Become a Member of EIHRA
EIHRA is an affiliate of our national organization, the Society of Human Resource Management. Membership in EIHRA is over 150 members and growing. Membership is offered to both national SHRM members and members who wish to belong on a “local only” basis. It is a great benefit to belong to both the local and national organization!
Our dues are $90 for current national SHRM members (Society For Human Resource Management), $130 for local chapter only (non-SHRM members) and $45 for those who are members for ISHRA (Iowa Senior Human Resource Association) http://ishra.shrm.org/ . We are now providing “rolling-year” membership. At the time of registration and payment, you receive one full year of EHIRA Membership benefits!” You will receive notification a few weeks before your year membership expires.This is an excellent, lower cost opportunity for current members to help recruit their associates and friends into our organization, offering them access to all of our top quality educational programs and recertification opportunities.
If you have questions about membership in our organization, please contact Erin Brown.
Benefits of Membership – EIHRA
EIHRA offers meaningful programs that are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Hotel Kirkwood, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids from 7:30-9:00am. We typically have continental breakfast meetings, but will occasionally meet after work for hors d’oeuvres instead. Locations, meeting times and featured speakers are announced in our monthly newsletter and advertised on the main page of this EIHRA website. Simply RSVP online directly next to the meeting announcement! If you are a member, there typically is no additional cost to attend our monthly meetings. On occasion however, there are additional costs required to cover added expenses.
Our chapter newsletter, Eye on EIHRA, is emailed monthly to members providing a direct link into our website. This newsletter is full of information on chapter activities, as well as updates on members who have changed jobs or moved. We also share with you local activities related to Human Resources or advertise for non-profit organizations that may assist your employees in various areas. Active members may place “seeking employment” ads in this newsletter for no charge. Members may also advertise open HR positions within their organization for a nominal fee.
The EIHRA Membership Directory is available online. All active members can access this information using their personal login information. A full listing of members and their contact information is available through the directory. This is an excellent way to network and connect with individuals in your field or seek advice from experts in another area within Human Resources. Many members use the membership roster to locate contacts at other companies when they are seeking information on best practices, salary surveys, employment, etc.
EIHRA offers a number of other programs tailored to HR professionals. Our Legal Series is an excellent source of applied knowledge related to the laws governing employers. Through programs like Professional Development and Diversity, members have opportunities to attend various conferences and roundtables. The Rewarding Employment program allows members to reach out to local schools to help prepare students for the workforce. In addition, the various committees within EIHRA are always looking for volunteers.
Membership in EIHRA is a great way to get in touch with the best Human Resource professionals in the area. We try to foster a social atmosphere at all of our meetings and encourage members to utilize these events to make new contacts within our ever growing field. EIHRA provide exposure to other HR professionals and companies revealing how other organizations handle various human resource situations, procedures, policies, etc. EIRHA provides the forum to stay connected with students and recent graduates for internship and entry level Human Resource opportunities. What a perfect way to fill the pipeline and keep our talented young professional in Iowa!
EIHRA sponsors annual study groups for those members who pursue certification through HRCI or SHRM. Sixty credit hours must be accumulated during the three-year recertification cycle. Credit hours can be obtained through continuing education, instruction, on-the-job experience, research and publishing, leadership, and professional membership in a national HR professional association. HRCI and SHRM randomly audit recertification applications, so certificates should retain all supporting documentation for at least six months after successful recertification. By attending our monthly meetings, you have an opportunity to earn many of these credit hours.
National SHRM Affiliate Benefits
SHRM members receive all national SHRM mailings and have access to the national organization’s resources. This includes free webcasts, SHRM magazine, conference information, Human Resource templates, white papers, research and much more. In addition, as a national SHRM member, you receive a significant discount for local membership with EIHRA!