About the Society for Human Resource Management
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About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the 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


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) serves the global HR professional by providing resources, global best practices and professional connections to almost 10,000 members in over 165 countries as well as U.S. based HR professionals involved in global human resource management. In addition, SHRM has Member Forums throughout the world to encourage local activities and networking among members. SHRM is committed to the advancement of HR globally, having established offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates and a network of worldwide partners that provide SHRM certification training and seminars.

SHRM is an active member and serves as the Secretariat for the Board of Directors for both the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) and the North American Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA). 


 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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