The Value of SHRM Membership



What is the value of a SHRM membership? Why should someone become a member? Even more, why should anyone maintain their membership?

I have just completed my first month overseeing membership at SHRM, and it has been amazing—even a little eye-opening! I spent the better part of my career in government relations, advocating for smart workplace policies alongside HR professionals like you. And now, as the new head of membership, I have spent these last 30 days really digging into what makes SHRM membership so special—what makes it so valuable to HR professionals, the HR profession and workplaces around the world.

I spoke to a number of you about this, and the one word that reverberated among our members was: Better.

SHRM membership makes you better at your job. SHRM membership makes your employees better at theirs. And in turn, SHRM membership makes the workplace better.

I am honored to serve this profession and to offer one of the most valuable professional resources you’ll ever have: your SHRM membership.

Whether you are a student, a CHRO, a people manager or a business leader, we have what you need to succeed: from our on-call Knowledge Advisors to our SHRMConnect peer network; from our cutting-edge learning tools to our world-class events—and of course, the world’s preeminent HR certification program, the SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP.

If you are not currently a chapter member, we strongly encourage you to consider also joining one of our over 500 affiliated chapters. They provide great networking, local educational programming, further growth and development opportunities and more. Membership in both SHRM and a local chapter will help to further your HR career journey.

To that end, I hope each of you will continue to fuel your personal investment in our great profession by renewing your SHRM membership. Do it today—even if your membership renewal date is in the future! SHRM membership has guided, developed and given a powerful voice to HR professionals for over 70 years. And at 300,000+ members strong, we aim to transform the world of work for the next 70 years to come.

Together with members like you, SHRM is leading the transformation of workplaces to benefit businesses, employees and the HR profession. As you grow in this dynamic, evolving profession, having SHRM as your career partner will enrich your professional journey.

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