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Welcome to Akron Area SHRM!




We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management on mission to build better workplaces, for a better world.

Whether you are new to the HR field, a seasoned executive, a small business owner, or a people manager, we stive to be a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources & People Operations.

We welcome you to use this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information.

We also encourage your involvment and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

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HR Software Prices Are Rising. Here’s What You Can Do About It

Mon, 27 Mar 2023
Prices for HR software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools continue to rise and the overall cost of SaaS solutions for U.S. organizations has... Read more

Why ‘Backdoor Layoffs’ Can Easily Backfire

Mon, 27 Mar 2023
Sometimes companies take actions to convince employees to quit before they are laid off. These tactics effectively thin the workforce... Read more

NLRB’s Decision Applies Retroactively to Confidentiality, Nondisparagement Clauses

Mon, 27 Mar 2023
NLRB issued a memorandum clarifying the board’s February decision that nondisparagement and confidentiality provisions in severance agreements are unlawful. This...Read more

Michigan Governor Signs Legislation Repealing Right-to-Work Law

Mon, 27 Mar 2023
On March 24, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation repealing Michigan’s right-to-work law for private-sector employees. Employers can require workers to... Read more