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Welcome to Akron Area SHRM

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

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.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!


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  • September 22, 2021 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
    Akron Zoo 505 Euclid Ave. Akron, Ohio 44307 *Please be aware, masks will be required in doors at the Akron Zoo*

    5  Koalafications For Amazingly Awesome HR

    With all that is going on in the world and at work, the need for amazing HR has never been greater. According to Gallup, nearly 2 out of every 3 American workers are not engaged at work. Who is responsible? Lots of fingers can be pointed in a variety...

  • October 7, 2021 - 7:00am to 2:00pm
    In person: The Quaker Station at The University of Akron 135 South Broadway, Akron, OH 44308 & Virtual


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Supporting Social Justice: A Q&A with Cisco's Shari Slate

Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Shari Slate, chief inclusion and collaboration officer and vice president of inclusive future and strategy at Cisco, talks about the... Read more

How to Avoid Discrimination When Using AI

Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Attorneys speaking at the recent SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2021 gave tips on how to use AI tools effectively... Read more

British Columbia Updates Rules for Investigations, Working Children

Tue, 21 Sep 2021
British Columbia, Canada, has broadened and clarified its ability to investigate employment compliance matters and will tighten rules for hiring... Read more

How Networking Speeds Your Job Search

Tue, 21 Sep 2021
If there’s a bit of career advice you’ve heard over and over, it’s that networking is the best way to... Read more