About Us

The Human Resource Management Association of Martin County (d/b/a "HR Martin County") is affiliate chapter #0478 of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.  Representing more than 210,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available.  As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.  Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries. 

HR Martin County is home to a broad cross section of some of the area's most talented and dynamic HR practitioners. We are dedicated to our mission by providing programs, tools and activities that benefit our members both professionally and personally.

The history of HR Martin County began in 1985 when a group of personnel professionals met and formed the Martin County Personnel Management Association as a "meeting ground" for discussing issues related to personnel administration and to meet the professional needs of individuals involved in human resource management. Today, HR Martin County has over 100 professional members from across the Treasure Coast area. In 2010, HR Martin County became a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization which allows for all donations to be tax-deductible.

The mission of HR Martin County is to champion the highest professional standards of HR ethics and performance by providing ongoing professional development, resources, networking and support for its members and the community.

What is a 100% Chapter?

HR Martin County is a 100% Chapter in accordance with SHRM guidelines. All members of this local chapter must be members of SHRM.  New members must either be a current SHRM member OR must sumbit a SHRM application along with their HR Martin application.  Partnership with SHRM at this level has allowed us to provide a higher level of service and educational resources to our membership. Annual renewal requires each member to submit proof of current, active SHRM membership.

Join now and receive all the benefits of both SHRM and HR Martin County!

SHRM Alternate Membership Options

SHRM’s membership options were designed to compliment a variety of life events—all in an effort to help you keep up to speed on current HR issues.  For example, if you’re an active member who happens to be unemployed at the time of membership renewal, you may qualify for a transitional membership— which will extend your membership for up to one year, free of charge. Similarly, if you’re approaching retirement and have been a SHRM member for more than 10 years, you may qualify for a discounted retiree membership.  For more information on these special membership options, contact SHRM Member Care at +1-800-283-7476, option 3 or visit their website at www.shrm.org/transitioning