What is SHRM?
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 140 countries. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org
The Bluegrass Chapter of SHRM
The Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is proud to be among the more than 575 professional SHRM chapters. Formed in 1957, the chapter is comprised of approximately 300 human resource professionals in the Lexington-Bluegrass area. College students preparing for human resource careers also participate through Student Chapter affiliation. Chapter members are encouraged to join the national organization of SHRM, but national membership is not a requirement for Chapter participation.
Additionally, as a national member of SHRM you may be able to join the Bluegrass Chapter. Although chapter participation is not required, it does enhance one of the most valuable benefits of membership - informally sharing ideas and problems with peers.
Bluegrass SHRM has been recognized by national SHRM as a Superior Merit chapter since 2001. To attain the Superior Merit and Merit designations, SHRM-affiliated chapters must earn points for fulfilling requirements in the areas of chapter operations, professional development of members, support for the HR profession and partnership with the Society.
Bluegrass SHRM has been recognized as a community partner both locally and nationally for it's involvement in the 2007 fundraising efforts for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The chapter was awarded locally as the highest fundraiser for a small team for the "Race for the Cure" and donated a total of over $13,000 to Susan G. Komen. The chapter was recognized by national SHRM in an article on Inside SHRM. BGSHRM is committed to being a community partner.