The Athens Area Society for

Human Resource Management 

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Membership benefits

-          Professional networking and recognition at the local level  


-          Opportunities to contribute to the HR profession via chapter events and volunteering for committees


-          HRCI credit for monthly presentations   


-          Annual workshops, new member orientation, and holiday party events


-          Chapter website access

o       Membership directory

o       Weekly HR updates and related links, including information on recently passed legislation

o       Job listings and resume posting


-    Discounted membership at the Athens YMCA


-          We encourage membership in the National Chapter as well. (Discounted membership dues for National Members)


o       If you are not a National SHRM Member, take advantage of this special offer:  

National SHRM Discount Card.pdf


SHRM Membership Application


-          The benefits of the National membership are bountiful and I encourage you to access the SHRM website - and click on the Join/Renew tab at the top of the page to find out more.

Categories (Levels)

-          We have five levels of membership, Professional, General, Associate, Honorary, and Student


-          Professional Members have the most strict requirements and must meet at least one of the following:

o       Practitioners of human resource management with at least three years of experience at the exempt level

o       Any  individual holding certification by HRCI (PHR, SPHR,  GPHR)

o       Any faculty member with three or more years experience holding an associate assistant or full professional rank in Human Resource Management

o       Full-time consultants with at least three years experience in counseling and advising clients on matters relating to the human resource profession.


o       Individuals engaged in Human Resource Management at the exempt level,  but who do not meet the requirements for Professional Membership qualify as General Members


o       And Individuals in non-exempt human resource management positions as well as those who do not meet any of the foregoing categories, but have a bona fide interest in human resource management can join as associate members  - however we have a cap on the number of associate members we can have at any one time. 10%


-          Honorary Members:

o       This membership is reserved for retirees with at least 5 years of experience and who have made significant contributions to the chapter.


-          Student Membership

o       Must be involved in a Student Chapter in the Athens Area.


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