The Southwest Georgia Society of Human Resource Management, Albany Chapter Awarded for Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded SWGA SHRM Albany Chapter its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter’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. 

“So much of SHRM’s success in shaping better workplaces—where employers and employees can thrive together— is owed to the hard work of our chapters and state councils such as SWGA SHRM Albany Chapter. Through their courage and leadership, SWGA SHRM Albany Chapter 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 this chapter 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. SWGA SHRM Albany Chapter 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.

During the 2018 calendar year, the SWGA SHRM Albany Chapter membership remained actively involved in the goals and strategic initiatives in support of the HR profession and met the needs of HR professionals. In addition to providing meaningful programs and services to its members, this award recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter operations. Additionally, it also is in recognition of continued growth and development as a business leader.

SWGA SHRM Albany Chapter 2018 initiatives included participation in:

Albany State University’s Career Services Department, Professional Development Institute

Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program at Westover High School and the Department of Labor’s Industry Certification Initiative

Samaritan’s Purse community outreach response to Hurricane Michael

Classroom facilitation of the GeorgiaBEST student training program at Sherwood Christian Academy and Clay County Middle School

These initiatives served to increase SHRM visibility and member engagement while allowing our chapter to increase its impact within the HR and business community.