Thirteen Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapters and three SHRM state councils are winners of the 2016 Pinnacle Award for notable contributions to the HR profession.

The award, created in 1991, honors the best SHRM affiliate programs that enhance the development of effective HR management and make notable contributions to the profession. Winners were selected from 68 applications. Paychex Inc. sponsored this year’s awards program, and chapters and state councils each received $1,000 and a crystal award.

Affiliates from Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon and Texas received the award during SHRM’s annual Volunteer Leaders’ Summit, which opened Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C. Award categories include Advancing the HR Profession, Serving HR Professionals and Enhancing the SHRM Community.

Central Maine Human Resource Association was selected as the winner in the Small Chapters category for projects that serve HR Professionals.

The Central Maine Human Resource Association partnered with the Maine CareerCenters (a member of the American Job Center Network) and the Lewiston Auburn Metro Chamber of Commerce to host HR Thursdays, a series of workshops to give employers tools and resources to combat the effects of the labor shortage. The workshops also provided recruitment, training and retention strategies and increased access to programming for the local HR community, hiring managers and business leaders.

 

CMHRA Vice President, Mary LaFontaine, accepting the 2016 Pinnacle Award.

CMHRA Vice President, Mary LaFontaine, accepting the 2016 Pinnacle Award.