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Chapter Awards

New York City SHRM members demand excellence, and New York City SHRM delivers! Our chapter has earned Superior Merit Chapter status from SHRM each year since 1986, and a 2012 and 2014 Platinum SHAPE award. In addition, New York City SHRM has won two Pinnacle Awards, given by SHRM and ADP.

Our HR-PRO initiative is award winning! For its efforts, the HR-PRO committee received the 2010 FPWA Keystone Award for service to the NYC social services community, as well as recognition by New York City's Community Training and Employment Resources (CTER). Furthermore, HR/NY won a 2012 Pinnacle Award for our HR-PRO program.

In addition to recognition from National SHRM, our chapter was nominated as a 2010 and 2014 Local Network Association of the Year by WorldatWork! Only 15 associations across the United States received this honor! New York City SHRM launched its partnership with WorldatWork in 2010, and is excited to provide this valuable member benefit to you. You can learn more about it on our Partner Organizations page.

Giving back is important to the leadership and membership of New York City SHRM. We support not only local organizations, but also the national SHRM Foundation. Find out how you can enjoy the benefits of the Foundation, to be more successful in your current job and your future!

SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of SHRM. A leading funder of HR research grants, the Foundation produces publications and educational resources to advance the HR profession. Your generous tax-deductible donations make the SHRM Foundation's work possible.

The SHRM Foundation awards $100,000 annually in scholarships SHRM members pursuing degrees in HR-related fields or SPHR, GPHR, PHR or California certification. Several past certification scholarship winners, including Jennifer Loftus and Delphine DeTernay, are members of New York City SHRM! Want to join them? Here's how to apply. Good luck!

We hope that all our members will be able to make a donation annually to the SHRM Foundation. Every dollar counts, no matter how large or small the donation is. The SHRM Foundation benefits you through their many products and services. Please contribute today to keep the knowledge flowing! 

Have we piqued your interest in certification? Visit our Certification page to learn more about the resources available to you!

Community Connection

While New York City SHRM's primary focus is Human Resources, we maintain linkages with the wider New York City community. Our members have participated in Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack and Junior Achievement's Job Shadow Day. In addition, our HR-PRO initiative is active with the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.

Operation Backpack is Volunteers of America's annual back to-school drive that asks the general public to bring new backpacks to designated Drop Locations throughout the city. Over 70 New York businesses participate by engaging employees in backpack and school supply drives. The result is thousands of new backpacks, which volunteers fill with grade-specific supplies during Sort Week and distribute to kids in time for the start of the school year.

Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide is a partnership between the business community, educators, and volunteers - all working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential. JA's hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy to young people all over the world. During Groundhog Job Shadow Day, high school-aged students visit participating organizations' offices to learn what life is like out in the "real world." Participants share information about their jobs and the education necessary to prepare for success.

In addition, our HR-PRO committee is active with the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. The HR-PRO committee identifies opportunities to help the broader HR community, and then matches the "volunteer consultants" with the appropriate assignments. The committee also works with the HR/NY SIGs, e.g., Benefits, Staffing, to identify volunteer speakers to participate in workshops for FPWA members that cover a range of HR topics.

Do you see potential for New York City SHRM to get involved with other organizations in our local community? Please let us know! Giving back to New York City is at the core of what we do.

Did you know that New York City SHRM is an award winning chapter? Our Board continually strives to make our chapter one that you can be proud of. Find out about our past recognition, and help us to achieve our next award!

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