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Business: Human Resource Management: Professional Associations
Online research guide for Business majors--HR Management concentration
Benefits of membership in professional associations generally include:
Educational resources, some of which are members-only access, to grow your own knowledge and to use in practice on the job
Career resources including job postings, resume and cover letter assistance, and general tips
Opportunities to network and grow your career through conferences, seminars, webcasts, and other events--some will be for members only; members almost always get discounted rates when fees are required
Earning certifications which demonstrate your knowledge and experience (and are also good for your resume)
Developing leaderships skills and assuming leadership roles--most associations have multiple opportunities to serve the association
ASHHRA is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association and the only membership organization exclusively focused on HR in health care settings. Certification: CHHR (Certified in Healthcare Human Resources)
Previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is for professionals who help others improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace--including trainers, instructional designers, and learning development managers. Certification: CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning & Performance)
LERA is a national organization where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field. It welcomes the views of representatives of labor, management, government and academics, advocates and neutrals.