Conference and Exposition

Each year the Illinois HR Conference & Exposition attracts over 700 Human Resource Professionals and vendors. Programs presented at the conference cover all aspects of the SHRM Body of Knowledge. In addition to multiple educational opportunities, attendees will also be able to network with fellow HR Professionals.

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A Different Prospective

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 operation moving ahead.

There are many endeavors that the group is involved in, but our largest and most well known event is our annual state conference, which is traditionally held in September. The event is a two day human resources extravaganza where HR Pros from around the Midwest gather to engage one and other, learn from each other and session presenters, and to be motivated to return to their workplaces and take on the challenges that face them and their staffs.

Becky Krueger, SHRM-CP, SPHR – Director Elect

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HR Certification

There are two different human resources certifications available to HR professionals: SHRM and HRCI

As a Human Resources professional, certification means that you show you know the most current principles and core practices of HR management, become more marketable when you compete for top HR positions and raise your professional confidence among your staff and your peers

Governmental Affairs

Find information about the HR public policy issues SHRM is monitoring, as well as the positions the Society is advocating both in Washington and in state capitals across the country.

We Support

Our Returning Military

The Illinois State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management (ILSHRM) is dedicated to serving the needs of returning, separating or retiring service members by helping in the transition to their next career.  In cooperation with over 20 local chapters in our state we are offering assistance and service to those who have served their country.

When Work Works Award

Join top employers across the country who have won the When Work Works Award. Take your place as an employer of choice and showcase your effective and flexible workplace.

World Renowned HR Event

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.

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ILSHRM Leadership Conference

This annual conference is targeted at the volunteer board members of our ILSHRM Chapter. Attendees will have a chance to network and learn best practices that will help them strengthen the work of their local SHRM Chapter. Areas of focus may include workforce readiness, certification, diversity, governmental affairs, membership, special statewide projects, and many more.
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ILSHRM Legislative Conference

This annual conference assists HR professionals to stay on top of the forever changing employment law at the state level.  We provide the latest trends and changes in employment law with the focus of our efforts towards advocacy.  As an advocate for the HR community, 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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New HR Laws Forum

The New HR Laws Forum is an annual event in conjunction with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and focuses on New Laws and New Legal Developments which will affect all Illinois employers. Watch for more information coming soon!

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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.

About Us


We promote and support the interests, success and needs of our members and the Illinois HR community.


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To be Illinois’ premiere resource for certified and emerging HR professionals and business leaders.

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