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In Award,Human Resources,Long Island,Pinnacle,SHRM on January 2, 2015 by shrmli

At the SHRM Volunteer’s Leaders’ Summit held in Washington DC in November 2014, SHRM-LI Chapter was chosen as a 2014 PINNACLE AWARD Winner for our VHR Program!!  This is truly a Crowning Achievement.

In addition, this year, for the very first time, SHRM National presented a special award for the “Most Innovative Initiative” submitted.  This award was also presented to SHRM-LI!!

This is OUTSTANDING and a true testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of all those involved in this worthwhile undertaking.  I cannot thank everyone enough for all the hours of hard work and devotion spent on this initiative.  You can read more about the Pinnacle Award in the Press Release below.

It has been my privilege to have served as President of SHRM-LI for the past 4 years.  I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to have worked so closely with such a dedicated group of volunteer leaders, sponsors and contributors.  The friendships and acquaintances I have made through SHRM-LI are among the things I truly hold dear.

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly time flies, so as we end 2014 and begin a new year I have great hopes and expectations for the continued success of SHRM-LI.  Please take a few minutes to appreciate your own personal accomplishments and to treasure those that are close to you.  I wish you an abundance of health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year.

Annette Perry PHR, SHRM-CP
President, SHRM-LI 2011-2014

 SHRM Long Island Wins Pinnacle Award

from SHRM for Exceptional HR Program

Greenlawn, NY, November 21, 2014 – SHRM Long Island won the Pinnacle Award last week, given by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to its state councils and chapters for highly notable contributions to the HR profession.

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

An additional award was given this year to SHRM-LI, for the most innovative initiative submitted this year.

“On behalf of SHRM-LI, I am thrilled to have achieved Pinnacle status and to have been awarded the first ever Pinnacle Innovative Award.  These awards are truly the crowning achievement of our continuing efforts to advance the HR profession on Long Island and be the Voice of HR on Long Island.  My appreciation goes to our Workforce Readiness committee and the stellar co-chairs of this committee, Sue Gubing and Jamie Davis.  It is only through their efforts that we were able to accomplish this level”, Annette Perry, PHR, CP,  President SHRM-LI.

SHRM-LI and the Workforce Readiness Committee has focused on building tomorrow’s workforce by placing an emphasis on presenting Workforce Readiness lessons to grades 9-12.  To this end we have developed SHRM-LI’s “Virtual HR Assistant Program”, an innovative virtual internship program that introduces high school students to HR careers while building workforce readiness skills for the future.

Winning programs selected from 67 applications received a $1,000 prize, sponsored by ADP Inc. The award was given at SHRM’s annual Volunteer Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., which was attended by Annette Perry, President; Christel Colon, President Elect and Linda Selden, Chapter Executive Director representing SHRM-LI.

“Winners of this award are SHRM affiliates that have shown leadership in the HR profession through innovative and forward-thinking programs,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Their efforts are a testament to our members, HR professionals, and their commitment to aligning people and business strategies. This year’s winners offer solutions to timely and real-life challenges facing workplaces today, including the skills gap and helping military veterans return to the civilian workforce.”

The 2014 SHRM Pinnacle Award winners are:

  • Northern Alabama SHRM – “Empowerment through Employment Job Fair and Training”
  • Arkansas SHRM State Council (ARSHRM)- “ARSHRM Collaborates with DHS Superstar Dave Basham to Present Three Wildly Successful Form 1-9/E-Verify Webinars”
  • SHRM Western Connecticut – “Local HR Resource Directory”
  • Sarasota-Manatee HR Association (Fla.)- “Taking Certification to Another Level”
  • Human Resource Association of the Midlands (Neb.) – “Excel with a Mentor”
  • Nevada State SHRM Council– “Nevada SHRM Young Professionals”
  • SHRM Long Island (N.Y.) – “SHRM-LI’s Virtual Resource Assistant Program”
  • North Carolina SHRM State Council – “N.C. SHRM State Food Drive”
  • DallasHR (Texas) – “Executive Breakfast Series”
  • Northern Utah Human Resource Association  – “Investing in Our Future: Committed to Next Generation”
  • Shenandoah Valley SHRM (Va.) – “Virginia Legal Forum”
  • Apple Valley HR Association (Wenatchee, Wash.) (AVHRA)  – “AVHRA Board/Chapter Reengagement – Look at Us Now!”

Media: For more information, contact Linda Selden-Paduano, Executive Director 631.262.8807

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