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Opportunity to Earn SHRM PDC's for COVID-19 Work

Posted By Erin Murray, Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The disruptions of COVID-19 have brought new challenges to our communities, our workplaces, and our profession. HR professionals have been the first responders of the workplace in the midst of the global pandemic as we grapple with new data and directives about the novel coronavirus that can change by the day.


SHRM certification credential-holders can now earn up to 60 recertification professional development credits for their COVID-19 work in the workplace or community. More details are available in this SHRM blog post.

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COVID-19 Resources

Posted By Erin Murray, Thursday, May 7, 2020



These resources have been contributed by a variety of firms and HR practitioners. We encourage and welcome your contributions.  Please note that information changes rapidly and these resources may not be complete or current.


SHRM Resources:


SHRM Coronavirus and COVID-19 Resources and News -


SHRM COVID-19 Government Response and Resources -


Government Resources:


Federal Government Response to Coronavirus - and


Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Information Center -


OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 -


Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) -


King County Public Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources -


Employment Security Department COVID-19 Information -


Resources for Employers:


Association of Washington Business Resources for Employers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic -


Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Resources and Guidelines -


Littler Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Employers -


Archbright Employer Response to Health Outbreaks FAQs -


Archbright Families First Coronavirus Response Act Keynote -

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Seattle SHRM Operations Suspended

Posted By Erin Murray, Saturday, March 14, 2020

We know the community at large is responding to COVID-19. Seattle SHRM is suspending our operations through the end of April to allow our own volunteers to focus on their families and their work. When we resume operations, we will share our plans to begin to come together again as a SHRM community. Please take care of yourselves and one another.

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SHRM is in the news in Seattle

Posted By Seattle SHRM, Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Seattle Times

Increased scrutiny hasn’t stopped bosses from dating their underlings, survey finds

(Also Ran: Bloomberg)

Jeff Green, 2/20/2020


But official procedures on office romances should be more nuanced, said SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

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2020 Washington State Employment Law & Human Resources Conference

Posted By Erin Murray, Friday, January 24, 2020


In today’s business environment, business leaders understand that aligning their people strategies with their business goals is critical to the success of the organization. With this shift, the role of HR has become increasingly complex and challenging. HR is now a strategic partner, contributing to significant business decisions, advising on critical transitions, and developing the value of the workforce.

For the past 20 years, enhancing the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals has been the focus of the Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference. On Friday, March 13, 2020, approximately 800+ HR & Business Leaders will convene at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, in Bellevue, Washington to discuss critical HR & Employment Law issues for Washington businesses.

Click here to view the official conference website!
Interested in applying to be one of our speakers? Click here to submit your Presenter Proposal!
Interested in partnering with us for the 2020 conference? Click here to learn more about the unique opportunities we offer!

Interested in earning credits?
Please stay tuned to learn more about the various opportunities we will provide for credits!

Thursday Pre-Conference Workshops
Each year, we host optional Pre-Conference Workshops for added engagement. On March 12, 2020, you can join us from 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM at one of these workshops to gain unique and hands on experience. Below you can purchase Pre-Conference Workshop registration with your Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference registration OR if you can only purchase the Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop registration. Your level of engagement is 100% up to you!

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Conference registration cancellations must be made in writing via email to no later than February 13, 2020 to receive a refund. We are unable to offer a refund after 5:00 PM on February 13, 2020. Substitutions or transfers can be made without a charge by emailing Carly Othman at prior to February 13, 2020.

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Volunteer Opportunity - Essay Reviewer

Posted By Erin Murray, Friday, January 24, 2020

Review Applications for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)


WSOS is seeking volunteers who will review applicant’s short essays and help select future Opportunity Scholars who will pursue STEM, trade and health care careers in Washington! Just two to three hours of your time can make a tremendous impact on the life of a student.


How it works:

  • Essay readers may review one or more bundles of applications through an online portal between February 8 and 18, 2020. Volunteers can indicate whether they'd like to review more than one bundle when registering as a volunteer.
  • All essay reviewers will receive an email with instructions on how to access a mandatory video training and access to the online review portal on February 7, 2020.
  • When you register, you’ll have the option to RSVP for an essay review work party at Coterie Worklounge in Seattle on February 11, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. where you can complete your essays in one sitting. WSOS will provide hearty appetizers, beer, wine and soda for attendees.
  • Sign up here by January 31 or reach out to if you have questions.


