The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2017-2018 Superior Merit Award designation to the Clayton State University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members.
The SHRM 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 resource profession, and SHRM engagement.
“As we move Together Forward, young professionals like these being honored at distinguished student chapters play a vital role in SHRM’s success,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “I’m especially honored to thank this year’s award winners because they offer excellent evidence that SHRM’s future is indeed in good hands.”
SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018.
Some of the recent initiatives conducted by the chapter included:
- Implementing “SHRM on The Road Meetings.” Which took Clayton State SHRM to the students that are not able to attend the meetings.
- Effectively increasing their brand awareness with high-level activities on social media pages such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
- Creating workshops getting students involved with networking and brand building.
- Promoting diversity within the HR profession.
- Increased recognition of SHRM on CSU’s campus
The student chapter for Society for Human Resource Management earned the Superior Merit award for their efforts to advance the HR profession.