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Human Resource Association of Martin County (HR Martin) is a non-profit SHRM Affiliate Chapter.  The mission of HR Martin County is to provide ongoing professional development, resources, networking and support for its members and the community.  We have a lot to offer you so be sure to learn all about us.  

Upcoming Event...

The HR Martin Board 

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Friday, December 7, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Monarch Country Club, Palm City, FL

$20 per person

To Register:   http://www.hrmartin.org/event-3142646

Join us for our Live Auction!! 

HR Martin Annual Charity Auction

Friday, December 7, 2018 – 11:30am – 3:00pm

Monarch Country Club, Palm City

Benefiting the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation was founded in 1966 as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM. The Foundation funds research, publications and education to advance the HR profession and enhance the effectiveness of HR professionals. To support its important work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign.

We depend on our members to bring in items for the auction.  Sports/Amusement Park Tickets, Gift Baskets, Designer purses, chocolate and wine baskets, Golf Packages, or gift certificates to area businesses.

Thank you for your contributions to our Auction.

 Are you ready to get CERTIFIED - HR Martin County is now offering a SHRM Learning System study group to expand your HR knowledge and competencies to prepare you for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification exams.   

This 8 week group will meet on Thursday evenings beginning September 27th through November 15th at the Cummings Library in Hobe Sound from 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm.  Our study group is designed for individuals interested in preparing for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam, achieving professional advancement and building                                        confidence for addressing today’s HR challenges. 

Study Group Tools: 2018 SHRM Learning System
This study group is based on the SHRM Learning System, a comprehensive exam preparation toll that combines online learning modules and interactive study tools based on the SHRM BoCK to help understand and apply behavioral competencies and HR knowledge HR Martin is offering a discounted rate on the SHRM Learning System to all members who register for the study group.  The discounted cost is $495 (compared to $795) plus shipping and handling.

Register now with Judy Friend, SHRM-CP,

 at jfriend@mctc.martin.fl.us or call 772-215-5351.

Deadline is August 15, 2018.

HR in Transition - Competitive Edge Series

Job Search Tools for HR Professionals

Mike Powers continues to help those HR professionals in transition with his Competitive Edge Series.  He has started a Facebook page for those in transition:   https://www.facebook.com/HRinTransition/  Help support your fellow HR professionals who are in transition!

Upcoming Events for the Competitive Edge Series....  Visit www.HRInsideTrack.com to register


HR Martin is run by volunteers and is always looking for members to volunteer to help with events or to sit on the executive committee or as a committee chairperson.  


Upcoming events

30+ CLUB

Become a member of the Team Empower 30+ Club!

  • Ø Donate $30.00 or more to the  SHRM Foundation. Tax deductible. Designate HR Martin as your chapter.
  • Ø  Support SHRM Foundation's inclusion initiative.


  • Ø 30+Club Ribbon for your badge
  • Ø Special Seating/Recognition during meetings/conferences
  • Ø Drawings for door prizes

For more information, please contact Pat Szczesny, Foundation Chair at  772-223-6103.  

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 Professional Development.

 Networking with your HR peers.

 Membership is free to SHRM Members

Join us now!


Professional Development Scholarship

Each year, HR Martin awards 2 lucky recipients a professional development scholarship worth $500.  The member can use the scholarship for a variety of professional development endeavors, including attendance at a seminar/workshop related to the HR field, a prep course for certification, or college courses in an HR discipline.  HR Martin awards a member in the spring and again in the fall.  

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Strozak is the recipient of the Spring 2018 scholarship!  Past President, Ian Henry, presented the scholarship to Stephanie at May’s membership meeting. 

!!! Congratulations Stephanie !!!


 The chapter will award another scholarship in October, 2018.  To review the criteria, please visit: http://www.hrmartin.org/PDScholarship.  If you meet the criteria, complete an application and submit to President - Lisa Ashmore.   


The Human Resource Association of Martin County (HR Martin) is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.  For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. For more information please visit www.shrm.org.

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