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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.

Save the date for upcoming events in Washington State!

HR Day on the Hill - 01/26/17 in Olympia
Washington State Employment Law & Human Resources Conference - 3/31/17 in Seattle

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!

Upcoming Events

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  • January 5, 2017 (All day)
    GoToMeeting (Virtual meeting)

    Attendees: All WSHRC Officers, District Directors, and Directors

  • January 26, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
    Olympia, WA @ The State Capital



     HR Day on the Hill - January 26, 2017!


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  • January 27, 2017 (All day)
    Olympia, WA

    All WSHRC Council Members, District Directors, and Presidents

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  • SHRM Certifications Awarded Accreditation, recap prepared by Nancy Kasmar (2016 WSHRC Certification Chair and 2017 Director-Elect)   On November 15, 2016, SHRM announced that the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications were awarded accreditation by the Buros Center for Testing. You can read SHRM’s...
    November 29, 2016
  • Last Chance at SHRM Student Membership Special! Now through the end of November, any new or renewing SHRM Student Member who uses promo code STUFALL16 will be entered into a drawing for one of 15 $200 visa gift cards.  As a member, you can leverage SHRM’s trusted information to research...
    November 7, 2016
  • The When Work Works award application deadline is 11/18/16.  Please consider nominating your employer.  I know we have more fabulous companies in Washington than the other PacWest states – lets prove it!
    October 30, 2016

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