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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.


Our Blog

Our blog has the most update to date information about what's happening in the state. Please check back frequently for updated information about meetings, events and other content related to human resources.

When Work Works

A nationwide initiative to bring research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice and it is a project of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. WSHRC is a community partner helping to spread the word about the organization as well as the benefits of the Workflex Assessment and award application process. Click here for more information. Just in, the workflex and manufacturing guide is now available. Click here to access the guide and click here to read more on the Families and Work Institute website.


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

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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!

Upcoming Events

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  • May 7, 2015, 7:15am – 9:15am
    Skagit Golf and County Club 16701 Country Club Drive Burlington, WA 98233


    Topic: Cultural Awareness training for today’s Pluralistic Workforce

    • By 2050 minorities in the United States will comprise of 50% of the United States population. Do you have the skills, tools, and knowledge to hire and...

  • May 12, 2015 - 7:30am - May 15, 2015 - 4:45pm
    Center Place Regional Event Center 2426 N Discovery Place Spokane Valley, WA 99216


  • May 13, 2015, 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Bremerton Conference Center

    We invite you join us for the WSHRMA Spring Conference.  This conference is great for leaders at your organization, as well as human resources professionals.  We offer a discount for multiple registrations from the same organization.  Please pass the flyer along to members of your management team.


  • May 13, 2015, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Northwood Hall 3240 Northwest Avenue Bellingham, WA 98226

    The past decade has seen remarkable advances in our understanding of how the brain works. Many of the research findings have very significant implications for our work as HR professionals. In this session we explore practical ways in which we can leverage brain science to be more influential, negotiate effectively, lead organizational...

  • May 14, 2015, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Pybus Public Market Party Room

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