MidCoast Human Resources Association Receives Prestigious SHRM Award

for Advancing the HR Profession

ROCKLAND, ME, April 3 2015 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the MidCoast Human Resources Associate (MCHRA) its prestigious EXCEL SILVER Award for the Chapter’s accomplishments in 2014.

The award is part of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence, which aligns individual chapters and councils with SHRM’s goals. The award recognizes accomplishments and strategic activities and initiatives that enhance the human resources profession.

“At SHRM, advancing the human resources profession is our mission. The work of our chapters and councils are central to accomplishing that,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “Receiving this award is testament to the chapter’s commitment to advancing the HR profession through local networking and professional development activities.”

The EXCEL award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum, and each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that have to be met. MCHRA will receive recognition in SHRM publications and conferences, a certificate of recognition, and special signage to display at its meetings and events.

For more information on the award visitwww.shrm.org/communities/volunteerresources/resourcesforchapters/pages/award_info.aspx.

For more information or detail on how to join the Chapter, contact Kate Bellmore of MCHRA at 207-230-2027 or kbellmore@camdennational.com.  Additional information about the group and upcoming meetings can be found at: http://midcoast.shrm.org/.

About MidCoast Human Resources Association

The MidCoast Human Resources Association (MCHRA) is an organization of human resource professionals from both small and large organizations with specialist and generalist backgrounds.  MCHRA, a chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has the purpose of constantly improving the professional level of human resource management. MCHRA provides professional networking opportunities and presentations to members and guests on various human resource related topics, which in turn, encourage professional growth and development.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.