Welcome to the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association, Inc., an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. We are the leading professional association for human resource professionals in the tri-state area of Southwestern Indiana, Kentucky, and Southern Illinois.



 We were honored to be recognized at the Indiana State SHRM Conference on August 28, 2017 for being the chapter with the highest SHRM membership affiliation percentage in our state! Thank you to our members for helping us achieve this award!

Left to right: Mary Thompson, Membership Chair; Jake Fulcher, President; Sara Garrett, President-Elect; Kelly Rideout, Treasurer; Wendy Gumbel, Web Chair; Josh Gessling, Communications Chair


We are excited to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Evansville Human Resources Association the prestigious EXCEL Gold Award for the chapter's accomplishments in 2016! Thank you to our members, and our Board of Directors, for helping us achieve this designation!





November Member Meeting

HR Will Make or Break Your Company

November 16, 2017

Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center


Networking/Registration 11-11:30am

Lunch 11:30am-12pm

Program 12-1pm

**Please bring underwear for our nonprofit this month (see below for more info)!**


 He asked me: “how do I begin.” I said to him: “work closely with your HR professional in gathering data about your workforce because you probably don’t know enough about them.” He responded to me: “yep.”

Then I began to ask him these questions:  

Step 1: Analyze demand • What new or changed product do you foresee in the short and long term? • What core competencies will you require to carry out your short and long term work functions? • What technology or reengineering can be used to improve your product supply chain?

Step 2: Analyze supply

• What core competencies exist in your current workforce? • Are there core competencies no longer needed? • What is the use of temporary vs. permanent staff?

Step 3: Conduct a gap analysis

• What are some deficits in your workforce? • What are some surpluses in your workforce? • What segment of your workforce are you missing?

Step 4: Create a workforce action plan • What are the most common challenges emerged from your discussion with managers? • What actions, if any, are already underway to address these challenges? • Does your company have succession planning? Step 5: Implement and evaluate • Have the implemented workforce plan strategies achieved the intended results? • What was the cost/benefit of implementing the workforce plan strategies? • To what extent were the demand and supply projections accurate?

These 5 steps will be your key outcome.

Speaker: Carrie Van Daele

Carrie Van Daele is president and CEO of Van Daele & Associates Inc. at www.leant3.com, featuring her Train the Trainer System for trainers and subject matter experts. Van Daele’s company was founded in 1993 as a training and development firm in the areas of train the trainer, continuous process improvements and leadership.

Van Daele is the author of 50 One-Minute Tips for Trainers published by LogicalOperations.

She is a featured writer  in several publications such as The Association for Talent Development [ATD], Women of Achievement magazine, Quality Digest magazine and FM & T magazine.  Her degrees include: A.A from Evangel Bible College, B.S from Indiana University and M.S.M fromIndiana Wesleyan

Van Daele & Associates is a Certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE).



Brian Kerney from Aurora will be at our November meeting to share information about Aurora. They are asking for donations of underwear.


EHRA Annual Holiday Party