Wisconsin State Council SHRM: Receives prestigious SHRM award for advancing the HR profession

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Wisconsin chapter receives gold recognition

Madison, Wis. (April 22, 2015) – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Wisconsin State Council SHRM a prestigious Excel Gold Award for its accomplishments in 2014.

The Wisconsin State Council SHRM’s 2014 accomplishments included hosting a successful state conference with more than 1,000 attendees as well as progressing on its strategic initiatives, including ensuring volunteer sustainability, growing external partners, developing its external brand and developing a three-year fiscal plan. The council also took a lead role in helping to educate human resources (HR) professionals in the state about the new SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP professional certification.

“We’ve made great progress in the last year with initiatives that are essential to our growth as a SHRM council and for the growth of the human resources profession in general,” said Katie Reid, director of Wisconsin State Council SHRM. “We appreciate this recognition on a national level and will strive to maintain and exceed this distinction for 2015.”

The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils with SHRM’s goals. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the HR profession.

“At SHRM, advancing the human resources profession is our mission,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “The work of our chapters and councils are central to accomplishing that. Receiving this award is testament to the Wisconsin State Council SHRM’s commitment to advancing the HR profession through local networking and professional development activities.”

The Excel award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met. The Wisconsin State Council SHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition and special signage to display at its meetings and events.

For more information on the award, visit www.shrm.org/communities/volunteerresources/resourcesforchapters/pages/award_info.aspx.