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    Our Mission

    Our mission is to be the recognized regional leader and voice of Human Resource Management and to provide quality services to our members.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a non-profit, individual membership association for human resource professionals. It was founded in 1948 by a group of human resource professionals who predicted the future complexities of the then emerging profession.

    Today, SHRM serves over 100,000 members. Members have the option of affiliating through a network of over 400 professional or more than 200 student chapters. The largest professional association in the world devoted exclusively to human resource management, SHRM is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, a short distance from the nation's capital.

    Our History

    Celebrating 73 Years

    The Stark County Human Resources Association was formed in 1946.

    From Our President

    Dear Human Resource Colleague,

    Happy New Year!  It’s my pleasure to serve you for a third term as President.  As a group, we’re committed to providing Human Resource professionals a forum for sharing ideas & best practices, and discussing human resource management topics of importance to our membership.

    SCHRA has the unique opportunity to engage HR professionals throughout their entire journey.  From Students to Young Professionals to Seasoned HR Professionals/Managers/Directors, and throughout retirement as an Honorary Members, it is important that we offer multiple programming formats that appeal to all of our members.  The programming should provide collaborative, educational and social opportunities.  In 2019, we conducted our first chapter webinar, participated in on-campus mock interviews, conducted two joint chapter social events, and supported a philanthropy of local SHRM student chapter.  We will continue to expand our programming offerings (while continuing our traditional programming), and we welcome any of your suggestions or ideas.

    I’m excited that almost our entire Board of Directors is back for another year.  They are all fully committed to providing you the best member experience.  I wish Cheryl Phillips great success in her new role as Workforce Readiness Director for the OH SHRM State Council, and welcome Steve Gosney as our new Workforce Readiness Director.

    We’re looking forward to another great year.  We welcome your feedback and ideas, and invite you to learn more about opportunities for involvement.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any of the leadership team, if we can provide any additional information at any point in time.


    Eric Hajek, SHRM-CP, PHR                                                                                                President