hrm630 Week #1 discussion #2

Human resource (HR) practitioners have several professional or trade association options where they can go to network, access professional development opportunities, share job postings, and locate up to date resources. There are two HR associations available to you as students of the MHRM degree program:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter

In preparation for your initial post, identify the member-exclusive resources, tools, professional development, and/or networking opportunities you find most interesting in either of these groups. In what ways can you maximize your student memberships? Select and utilize one product or service or participate in a member activity. Provide a summary of it. Explain how it increased your understanding of an HR related topic, expanded your professional network, or enhanced your learning experience. Is it a resource you recommend to your classmates?

SHRM Student Membership

A requirement of the MHRM program is to become a student member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Your membership provides you access to member-exclusive sample policies, legal and compliance resources, HR news, free webcasts, HR Magazine, Ask an HR Advisor service, and more. Throughout your degree program, you are encouraged to utilize SHRM resources in your academic work. (Remember, proper APA citation is always a requirement).

  • Go to SHRM (Links to an external site.) to log in and access member-exclusive material on the website by using your eight-digit member ID number and password. If forgotten, your member ID can be emailed to you 24/7. Click on “Forgot Member ID?” on the sign in page to recover your member ID.
  • Review the SHRM Membership (Links to an external site.) guide which provides a summary of your membership benefits.

Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter Membership

Ashford University also sponsors a student chapter of SHRM on LinkedIn. All MHRM students are invited to become a member of the AU FSBT SHRM Chapter. Membership in this Chapter is free and separate from SHRM membership. Join the chapter’s LinkedIn group page to network with chapter members and learn more about upcoming virtual chapter meetings, educational webinars, networking events, and volunteer opportunities. Members also have an opportunity to meet face-to-face at least once per year. Student members are eligible to apply for leadership roles in the chapter and submit proposals to present at virtual meetings.

Go to LinkedIn (Links to an external site.) to join the Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter (Links to an external site.). You must have a LinkedIn profile to access the group’s page. To browse groups on LinkedIn, move your cursor to the search box. First, select Groups from the dropdown list, and type in the group name to search. You can request membership by clicking the Ask to join button under the group description.

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