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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

The South King County 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, Tenant Screening, Mortgage Credit Services, and more!

For more information contact our partner Gavin Bray at 425.264.1019, 800.289.8065, or

What Every Employer Should Know

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 Morissetat or 206.693.5076.

Labor & Employment Law

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.

Human Resource Solutions

Sponsorship Opportunity

Connecting your business to potential new business.

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

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

Please view our Chapter Partnership Guide for more details.

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

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  •   Proposed rule sent to Office of Management and Budget By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP, and Allen Smith, J.D. Human resource professionals will pay attention to what legislation moves in the Senate and the newly Democratic-controlled House of Representatives in 2019, including a possible...
    January 29, 2019
  • 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

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