PINNACLE AWARD WINNERS!
Nine SHRM chapters and three state councils have received 2017 SHRM Pinnacle Awards
for their notable contributions to the
Chosen from almost 80 applications, each winner received a $1,000
prize sponsored by Paychex Inc.
The recipients and their accomplishments are as follows:
Arizona SHRM State Council created a virtual certifcation course,
making it easier for chapters to hold
webinars to prepare participants for
the SHRM certifcation exam.
Mid-Florida SHRM developed a
master series “Labor Relations in
Film” course that was approved for
20 recertifcation credits.
SHRM Guam Chapter restarted its
chapter magazine, raising $20,000
for local and national initiatives.
Heart of Illinois Human Resource
Council partnered with the Peoria
(Ill.) Park District to teach people
with criminal histories work and life
skills to help them gain employment.
Indiana State Council of SHRM
developed a multiyear strategy to be
a sought-after source of HR knowledge for businesses. Membership
grew by 11 percent from 2015 to
Southern Indiana SHRM celebrated
its 10th anniversary by focusing its
2017 programs around the theme
“Celebrating the Year of U—Putting
the ‘U’ back in f Un.”
SHRM of Greater Kansas City has
increased membership by 64 percent
in the past three years through a
series of eforts, including creating
a young professionals group with
a discounted membership fee and
ofering a quarterly book club to support professional development.
Kentucky SHRM State Council,
with others, conducted a survey to
measure the gap between business
workforce needs and job applicant
skills. About 200 people attended
an event to discuss the results. The
project was endorsed by the governor
and state secretary.
Raleigh-Wake Human Resource
Management Association (N.C.)
created “Xtreme Beginnings: Where
Do You Go from Here?” to help expose high school students to career
paths and prepare them to join the
workforce. Over the past 17 years,
about 3,800 business and HR professionals have volunteered to help
10,900 students who have participated in the program.
Dodge County SHRM (Wis.) joined
with several partners to organize
a Veterans Hiring and Resource
Event, providing career counseling
and connections to members of the
Metro Milwaukee SHRM (Wis.)
created a free half-day HR Executive
Insights program to increase the
participation of senior HR professionals in chapter activities.
High Desert Human Resources
Association (Wyo.) sponsored an
employment law seminar to provide
afordable and timely employment
law education close to home.