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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.



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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  • July 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am


    The economy is rebounding and companies are revisiting their inorganic growth strategies with merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2016 expected to exceed prior records. Almost every type of M&A involves people, meaning that HR should be intimately involved in the process.  This...

  • July 15, 2016 (All day)
    Sheraton Seattle 1400 6th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

    SHRM is excited to announce a new one-day event

  • July 22, 2016 (All day)
    Eastern Washington, location to be determined.
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  • Every June YVHRA hosts a Summer Membership Appreciation Event to thank our members for their contribution and participation in helping enhance our small HR community for the past year. On the evening of June 24th, over 53 attendees (members and their families) joined together at the Yakima Valley Museum...
    June 29, 2016
  • At a banquet on June 15th, LWTech SHRM Student Chapter was presented the SHRM Superior Merit Award.  This is their 6th one in a row since becoming an active student chapter. Click here for pictures of the event!   Each year SHRM recognizes Student Chapter achievements by awarding...
    June 17, 2016
  • Join the Washington State HR Council Virtual Book Club and earn up to 15 recertification credits. Our book club will be managed by PBC Guru, and connect virtually through a LinkedIn group to discuss relevant books for human resources professionals. As a book club member, you can: Earn 2.5 HRCI credits/3...
    June 12, 2016

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