In accordance with Cleveland SHRM's bylaws, individual membership in the Chapter is contingent upon the individual meeting the description of one of the membership categories below. Each membership is individual rather than corporate. Succession to or transfer of membership from one person to another is not permitted.
Regardless of the reason, a member whose membership lapses will be readmitted by qualifying for membership according to the membership classifications listed below.
Regular Membership: Regular Membership
shall be limited to those individuals actively engaged in bona fide human
resources administration, who devote at least 50% of their time to human
resources, personnel or industrial relations functions.
Regular membership shall also comprise
those individuals who devote at least 50% of their time advising, assisting or
representing enterprises on human resources matters and shall include:
Faculty members at accredited colleges
or universities who hold the rank of assistant, associate or professor in
personnel, human resources or industrial relations;
HR agents who perform human resource
functions, either of a temporary of permanent nature, for a fee
involvement in the field of human resource management in the estimation of the
Board of Directors manifests a strong compatibility with Cleveland SHRM Regular
Transition Membership shall include individuals that are currently not
employed, but seeking employment, and whose last position would have otherwise
qualified the individual for Regular Membership.
In Transition Membership may not extend beyond twelve months.
Retiree Membership: Retiree Membership is
available to individuals that have retired from a role that qualified the
individual for Regular Membership.
Partner Membership is available for individuals who do not qualify for Regular
Membership, but for whom individuals in Human Resources are a primary client or
network group, and these individuals would benefit from the opportunity of
networking with Cleveland SHRM.
Student Membership: Student Membership is
available to individuals enrolled in at least 12 hours or equivalent in an
undergraduate program supporting Human Resources or at least 6 hours or
equivalent in a graduate program supporting Human Resources. for students who are enrolled in at least 12
credit hours per term in a program supporting a degree in Human Resource
Management or having graduated in the past 12 months from a qualified program
supporting Human Resources. Student members
must not be eligible for any other membership category.
The Board strongly encourages all HR professionals to maintain concurrent membership in the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Information regarding SHRM membership may be found here.