Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) Wins SHRM Pinnacle Award for Exceptional HR Program
November 19, 2020 — Today, SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) awarded LSHRM the 2020 Pinnacle Award in recognition of its high achievements advancing the profession of human resources.
The Pinnacle Award is the most prestigious honor SHRM state councils and chapters can receive. Created in 1991, its honors programs that exceed the standard activities of SHRM affiliates in enhancing HR management. LSHRM was one of 12 human resource organizations—out of more than 600—from across the country to win the award in 2020.
“SHRM's chapters and state councils are among the most dedicated and passionate professionals, period, and play an integral role in elevating and advancing the practice of human resources,” said SHRM President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. “From educational series, community support, mentor programs, and more, each winner made a real difference for our profession and in their communities at a time of turmoil and uncertainty.”
“We are very happy that National SHRM has actually recognized us for a Pinnacle Award and we look forward to celebrating our 80th Anniversary as an organization as we have been advancing the HR profession since 1940” said LSHRM 2020 President Rawleigh Richardson, Sr., SHRM-CP.
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Affiliate Name/State: Louisville SHRM (Kentucky)
Program Title: “Better Workplaces, Better World (BW2)”
Description: Louisville SHRM, in partnership with community leaders and the University of Louisville, launched “Better Workplaces, Better World (BW2)”—a citywide research project aimed at demystifying and quantifying what matters most to the Greater Louisville’s workforce. The research was framed to answer questions regarding:
1) which benefits, and amenities matter most to employees; 2) which aspects of workplace culture are most vital; 3) how satisfied the workforce is in these areas; and 4) how these insights shift by demographic. Louisville SHRM organized a free, virtual data-reveal event to make the research available to the public, as well as unveiled a data dashboard, created in partnership with the Workforce Cabinet, that presented the research findings.
Winning programs, selected from over 75 applications, receive a $1,000 prize given by Paychex Inc., which is the sponsor of this year’s Pinnacle Awards. The awardees were recognized at SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders Business Meeting, November 17-20.
2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, 2021 SHRM Foundation Champion – The SHRM Foundation is the charity affiliate for SHRM that delivers scholarships to student and professional members and develops evidence-based practices for the workforce. The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen, and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.
2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021 SHRM EXCEL Platinum Chapter - The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Chapter Award for the accomplishments in 2016. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.
2019 SHRM EXCEL Bronze Chapter - The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) awarded the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM) its prestigious EXCEL Bronze Chapter Award for the accomplishments in 2019. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.