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    Silver EXCEL Award - 2015

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Decatur Area Society for Human Resource Management its prestigious EXCEL Silver Award for the Decatur Area SHRM's accomplishments in 2015.

    The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and 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.

    “SHRM rewards chapters and councils that demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing the human resources profession through service to the community, local networking and professional development activities,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Advancing the HR profession is at the heart of what SHRM does and Decatur Area SHRM's work this year helps us further showcase that mission.”

    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. Decatur Area SHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and a special banner to display at its meetings and events.

    The Decatur Board would like to congratulate its members for achieving this accomplishment.  As a result of their hard work and commitment to the chapter and to the profession, the chapter has taken a huge step forward and the Silver Award is a reflection of that. We are excited that we moved up from a Bronze to a Silver! 

    Bronze EXCEL Award - 2013 & 2014

    The Decatur Area SHRM #0555 Chapter has been awarded the 2014 Bronze EXCEL Award, making 2014 the second year in a row to receive this award. 

    This award recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services to your members. It also is recognition of your continued growth and development as a business leader, capable of developing strategies that lead to business success!  We are very proud of your leadership, and thank you for your continued partnership with SHRM.

    By achieving this award, your chapter distinguishes itself as an outstanding organization dedicated to serving the needs of your members and to the advancement of the human resource management profession.  Throughout the year, we will continue to recognize your chapter's achievement as a Bronze EXCEL award winner.

    For the second year in a row Decatur Area SHRM #0555 has achieved "SHRM Foundation Champion" status!

    2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 - SHRM Foundation Champion

    Congratulations are in order! As a result of our fundraising efforts in 2013, our chapter has been designated as a 2013 SHRM Foundation Champion. The support provided by the SHRM chapters and state councils allows the SHRM Foundation to provide opportunities available to your fellow HR professionals that they may not have had otherwise, including:

    ♦ Assisting individuals in their pursuit of greater academic credentials
    The SHRM Foundation awards more than $200,000 in educational and certification scholarships each year to help create the next generation of HR leaders.

    ♦ Supporting researchers who bring us greater understanding of the complexities of HR
    In 2013, the SHRM Foundation introduced its new Thought Leadership Initiative to inform "what's next". To achieve this vision, The SHRM Foundation is working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to conduct a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in the next 5-10 years. Additionally, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $3.8 million in research grants funding original, rigorous, empirical research studies that have direct, actionable implications for HR practice.

    ♦ Creating materials that explain how HR practitioners can capitalize on the new knowledge that research provides

    From identifying emerging trends to helping HR practitioners become strategic business leaders, the SHRM Foundation’s educational products are at the forefront of the HR profession. These include the Effective Practice Guidelines series, the Executive Briefings & educational DVD series, all of which are available for complimentary download from  to SHRM members and the public.

    These resources are making a difference every day by shaping the future of HR!

    2012 - Silver EXCEL Award

    The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Decatur Area SHRM #0555, the EXCEL Silver Award for 2012. 

    The SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) has been designed to ensure a strong connection between SHRM and its affiliated chapters from a business perspective.  In addition to clearly outlining the requirements to measure chapter alignment and engagement with SHRM’s overall objectives, SHAPE focuses on activities and initiatives which are more strategic in nature.  These efforts allow each affiliated chapter to increase its viability and effectiveness, as well as promote the HR profession at the local level.  Additionally, this program was designed to enhance the business acumen of local volunteer leaders! This program raises the bar of excellence for affiliates and introduces the EXCEL Awards – a tiered recognition and awards system.

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

    “This recognition is a distinct indication of the chapter’s successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” noted J. Robert Carr, Senior Vice President, Membership, Marketing & External Affairs for SHRM.

    Decatur Area SHRM #0555 receives a Certificate of Recognition, a specialized banner to display at its meetings and events, and is being recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.