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SHRM, CalSHRM & Your Local SHRM Chapter

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Better Together

California State Council of SHRM is the state body for the 16 California State Chapters and Northern Community of SHRM. We want to help you connect to your local chapter. Although the Chapter Presidents serve on the CalSHRM Board and support statewide initiatives, each chapter has a separate governance structure, schedule of events and membership dues structure.

What's the Difference In All SHRMS?

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SHRM is an international organization advancing the HR profession and practices. There are over 300K members, in 150 countries, with 575 affiliated chapters exchanging information and ideas.


CalSHRM  is the state level governing body for affiliated chapters in California. 

We support National SHRM with local legislative insights and chapter resources.

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Your local SHRM provides HR education, legal, and regulatory updates, and is a great avenue for networking and career opportunities in your immediate area.

Why Join SHRM?

Establish a Career Partnership
Whether you are a newcomer or seasoned HR professional, SHRM is the one professional HR association that provides the credibility, depth, and breadth of HR resources that all human resource professionals need. As your career partner, SHRM is dedicated to providing the resources that you, your HR department and your organization require to make critical decisions affecting your organization’s profitability and your most important resource: people.

Earn Professional Recognition
Business leaders recognize SHRM as the leading HR organization. By becoming a member, you demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your own continuing professional development. SHRM is dedicated to serving human resource professionals at all levels and functions, and also serves as an important resource for academics, consultants, and professionals in other business units that work closely with HR or handle HR strategy and issues.

Network with Highly Respected HR Professionals
When you are looking for advice, new ideas, or even a new job, opportunity abounds within SHRM. You’ll be able to network with your peers and subject matter experts at seminars and conferences and through our HR Talk bulletin boards, as well as through our affiliated local chapters and communities on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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What does your membership to SHRM and your local chapter provide?

  • Ability to stay current on California legislative and day to day policy issues that impact your workforce.

  • Discounts to conferences and other Human Resource related education of which many offer recertification credits for your SHRM-SCP and/or SHRM-CP.

  • Access to articles and information on key initiatives for HR professionals from Compensation and Benefits to Safety and Security.

With the local chapters, you have access to great resources right in your own back yard. Most of the chapters in California hold monthly program meetings with a speaker, and they offer a variety of networking opportunities. Click on the chapter that is nearest your location to be directed to the home page of your local chapter.  On each website you will find the contact information for the local board and detailed information on the chapter.

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