JOIN YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER!
Access to HR professionals and companies in your community. This will create a network for you to tap into when gathering information on how other organizations handle various HR situations, procedures, policies, etc.
Be in the know on best practices to make your organization more efficient, increase employee commitment, and help line mangers carry out business strategy. Obtain up-to-date information on pending federal & state legislation that may impact your organization's operations.
The opportunity to obtain certification, & recertification credits for attending chapter programming that qualifies for HR Certification credits.
Leadership skills and development opportunities. You can take on a volunteer leadership role in a local chapter, for example. There are also many local professional development opportunities to improve your HR competencies and advance yourself professionally.