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The SHRM Minnesota State Council Student Scholarship was established to further encourage students in their declared interest in the human resource field.  Scholarships in an amount to be determined by the State Council will be awarded annually at least  two (2) students who have demonstrated the ability and desire to continue their education in the field of Human Resources. Click here to access the Scholarship Application Form.  The deadline to apply is December 5, 2014.

Open Board Positions 

As of January 1, 2015, the MNSHRM State Council will have two open position to be filled. These roles are a great way to get involved on the state level. If you are interested or know of anyone who may be interested, 

Foundation Director - coordinates SHRM Foundation activities with chapters

Membership Liaison - works with Membership Director to promote chapter and SHRM membership

Click the job titles above to read the role descriptions. Please contact Connie Larson or Jamie Janezich if you have any questions or would like to be considered for either position. Appointments will be made by December 19, 2014.

Hot Off The Press

MN SHRM Membership Director, Joyce LeMay, is featured in the November issue of SHRM's HRMagazine. LeMay writes the Counterpoint (page 21) to "Should Employers Use Social Media to Screen Job Applicants?" Great job, Joyce!



Welcome Letter from the State Council

Welcome to the website for the Minnesota State SHRM Council.  We ARE your go-to resource for “all things HR” in Minnesota!  Our site offers resources and information for members of local affiliated SHRM chapters in Minnesota, at-large SHRM members, and anyone interested in human resources.
2013 was a great year for MNSHRM and 2014 promises to be even better!  Our volunteer leaders attended an AWESOME Leadership Conference in January and are planning our annual State Conference in October in St. Cloud. We did strategic planning for the state council and have some exciting initiatives underway. Chapters are hard at work providing education and networking opportunities.   
Information on the chapters throughout Minnesota is available under the Membership tab above.  If you don't currently belong to a chapter, I urge you to check it out.  Chapters provide education, knowledge, and unparalleled networking opportunities.  Chapter membership is separate from national SHRM membership.

Congratulations to our chapters who achieved the following EXCEL (Shape) Awards in 2013:

North Star SHRM Bronze
Winona Chapter SHRM Silver
Northland HRA Silver
Hiawatha Valley SHRM Silver
Lakes Area HRA Silver
Lake Country HRA Silver
Arrowhead HRA Silver
Human Resource Professionals of MN Silver
Minnesota SHRM State Council Silver
Central Minnesota SHRM Gold

Our website calendar lists HR-related events around the State, including chapter meetings and training opportunities. If you would like to add an event to our calendar, submit it to
If you would like to post a Minnesota (or border community) HR job on our website, please go to the Career Center tab.  There is a $50 fee to post a job.
There are no State Council membership fees or dues to access these resources. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to click on "Contact Us." Please take some time to browse our website, investigate our chapters, and learn more about human resources as well as our beautiful land of 10,000 lakes.  Come back often to see what’s new!
Best Regards,
Connie Larson, SPHR
State Council Director
Minnesota SHRM State Council



  • Winona Employees honored for workplace effectiveness. They won a "When Work Works Award" (previously the Sloan Award)!  Winona (Minn.) Daily News -9/5/2014.
    • The award, given by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, is the result of a rigorous assessment
  • Tiffany Kuehl, President of the Twin Cities HRA was quoted in April 22nd issue of Twin Cities Business,
"I do think that the shift in developing those kind of specialized programs is in part due to the shift in what organizations are looking for," says Tiffany Kuehl, president of the Twin Cities Human Resource Association, an affiliate of SHRM.  For the complete article, click here.
Tiffany is also quoted in the March 2014 Issue of SHRM HR Magazine.  For full details, click here.
  • Sponsor and Exhibitor registration forms for our 2014 MN SHRM State Conference will be available soon.

  •  MN SHRM's visit to Capitol Hill, November 2013 -Leadership Conference.


  • 2014 MN SHRM State Conference Attendees:  Contact for assistance with the 2014 State Conference HRCI credit information


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