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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.


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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.


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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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  • March 27, 2015, 7:15am – 5:00pm
    Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, WA 98004

  • April 8, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Silverdale Beach Hotel

    Session Title:  The Business Case for Engagement (“Creating the Competitive Advantage”)

    Presenter:     Deneen Grant, SPHR, CEO/Leadership Strategist, Progressive Leadership Group

    Session Description:...

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


    Topic: PivotTables and Charts to Support Data Analysis and Reporting

    • Excel's PivotTable feature makes it easy to summarize...

  • April 12, 2015 - 7:30am - April 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
    NHRMA has secured special discounted room rates at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport. In addition to the group rate, the Embassy Suites boasts spacious two-room suites furnished with an array of thoughtful amenities, including one king-sized or two double beds, a full-size sofa bed and a large, well-lit dining/work table. NOTE: The hotel is 100% Smoke Free. Reserve your room now by book online. Visit the HR Academy's exclusive reservation site by clicking here. You do not need a group code. The discounted group rate will enter automatically as long as it is available. If you prefer to make your reservation by phone, call 503.460.3000 and indicate you are with the NHRMA 2015 HR Academy to receive the discounted rate. Group Rate: $149 single/double occupancy per room per night. The quoted room rate does not include any applicable local taxes, currently 14.5% per room per night. Rooms at the group rate will be available until Monday, March 23, 2015 or until the group block in full, whichever occurs first.

    Registration is open for the Oregon 2015 Human Resource Academy, being held at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, April 12 - Thursday, April 16, 2015. The academy is pre-approved for 19.5 SHRM PDC's and 19.5 HRCI Recertification Credits.

    The NHRMA seminar, “...

  • April 15, 2015, 8:30am – 10:00am
    Holiday Inn Hotel, 802 E Yakima Ave

    Presented by Karla Thommen, The Partners Group

    For more information and to register visit the YVHRA website.

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  • WA State HR Council Certification Presentations The Washington State HR Council, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexander Alonso, VP of Research for SHRM, will be visiting the Puget Sound area April 15 – 17. During his visit to the...
    March 19, 2015

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