Membership Advantages

Why Membership Matters

As a Human Resources professional, no matter what your discipline or area of specialization, membership in a professional trade association:

1. Demonstrates your competence, experience, credibility and dedication to the HR profession
2. Allows you to take full control of your own professional development
3. Provides multiple opportunities to network with leading industry experts and other HR professionals

Discounts to Educational Opportunities
Members receive access and discounts to meetings, conferences and many of the over 150 events offered annually for professional development, continuing education and networking, many of which are “members only” events with recertification credits:

  • Monthly chapter in 6 Middle Tennessee Counties; Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson & Maury
  • Three annual conferences concentrated in Benefits/Compensation, Talent Management/Technology and Employment Law
  • Complimentary Webinars
  • Quarterly After Hours workshops
  • Spring and Fall HR Certification study course
  • Quarterly networking and social events
  • Community involvement and outreach programs
  • Leadership development workshops
  • Annual awards and recognition

Exclusive Job Board and Career Center

Members have access to the MT|SHRM Career Center, and receive discounts when placing job ads, that are currently unavailable to Non-members.

Membership Directory
The online directory contains a listing of members by name and employer and is an exclusive “members only” tool for networking with the nearly 1,300 HR professions in Middle Tennessee. Note: MT|SHRM respects the privacy of our members and never sells or rents our member list to an outside organization.

Access to the HR Career Transition Group
A powerful, exclusive networking group that meets bi-weekly to discuss job search strategies and learn from the area’s top talent management and career experts. Group members also receive advance notice of many HR job opportunities before they are made know to the general public.

Access to HR360 for Professional Members
Middle Tennessee SHRM is constantly searching for value-added services that may assist our members in running their department and business. To that end, we have partnered with HR360 to deliver a state-of-the-art human resources library. In many ways, HR360 acts as an 'Online HR Department,' providing your company with the most current, federal and state employment laws, as well as a complete range of downloadable forms, posters, interactive HR tools and an employment lawyer-reviewed sample employee handbook. To access HR360, please visit

Leadership Opportunities
More than just a “resume builder,” there are more than 20 committees and 12 Board positions to serve on that will help you hone your leadership skills while contributing to the growth of our chapter and the development of our members.

All members receive the Coming Soon weekly e-blast which is filled with timely information about chapter events and members in the news.

Access to “Members Only” Areas of the MT|SHRM Website
There are many areas of the Website, such as the Membership Directory, Events Presentations page and more, that are for member’s exclusive use.

Certification Preparation Course
The facilitator-led course is held twice yearly to prepare members for the HR Certification Institute’s PHR and SPHR and/or SHRM Certification's SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Volunteerism, Community Involvement and Mentoring
MT|SHRM provides members with ample opportunities to “give back” to the community using their HR talents through community involvement events and student mentoring programs. Members also have the opportunity to volunteer at the State SHRM Conference, and other events, often receiving steep discounts.

Networking and Shared Interest Groups (SIG’s)
Numerous opportunities for networking through events such as socials, golf scramble, new member receptions, and access to SIG’s such as Nashville Area Total Rewards Association and others.

Leadership Development Program

A 10-week member-exclusive program that helps HR professionals understand how HR adds value to their organization by focusing on the leadership skills necessary to be an effective member of their executive or management team.

Professional Recognition
Members receive a Certificate of Membership in the Society testifying to their professional association with an affiliate of the world’s largest leading human resources organization.

Opportunities for Personal and Organization Recognition
Members may apply or be nominated for several prestigious awards with the chapter, including the HR Excellence Award and other awards at the local, state and national SHRM level.

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