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2019 Excel Award

    June 13, 2019

    Illinois Fox Valley SHRM Awarded

    For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

    Elgin, IL, May 27, 2019 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded Illinois Fox Valley SHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2018.

    The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.  

    “So much of SHRM’s success in shaping better workplaces—where employers and employees can thrive together— is owed to the hard work of our chapters and state councils such as Illinois Fox Valley SHRM.  Through their courage and leadership, Illinois Fox Valley SHRM is driving true, measurable progress toward the healthy, productive, and dynamic workplaces of tomorrow,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. “Awarding this Platinum Excel Award is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps this Illinois Fox Valley SHRM has taken this past year.”

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

    In 2018, our tactical initiatives included working with School District U46 for a workforce readiness program, sponsoring SHRM certification preparation courses at Northern Illinois University, visiting SHRM certification preparation classes to encourage membership in SHRM and our local IL Fox Valley SHRM chapter, and partnering with SmithAmundsen Law and the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce to provide human resources educational webinars to the chamber members.

    For more information about Illinois Fox Valley SHRM visit

    About SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)

    SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.