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    All members must update their membership status each year. You may apply for membership on line. (On site, click the “Join Now”, “Become a local member”)

    Annual dues for HRG membership are $40 per individual member, unless your employer is a current member of The Employers’ Association (TEA).

    All HRG members are encouraged to become members of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  All SHRM members are asked to designate HRG (057) as your primary chapter using the Chapter Designation Form.

    The Organization

    The Human Resources Group of West Michigan (HRG) is an organization for Human Resource professionals with responsibilities in Human Resources Administration, Employee/Labor Relations, Training and Development, and Compensation and Benefits.

    HRG is an affiliate Grand Rapids chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a national organization with over 285,000+ professional and student members throughout the U.S. SHRM is the world's largest human resourcesassociation dedicated to providing support and leadership for the growth and development of the profession. Founded in 1964, HRG was originally referred to as the Grand Rapids Personnel Council and is the third oldest SHRM chapter in the state of Michigan.

     The purpose and objectives of HRG are to:

    • Provide for informational and educational exchange of human resource management subjects, ideas, and experiences that are of mutual interest to members of this organization.
    • Broaden the vision of its members in human resource matters and the growth and development of sound human resources practices in business and industry within the community.

    The chapter accomplishes the above by presenting nine meetings per year offering up-to-date, innovative information on pertinent topics presented by industry professionals. These meetings serve a dual propose by fostering networking opportunities with fellow members to discuss and learn what HR practices are being implemented successfully in local businesses.


    Our current membership includesVice Presidents/Directors of Human Resources, Industrial Relations Managers, Generalists, Specialists and Assistants from a wide cross-section of West Michigan's private and public employers in manufacturing, insurance, banking, healthcare, public accounting, advertising, education, retailing, food processing, distribution, consulting firms, and government.

    General members also include consultants, academics and others with an interest in human resources.


    It is the policy of the Human Resources Group of West Michigan (HRG) not to permit the direct solicitation of our members at meetings, or at any HRG event or activity unless approved by the Board of Directors.