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Organzations that Provide Helpful Resources
These professional organizations are among those that provide useful resources, as well as membership information, in the areas of human resources management and development.
Links to Organizations
These are some of the groups and associations that may be of interest to those involved in human resources management.
Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD)
The focus of this organization is on the research and application of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices.
American Management Association (AMA)
Search this organization's site for recommended books, web events, podcasts, articles and research relating to different aspects of human resources management.
American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
ASTD is a large professional association dedicated to the training and development field. Their site provides information on conferences, education, publications, membership and resources.
Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)
This institute supports and provides research to enhance the development of employee benefit programs through policy forums, surveys, and education. Also see sections on publications and resources.
Federation of European Employers (FedEE)
Based in London, this organization provides information on European HR trends, employment law, labour relations, and an HR newswire. Contains country-specific legal guidelines for companies operating internationally.
HR People & Strategy (HRPS)
Known formerly as the Human Resource Planning Society, this is a strategically focused network of HR professionals. Global in scope and influence, HRPS offers information, training, and a community of experts to help address strategic business and human resource needs.
HR Policy Association
This association consists primarily of chief human resource officers. They provide a digest of news and information regarding policies, program initiatives, and events affecting the profession.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
The ILO is the UN specialized agency which is responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programs.
Portland Business Alliance
The Portland Business Alliance is one of Oregon's leading business organizations, representing a variety of businesses in Oregon and SW Washington.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management is a leading association for the human resources profession. See sections on HR disciplines, legal issues, publications, research and education, template and tools, and job opportunities.