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Welcome to the Portage County HR Association

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 your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, both on and off the web.

The Portage County Human Resource Association normally meets on the third Thursday of the month, with exceptions for workshops and networking events. NOTE: You can find a full list of PCHRA events on the Meetings and Events page.

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PCHRA Programs and Services

PCHRA Meetings and Events

PCHRA "Ask a Colleague" Blog Exchange Service 

PCHRA Current HR Job Openings 

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Ohio SHRM Council COVID 19 Reources 

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Upcoming Events

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  • April 13, 2023 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    The Ravenna Elks 776 N. Freedom St Ravenna, OH

    On behalf of The Portage County Safety Council, PCHRA invites you to join PCSC's April Meeting titled:

    "Lockout Tagout"


  • April 16, 2023 - 12:00pm to April 19, 2023 - 5:00pm
    Orlando World Center Marriott Orlando, FL

    You can Supercharge your Talent Recruiting Strategies at National SHRM's Talent Conference and Expo 2023 

    The repercussions of the Great Resignation created a long-lasting global talent crisis. Organizations must adapt and adjust strategies to succeed...

  • April 20, 2023 - 7:30am to 12:00pm
    Kent State Hotel and Conference Center 7:30am - Registration Opens 7:50am - Networking & Breakfast 7:55am - Announcements 8:00am - Presentations Begin

    Our employment law partners at Kastner Westman & Wilkins will provide a ½-day conference on employment law challenges and solutions.  The event is divided into 3 separate presentation topics garnering national attention not only in the legal community but at the doorstep of most businesses:

    1. DE&I...

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