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Welcome to the South King County SHRM

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Washington State SHRM, and the Northwest HR Management Association (NHRMA). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Project Overview

When Work Works is a nationwide initiative to bring research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice. It is a project of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. to learn more!

South King County SHRM Chapter Partners

Learn more about the SKC SHRM partners that make our programs possible.  

Alliance 2020 is a background screening firm based in Renton, WA. Our services include but are not limited to:

Employment Screening, Drug Testing/ Breath Alcohol Testing, Electronic I-9 Solutions
Skill and Personality Testing, Tenant Screening, Mortgage Credit Services

For more information regarding our services please visit or contact Gavin Bray at 425.264.1019, 800.289.8065, or Located at 304 Main Ave South, Suite 202, Renton, WA 98057.

New Era is locally owned and managed.  We are a specialty HR consulting company that is ready to help you manage the “people-side” of your business. 

For more information about our services please visit our website or contact Chance Brimhall at or 253.887.0746.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Connecting your business to potential new business.

Please view our Chapter Partnership Guide for more details.

You can get additional information about the YesVets program by clicking on the following link: ||​ 

Upcoming Events

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  • January 23, 2019 - 7:45am to 9:30am
    CenterPoint Conference Park Conference Center/Commons Building (Adjacent to Alki Bakery) 20809 72nd Ave S Kent, WA 98032 Breakfast, 7:15pm (presentation 8am-9:30am)

    Legal Update

    2018 in the Rearview Mirror: A Year of Less, Equal, & More

    2018 proved itself to be the year of demanding less, equal, and more: Less groping! Equal pay! More leave! Cries of harassment and unfair pay are being heard and accepted by a wider...

  • February 8, 2019 - 6:00am to 6:30pm
    Pick-up stops: Tukwila Amtrak/Sounder Station Starlake Park & Ride in Kent/Federal Way SR 512 Park & Ride in Lakewood

    HR Day on the Hill

    Party Bus Registration

    After you register for the event, leave the driving to us and sign up for the South King County SHRM Party Bus!  This year we are excited to partner...

  • February 8, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:15pm
    Washington State Capital Legislative Building, Columbia Room 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW Olympia, WA 98504

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  • By Allen Smith, J.D. Written warnings are meant to help document employee behavior or performance problems, but they can fall short. They are usually the second step, after verbal warnings, in progressive discipline policies . When they include vague references to "insubordination" or "...
    December 27, 2018
  • Workers report taking an average of 2.7 sick days with the flu, which is not enough time to recover By Dana Wilkie That colleague in the cubicle next to yours is clearly miserable: He's sneezing and coughing, you hear an occasional moan, and used tissues are piling up next to his computer. He has...
    November 26, 2018
  • By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP The holiday season is coming, and many employers will be hosting social events at the workplace and offsite. Workers may look forward to participating in the annual festivities, but can you require that they attend? Here's what employment law attorneys said....
    October 23, 2018
  • By Dana Wilkie Do you wonder if your employees feel loyal to your company? They probably do. Do you wonder if they might jump ship for a better job? More than half of them are thinking about it. A recent survey found that while most workers—in fact, 82 percent—say they feel loyalty toward...
    October 23, 2018
  • By Dana Wilkie Claude Silver has seen plenty of young professionals with mental health disorders—especially anxiety—in her work as chief heart officer for VaynerMedia, a digital advertising company based in New York City with locations around the U.S. "I have seen a lot of anxiety with...
    October 3, 2018

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