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Human Resource Management Standards

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Consistent with SHRM's role in promoting professionalism in the HR field, the Society began an intensive effort to sponsor the development of organizational standards in 2009. SHRM's intent was to capture and codify the threshold customs, procedures, and practices of our most effective practitioners in HRM. This meant assembling interested parties whether they be members, non-members or laymen to the HR field. Through our relationships with both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), SHRM has spearheaded the establishment of professional HR standards in the United States and around the globe. 

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