A Different Perspective

On behalf of the more than 12,000 SHRM members, and 21 local chapters in Illinois, we would like to welcome you to our cyber-home for the Illinois State Council of SHRM also known as ILSHRM.  Our website is where you can learn about our organization, what we do, and the fantastic volunteers that keep this organization moving forward.

There are many endeavors that the volunteer leaders produce, but our largest and most well known event is our annual state conference, which is traditionally held in September or October at the Drury Lane Theatre. HR professionals from around the Midwest will gather to engage with each other, learn from subject matter experts, keep up with trends, learn of ways to enhance their practice through our business partners expo, and to be motivated to return to their workplaces and take on the challenges that face them and their team!

ILSHRM also hosts several “boutique” conferences on the topics of HR strategy, student engagement/games and employment law/workplace policy. Various “pop-up” webinars are also delivered throughout the year, focusing on timely HR topics.

We hope you will check out our volunteer opportunities, or events, and learn more about our chapters. If you have any questions, contact our Executive Director, Lori Maher McCombs at executivedirector@ilshrm.org.

Check out our Calendar
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ILSHRM Leadership Conference

This annual conference is targeted at the volunteer board members of our ILSHRM Chapter. Areas of focus may include workforce readiness, certification, diversity, governmental affairs, membership, special statewide projects, and many more.
Law Forum 509273749

ILSHRM Legislative Conference

This annual conference assists HR professionals to stay on top of the forever changing employment law at the state level.  It is important that we keep our elected officials informed on how public policy issues can affect employees, employers, and the HR profession as a whole.
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Student Conference

The ILSHRM Student Conference – HR Games & Case Competition is an exciting and unique opportunity for students across the state to learn, connect with their peers, and participate in a competitive HR challenge.
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ILSHRM Virtual Strategic HR Series

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in forward-thinking discussions and explore the strategies companies are employing to lead better workplaces.
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SHRM National Conference

There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.

Core Leadership Areas

Chapters 236708293

Affiliate Chapters

Across the State of Illinois are local SHRM chapters who offer numerous benefits and resources to support HR professionals.Each Affiliate Chapter operates independently, under the guidelines of SHRM and offer programs that qualify for SHRM and HRCI recertification credits. Issues affecting the entire HR profession are discussed and presented at monthly meetings and other activities.

Joining an Affiliate Chapter in the area where you live and work can be a critical element to furthering your HR career. Click on a pin to connect to the chapter near you.


Career Services

We are pleased to offer a state-wide job search resource at no charge to HR professionals seeking new career opportunities in the human resources field. In addition, this job board provides employers seeking qualified candidates with a resource for their staffing requirements.

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