WSOS is a public-private partnership working to solve our state’s talent gap (Washington has one of the fastest growing economies with more trade, health care and STEM jobs than we can fill. Yet, only 40 percent of Washington high schoolers earn a postsecondary credential that’s needed to fill these jobs). WSOS provides financial support to college students as well as student supports and industry mentorship along the way to launch Washington students into Washington jobs. More than 20,000 Scholars will be supported by 2025.

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Board Volunteer Opportunity - Seattle SHRM Special Interest Group Leadership

Posted By Erin Murray, Friday, January 24, 2020

Interested in Forming a Special Interest Group (SIG) with Seattle SHRM?


Seattle SHRM is now accepting applications for 2020 SIGs!


We seek subject matter experts willing to partner with our Board of Directors as a Chair or Co-chair to lead a SIG. Being a part of this Board will help shape the future of the Chapter and support our mission to connect, educate, and inspire our members and HR professionals to engage and lead within the greater Seattle business community.


In 2019 Seattle SHRM SIGs included:

·         Coaching in Organizations
·         HR Career Transition
·         Recruiting
·         Benefits and Compensation


This opportunity is open to all Seattle SHRM members or those willing to become members. Please complete the attached application and return it along with a current copy of your resume to the 2020 Director Special Interest Groups, Dale Sirek, at


Please returen no later than February 3, 2020


The Seattle SHRM board will consider applicants at their Board Meeting on February 6 and you'll be notified regarding their decision the following week.


Questions? Please reach out to Dale via the contact information above.

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Yes Vets

Posted By Lorrie Adams, Monday, October 15, 2018

Washington State SHRM has joined forces with Employment Security Department, in partnership with Washington Department of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Commerce,Washington State Military Transition Council, and local chambers of commerce across the state to create a statewide campaign to hire veterans, supporting House Bill 2040. This Bill, introduced by Representative Gina McCabe, recognizes employers who show their commitment to veteran employment by hiring veterans into their workforce. Learn more!

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The Benefits + Compensation SIG presents | Economic and workforce impacts of the Seattle Minimum Wage project

Posted By Lorrie Adams, Thursday, October 4, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Benefits and Compensation

The Benefits & Compensation SIG's roundtable format encourages participants to share experiences and successes. Meetings are held every other month and include a subject matter expert to frame the discussion topic followed by real world examples and issues shared by participants. Attendees range from compensation or benefit specialists to directors of larger organizations. Those simply looking to learn more about the benefits and compensation specialties all the way to seasoned professionals are invited to attend. This group is co-hosted by Nancy Ellington and Celeste Da Vault. The meetings are hosted by Kibble and Prentice. Parking within the building is validated. Coffee and breakfast is provided!


Date & Time | Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2018 | 8 - 10am


Topic | Economic and workforce impacts of the Seattle Minimum Wage Project presented by Jacob L. Vigdor, Ph.D, University of Washington


Place | USI Insurance Services | 601 Union Street | Suite 1000 | Seattle WA 98101


Contact | Celeste DaVault | 206-676-3302 | Join our LinkedIn Group

Tags:  benefits  compensation  SIG 

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The Coaching in Organizations SIG presents | Building a Trust-Based Culture

Posted By Lorrie Adams, Friday, May 4, 2018

Coaching in Organizations SIG

Networking and valuable education come together in our Special Interest Group!  Developing leadership is Smart Business.  Using case studies, guest speakers, and group discussion our group offers human resource leaders information about creating a coaching initiative, and ideas for developing the components of organizational coaching utilizing both internal and external coaches, including the HR professional’s role as internal coach.  Developing the leadership capability of future and current leadership helps build organizational capacity for adaptive change improves efficiency in times of diminishing resources and develops capabilities for working collaboratively, while fostering a culture that supports intra-organizational relationships. All meetings are pre-approved for 1 HRCI Credit & 1 SHRM PDC.


Date & Time | 4th Thursday of each month | 4pm to 5:30pm


May's Topic |Building a Trust-Based Culture 

Place| We Work Working Space, Westlake Tower | 1601 5th Ave | 11th floor, Room 11b | Seattle WA 98101


Contact | Debbie Oberbillig @ 206-812-1443 or Karen Fenstermacher @ 360-678-9320


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