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About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional 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.

 

 SHRM Members

 

SHRM is an individual membership organization, and our members include HR professionals with the following titles:

Nearly forty percent have titles of director or above. Approximately fifty percent of members work in organizations with more than 500 employees, and approximately thirty-five percent are in manufacturing or service industries.

 

 Global Reach

 

SHRM provides resources, global best practices and a network of valuable contacts to more than 5,000 members in over 140 countries, in addition to U.S.-based HR professionals involved in global HR. As part of SHRM’s commitment to developing the HR profession globally, SHRM opened offices in Beijing, China, and Mumbai, India, to help establish important two-way relationships, provide education and facilitate the advancement of HR. SHRM is running a pilot program to create Member Forums in selected countries to encourage local networking among SHRM members.

SHRM is an active member of the North American Human Resource Management Association and the current secretariat for the World Federation of People Management Associations.

 

 Local Chapters

 

SHRM has more than 575 affiliate chapters both in the United States and abroad, which provide additional programming and networking opportunities in your local area. SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM at the national level, and vice versa. Information on how to join your SHRM local chapter is available here.

 

 Awards & Scholarships

 
Information about SHRM's awards and scholarships, including a description of the program and application deadlines.

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