With 300,00+ Human Resources and business executive members in 165 countries, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) mission is to contribute to better workplaces and practices where employers and employees grow together. They are committed to the empowerment of people and workplaces, wishing to elevate the Human Resources profession by building spaces that work for all its members.

Pandemic changed the way we work, and their goal is to provide resources for keeping people safe within their work environment. That's why they contribute with evidence-based strategies for helping those who are transitioning from home office to standard structures to safety return back to the workplace. They are strongly committed to mental health, wellness, and racial equality in the workplace, and enforces these values within the community.

You can be part of the world’s largest professional society dedicated to serving human resource professionals by paying an annual fee of $219. Membership includes expert support, tools access, competency-based educations programs, SHRM certifications, virtual and in-person events, and access to a global community with local chapters for building your network.



  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Founders:

    Leonard J. Smith

  • Amount of members: 300,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Global community, local connections:
Join 300,000+ global members and build your connections with exclusive peer-to-peer interaction within the private, members-only virtual community. Find a local chapter in the United States or Member Forums for international members and create a network of HR professionals and companies.

Contact a certified advisor for making your questions and get expert advice.

Build your career:
Improve your professional development by relying on the SHRM team. They offer an accredited behavioral competency-based certification for building your leader skill and career-building resources to develop your personal strategy and elevate your career. Attend events and courses both virtually and in-person to advance your career.

Access free resources:
Membership gives you access to how-to guides, 1000+ customizable job description templates, toolkits, and forms. You can also find legal and compliance information and business solutions.

  • Yearly Cost

Included in Free Version

Read the bog section within the main page to find the latest pandemic resources and useful human resources management information.


No requirements.


    United States

    • United States
    • Barbados
    • Cayman Island
    • Chile
    • Ghana
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Kuwait
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Trinidad and Tobago


Navigate within the education section and find virtual teamwork meetings to attend.

Learning Events

SHRM offers conferences, expositions, and events both virtually and in person located in the US for members and non-members to participate in learning innovative talent strategies tailored to the world of work reality. There are also international events to attend.


Networking Events

You can join the SHRM Connect community to connect with fellow HR professionals and participate in discussions categorized by groups.

If you're looking to be deeply involved in the network, you can apply for the SHRM Executive Network and access to real-time data, benchmarking, a knowledge cohort, and bespoke experiences.

They also have a proposal for students. SHRM offers a student membership for gaining access to an exclusive community. You can join by paying $49 yearly.

Content Library

With membership, you gain access to several resources related to legal regulations, templates, tools, diversity and inclusion guidelines, business solutions, and more.


Find 170+ self-paced courses and personalize your online learning experience developing critical HR skills. Members have exclusive discounts but you can enroll in the courses even if you're not part of the community.

There are several educational programs for choosing the best learning resources as well.


SHRM launched Together Forward Work in 2020 with the mission of providing tangible tools to construct equitable hiring practices and empathetic work culture. Their members can freely download resources from a toolbox exclusively dedicated to improving workplace racial equity.


"A large majority of my job is dealing with COVID-related leave, and SHRM has been a great resource for getting a lot of the up-to-date information about the constantly changing environment." -Jeff Palkowski

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