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The Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council (BNHRC) is an award-winning, not-for-profit, membership-based organization. Founded in 1964, BNHRC was established to enhance professional development in all phases of human resource administration and employee relations through the exchange of relevant knowledge and experience among members and through programs provided.  BNHRC is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society. 

Our vision is to be your trusted community connection to relevant HR information.

Our mission to connect the local HR community with resources to stay current and compliant, gain connections, grow professionally and give back to our community. 

Click the links on the right to learn more about BNHRC:    Membership      Chapter Events      Community Resources  


The SHRM Excel Platinum Award is the highest level Excel award a chapter can receive from SHRM and was awarded to BNHRC for our initiatives completed in 2018. The Platinum Award recognizes outstanding achievements in chapter operations and a commitment to serving HR professionals, advancing the HR profession, and enhancing the SHRM community. BNHRC also received the SHRM Excel Platinum Award in 2017 and 2016.

SHRM Foundation Champions are SHRM chapters that support the SHRM Foundation by making an annual donation to the SHRM Foundation, hosting a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation, and encouraging members to join Team Empower and pledging to support the SHRM Foundation’s annual initiative. With support from our chapter, the SHRM Foundation is able to fulfill their mission to champion workforce and workplace transformation. 

The SHRM Pinnacle Award honors the highest achievements in affiliate development and contributions that serve HR professionals, advance the HR profession and enhance the SHRM community and was awarded to BNHRC in 2016 for our collaboration efforts with the Heart of Illinois Human Resource Council and Central Illinois Human Resource Group for the inaugural Central Illinois HR Conference

The SHRM Learning System Champion status is a recognition of our chapter’s hard work to elevate the HR profession through professional development and HR knowledge among members, gained from SHRM certification. The competency-based SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® credentials are the new global standard in HR certification. These credentials are among the first HR certifications focused on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to advance their organizations, and excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills, and behavioral competencies.

Message from the BNHRC President:

 We are excited to present local HR professionals with programs that will engage, develop, and inspire! If you are not a member yet and are interested in BNHRC, please walk through our website, view our upcoming events, connect with us on social media, learn about our board members, and reach out to me or any board member with questions you have about our chapter. 

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event! 

Jill Smith


P.O. Box 46

Bloomington, IL 61702


To be your trusted community connection to relevant HR information.


To connect the local HR community with resources to stay current and compliant, gain connections, grow professionally and give back.


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