Membership
Membership

Membership in the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) is open to those individuals who are either actively engaged in the professional aspects of human resources, work closely with HR professionals, or are a student studying HR or a related field.

Joining the PHRA gives you access to one of the largest professional SHRM-affiliated networks in the country and the PHRA Roadmap to Membership (PDF) is a great way to see all of the ways throughout the year that your membership can benefit you. Check out the value of PHRA membership below to see what over 100 years of HR expertise can offer you.

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Value of Membership

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A searchable online database of PHRA members that allows you to stay connected and network with one another.

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An online listing of PHRA members who have volunteered to act as informal HR information resources to fellow members on topics of personal expertise.

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A searchable online tool for product and service referrals within the field of HR. The directory lists company and contact information of vendors focused on HR product and service specialization.

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We partner with leading institutions and universities to provide you with the opportunity to pursue undergraduate and graduate programs at a discounted rate. PHRA educational partners include Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College, Point Park University, Colorado Technical University, La Roche University, Robert Morris University and Franklin University.

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An experiential learning opportunity that exposes PHRA student members to a professional human resources environment through a typical day with a working professional to provide a sneak peek into various career paths and positions.

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A one-on-one mentorship program that formalizes the relationship between new members and veteran members. Members can participate as a mentor or mentee.

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We are always looking for dedicated members to collaborate and create with us by volunteering alongside fellow members on any of our five committees.

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We strive to provide the most reliable local, state and federal resources to keep abreast of the issues most impacting the HR community. Our website and programs are full of white papers, surveys, news, updates and directories to help you navigate everyday HR challenges.

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Every weekend members receive a hand-picked compilation of the week’s most relevant news and articles.

A bi-monthly electronic newsletter for members by members that is published six times a year and delivered right to your inbox.

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A weekly electronic e-mail newsletter to keep the PHRA community up-to-date on the latest news, events, announcements, and highlights.

In an effort to build HR leaders one member at a time, PHRA established a scholarship program that subsidizes the cost for members to participate in our SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP HR Certification Preparation courses.

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Our SHRM Certification Preparation courses combine expert instruction coupled with the SHRM Learning System so participants will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the exam.

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Employers looking for local HR talent and HR professionals looking for their next opportunity converge at the PHRA Career Center, an online job board that provides the Pittsburgh community with the best in Human Resources candidates. PHRA Members receive 20% OFF their job postings.

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We offer group membership discounts for organizations with five or more Professional members on one invoice.

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We value and understand the key role that our business partners play in enabling us to host relevant and compelling programming. It is our goal to grow and strengthen our partnerships while ensuring members see great value in learning about the latest and most innovative HR products and services.

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We partner with organizations throughout Allegheny county to host PHRA Volunteer Days and collect monetary and item donations for those most in need.

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Members enjoy free and discounted PHRA programs all year long, including but not limited to:

  • Discounted monthly workshops, conferences, and webinars – all pre-approved for SHRM & HRCI recertification credits!
  • Discounted SHRM Certification Prep Courses
  • Discounted Networking Events
  • Discounted Signature Events (Engaging Pittsburgh Awards, Golf & Bocce Outing)
  • Free Member Appreciation Breakfasts
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Pricing

Membership is offered at the individual level and is rolling on a year basis from the date that you join. Dues are non-transferable and non-refundable after 60 days. Payment processed via credit card automatically enrolls the card owner in our auto-renewal program. Questions about billing? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Member Services.

Group discounts are available for companies with five or more professional PHRA memberships on the same invoice. Learn more here.

Student

One Year Membership
$25
Access to all member benefits + free student programs.

Choose this membership if you are a full-time student enrolled in an HR or Labor Relations program at a college or university AND/OR you are a SHRM student chapter member. Part-time graduate students working full-time are not eligible for the student rate.

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Emerging
Career

One Year Membership
$75
Access to all member benefits + discounted emerging career programs.

Choose this membership if you are a working professional in the early stages (first 0-5 years) of your HR career OR you are completely retired from working

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Professional
SHRM

One Year Membership
$125

Discount on membership for being a SHRM member + access to all member benefits.

Choose this membership if you are a current SHRM member and you have over five years of experience in HR and are engaged in the professional aspects of human resources in your daily work.

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Professional

One Year Membership
$150

Our most popular membership!

Access to all member benefits.

Choose this membership if you are not a current SHRM Member and have over five years of experience in HR and are engaged in the professional aspects of human resources in your daily work.

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Business
Partner

One Year Membership
$150
Access to all Professional member benefits + be the first to know about partnership opportunities.

Choose this membership if you are a third-party consultant who sells HR-related services to those in the human resources field, but whose services do not directly involve professional aspects of human resources in your daily work.

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Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA)
420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
One Gateway Center – Suite 1852
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Ph: 412-261-5537