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    Why Join SHRM? 

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the leading voice of the human resource profession. SHRM represents the interests of more than 165,000 professional and student members from around the world. SHRM provides its members with education and information services, conferences and seminars, online services and publications that equip human resource professionals for their roles as leaders and decision makers within their organizations.

    Key Benefits

    It's tough in these days of complex workplace issues and rapid social change to maintain top performance as a professional in HR.  You need all the expert help you can get.

    Affiliation with Golden Isles SHRM gives you access to services and programs that can broaden your skills and make you more valuable to your Association.  As a member, you are part of a professional Association dedicated exclusively to the advancement of HR management.  As a HR professional, shouldn't you be a member of a leading local professional Association in the field?  Come network with us at one of our next meetings!

    • Regular legal updates and workshops on HR related topics
    • Career Opportunities (posting)
    • Networking Opportunities
    • Regular Informational Speakers


    An important benefit of membership is the opportunity to meet your peers to exchange ideas and discuss problems. No matter your experience, frequent peer contracts are invaluable in continuing your professional education.


    The GISHRM chapter keeps you informed on current workplace issues and emerging developments in human resource management through a variety of speakers and resource presentations at the monthly meetings. Information and updates provided by the State Council and national chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management are shared at meetings along with information on current issues, as well as past meeting information you may have missed.

    Membership Categories

    Professional Membership

    A professional member is any individual certified by HRCI (PHR, SPHR, GPHR); or any individual providing HR services to their own organization; or any individual actively seeking employment in HR; or attorneys practicing in HR/employment law; or consultants in the HR management field. Professional members have voting rights and can hold office in the chapter.   We offer a discounted membership fee to individuals who also hold a membership to National SHRM.

    • Annual Professional Membership $160.00
    • National SHRM members: $120 ($40 discount)   SHRM pays $40 to the Chapter for each member who also holds a membership with National SHRM.

    Associate Member

    An associate member is any individual whose job role involves selling of services rather than day-to-day HR management; or any individual who does not fit in the professional membership category and has an interest in Human Resources Management. Associate members have voting rights.

    • Annual Associate Member cost $160.00

    Student Member

    Student membership is limited to full-time students in human resource related majors or minors. Student members do not have voting rights and cannot hold office in the chapter. 

    • Annual Student Member cost $30.00

    Non-Members and Guests

    GISHRM non-members may participate in the HRCI approved presentations for a cost of $25.00.  This includes a $10.00 lunch plus the participation in the HRCI approved program.

    Guests may participate in two free lunch meetings to learn more about the organization, and then the non-member fee or annual membership is expected.


    Applications for membership will be reviewed by the Board of Directors or its designee.  Consideration of membership and membership category will be based on the human resource management experience provided in this application.  Once approved you will be contacted by the GISHRM membership chair or designee and an invoice for membership dues will be sent to you.

    Join Golden Isles SHRM Today!

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