CSHRM: Introduction
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The Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management (CSHRM) is the local affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an international organization comprised of over 300,000+ human resource professionals in over 165 countries.

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces.

Purpose, Mission & Vision:
SHRM's purpose is to elevate the HR profession.
SHRM's mission is to empower people and workplaces by advancing HR practices and by maximizing human potential.
SHRM's vision is to build a world of work that works for all.


Cleveland SHRM’s roots go back to 1942 when the Cleveland Personnel Association was founded. In 1962 the Cleveland Chapter of the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA) was established, and officially affiliated with the National ASPA which was, at the time, located in Berea, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. In 1980 the Cleveland Personnel Association and the Cleveland ASPA merged to form the Greater Cleveland Personnel Council. In 1990 our chapter assumed its current name, the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management, or Cleveland SHRM.


The Mission of the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management (Cleveland SHRM) is to Develop HR Professionals to Advance Their Organizations. Cleveland SHRM exists to provide resources and opportunities for members at all levels to expand their knowledge to help achieve the goals of the organizations they work for.


The Vision or long term objective is that Cleveland SHRM will become the first resource in Northeast Ohio for all HR professionals. The goal is for Cleveland SHRM to be the first place that professionals in Northeast Ohio look to when they have a human resource need. The mission and vision are supported by four strategies - relevant programming, enhanced networking opportunities, development for experienced professionals and education for students and those transitioning into HR roles. In addition to these four strategies there is a strong commitment to giving back initiatives, particularly in Northeast Ohio.


May 2019 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded Cleveland SHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the Cleveland SHRM's accomplishments in 2019.