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    BENEFITS

    Networking that provides:

    • Exposure to other HR professionals and companies, revealing how other organizations handle various HR situations, procedures, policies, etc.
    • Access to a network of professionals and specialists providing HR information that might otherwise be difficult and/or expensive to obtain
    • Opportunities to develop relationships and contacts in other companies to share information on HR concerns
    • Access to local professional development opportunities to improve your competencies and advance yourself professionally
    • Access to current best practices to make your organization more efficient, increase employee commitment, and help line managers carry out business strategy

    Development of a reputation and credentials in the HR field through your involvement in our chapter

    Monthly dinner meetings September through June. Besides providing networking opportunities, these meetings present updates on legal and legislative issues, diversity, and programs on cutting edge topics in HR

    Up-to-date information on pending legislation that may impact your company's operations

    Access to a directory of all chapter members

    Workshops and seminars such as an annual half-day legal update workshop and quarterly diversity workshop

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for maintaining your SHRM-CP/SCP & PHR/SPHR certifications

    Support of two HR Student Chapters

    Development of leadership skills by volunteering for chapter leadership positions

    Job and resume posting access on the HRMA Website.

    Cost of Membership

    For those members who designate HRMA of Princeton (0152) as their primary chapter, there is an annual fee of $45 to join.  For those who decide to designate another chapter as primary or choose to remain "at-large", the fee is $55 annually.

    Qualifications for Membership

    Applicants to the Human Resource Management Association of Princeton (HRMA) may qualify as Members in 1 of 2 membership categories.

    • As Recorded in the HRMA Bylaws ARTICLE III :: MEMBERS

      3.01 Qualifications for Membership. The Chapter is a 100% Chapter of SHRM, and all Chapter members are required to be members in good standing of SHRM. The qualifications for membership in the Corporation shall be stated in this Article of the Bylaws of the Corporation. To achieve the purposes of the Corporation, there shall be no discrimination in individual memberships because of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, and AIDS and HIV status. All memberships are individual and are not transferable to other individuals.

      3.02 General Members. General Members shall be limited to members in good standing with SHRM who are (a) those individuals actively engaged in bona fide human resources administration who devote at least 50% of their time to personnel, human resources or industrial relations functions; (b) faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in personnel, human resources or industrial relations of their specialized places at an accredited college or university; or (c) full-time consultants who are involved in an occupation providing a service, product or support to the human resource professional.

      3.03 Other Membership. (a) Student Membership. There is no separate student membership category. Students may be members of a Corporation sponsored club on a college campus; and (b) Honorary Membership. Honorary members are those persons who have served the Corporation in a leadership capacity, are retired from full-time employment and are nominated by the Board of Directors for such membership.

    • As a requirement for membership, all members are expected to abide by the following code of ethics for the chapter:

      SHRM’s Model Code of Ethics for Chapters

                   As a member of the CHAPTER, I pledge myself to: 

      • Maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.
      • Support the Chapter’s goals and objectives for developing the human resource management profession.
      •  Refrain from using my official positions, either business or volunteer, to secure special privilege, gain or benefit for my organization or myself. 
      • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information. 
      • Respect the rights and privacy of Chapter members and their reasonable expectation of privacy. 
      • Avoid soliciting or distributing information deemed to be a “sales pitch” to Chapter members. 
      • Practice networking and benchmarking in a professional manner, based upon sound business judgment and necessity, without infringing upon the privacy of Chapter members. 
      • Abstain from using the Chapter’s Membership Directory to create group distribution e-mail and direct mail lists for the purpose of soliciting business. 

      This Code of Ethics for members of the Chapter has been developed to promote and maintain the highest standards of personal and professional conduct among its members.  By joining the Chapter, a member endorses and agrees to abide by this Code of Ethics, thereby assuring public confidence in the integrity and service of the human resource management profession. 

      A violation of this Code of Ethics could jeopardize your membership in Chapter.  

      Adapted from SHRM Code of Ethics