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SoDak SHRM Awarded For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

SHRM recently awarded SoDakSHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the COUNCIL’s accomplishments in 2019.

The EXCEL award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.

“So much of SHRM’s impact on the world of work can be traced back to the dedication and hard work of our chapters and state councils like SoDak SHRM. These leaders took the initiative and drove changes to make workplaces where employers and employees can thrive together,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “ThePlatinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by SoDakSHRM it’s also a recognition of the grit it took to do it.”

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. SoDakSHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

SoDak SHRM earned this recognition by setting and meeting 5 goals. SoDak SHRM increased chapter membership by reaching out to at-large SHRM members and encouraging them to join a local chapter. The state saw an increase of 2% across the state in national SHRM membership. The council enhanced the awareness of SHRM by supporting 3 teams in the HR games. The council was active in the state legislature through an experienced lobbyist who was able to keep the council and chapters updated on upcoming legislative items and provide information and advice for members to reach out to representatives. The council also ended 2019 with all state council positions filled.

The state council is proud of this award and looks forward to a successful 2020.

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