SHRM is a paid community for HR professionals and students to get the necessary knowledge and training to become HR leaders.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the leading organization for all things HR. It has over 300,000 members and it offers diverse memberships. A "Professional" SHRM membership costs $229/year (only for United States residents). On the other hand, a "Global" membership (for international members) costs $109/year, while a "Student" membership costs $49/year. Lastly, the "Executive" and "Enterprise" memberships have custom pricing depending on the case.

By becoming an SHRM member, you will be able to advance in your career because of multiple factors. On the one hand, members are able to access diverse learning events. You have on-demand educational programs, certifications, self-paced courses, career mentoring, an HR advisor to call directly when you have questions, etc. Additionally, there are live online and in-person events such as webcasts, conferences, seminars, and more.

On the other hand, you can leverage SHRM resources to boost your career. The community will help you stay up-to-date with the latest news in the field, public policy issues, and top-notch research. Moreover, they offer its members several career-specific resources such as a newsletter, a blog, a podcast, how-to guides, on-demand webcasts, checklists, and toolkits, among other resources.

Lastly, one of the biggest benefits of becoming an SHRM member is the networking opportunities. You will be able to interact with others in the community's local chapters (if you are living in the United States, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico). There are also networking opportunities in all virtual and in-person events, as well as inside the community's platform SHRMConnect.

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  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Year Founded: 1948
  • Founders:

    Leonard J. Smith

  • Amount of members: 300,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Become an HR leader:
By participating in the community's certifications, conferences, seminars, and educational programs you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to become an HR leader.

Connect with other HR professionals and students:
You can connect with other SHRM members in the community's local chapters, in-person and online events, and inside SHRMConnect, which is a platform that gathers all SHRM members.

Get the resources you need:
SHRM not only publishes the latest news, public policy issues, and top-notch research. As a member, you can also access on-demand webcasts, how-to guides, checklists, toolkits, and much more.

  • Yearly Cost


No requirements.



Each SHRM's local chapter has its own agenda for meetings. There are no other meetings in the community besides local chapters.

Learning Events

Among its learning events, SHRM offers career mentoring, certifications for HR professionals and HR senior professionals, educational programs (in-person, online, or team training), an eLearning library, and webcasts. On the other hand, there are also live learning events, such as the Annual HR Conference, and other conferences, seminars, live webinars, and more.

Networking Events

SHRM members connect and interact mostly in the community's local chapters. Additionally, they are able to network online in the SHRMConnect platform, the Executive Network, and online or in-person events.

Content Library

SHRM includes valuable resources for HR professionals and students. On the one hand, they help you to stay up-to-date on the latest news in the field. The community also provides public policy updates, research and surveys, special reports, and other types of data. On the other hand, you can also explore career-specific resources, such as on-demand webcasts, how-to guides, handbooks, forms, checklists, toolkits, and much more.


The SHRM eLearning platform includes several self-paced fully online courses both from SHRM and from the community's partners.


I can’t count the times SHRM has helped me get from point A to point B in my career.” -Kateryna Bender


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