HR and business professionals.  Our goal is to offer knowledgeable, dynamic speakers and to foster a learning environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products available as HR resources.

    The conference will feature experts on a wide variety of HR related topics such as:  management execution, leadership, communication, workplace investigations, stereotyping and social media.  Also, a panel of experts will offer information and provide a venue for dialogue on the following:  Human Rights, safety and health, wage and hour, and worker’s compensation.

    The conference will feature a variety of formats, including paper and poster presentations, symposia, discussion sessions and plenary speakers.

    The conference theme is “Reaching the Summit”   and will be held May 7-9, 2014, in Bozeman, Montana, at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn.  TheThursday night social, hosted by the Bozeman SHRM Chapter, features special guest and world renowned climber Conrad Anker!

    Registration for the conference is open now and the early-bird registration special is in effect until April 15, 2014. 

    Please check for updates and additional information, or contact Brooks Robertson, Conference Coordinator, at with questions about the conference.

    Thank you

    Brooks Robertson

Upcoming Events

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  • May 13, 2014, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Billings Food Bank

    Speaker: Renee Crawford, Compliance Specialist, Wage & Hour Unit

    • Exempt vs Non-Exempt status
      • Define what and who qualifies as exempt
      • Define who and what qualifies as non-exempt
    • Wage & hour...
  • June 10, 2014, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Billings Food Bank

    Speaker: Kylie Coleman, Unemployment Trainer, MT Dept of Unemployment Insurance


    - Unemployment Insurance basics (who is eligible, base period, claim year, etc.)
    - Employer response & new law regarding potential forfeiture of interested party status
    - Separations...

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Yellowstone Valley Chapter

The Yellowstone Valley Chapter (YVC-SHRM) is a group of professionals in the human resource field, meeting as a local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, commonly referred to as SHRM. We provide opportunities to interact with other professionals in the field, to receive regular communications about the profession, and to attend programs that relate to the human resource profession.