Miami Valley Human Resource Association Receives Prestigious SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession
[Miami Valley Human Resource Association] May 30, 2017 - The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded Miami Valley Human Resource Association (MVHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter's accomplishments in 2016.
The EXCEL Platinum Award aligns individual chapters and state 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.
"Advancing the human resources profession is a daily mission at SHRM and this Chapter's outstanding work this year contributed significantly to that goal," said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. "Recipients of this prestigious award are those who show a strong commitment to advancing the HR profession through service to the community, local networking, and professional development activities."
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. MVHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on their website and information to share with their members about the significance of this award.
During 2016, MVHRA initiatives to advance and enhance the HR profession included:
- To grow our membership throughout 2016 by 5 percent. In addition, we wanted to improve our retention by 5 percent.
- Solidifying commitments from member organizations to sponsor students for monthly chapter luncheon programs; coordinating/hosting an annual Job Shadowing Event with a partner student chapter college; holding a job preparedness event to connect members to students; supporting student chapters by providing speakers for HR-related topics.
- We set a goal to raise awareness of the HR certifications available and provide opportunities for our members to study toward their certification of choice through scholarships for local certification preparation courses.
- We strategically planned to increase awareness of our chapter and SHRM to local senior HR leaders by highlighting the bosses of our members at one of our chapter meetings.
About Miami Valley Human Resource Association
The Miami Valley Human Resource Association (MVHRA) is an HR professional membership association representing a wide variety of organizations, primarily within the Greater Dayton Area. MVHRA focuses on professional development and education for the HR professional and the business community. The Association provides a local forum for personal and professional leadership development; educational programs open to members and the general public; an extensive, local networking arena; and attention on employment legislation related to local, state, and national HR management issue. Visit us at www.mvhra.org.
About Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.