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2011 Pinnacle Award Winners Named

Magazine article HRMagazine

2011 Pinnacle Award Winners Named

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Seven Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) professional chapters and two state councils were awarded the coveted 2011 Pinnacle Award for program excellence.

Nearly 70 applicants vied for the annual award sponsored by ADP Inc. Each winning chapter and council receives $1,000.

Winners are:

* San Antonio Human Resource Management Association, Texas: "Overcoming Homelessness Through Employment Readiness." Chapter members worked with homeless people on interviewing skills.

* Heart of Illinois Council, Peoria: "ELITE Youth Program." The chapter worked with 170 high school students on job search skills.

* Southern Minnesota Area Human Resource Association, Mankato: "Your Face Here." Chapter members worked with the area's diversity council and businesses to sponsor the first-ever community diversity program.

* The Human Resource Association of the Midlands, Omaha, Neb.: "Legislation at Work." The chapter educated members on legislative topics affecting HR professionals.

* West Central Arkansas SHRM, Hot Springs: "Managers Seminar." Since 2004, this chapter program has trained 766 managers and supervisors on hiring, firing, performance reviews and employee motivation. …

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