DC SHRM Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession

Washington, DC May, 18, 2017 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the DC SHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the DC SHRM’s accomplishments in 2016.

The award aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.

“Advancing the human resources profession is a daily mission at SHRM and DC SHRM’s outstanding work this year contributed significantly to that goal,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Recipients of this prestigious award are those who show a strong commitment to advancing the HR profession through service to the community, 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 must be met. DC SHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on their website and information to share with their members about the significance of this award.

DC SHRM is committed to the future of the HR profession through its programming and resources offered to its membership.  Examples include:  Providing events tailored to HR Young Professionals (YP)s, growing the HR profession through their popular Mentoring Program, and giving back to the community through our Workforce Readiness partnership with local agencies.

For more information about the DC SHRM visit: dcshrm.org  and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DCSHRM. 

Media: For more information, contact Jennifer Thornton, Chapter Administrator of DCSHRM at 443-966-3872 x 151 and jthornton@dcshrm.org

About DC SHRM

DC SHRM is the DC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM Chapter #0025). Our chapter is committed to providing all professionals in the field of human resource management a forum for expanding their knowledge and talent.  DC SHRM was formed as the Washington Personnel Association in 1945 by a group of industry leaders and personnel specialists who wanted to explore and collaborate on solutions to mutual problems. Their initial interests covered distribution of information, exchange of ideas, development and refinement of professional approaches and procedures.  Through the years, our chapter has broadened its membership base to include not only practitioners in human resources, but also consultants and vendors to the profession, such as legal and accounting professionals, educators who teach the next generation of human resource professionals, employees of executive search firms, students, and Compensation and Benefits professionals, many of whom utilize our annual Survey products.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.