Skip to Page Content

Welcome to Utah SHRM


Utah SHRM WECon Event!
Sept 22nd & 23rd, 2020

Utah SHRM aims to elevate the HR profession with the annual Work Elevated Conference WECon. This year's event will be virtual making it easy, convenient and safe for everyone to attend! WECon is the largest human resources-focused conference in the state of Utah.

Register now

*Group pricing available, email for more information.



The Utah Human Resources State Council (Utah SHRM) exists to serve the community, the needs of HR professionals, the leaders and volunteers of local SHRM chapters, and to advance the interests of the HR profession.

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make our annual HR Achievement Awards possible. The following individuals were honored on April 25, 2019: Hal Golden Halladay, Staci Heard, Tracie Kalmar, Steven G. Maughan, Elisa Garn, Sherrail Mitton, Greg Price, Linda Brandon, Mindi Cox, Alexis Lopez, Jeff Herring, Kent Streuling, Daniel Benavides, Christine Wzorek (Disrupt Award), Norm Smallwood (Lifetime Achievement), and Kimberly Jedick (Emerging HR Professional). On behalf of Utah SHRM, we’d like to congratulate the honorees.


Utah SHRM Crossroads Conference

September 24th & 25th, 2019

The Utah Society for Human Resource Management Crossroads Conference is Utah's largest HR conference which will provide the attendees with the opportunity to learn to be the HR engine of their organization.

Register now

Group pricing available, email for more information.


Utah Diversity Connections

Please take a moment to nominate a Utah business for the upcoming Diversity Awards. Utah SHRM and Utah Diversity Connections co-sponsor an annual award that honors Utah businesses that promote diversity initiatives that benefit employees and the organization. The Diversity Award honors companies who have initiatives to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse workforce and improve their culture of inclusion.

Visit their website for more details. The application process won’t take long. The awards will be presented at the 2019 Crossroads Conference.


Utah Human Resource State Council Awarded
For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces

Salt Lake City, UT, May 28, 2019 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded Utah Human Resource State Council (UHRSC) its prestigious Platinum Excel Award for the Council’s accomplishments in 2018.

The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources.  

"So much of SHRM's success in shaping better workplaces - where employers and employees can thrive together - is owed to the hard work of our chapters and state councils such as UHRSC. Through their courage and leadership, UHRSC is driving true, meaurable progress toward the healthy, productive, and dynamic workplaces of tomorrow," said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM- SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM. "Awarding this Platinum Excel Award is just one small way for SHRM to recognize and celebrate the big steps this UHRSC has taken this past year." 

The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. UHRSC will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

THANK YOU to our Board of Directors, our chapters, our vendors, Our Volunteers, and the Industry Professionals that help us continue to excel in delivering quality and impactful content for the HR industry. 



In 2018, the Utah Human Resource state council and all SHRM chapters within Utah made their annual donation from council/chapter funds to the SHRM Foundation! Therefore, Utah is officially a member of the 100% Giving Club!

The 100% Giving Club annually recognizes the states with 100% giving from the SHRM state council and all chapters within the state. This club signifies the collective dedication your state has to advancing the mission of the SHRM Foundation.



About Utah HR State Council

The Utah Human Resources State Council (Utah SHRM) exists to serve the community, the needs of HR professionals, the leaders and volunteers of local SHRM chapters, and to advance the interests of the HR profession.

Utah SHRM is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. For more information please visit

Our state and local chapters have won numerous SHRM excellence awards and are dedicated to supporting and providing up-to-date resources.

Become a national SHRM member and join a local chapter today!



Connect with us

SHRM News RSS Feed

News from SHRM

Juneteenth Now a Federal Holiday

Thu, 17 Jun 2021
​President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday making June 19—Juneteenth—a federal holiday. Most federal employees will have it as a... Read more

There's Still Time to Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Thu, 17 Jun 2021
Although the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is expiring at the end of 2021, there's still time for eligible businesses... Read more

Audit Standard Imposes New Responsibilities on Benefit Plan Sponsors

Thu, 17 Jun 2021
The American Institute of CPAs' new audit standard for employee benefit plans, which takes effect in December, requires plan sponsors... Read more

Are Small Businesses Requiring Employees to Get Vaccinated?

Thu, 17 Jun 2021
A recent U.S. Census Bureau survey shows that the number of small businesses requiring employees to get vaccinated against the... Read more