Understanding the Differences

National vs. Affiliate Chapter Membership Resources


National SHRM

Affiliate Chapter

Keep Current

HR Magazine®, e-newsletters, online news and research reports.

Detailed, updated information on state and local labor market conditions and other local issues.

Stay Compliant

State and federal legislative updates and compliance resources.

Up-to-date information on pending federal and state legislation that may impact your organization’s operations.

Seek Guidance

How-to guides, toolkits and SHRM’s HR Knowledge Advisors help with specific questions by phone and e-mail.

Gain valuable insight into successful practices your local HR colleagues have implemented in their organizations.

Save Time

Sample forms, policies, job descriptions and interview questions.

A network of HR generalists and specialists provide information that might otherwise be difficult and/or expensive to obtain.

Grow Professionally

Free webcasts and member savings on all conferences, and educational and certification preparation offerings.

Local professional development opportunities to improve your HR competencies and advance yourself professionally. The opportunity to earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for attending chapter programming approved for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification.

Gain Connection

A network of nearly 300,000 professionals.

A network of HR professionals in your community are one of your best connections. You’ll have opportunities to learn of best practices in other local organizations, as well as how your peers handle various human resource situations, procedures and policies.