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NISHRM Awarded 2020 SHRM EXCEL Platinum Award

    April 17, 2021

    NISHRM Awarded

    For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    Lake Forest, IL April 17, 2021 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded Northern Illinois its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2020.

    The EXCEL award is given to SHRM state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the HR profession.  

    “So much of SHRM’s positive impact on our workplaces can be traced back to the dedication of our chapters and state councils like NISHRM. I’ve seen firsthand how these leaders drive meaningful changes to build 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 not only honors NISHRM accomplishments in 2020, but it’s also a testament to the hard work it took to get there.”

    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. 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.

    Some of our 2020 accomplishment include:

    • Partnership with Northern Illinois University offering local certification courses to local HR professionals
    • Educational scholarship for students majoring in human resources or a related field of study to help defray the educational costs  
    • Programming and SHRM-CP certification/recertification opportunities for HR and business professionals

    For more information about NISHRM, visit

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

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