New Local Society for Human Resource Management Chapter Formed in Matteson, IL

Matteson, IL—(ENEWSPF)—February 7, 2013. The South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association has been formed to serve HR professionals in the South Suburban Chicago area. The organization is an affiliated chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest human resource management association.   SHRM has more than 225,000 members and 575 chapters throughout the United States. The South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association currently has 35 members who are from organizations of various sizes and industries.

Chapters are a critical link in the Society’s structure, providing a local forum for members’ personal and professional development, a networking arena, and a focus for legislative attention to local, state, and national human resource management issues.

“Our affiliated chapters provide a critical local presence that enables SHRM to fulfill its vision to be ‘a globally recognized authority whose voice is heard on the most pressing people management issues of the day – now and in the future’.  SHRM highly values and relies on our chapter network, and its support of our mission to serve HR professionals and advance the profession.”  says J. Robert Carr, JD, SPHR, Senior Vice President, Membership Marketing and External Affairs for the Society of Human Resource Management. The Society’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals and to advance the profession of human resource management.

A special meeting and chartering ceremony will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:30pm. The meeting and ceremony will be held at the offices of Illinois Mentor, 600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 400, Matteson, IL  60443. Refreshments will be served and attendees are invited to network with chapter members immediately following the ceremony. The community and interested parties are welcome to attend.

According to South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association (SSCHRA) President Paulette Stark, “The South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association will serve as an important local voice, providing leadership on key business and workplace issues and helping to improve the practice of human resource management within our membership and within the community.”