The Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management (GAASHRM) is a volunteer-run non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the Human Resources profession and helping Human Resources professionals in the Ann Arbor area.
Our goal is to provide our members with learning & educational programs, networking, and volunteer leadership opportunities - all designed to enhance workplace contribution and stimulate personal and professional growth.
We help our members lead, advance and influence the management of human resources and its impact on organizational success.
The Chapter was officially founded in 1999 (see "History" below) and is currently comprised of over 200 professionals employed in various human resources related functions in over 100 organizations. GAASHRM is a very active chapter with great participation by its members.
GAASHRM is an affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading voice of the human resource profession. SHRM provides education and information services, government and media representation to more than 280,000 professional and student members worldwide.
Our meetings are held September through May, typically on the second Tuesday of each month. Our meetings are usually held over lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. New HR related members are always welcome!
To see the bylaws, click here.
A Little History About GAASHRM
2013 marked GAASHRM's 30th anniversary as a SHRM affiliated chapter. Although our history goes back to the late 1960's, we officially became a SHRM affiliate in 1983.
GAASHRM had humble beginnings - officially beginning as The Ann Arbor Personnel Association (AAPA) sometime in the late 60's and serving Ann Arbor employers. In the early 70's the AAPA started a local wage survey of benchmark nonexempt positions which now covers a comprehensive list of technical, administrative, manufacturing, professional and managerial titles. The AAPA expanded beyond the city limits to include Washtenaw, Livingston, and Western-Wayne counties to become the Ann Arbor Area Personnel Association (AAAPA) in the 80's. In 1983, our sister organization, the Washtenaw Personnel Management Association (WPMA), the local SHRM affiliate, fell on hard times. The AAAPA stepped in and assumed the SHRM affiliation (including the WPMA Treasury), and, as they say, the rest is history. The name change to GAASHRM became official in 1999.