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SHRM-Atlanta wins Platinum EXCEL Award For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

Posted By SHRM-Atlanta, Friday, June 21, 2019

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!

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Congrats to the 2019 HR Excellence Award Winners!

Posted By SHRM-Atlanta, Friday, June 21, 2019
Updated: Monday, August 12, 2019

SHRM-Atlanta in partnership with the Atlanta Business Chronicle celebrated 17 finalists and announced the award winners at the inaugural HR Excellence Awards held on June 13, 2019 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! 

With over 250 in attendance and in front of a sold out audience, David Rubinger, Atlanta Business Chronicle Market President and Publisher, along with Jeanne Artime, CEO of SHRM-Atlanta, presented finalists and announced the winners in each award category designed to honor human resources leaders who are making an impact within their companies by elevating the role of HR as a key driver of business growth and innovation.



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Announcing the HR Excellence Awards Finalists!

Posted By SHRM-Atlanta, Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Brand new this year! The HR Excellence Awards honors human resources leaders who are making an impact within their companies or organizations by elevating the role of HR as a key driver of growth and innovation.

2019 HR Excellence Award Finalists

*organizations with SHRM-Atlanta members

  • Mary Beth Allen, Chief Human Resources Officer, Emory Healthcare*
  • Khara Julien, Chief Human Resources Officer, GMS
  • Crystal Williams, Chief Human Resources Officer, FLEETCOR
  • Dan Cathy, CEO, Chick-fil-A
  • Kristin Ethridge, Campus Recruiter, Bennett Thrasher*
  • Noelle Holdsworth, Employer Brand Manager, T-Mobile USA Inc.*
  • Bradford Wilkins, Chief People Officer, Altisource
  • Anastasia Falconio, Chief People Officer, Kids II Inc.
  • Norman Hill, Vice President of Human Resources, Sheltering Arms
  • H.R. “Shashi” Shashikant, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Novelis*
  • Wanda Hayes, Senior Director, Learning and Organizational Development, Emory University*
  • Joel Kearns, Vice President, Global Talent Management and HR, First Advantage Corporation*
  • Nidhi Verma, Vice President, Learning & Talent Management, Crawford & Co.*
  • Camye Mackey, Chief People Officer, Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena*
  • Haley Wood, Global Recruiting Manager, eVestment*
  • Ann Burris, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources, Georgia Department of Human Services*
  • David Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer, WellStar Health Systems*


Would you like to help celebrate the Finalists? Join SHRM-Atlanta and Atlanta Business Chronicle as we announce the Winners at the HR Excellence Awards. Enjoy networking and refreshments in the gardens as we reveal the winners in each category and celebrate all the honorees.

HR Excellence Awards Celebration

JUNE 13 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Space is limited.

Click here to register

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Noelle Holdsworth awarded Clemson Roaring 10 Award & selected to serve on the Talent Brand Alliance Board

Posted By SHRM-Atlanta, Thursday, October 25, 2018

Noelle HoldsworthCongrats to Noelle Holdsworth who was recently awarded the Roaring 10 Award from the Clemson Young Alumni Council that annually recognizes ten outstanding individuals for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The honor is given to those individuals who exemplify Clemson University’s core values of honesty, integrity, and respect. 

 In addition, Noelle was also recently selected to serve on the Talent Brand Alliance Board.  Awesome job, Noelle!

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2017 SHRM-Atlanta Exemplary Volunteer Award Winners

Posted By SHRM-Atlanta, Sunday, December 10, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Congrats to the following members who were recognized with an Exemplary Volunteer Award at the Volunteer Awards & Celebration on December 7, 2017:

  • Holly Bail
  • Jessica Fraser
  • Kelsey Rogut
  • Nancy Cranford
  • Matt Hanson
  • Akilah Charlemagne
  • Linda Derosiers
  • Karan Rhodes
  • Natalia Garriz


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