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Human Resources Related Professional Associations and Organizations

These Human Resources professional associations and Human Resource organization Websites are often rich with Human Resource management, training, and employee related information. Many Human Resources sites require membership in the Human Resource association to access the most comprehensive information.
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What professional associations in Human Resources should I join?
What professional associations in Human Resources should I join to become active and learn about my profession? Find out the recommended groups.

Formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, AARP appears to be the name of choice as the organization’s mission now includes any issues for people in their middle years and older. A great resource for people over 50 years old.

Academy of Management
Professional society that fosters the advancement of research, learning, teaching, and practice in the management field. Has sub-divisions for human resources, management consulting, and organization development.

American Arbitration Association
The organization dispenses information about mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

American Association for Affirmative Action
A professional association serving the needs of people who manage affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs. AAAA is dedicated to the elimination of discrimination based on race, gender, or ethnic background.

American Management Association
Association dedicated to the advancement of effective management principles. Association offers extensive seminars, conferences, and books.

The Association for Internet Recruiting
Free association for HR professionals involved primarily in Internet staff recruiting.

American Productivity and Quality Center
Outstanding resource for organizations interested in improving work processes and employee and work system performance through quality and benchmarking.

Association for Manufacturing Excellence
An association dedicated to improving personal performance and organization competitiveness for managers in the manufacturing environment.

Association for the Management of Organization Design
Non-profit professional association dedicated to assisting with effective organizational design. Founded in 1989, the organization sponsors a conference, publishes monographs, and supports research and training.

Association for Quality and Participation
An international, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist people and organizations to change their view of work, their relationships with people, and their organizational structure in support of employee participation.

College and University Professional Association for HR
The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)is committed to the effective management of human resources in colleges and universities. The association has 6500+ members from 1700 institutions of higher learning.

Employee Assistance Professionals Association
With over 7,000 members, the association is the largest representing people who work in the employee assistance field.

Employee Benefit Research Institute
Nonprofit organization focused on unbiased, objective data collection, dissemination, policy research, and education on employee benefits and their importance to the U.S. economy.

Employee Relocation Council
The council is dedicated to the relocation of employees worldwide.

Employment Policy Foundation
The organization is a research and educational foundation that seeks to affect national (U.S.A.) directions within employment policy. It provides information about economic consequences of employment policies and strategic trends and intelligence.

The Federation of European Employers
The Federation of European Employers (FedEE) is the leading organization for progressive employers in Europe, offering a range of membership services including conferences and seminars. Founded in 1989, with funding from the European Commission, FedEE has developed into an independent organization with members located throughout Europe, North America and the Far East.

International Association for Human Resource Information Management
This association provides HR professionals with the knowledge and solutions necessary to manage information and technology in support of business goals.

International Association of Facilitators
The organization provides discussion, professional development, trend analysis, and peer networking for facilitators. The organization also sponsors a mailing list.

International Coach Federation
The federation is a professional association of personal and business coaches that builds, supports, and preserves the integrity of the coaching profession.

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Nonprofit organization that serves the employee benefits field with objective, accurate, timely information.

The National Center for Employee Ownership
The organization provides research and education on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), stock options, and employee participation programs.

National Labor Management Association
National association dedicated to fostering labor-management partnerships via education and the presentation of positive, example case studies.

The Organization Development Institute
An educational association committed to promoting the understanding of organization development (OD). Known for its international commitment and dedication to building the profession of OD.

Organization Development Network
Professional society for organization development practitioners.

Scanlon Leadership Network
A nonprofit association involved in the promotion of employee involvement, gainsharing, employee suggestion systems, and other methods of increasing employee participation. Current members recommend you for membership.

Work in America Institute
The Work in America Institute mission is to advance the productivity and quality of an individual’s work life through sound human resource practices applicable to all workplaces. They stress high performance for their corporation only members.

The premier leadership organization to emphasize compensation, benefits and total rewards, WorldatWork (formerly the American Compensation Association) has adopted a name which more accurately reflects its mission.

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