The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association is a local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.
SHRM provides resources, global best practices and a network of valuable contacts to more than 5,000 members in over 140 countries, in addition to U.S.-based HR professionals involved in global HR. As part of SHRM’s commitment to developing the HR profession globally, SHRM opened offices in Beijing, China, and Mumbai, India, to help establish important two-way relationships provide education and facilitate the advancement of HR. SHRM is running a pilot program to create Member Forums in selected countries to encourage local networking among SHRM members.
The HR Certification Institute, established in 1976, is an internationally recognized certifying organization for the human resource profession. Today, more than 115,000 HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. The HR Certification Institute is a global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles.
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