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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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  • June 8, 2022
    Akron Hilton Garden & Streamed virtually via Zoom 7:30am - Registration Opens 8:00am - Networking & Breakfast 8:20am - Announcements 8:30am - Presentations Begin

    FOREVER AND FOR ALL TO SEE: OUR ONLINE REALITY, features the growing importance of reputation/image management in this day of “digital everything.” The goal is to fuel a mindfulness about the fact that there is so little room for a "what was I thinking moment," online or off, before it could...

  • June 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Via Zoom

    Diversity in the Workplace Series: Tools and Topics for Change

    In 2022, it is our goal to partner with our members to make solid steps towards better DEI practices in your workplaces. We have created this Diversity in the Workplace Series to provide quick and...

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News from SHRM

Unemployment Claims Reach Historic Low

Thu, 26 May 2022
States reported that 210,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending May 21. The number of... Read more

How to Write a Great HR Cover Letter

Thu, 26 May 2022
​While you might read hundreds (or thousands) of cover letters as part of your HR job, it can be a... Read more

Companies Face Increased Litigation Over COBRA Notices

Thu, 26 May 2022
COBRA's notification rules provide many opportunities to sue companies for technical violations. Class action cases bring the risk of protracted... Read more

First-Generation College Students Need Internship Guidance

Thu, 26 May 2022
Landing and navigating an internship can pose challenges for first-generation college students. Experts offer advice.... Read more