HR Indiana
HR Indiana 2021

Welcome to HR Indiana SHRM, the Indiana state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

We are dedicated to advancing the field of human resources in Indiana by providing information, leadership and opportunities for local chapters and SHRM members across the state.

We meet this mission through a variety of initiatives, led by a state council of over 30 volunteers, including the presidents of 15 local chapters that are geographically located throughout the state to serve HR professionals within their communities. Through our state council volunteer leaders, we work to advance our mission in many ways, and here are just a few:

Attend HR Indiana

Our #1 connection point, resource, and developmental opportunity is our annual state HR conference, HR Indiana. Over 1,600 attendees gather each year in Indianapolis to learn more about the profession, to connect to others, to get energized, to advance their skills. Our state conference one of the largest in the United States and, as such, has plenty of resources, outstanding key note speakers, and most certainly lots of fun. If you connect in only one way with our organization, connect at our state conference. You will be a fan and I’m certain we’ll see you back year after year. Register today!

Join your local SHRM chapter

As mentioned, we have 15 chapters throughout the state, with their own chapter boards, initiatives, meetings, and educational opportunities for their members. Why join a local chapter? Well, there is really no better way to connect with other HR professionals within your community, HR practitioners that are often challenged by the same situations as you are, and you have a local resource to call on as needed. In addition, most chapters offer educational sessions through monthly meetings, with outstanding experts in the HR field. Learn more about our Local Chapters.

Earn HR Certifications

SHRM Certified Professional

We’re proud that our SHRM certifications meet the highest standards with accreditation by the Buros Center for Testing. With over 600 certified professions in our chapters, SHRM offers rigorous certifications that demonstrate to the global business community our strength in competency and knowledge—two aspects of HR practice that are required for effective job performance. Our state council and chapters provide the support needed to help HR professionals not only attain certification but also maintain that certification through diverse educational opportunities. Learn more.

We have several other initiatives we are focusing on, including developmental, educational, and connection opportunities for students interested in the profession. We are also one of the top supporters in the country of the SHRM Foundation, which helps deliver scholarships to deserving HR professionals and students and provide HR solutions for the workplace for all. We also work with several partner organizations throughout the state.

Everything we do is to advance the HR profession. Continue to look through our site, see our accomplishments, connect with our volunteer leaders, and learn more how HR has an impact on our businesses and communities throughout the state of Indiana.

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Recent News

  • Certification Update December 2020

    SHRM Certification – Spring Testing Window May 1 – July 15, 2021 The SPRING SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) exam application process will open in January 2021 for the SPRING May 1, 2021 – July 15, 2021 testing window.   REMOTE EXAM PROCTORING NOW AVAILABLE! View the entire SHRM Certification application process at  Also, you… Read more »

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  • Looking Back, Looking Forward: What We Learned in 2020 and How We’ll Use It in 2021

    2020 was a year unlike any in recent memory. Between a global pandemic, a contentious presidential election and national social unrest over racial injustice, we had to reevaluate much of our day-to-day lives. The workplace was no different. HR leaders faced a number of challenges this year as they worked to update policies and prepare… Read more »

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  • Join SHRM National today and experience the best of both worlds!

    Between now and November 30, join or renew your SHRM National membership.  Your SHRM membership gets you a free tote bag and the digital ebook, “Digital HR: A Guide To Technology-Enabled Human Resources”. When you join or renew, just be sure to select the Indiana SHRM Chapter you are affiliated with.  Most of the Indiana… Read more »

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2021 HR Indiana Conference

Sustainability, Transparency & High Performance

This conference is all about you. Your personal success and your organization’s success are linked, and your ability to stay one step ahead of concerns and issues is key. You must constantly manage your professional growth, reinforce your knowledge and gather wisdom on all of the HR competencies. After all, your organization depends on your understanding of all aspects of your profession and how you can help your organization develop a high performing culture.

August 2-4, 2021 at the JW Marriott, downtown Indianapolis

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About the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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.

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