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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.  Click here to learn more!


SKCSHRM Chapter Partners

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

Archbright™ is the go-to resource for employers in Washington State and Idaho. 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 membership, every employer gets unlimited access to our HR Hotline, two hours per quarter of attorney advice, hundreds of resources in the online HR Toolkit, compensation survey data, and more. Once a member, employers can 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, Employment Law, and Labor Relations. And all at a price and quality unmatched in the marketplace!

We treat every employer engagement like it is the most important issue we have, because it is. It’s yours, and that makes it ours.

For more information about membership, please visit or contact Tracy Sigmon at 206.664.7171 or



"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:

Contact: Gavin Bray
Phone:  425-264-1019 or 800-289-8065
Address:  304 Main Ave South, Suite 202, Renton, WA 98057


Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law. The Seattle office of Littler Mendelson is uniquely positioned to  help with all of your employment law needs: Management and human resources training, Advice and counseling,  Handbook and policy drafting and Representation before federal, state, and local courts and agencies.

For help with your employment law questions, or more information about upcoming training opportunities, contact Membership Co-Chair and Littler lawyer Deidra Nguyen at DANguyen@littler.comor (206) 381-4931.


New Era is locally owned and managed.  We are a specialty staffing and HR consulting company that is ready to help you manage the “people-side” of your business.  Our expertise in staffing & recruiting, HR, training, and organizational development can unlock the potential of your workforce and give you more time to do the things that make your business a success.

For more information about our services please visit our website or contact Chance Brimhall at or 253-887-0746.


Rapport Benefits Group was established to address the need for understandable and transparent employee benefits solutions.  Our core 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.

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


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 Partner Catharine Morisset, or 206.693.5076.


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 .

Airlift is a subsidized food service in your office kitchen. Airlift enables companies with as few as 50 employees to offer a food service as an employee benefit. We engage with employees to determine weekly selection and use our marketplace of snacks and local fresh food suppliers (e.g., sandwiches, salads, wraps) to stock the shelves at below-restaurant prices.

For more information about our services please visit our website


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  • December 21, 2017 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
    CenterPoint Conference Park Conference Center/Commons Building Adjacent to Alki Bakery 20809 72nd Ave S Kent, WA 98032

    Age discrimination, unfortunately, is alive and well.  I will review the federal and state laws prohibiting age discrimination with reference to recent cases that illustrate the pitfalls that may lead to legal claims.  Many of these pitfalls arise from perceptions and stereotypes of “older workers” held by...

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  • The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, commonly called the USCIS, has uncovered a scam developed to capture personal information from the I-9 Forms.  Under the guise of an official appearing email, from a seemingly government email address,, employers are being...
    November 26, 2017
  • HR professionals suggest ways to ensure companies don’t waste time or money on no-shows By Dana Wilkie t probably happens at most company holiday parties: A few workers RSVP yes—for themselves or even a plus-one—but they never show. That means, in many cases, that the company has...
    November 26, 2017
  • AI, chatbots will change workforce by 2021, researchers forecast By Aliah D. Wright Within the next four years, artificial intelligence (AI) will eliminate jobs initially but will then create more jobs to overcome the shortage. Employees will turn to chatbots, rather than apps, to get work done,...
    October 23, 2017

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