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San Diego SHRM Awarded For Elevating Human Resources And Improving Workplaces

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San Diego SHRM Awarded For Elevating Human Resources And Improving Workplaces

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 15, 2020 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (San Diego SHRM) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter’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 San Diego 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. “The Platinum EXCEL Award is not only a celebration of the great work done by San Diego SHRM—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. San Diego SHRM 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.

In 2019, San Diego SHRM was acknowledged for Enhancing the SHRM Community with an increase in membership by 14.8%. In the area of Advancing the HR Profession, San Diego SHRM has made a commitment to build strong relationships with two student SHRM chapters: San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos. San Diego SHRM hosted the 5th Annual HR Career Day open to all college students interested in learning about HR as a profession. They launched a Mentor Program and hosted Emerging Professional networking events. San Diego SHRM was recognized for Serving HR Professionals by reinventing their annual conference into a two-day conference and increased attendance by 30.8%. Also, in this area of Serving HR Professionals, they introduced a dedicated Career Center where companies can post open HR positions and individuals can share their resumes.

For more information about San Diego SHRM, visit 

Media: For more information, contact Emily Mullin, CAE, San Diego SHRM Executive Director at or 866-632-1492.

About San Diego SHRM

San Diego SHRM is the local affiliate chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which operates independently with our own unique membership. Established in 1945, San Diego SHRM is the most established HR society in San Diego County. The San Diego SHRM Community has provided human resource professionals with the resources they need to excel in their careers for 75 years. San Diego SHRM has more than 600 members, 84% of which are practicing HR professionals at all levels from companies of all sizes. 9% are Partner members which provide a product or service to HR practitioners. 7% are Student members.

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.


Patti Cuthill says...
Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2020
This is super exciting and a great accomplishment. Kudos to the team that worked so hard to achieve this recognition. Patti Cuthill, SHRM-SCP Director of People & Culture

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