World’s Largest HR Association Honors UALR Student Group

SHRM award logoThe Society for Human Resource Management has awarded a 2015-16 Superior Merit Chapter Award designation to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s chapter of the organization.

With the award, the international organization recognized the UALR chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members. The student chapter is sponsored by the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association.

UALR’s chapter was one of about 160 award winners.

The student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas:

  • Student chapter requirements
  • Chapter operations
  • Chapter programming and professional development of members
  • Support of the human resources profession
  • Engagement in the parent organization

“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post,  Society for Human Resource Management east divisional director and lead for the organization’s student programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments, and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.”

Student chapters of the organization have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, which lasted from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016.

UALR HR Society members participated in Central Arkansas Human Resource Association events and professional development workshops, volunteered at HR conferences, hosted guest speakers, and participated in several community volunteer efforts.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. The organization has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

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