HR Management & Compliance

Human Resources Professional Associations

Listings of Human Resources professional associations. These associations cover the entire field of Human Resources.<

Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), founded in 1948, is the largest Human Resources industry professional association. SHRM represents more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries. At this writing, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

American Council on International Personnel
The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) is a leading voice and resource for employers working worldwide to advance employment-based immigration of highly educated professionals. Members are companies, universities, research institutions and organizations throughout the world striving to ensure compliance with immigration policies. New immigration section helps members import talent.


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Human Resource Management
European Human Resource Management organization dedicated to providing the tools, training, and leadership to people and the organizations that employ them in the public sector. Dedicated to helping people carry out the business of government effectively.

Human Resources Professionals of Ontario
This nonprofit professional association provides leadership, assistance, education, and HR certification for the Canadian HR leader.

International Personnel Management Association
Not-for-profit, international association for public sector organizations and agencies in the human resources field. The organization is dedicated to promoting excellence, fairness, equity, research, and communication.

National Association of Personnel Services
A primary resource, since 1961, for companies in the staffing industry including temporary, direct hire, and contract organizations worldwide.

National Human Resources Association
Founded in 1951, this association, dedicated to advancing the field of Human Resources, has approximately 1500 members in a network of affiliates in major metropolitan areas.

The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
The HKIHRM is the major professional group in Hong Kong for HR managers and other interested parties. Its mission is to enhance professional standards, increase the influence of the profession, strengthen international relations, and serve members.

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