Licking County Human Resource Management Association Licking County HRMA Receives Distinguished Award The Society for Human Resource Management has awarded the Licking County Human Resource Manangement Association, the EXCEL Platinum Award for 2010. The SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) has been designed to ensure a strong connection between SHRM and our affiliated chapters from a business perspective. In addition to clearly outlining our requirements to measure chapter alignment and engagement with SHRM’s overall objectives, SHAPE’s focus has shifted to activities and initiatives which are more strategic in nature. These efforts will allow each affiliated chapter to increase its viability and effectiveness, as well as promote the HR profession at the local level. Additionally, we designed this program to enhance the business acumen of our local volunteer leaders! This new program raises the bar of excellence for our affiliates and introduces the EXCEL Awards – a tiered recognition and awards system. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, and more than 575 affiliated chapters. “This recognition is a distinct indication of the chapter’s successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” noted Pamela J. Green, SPHR, Chief U.S. Membership Officer for SHRM. Licking County HRMA receives a Certificate of Recognition, a specialized banner to display at its meetings and events, and is being recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences. The Licking County HRMA has offered certification classes and holds monthly lunch meetings that allow HR professionals to received credit hours needed to maintain their certifications. Recently they have created a Speakers Bureau and offer presentations to area schools. To learn more about the Licking County chapter visit: http://www.lickingcountychamber.com/members/hrma.asp or call Vicky Crist at the Licking County Chamber of Commerce at 740-345-9757.