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The Minnesota State Council's mission is to share expertise and facilitate thought leadership to advanced human capital  practices across Minnesota.

With a goal of developing professionals and serving the HR profession, the Minnesota State Council is a communication link between the chapters, council leaders, SHRM and the HR Certification Institute.

Registration is open for the 2023 MNSHRM State Conference
October 9-10 at Mystic Lake Center

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SHRM23 Annual Conference
June 11-14, 2023 | Las Vegas and Virtual
Celebrating 75 Years of Making Things Work in the Workplace

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  • 7 Jan 2023 5:43 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    A florist arranges delicate cherry blossom branches in a large black vase in a building's lobby, while another positions red blooms in a white vessel. Workers hang greenery around hallway entrances, creating the illusion of arbors, as others unload bottles of Courvoisier cognac and Auchentoshan scotch onto a bar. Beam Suntory Inc. was bustling last October as the liquor company prepared to unveil its new Manhattan headquarters. Read more.

  • 4 Jan 2023 10:26 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Job openings fell by about 50,000 to 10.45 million in November 2022, according to the monthly JOLTS report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the labor gap is slowly contracting, openings are still historically high and outnumber unemployed workers by about 4.4 million. Read more.

  • 22 Dec 2022 7:53 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    States reported that 216,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Dec. 17, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised level. The number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits—1.67 million—has been steadily rising through the year and is now just under the pre-pandemic average of 1.7 million. The number of recurring applications for unemployment benefits is at its highest level since early this year, suggesting that laid-off workers may be having more trouble finding new jobs. Read more.

  • 21 Dec 2022 11:02 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Big changes are ahead for the U.S. retirement system that will shape how employers offer benefits and how employees save for their post-work years.

    A range of retirement provisions—known as Secure 2.0—are included in the $1.7 trillion government spending bill for 2023, which was released Dec. 20. Approval by the Senate and the House is expected by the week's end.

    Some of those provisions include requiring automatic 401(k) enrollment, broadening employer 401(k) match options, and helping employees build and access emergency savings plans. Read more.

  • 12 Dec 2022 7:49 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Set yourself up for success in 2023 with access to SHRM's invaluable resources. By joining for 2 or 3 years now you'll lock in — at the current rate before membership dues increase in February.

    • 1-Year Membership: $229, increasing to $244 Feb. 1
    • 2-Year Membership: $413, increasing to $439 Feb. 1
    • 3-Year Membership: $585, increasing to $622 Feb. 1
    Learn more.
  • 10 Dec 2022 5:11 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    The coronavirus pandemic was an ugly reminder of just how hard it is to predict and prepare for the future. Yet that doesn’t mean HR leaders shouldn’t think ahead, especially when there are some absolutes. Older workers are retiring, and the digital revolution continues. It’s not too soon to start thinking ahead to the next decade. Here are six predictions for 2030 and how to prepare for them. Read more.

  • 8 Dec 2022 8:14 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    States reported that 230,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Dec. 3, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week's revised level. The number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits—1.67 million— has been steadily rising through the year but is still below the pre-pandemic average of 1.7 million. Recurring applications for unemployment benefits is at its highest level since February, suggesting that laid-off workers are having more trouble finding a new job in a cooling labor market. Read more.

  • 24 Oct 2022 6:24 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Employee 401(k) contributions for 2023 will top off at $22,500—a $2,000 increase from the $20,500 cap for 2022—the IRS announced on Oct. 21. Plan participants age 50 or older next year can contribute an additional $7,500, up $1,000 from 2022.

    Inflation is at its highest level since 401(k) annual indexing began, causing 7 percent to 11 percent increases for most 2023 contribution limits. The annual cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) reflect increases in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) from the third quarter of 2021 to the third quarter of 2022. Read more.

  • 19 Oct 2022 9:53 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Employees can put an extra $200 into their health care flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) next year, the IRS announced on Oct. 18, as the annual contribution limit rises to $3,050, up from $2,850 in 2022. The increase is double the $100 rise from 2021 to 2022 and reflects recent inflation. 

    If the employer's plan permits the carryover of unused health FSA amounts, the maximum carryover amount rises to $610, up from $570. Read more.

  • 17 Oct 2022 6:40 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

    Everyone wants to connect with HR professionals on LinkedIn. Recruiters, benefits managers, CHROs, trainers and generalists receive invitations to connect practically every day. But when a potential employee, hiring manager or colleague checks out your profile, will they be impressed or underwhelmed?  

    LinkedIn is the largest business platform in the world, and it has 66.8 million U.S. users.

    "If you're in HR, you're a professional ambassador of the company you work for," said Marie Artim, vice president of talent acquisition at Enterprise Holdings in St. Louis. "You are the front-line presence of the organization and need to present yourself on LinkedIn in the best possible light." Read more.

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