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Welcome to the Washington State Human Resources Council

The objective of the Washington State Human Resources Council is to support SHRM members in the state of Washington with activities and communications which enhance, support Chapter leadership, and address state-wide issues in human resource management.

New SHRM Certification App Now Available

The SHRM Certification App is now available for iOS devices in the iTunes App Store. Android release is planned for 2017. With the app, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders can add PDCs under the Advance Your Education section, track activities, and find upcoming approved activities. Search and filter by competencies, date or location to find activities close to you.
Watch a video tutorial for navigating the app, then download it from the app store.

Washington State SHRM Chapter Listing

Are you looking for a SHRM chapter in Washington State? Click here to check out our chapter listing page which includes informatton on each of the 16 chapters across the state and their website address, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profile links. Have you affiliated with a local chapter yet? Chapters provide additional programming, development and networking opportunities in the state. SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM. Click here to Designate a local Chapter.

Statewide Soft Skills Gap Initiative

The 2016 Soft Skills Starter Kit & Guide created in partnership with the Performance Skills Coalition is here! Also, in 2014, the WSHRC conducted a statewide member survey to find out employer opinions regarding soft skills in the workplace.


Meetings & Events

The meeting and events page includes learning and networking opportunities throughout the state as well as opportunities with SHRM and NHRMA.

When Work Works

The Washington State Human Resources Council is honored to be a When Work Works Community Partner. When Work Works is a national initiative, led by the partnership of Families and Work Institute (FWI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), to help businesses of all sizes and types become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. Check out our new free resources: Guide to Bold New Ideas, and Workflex Guide Series.


Sponsor WSHRC Events

If you are interested in reaching out to HR professionals across the state of Washington, click here for more information.

SHRM Membership

Great HR makes great organizations!  Click here to learn more about how SHRM can help you advance your organization.

Click here to Join or Renew your SHRM membership!


About Us

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

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  • The Washington State HR Council’s submission “A Recipe for Success” for the SHRM 2016 Pinnacle Award has been selected as one of the finalists! Winners will be announced Friday, Nov. 18, during SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.   The SHRM Pinnacle Awards...
    October 16, 2016
  • Achieving business goals and greater effectiveness and flexibility in the workplace are some of the key challenges facing organizations in the 21st century as employers attempt to keep up with business and employee needs in a 24/7 technologically advanced, global economy. On Thursday, July 15th at a...
    August 9, 2016
  • June 21, 2016, 4th Annual Boots2Work Military Career Fair at the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA WSHRC an Affiliate of SHRM in partnership with WorkSource King & Pierce County & WorkForce Central   Hello and thank you to all SHRM Affiliate Volunteers of the 4th Annual Boots2Work Military Career Fair...
    July 26, 2016

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