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GSHRM Wins 2018 SHRM Pinnacle Award

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Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM) Wins

Pinnacle Award from SHRM for Exceptional HR Program

We are honored to announce that GSHRM is a Pinnacle Award recipient , given by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for highly notable contributions to the HR profession, recognizing the development and sustainability of a program educating employers on reliable methods and techniques in successfully hiring individuals with disabilities.

Created in 1991, the Pinnacle Award is the highest achievement SHRM state councils and chapters can attain honoring programs that exceed the standard activities of SHRM affiliates in enhancing the creation of effective HR management. GSHRM was one of 12 human resource organizations from across the country to win the award.

“This was a great collaboration between GSHRM’s Workforce Readiness Committee, Greenville CAN and Able South Carolina representatives that worked hard to bring awareness to hiring individuals with disabilities and the successes for both the person and organization.  It took many passionate people and hours to develop and organize such a successful program.  We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with others in our community to provide awareness and opportunities.” said Nancy McCartney, GSHRM Chapter President.

Winning programs selected from over 83 applications received a $1,000 prize, sponsored by Paychex Inc. The award was given at SHRM’s annual Volunteer Leaders’ Summit held in Washington D.C and will be presented to the membership at GSHRM’s December 10th evening meeting at the Poinsett Club, recognizing those that have contributed.

“These chapters and state councils embody what it means to be HR leaders,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SHRM. “They are tackling some of the highest-profile and relevant HR issues today at the local level. Some of this year’s winners included programs on combating the skills shortage, employing untapped talent pools such as veterans and those with mental illness, and raising awareness on handling sexual harassment in the workplace.”

GSHRM Receives Pinnacle AwardLeft to Right: Paychex Sponsor, Debra Ham, Steve Nail, Laura Bogardus, Robyn Knox, Leanne Fuller, Johnny Taylor (SHRM)

GSHRM shares the winning platform with other 2018 SHRM Pinnacle Award winners who are:

Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association – “Providing Re-Certification Opportunities for our HR Community”

West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management – “Partnering with our Community”

HR Florida State Council – “Different Not Less…Fantastic”

Snake River Chapter of SHRM (Idaho) – “Serving our Future”

Central Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management – “Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention in the Workplace – A Panel Discussion”

LakeNormanHR (N.C.) – “Partnering with Duke Energy to meet their HR employee development needs and increase engagement”

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio – “Hanging with the Young Professionals”

Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management – “OKHR in Indian Country Conference”

Portland HR Management Association (Ore.) – “Cultivating Member Engagement, Retention and New Member Acquisition with Livestreaming and Satellite Locations”

Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (Pa.) – “Supporting Local Veterans”

Greenville SHRM (S.C.) – “Decoding the Mystery of Disability Employment/Rethinking the Ideal Employee”

Virginia SHRM State Council – “Virginia SHRM State Council’s Bold Purpose to Thrive!”

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About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and @SHRM.

About Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM)

Since 1947, The Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM) has played a key role in helping business professionals increase their knowledge and skills in the human resource arena. Through professional services, monthly meetings, and professional accreditation support, GSHRM members are recognized as leaders in their profession throughout the Greenville area.  The majority of GSHRM’s over 500 members are also national SHRM members, and many hold professional certifications in the human resource field.  Visit us at


Work Readiness Guide, 2nd Edition Now Available

The Workforce Readiness Guide is a resource for businesses, educators, and individuals seeking employment. This guide provides educators with resources on how various career coaching/development programs can be organized and delivered to different groups of learners, including a breakdown of the different learning styles by age. This guide also caters to the job seeker, providing insights on how to write a resume, various interview tips and pointers including how to handle video interviews, group interviews, and other common interview formats.

This publication was compiled by the Greenville Society for Human Resource Management’s (GSHRM) Workforce Readiness Council. The Workforce Readiness Council was established in the fall of 2008 as a special committee of GSHRM with the vision of building a qualified workforce that can compete in a global economy. Made up entirely of volunteers who are working professionals, the mission and goal of the council is to prepare citizens to enter and compete in the job market by fostering collaborative relationships among community stakeholders, carrying the slogan “Shaping the Future.”

This is the second edition of the Workforce Readiness Guide and was updated in August of 2016. It is copyrighted to GSHRM.

Workforce Readiness Guide, 2nd Edition



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