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Welcome to Howard County Human Resources Society


Howard County HR Society - Winner of SHRM 2013 Silver Award

Howard County Human Resources Society is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.



We hope that you will join us for another outstanding year of great programs and professional development.  Pay 2014 rates for 2015 year membership TODAY!  New members: join now and your membership is credited for 2014 and 2015.

Click on the Membership tab above to join or renew.


Professional SHRM Members $50

Professional non-SHRM Members $60

Associate Members $60

Student Members $20



We have several openings for 2015 board positions including: 

  • Communications Chair or Co-Chairs
  • Membership VP/Chair
  • Public Relations Chair
  • Nominations Chair
  • Professional Development Chair
  • Diversity Chair

Visit the Volunteer Opportunity tab (above) for Board Position Descriptions and self-nomination information.


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

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Upcoming Events

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  • November 20, 2014, 8:00am – 10:30am
    **This meeting will not be held at our usual location** Columbia Workforce Center 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046

    Healthcare Reform Update

    The Affordable Care Act:  Where Are We Now?  Henry Smith will provide an overview of all the primary issues currently confronting employers under the ACA.  Recent ACA regulatory developments will be covered in some detail.  As always, Henry will emphasize...

  • December 18, 2014, 8:00am – 10:30am
    Ecker Business Training Center at Howard Community College 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046

    Laugh Yoga: The Art, Science, and Fun of Levity and Laughter at Work

    We all know that a happy workforce is a productive workforce.  We also know that a happy productive workforce has lower turnover, and fewer missed days of work.  This benefits everyone.  So how can we get people happier? ...

  • January 22, 2015
    To Be Determined!

    Please stay tuned for details!  We are working on our January Happy Hour event.  This is always a great way to network with the HR community.

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