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Welcome to the Portage County Chapter of 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 and welcome you to join us.

Our board members are passionate about their career in human resources and hope to grow the Portage County SHRM Chapter. Our first goal is to become a 100% chapter, which means that all of our members will be a part of the National SHRM organization. In order to achieve this goal, we are offering scholarships to those whose employers will not cover the costs of becoming a SHRM member.

Associate memberships are also available to those who wish to receive our discounted member pricing, but our meetings are open to anyone interested in the various topics we cover. In addition, our chapter is proud to serve as a mentoring organization for the Kent State University Chapter of SHRM.

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 the web and off.

The Portage County Human Resource Association normally meets on the third Wednesday of the month, with exceptions for workshops and networking events.

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

Upcoming Events

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  • September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
    Virtual Event

    ​Join us for Emerging Mental Health Issues in the Workplace!

    PCHRA has applied for SHRM recertification credits for this event.


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From our Blog

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  • A member of the group posed this question: We are desperately trying to find truck and trailer mechanics – anyone else have any resources that are working well for them in recruitment of mechanics?
    November 25, 2019
  • The following question was posed by one of our members:  We are interested in using both skills (such as shop math) and behavioral based assessments. Does anyone have experience with this that can offer me insight?
    November 25, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • Human Resources Coordinator Summary:  Provide administrative and project management support to the Human Resources (HR) departmental staff.  Serve as a primary point of contact for employee assistance and information, interacting daily with employees to assist in resolution of questions and/or...
    October 16, 2019
  • One of our members had a questions: Which worker's compensation TPA do you use?
    October 15, 2019