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Welcome to the South King County SHRM

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (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!

SKCSHRM proud to be affiliated with NHRMA and Washington State Council SHRM

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!


SKC SHRM Chapter Partners


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

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.

Archbright is the go-to resource for employers in Washington State, Idaho, and Oregon. At our core, we offer HR Advice and Legal Counsel through annual membership. Our focus is helping companies elevate workplace performance - by helping you be compliant with the hundreds of employment laws and build a more engaged workforce.

With three membership levels to choose from, employers can align our services with their needs and budget. Benefits may include access to our HR Hotline, On-Call Safety Advice, our online HR Toolkit, Employment Law and Labor Law advice, Compensation Survey data, and more. Members can also purchase additional services that span every stage of the employer-employee relationship, including HR Consulting, Employee and Leadership Training, Payroll, Retirement Programs, Safety & Workers' Compensation, Organization Development, and Labor Relations. And all at a price and quality unmatched in the marketplace!

For more information about membership, please visit or contact Natalie Roberts at 206.664.7238 or

Fisher & Phillips LLP is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher & Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. Founded in 1943, the firm has 330 attorneys in 31 offices, including Seattle. Learn more at

For further information, please contact our partner Catharine Morisset at or 206.693.5076.

PLC Insurance has been around sine 1961, and though we have grown since our start as a small agency, we still hold true to the core beliefs that started PLC. The goals of PLC Insurance were, and still are, very simple:

  • Excellent care for every client.
  • Provide solid advise and consultation.
  • Educate our clients and their employees about their insurance.
  • Support the community.

We feel that part of being a great insurance agency is giving you the knowledge you need to understand your coverage and exposures. This gives you the information needed to make educated decisions about the insurance you will ultimately purchase. We want you to feel comfortable with the insurance buying process, and with the agents at PLC Insurance. Our benefits division’s business is creating total compensation and benefit solutions that fit with our client’s corporate goals and culture.  Our job, quite simply, is to help our clients be the most competitive they can be.

The world has seen drastic changes since 1961, but the core beliefs at PLC Insurance haven’t budged an inch. We invite you to leave the worrying to us, and do what you do best. 

For more information about our services please visit our website, or contact Jan Fernandez at or 206.849.7906.

TRUEbenefits provides practical, forward-looking and cost-effective employee benefit consulting services for leading Northwest employers.

We take a custom approach that is fine-tuned to achieving your business goals and giving you the edge in recruiting and retaining the best people in your industry.

Our solutions are simple: We help you manage risk, save time, and reduce your spend on employee benefits. We take a complex, high-cost world and make it affordable and understandable. We do this with passion, total transparency, and a singular focus that keeps our clients’ wellbeing top of mind.

For more information about our services please visit our website  or contact Grant McDonald at 206.267.4003 or


Since 1961, community members have counted on Highline College to meet their educational needs close to home. As our area has changed over the years, so have our classes and programs.  

Highline College’s Online Human Resource Certificate program provides a sound conceptual foundation and practical approaches and methods for new and experienced human resources professionals.  Get the training you need to enter and advance your career in human resources and office administration.  The program’s course curricula are based on the bodies of knowledge of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and are enhanced by the knowledge and professional experiences of our faculty of human resource practitioners.

For more information about Highline College's HR program visit or please contact Shawna Freeman at 206.592.3639 or

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 20, 2019
    CenterPoint Conference Park Conference Center/Commons Building (Adjacent to Alki Bakery) 20809 72nd Ave S

    SKC SHRM Presentation for February, 2019



  • March 20, 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)

    SKC SHRM Presentation for March, 2019



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  • 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
  • Aging-friendly workplaces take steps to promote inclusion of older employees By Stephen Miller, CEBS Many employees plan to work past age 65, but will their employers help them to do so? In many cases perhaps not, as employers and workers don't agree about how friendly the workplace is to older...
    August 28, 2018

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