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Member Benefits

Human Resource Professionals have a very challenging and exciting opportunity to add value to the profession and implement best practices to achieve business objectives. Here is how a GSMSHRM membership can benefit you and your organizational role to deliver the best possible HR services and solutions:

  • Networking – Members of the Greater Southeast Michigan Society for Human Resource Management are given the opportunity to increase their scope of resources by sharing problems and solutions with other members.
  • Informative Meetings – By attending our bi-monthly meetings, you can advance your HR knowledge and maintain a continuous learning environment for your role as HR professional development. Meetings are conveniently held at the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College. Topics cover a diverse range of timely HR topics to ensure you receive useful and valuable information. Most, if not all meetings, are HRCI certified.
  • Volunteer Opportunities – Serve on the Board of Directors as an elected officer (president, vice-president, treasurer or secretary), or as a committee chair. The benefits of being a volunteer include experience, achievement, recognition, satisfaction through helping others, self-expression, professional competence, certification and networking.
  • Job Search Network – Regional human resource job opportunities are posted.
  • Access to GSMSHRM Membership Directory – Members have exclusive access to the GSMSHRM Membership Directory which helps to facilitate networking with your fellow SE Michigan HR Professionals.
  • Membership Dues – are $30 annually with a SHRM National Membership and $60 annually without a SHRM National Membership.
  • Student Membership – individuals who are enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at freshman level or higher, with verification from a college or university, that they have a demonstrated interest in human resource management subjects or is in a human resource degree producing program may be granted a student membership, at no cost to the student, once they have successfully completed the application process.

If you have questions regarding membership in GSMSHRM, please send an email to

Our Annual Membership is based on a calendar year (January 1st through December 31st). If you join GSMSHRM in October, November or December your membership will go into effect for the upcoming year immediately giving you 1-3 months free.

Once the application is completed, a receipt will be e-mailed to you. When your payment is received, your membership will be activated. The Membership team will e-mail the new members their user names and passwords.