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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.

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

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  • October 4, 2022 - 1:00pm
    Akron Art Museum 1 South High Street Akron, OH

  • October 6, 2022 - 7:00am to 2:00pm
    Quaker Station Ballroom 135 S. Broadway St Akron, OH 44308 Parking Parking for Quaker Station is available at 124-162 East Mill Street and 123-161 East Mill Street with entrances at Quaker Square and on South Summit Street. Tentative agenda 7:00 AM Doors Open 7:30 AM Breakfast 8:00 AM Program starts 12:00 PM Program ends 12:00 PM Optional Extended Networking (Lunch included) 2:00 PM Event Ends

    Talent Acquisition & Retention

    The Great Rework

    The University of Akron's HR Advisory Board will present its eighth annual conference on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. This year's conference will be simultaneously live and...

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News from SHRM

Viewpoint: Women Should Discuss Professional Development with Female Friends

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Women who share professional-development tips and opportunities with their close female friends could help them overcome barriers that have historically... Read more

California Proposal Would Mandate Bereavement Leave

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
A bipartisan bill appears likely to pass in California that would guarantee bereavement leave for workers, making the state only... Read more

Chief Diversity Officer Talks the State of DE&I in the US

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
LaQuenta Jacobs, chief diversity officer for freight transportation company XPO Logistics, Inc. in Marietta, Ga., will speak at the SHRM... Read more

What Does Workplace Racism Look Like?

Fri, 30 Sep 2022
Kim Crowder, founder & CEO of consulting firm Kim Crowder Consulting in Carmel, Ind., will talk about the importance of... Read more