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NISHRM Awarded SHRM EXCEL Platinum Award For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    May 22, 2020

    Northern Illinois SHRM Awarded

    For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    (Lake Forest, IL), May 22, 2020 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded NISHRM 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 NISHRM. 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 NISHRM—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. Illinois State Council/NISHRM 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.

    For more information about NISHRM, visit

    Media: For more information, contact Julie Hirschhorn at or 703-842-5152

    NISHRM was formed in 1942 as the Lake County Employment Managers Association. The name was changed to NIAPA in 1979 when the group was chartered as the local Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In 1990, the name was changed again to more accurately reflect the changes that had occurred in the HR profession, and in 1994, the NISHRM name was adapted to better reflect the affiliation with SHRM.

    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.