Awards: Pinnacle Awards
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Pinnacle Awards


The Pinnacle Award Program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements in chapter/state council development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management.  All SHRM professional chapters and state councils are eligible to compete in this program. Winners will each receive a $1,000 grant presented at a chapter/state council meeting with special recognition in SHRM publications and during the Leadership Conference.

SHRM-Atlanta Earns 2008 SHRM Pinnacle Award

(Alexandria, Va.), December 1, 2008— SHRM-Atlanta has received a 2008 Pinnacle Award, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) for excellence in chapter, professional and membership activities.

The Pinnacle is the most prestigious chapter award offered by the SHRM, which represents more than 250,000 human resource (HR) professionals around the world.

Alisa Cleek, SHRM-Atlanta President, said, “SHRM-Atlanta is honored and thrilled to receive the 2008 Pinnacle Award for our community outreach program.”

In 2008, only eight of the more than 570 SHRM chapters nationwide were selected for this annual award, which recognizes outstanding programs that demonstrate excellence in the human resource profession. The Pinnacle Awards were established in 1991.  SHRM-Atlanta received this honor because of its community outreach program supporting the Atlanta Mayor’s Youth Program.  Founded by Mayor Shirley Franklin for students in the Atlanta Public School system and children of Atlanta City workers, and focusing on high school seniors, the program is designed to assist and advise students about their college options and prepare them for summer internships.

SHRM-Atlanta volunteers have helped over 1200 Atlanta high school seniors by facilitating workforce readiness training, one-on-one interviewing practice, and help with college applications.  It is SHRM-Atlanta’s goal to help find summer internship opportunities and provide core workforce skills training in such areas as interviewing, communication, business ethics and time management as well as proper work attire.  This is SHRM-Atlanta’s way of giving back to the community.

“The award winners exemplify strategic business thinking, exceptional leadership, and professional excellence,” said Laurence (Lon) O’Neil, president and CEO of SHRM.

“We are proud to, once again, sponsor this prestigious SHRM award,” said Benito Cachinero, corporate vice president, human resources of ADP. “  A company that employs 47,000 associates and partners with thousands of HR professionals around the world, ADP recognizes the importance of innovative HR practices and programs. The members of the chapters and state councils awarded today embody the leadership, innovation and ambition driving the HR industry forward.”

SHRM-Atlanta was established in 1965 to serve Human Resource professionals throughout metro Atlanta.   With approximately 2500 members, SHRM-Atlanta provides education, networking and professional development opportunities through over 124 different events annually.  Contact us at  www.shrmatlanta.org or 404-442-7335.
 


SHRM-Atlanta Earns 2007 SHRM Pinnacle Award

SHRM-ATLANTA has received a 2007 Pinnacle Award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for excellence in chapter, professional and membership activities.  The Pinnacle is the most prestigious chapter award offered by SHRM, which represents more than 225,000 human resource (HR) professionals around the world.  In 2007, only eight of the more than 575 SHRM chapters nationwide were selected for this annual award, which recognizes outstanding programs that demonstrate excellence in the human resource profession. The Pinnacle Awards were established in 1991.  SHRM-ATLANTA received this honor because of our membership growth initiative encompassing new outreach efforts, increased member value, and more resources dedicated to better serve the chapter.

SHRM-Atlanta saw record success in 2007 as membership grew from 1,630 to over 2,300 members. The first critical step in achieving and sustaining this growth is to fulfill our mission and purpose by providing professional development, networking forums, knowledge transfer channels, certification opportunities and other services to as many HR professionals as possible. Today, HR professionals need to demonstrate new skills and competencies. Those who aspire to leadership roles will have to become more strategic, proactive and involved in the overall business of their employer. SHRM-Atlanta has embraced the challenge to bridge the gap between the HR professional of today and the HR professional who will be in demand tomorrow.

During 2007 SHRM-Atlanta launched new member benefits including free (to members) PEG workshops, online webinars, and other special events.  We added more programming approved for strategic credits, more opportunities to participate in added activities and to volunteer.

Tom Darrow, 2006-2007 SHRM-Atlanta President, is shown here accepting the award on behalf of the chapter.  The award was presented at a luncheon on November 16 in Washington, D.C., during the SHRM Leadership Conference.

“SHRM-Atlanta exemplifies the best that the field of human resources has to offer,” said SHRM President and CEO Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR.  “This award recognizes the high quality of this chapter’s leadership, and it demonstrates their success in helping to advance and elevate the strategic role of the HR profession.”

“Today’s HR professionals continue to raise the bar in successful human capital management,” said Mike Martone, chief operating officer, ADP.  “As an organization that partners with thousands of HR professionals, we applaud the chapters and state councils honored today for their ability to execute programs that contribute to advancing the HR profession.  ADP is proud to once again sponsor this prestigious SHRM award, which acknowledges outstanding industry leadership.”

A representative from ADP was on hand at the December 12th Chapter Meeting to make a formal presentation to the chapter.  We encouraged all members to attend and be part of this exciting presentation.

"On behalf of the now 2300 members of SHRM-Atlanta, I’d like to thank you for recognizing our accomplishments with this honor.  The credit for this accomplishment goes to Deleise Lindsay, our EVP of Membership, and her team and Mary Lynn Miller, our Executive Director and her team at Meeting Expectations, our association management company.

We’re most excited about receiving this award today because this growth in membership in Atlanta means that 700 more HR professionals have embraced the HR profession by engaging with their professional organization…SHRM and SHRM-Atlanta.

YOU are SHRM!
I am SHRM!
Now…THEY are SHRM!"

Tom Darrow


Society for Human Resource Management
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 and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org.

ADP
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP), with nearly $9 billion in revenues and over 585,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging nearly 60 years of experience, ADP offers the widest range of HR, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to organizations of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at www.ADP.com.