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VTHRA Receives Prestigious SHRM Award!

Vermont Human Resource Association Receives Prestigious

SHRM Award for Advancing the HR Profession


Burlington, VT May, 22, 2017 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Vermont Human Resource Association its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2016.

 The award aligns individual chapters and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.

 “Advancing the human resources profession is a daily mission at SHRM and this chapter’s outstanding work this year contributed significantly to that goal,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Recipients of this prestigious award are those who show a strong commitment to advancing the HR profession through service to the community, local networking, and professional development activities.”

 The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. Vermont Human Resource Association will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on their website and information to share with their members about the significance of this award.

 2016 Achievements were:

  • Increased Membership by 5%

  • Increased Social Media Presence

  • Provided Members with a Financial Need Access to Educational Opportunities

  • Improved Program Marketing


Vermont Human Resource Association (VTHRA) is Vermont's oldest and largest association devoted to Human Resource professionals of all levels. Through monthly networking events, workshops and seminars, we provide information and educational resources HR professionals need to stay at the forefront of their profession.For more information about the Vermont Human Resource Association visit:

 About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 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 follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.