June 2015

Recruiting and Managing Millennials Workshop Slated for June 23
Millennials are predicted to make up 50 percent of the workforce by 2020. Who are the millennials? What distinguishes them from their predecessors and what do they want in a career? 

Please join us on June 23 for breakfast and a briefing from Mindy Deardurff, '05 MA-HRIR, director of the Carlson School Undergraduate Business Career Center, as she discusses how to be most effective with millennial recruiting and managing. Learn about the trends in recruiting millennials and how you can apply these trends to attract the talent you need. Once you recruit them, how do you manage them? And does your culture support the management of four generations in the workforce?  Please bring a friend...all are welcome! 

Recruiting and Managing Millennials
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 
7:30 to 9:00 a.m. 
Carlson School of Management 

Contact chrls@umn.edu with questions. Hope to see you there!

Alumni News

Thank You for Your Service
Seven members of the CHRLS Alumni Association Board of Directors are finishing their three-year terms this spring, and we’d like to thank them for their commitment to the program, their ongoing support of our alumni and students, and for contributing to the vitality of the HR profession:

•    Mary Jo Flan, '96
•    Ruth Harris, '96
•    Carrie Johnson, '97
•    Kirk Keeney, '11
•    Taryn Shawstad, '88
•    Sam South, '10
•    Pat Wyffels, '92

Help Us and Yourself, Too: Alumni Invited to Participate in HR Competency Study
MA-HRIR alumni are invited to participate in the prestigious Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS) Round 7 sponsored by the University of Michigan and the RBL Group in collaboration with Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, Mike Ulrich and David Kryscynski.
For nearly 30 years, the HRCS has identified essential abilities for HR professionals and high-performance leaders; prior studies have produced the well-known books HR Champions, HR Value Proposition, HR Competencies, HR from the Outside In, and Global HR Competencies. Participation by this invitation is free and not only will you gain insight into your own skills, but the information collected will be used to benchmark our graduate program and thereby help shape the future agenda of the HR profession. The more Minnesota alums that participate, the better our benchmarking information.
Please note that registration closes on June 5.

HR Tomorrow Conference Wrap-up 
Attendance topped 300 for the 36th annual HR Tomorrow Conference on April 17 and people are still talking about it! Check out our attendees’ reflections on an informative, thought-provoking day complete with outstanding speakers and stimulating topics. And mark your calendars for next year’s conference on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Student News

Congratulations, New Graduates!
On a chilly and windy May morning, family and friends gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of almost 750 students from 10 different Carlson School graduate programs; that group included 80 MA-HRIR students, and five PhD-Business Administration students graduating with a concentration in Work and Organizations. Take a peek at the celebration on our alumni Facebook page.

Commencement speaker John Stumpf, ’80 MBA, and president and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company, encouraged students to always invest in themselves. Student speaker Brad Horras, ’15 MBA, challenged new graduates to leverage and collaborate with each other, and Tim Huebsch, ’07 MBA, invited newly-minted alumni to stay connected with the school through attendance at events, joining alumni clubs, and becoming a mentor. Dean Sri Zaheer closed the ceremony by acknowledging the strength of the Carlson School’s alumni network: “We would not be where we are today without the support and engagement of our alumni.” 

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! We wish you all the best.  

Third Annual International HR Case Competition Planning Underway
One of the most exciting and energizing student activities the CHRLS hosts is the annual HR Case Competition, which pits teams of top graduate students from around the world against each other in an intense three-day competition. Planning is underway for our third annual event being held in November 2015. Corporate sponsors are needed to help make this outstanding experience possible. Please contact chrls@umn.edu for more information.

Faculty/Staff News

glombProfessor Theresa Glomb Appointed to Newly-Established Chair 

Professor Theresa Glomb has been appointed to The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources, established by the Toro Company in honorof former Dean of the Carlson School and CEO of the Toro Company, David M. Lilly. Glomb will be the first-ever holder of this newly established chair. 

Professor John Budd Shares HR Best Practices at Conference in Latviabudd 

It’s no secret that Carlson School faculty are known world-wide and regularly are invited to speak at academic conferences to present papers and share their current research. Recently, however, Work and Organizations Professor John Budd (at far right) was invited to participate in a unique experience. (more)

Innovations in Teaching Seminar Helps MA-HRIR Instructors Develop New Tools
In early May, the CHRLS hosted a seminar for faculty and instructors focused on innovations in teaching. Education is ever-changing, and Carlson School faculty strive to be as responsive as they can to student feedback. Faculty members John Kammeyer-Mueller, Colleen Manchester, Min Li, and Andy Van de Ven presented their unique ideas for innovative ways of instruction in the MA-HRIR program. (more)


Connecting the Classroom to the Workplace

Students in Steve Lewis’ Human Resource Information Systems 6114 HRIS course this spring got an extra bonus: hands-on practice with an HR information system software that most new HR professionals don’t get until they’ve been on the job a while. (more)


Stacy  Doepner-Hove, ’09 MA-HRIR, and Director of the MA-HRIR pr ogram, is the winner of th2015 Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance Award. This award is given to those who have made a significant impact and demonstrated a longstanding commitment to University Senate governance and have served as an inspiration to others. Congratulations!

Professor John Budd is the 2015 winner of the Herbie Award for Excellence in Teaching. This honor, bestowed by the Graduate Society of Human Resources Leaders, or GSHRL, recognizes outstanding teaching in the MA-HRIR program, and has been awarded more than 40 times since 1969.

Faculty in the News
Class Notes
  • Becky Bearse-Esqueda, '08 MA-HRIR, recently joined LinkedIn as Diversity Recruiting and External Partnerships Manager.
  • Jennifer Reilly, '97 MA-HRIR, is currently VP of Human Resources for ChemTreat.