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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 

State Council and National SHRM Websites

Ohio SHRM Council COVID 19 Reources 

Ohio SHRM Council Home page

National SHRM Home page

Upcoming Events

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  • December 14, 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 December Meeting titled: "The Effects of Drugs & Alcohol at Work"


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News from SHRM

US Weekly Jobless Claims: 220K

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
States reported that 220,000 workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Dec. 2, an increase of 1,000... Read more

The Pros and Cons of ‘Dry’ Promotions

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
Dry promotions happen when workers get a title change and additional responsibilities, but no salary increase. Employers should emphasize the... Read more

Supreme Court Analyzes Discrimination Law in Job Transfer Case

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case on Dec. 6 that will determine whether involuntary job transfers can constitute discrimination... Read more

Try a Low-Key Response When Older Workers Threaten to Retire

Thu, 07 Dec 2023
When older workers make vague assertions that they’d like to retire, immediately asking them to specify when may not be... Read more