What Are The Best and Biggest HR Associations?

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People often ask Jilaine and the team what do we think are the best resourced and most supportive associations for HR pros in North America and beyond.

That’s why we decided it was high time to share our pick.  We hope that the following list helps you to drive performance and develop your HR practices.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): The Society for Human Resource Management is one of the largest HR management associations in the world with more than 250,000 members in 140 countries. SHRM serves the needs of human resources managers and the interests of the HR industry.

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is the professional regulatory body and the professional association for Human Resources professionals in Ontario. It oversees more than 20,000 members in 28 chapters across the province. It connects members with an unmatched range of HR information resources, events, professional development and networking opportunities and annually hosts Canada’s largest HR conference. In Ontario, HRPA issues the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation, the national standard for excellence in human resources management and the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) designation, reserved for high-impact HR leaders.

North American Human Resource Management Association: The North American Human Resource Management Association represents over 300,000 HR managers and the interests of the profession as a whole while also providing support and resources such as professional development programs.

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National Human Resources Association : The National Human Resources Association was originally founded to support its members and advance the field of human resources and HR professionals by providing members with professional networking and career development opportunities.

Professionals in Human Resources Association: The Professionals in Human Resources Association is a California based association serving the needs of the over 170,000 HR employees in the state, very few of which are represented by any national association.

World Federation of People Management Associations: The World Federation of People Management Associations is a global organization designed to bring together HR professionals that are members of various national associations.

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