SHRM-Atlanta, the premier professional community for those in Human Resources and people management, was recently awarded a prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award by SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) for SHRM-Atlanta’s accomplishments in 2018.
The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.
“Through their courage and leadership, SHRM-Atlanta is driving true, measurable progress toward the healthy, productive, and dynamic workplaces of tomorrow,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Awarding this Platinum Excel Award is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps SHRM-Atlanta has taken this past year.”
The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. To receive the Platinum EXCEL award, SHRM-Atlanta submitted an application outlining four initiatives:
1. Conversations That Count: We created an interactive learning experience that offered an opportunity for members to network and build a stronger sense of SHRM-Atlanta community, while gaining valuable insights from leading subject-matter experts.
2. Event+ Registration: We offered Event+ registration option at SOAHR, which included a reduced membership rate with conference registration, and we were successful in increasing membership retention and grew SHRM-Atlanta membership overall.
3. Accomplished Leaders Exchange: We created exclusive senior HR leader invitation-only Exchanges to attract and engage accomplished leaders to SHRM-Atlanta. Exchanges are designed to encourage peer to peer dialogue with like-minded HR professionals who are driving strategic initiatives.
4. Get Your SHIFT Together: SHRM-Atlanta partnered with NAAAHR-Atlanta to jointly create an event called SHIFT (Start Having Intentionality in Focusing your Talents). The event provided impactful HR career advice and guidance to HR professionals who are in transition or who would like to make a change; considering HR as a profession; or new to the Atlanta HR job market.
Thank you to everyone who helped SHRM-Atlanta win this award!