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SHRM wins Pinnacle Award
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Above are Rushe Hudzinski-Sero, human resources director for Effingham County, and Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. The ECSO and the Savannah area chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management were recognized by the SHRM for its program preventing workplace violence. - photo by Photo provided

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) along with national sponsor ADP presented The Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM with the National Pinnacle Award on July 26 for its Preserving Human Capital workplace violence education and training program.

In a collaborative effort between the Savannah Area Chapter of SHRM and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, the program furnishes essential preparation components to organizations before a workplace violence incident occurs to achieve alignment between organizational policy, public safety response and minimization of loss of life.

Human resource leaders provide a strategic liaison role by bridging the gap of community versus organization when provided with the essential tools to analyze risk, improve crisis plan efficiency, and provide preparedness training in collaboration with outside first responder entities and law enforcement.

The Preserving Human Capital program includes a one-hour certified educational presentation, a two hour “Train the Trainer” session, a presentation CD, lesson plans, and an organizational policy/planning template CD to any requesting organization.