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Welcome to Washington State SHRM

The purpose of Washington State SHRM is to enhance the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals in the
organizations and communities they serve.


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 15 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.

YESVETS Initiative

Washington State SHRM has joined forces with Employment Security Department, in partnership with Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Commerce, Washington State Military Transition Council, and local chambers of commerce across the state to create a statewide campaign to hire veterans, supporting House Bill 2040. This Bill, introduced by Representative Gina McCabe, recognizes employers who show their commitment to veteran employment by hiring veterans into their workforce. Click here to learn more.

SHRM Foundation: The Aging Workforce

The SHRM Foundation is focused on championing workforce and workplace transformation and inspiring HR professionals to make it happen. Join us in challenging aging workforce myths and make a difference in your organization. For more information please review this page on SHRM's website.

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

Washington State SHRM 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 WA State SHRM 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.

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

Upcoming Events

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  • September 5, 2018 - 7:30am to September 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Greater Tacoma Convention Center 1500 Commerce St. Tacoma, WA 98402

    NHRMA 2018 Conference



  • September 5, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am
    Virtual, GoToMeeting

    2018 WA State SHRM Directors and District Directors

  • October 3, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am
    Virtual, GoToMeeting

    2018 WA State SHRM Directors and District Directors

  • November 6, 2018 - 8:00am to November 8, 2018 - 4:30pm
    Spokane, Washington

    *Stay tuned for details, registration will open after the Oregon event in April.

    The NHRMA seminar, “Human Resource Academy,” in its 44th year of presentation, is designed to provide practical knowledge of the functions of the HR department. Key areas of the HR function will be presented and discussed by...

  • November 7, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am
    Virtual, GoToMeeting

    2018 WA State SHRM Directors and District Directors

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  • It Takes More than Pay to Attract & Retain Talent: Employee Benefits Data for Washington State Employers In today’s competitive talent marketplace, it is imperative for organizations to make informed and strategic decisions regarding their employee benefits strategy. We all know that data can...
    September 11, 2017
  •                                 The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded Washington State SHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum...
    May 23, 2017
  • Last Chance to Register! Standard registration closes Friday, March 24th at 5:00PM. Don’t miss your chance to join us for this world class conference! Click here for conference details and to register. 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss the Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference...
    March 21, 2017

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