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Mississippi SHRM Receives SHRM Foundation Award

    March 7, 2014

    We are excited to announce that the State Council of Mississippi SHRM has been named a 2013 State Council Champion by the SHRM Foundation!


    Mississippi SHRM 2013 SHRM FoundationOn behalf of the Mississippi State Council of SHRM, we say "THANK YOU" to every chapter and member who contributed to the SHRM Foundation in 2013. We are honored to revevie this designation but are equally proud to have contributred to the future of HR.

    We would also like to give recongition to Lisa Smith, SHRM Foundation Director for MSSHRM, for her dedication and hard work. Thank you, Lisa, for helping make the above possible.

    About the SHRM Foundation

    The following information was provided by the Foundation:

    The support provided by the SHRM chapters and state councils allows the SHRM Foundation to provide opportunities available to your fellow HR professionals that they may not have had otherwise, including:

     Assisting individuals in their pursuit of greater academic credentials
    The SHRM Foundation awards more than $200,000 in educational and certification scholarships each year to help create the next generation of HR leaders.

     Supporting researchers who bring us greater understanding of the complexities of HR
    In 2013, the SHRM Foundation introduced its new Thought Leadership Initiative to inform "what's next". To achieve this vision, The SHRM Foundation is working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to conduct a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in the next 5-10 years. Additionally, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $3.8 million in research grants funding original, rigorous, empirical research studies that have direct, actionable implications for HR practice.

     Creating materials that explain how HR practitioners can capitalize on the new knowledge that research provides
    From identifying emerging trends to helping HR practitioners become strategic business leaders, the SHRM Foundation’s educational products are at the forefront of the HR profession. These include the Effective Practice Guidelines series, the Executive Briefings & educational DVD series, all of which are available for complimentary download from to SHRM members and the public. 

    These resources are making a difference every day by shaping the future of HR!