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Garden State Council - SHRM

(856) 924-5117

The Garden State Council – SHRM (GSC) is a state level affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Management. It acts as a liaison between SHRM and its 11 chapters in New Jersey, ensuring that they have the information and resources necessary to carry out SHRM’s mission of “Serving the Professional” (STP) and “Advancing the Profession” (ATP). In addition, the GSC implements its own STP and ATP initiatives such as the annual NJ SHRM conference held in October of each year, and establishing partnerships with business-oriented organizations in the state such as the NJ Chamber of Commerce and NJBiz publications.

Gateway/SHRM Chapter

(201) 893-8776

The Gateway Chapter of SHRM, the Society for Human Resources Management, is at the center of commerce and industry, politics and culture in NJ. Based in Jersey City and serving HR professionals and their companies, the Gateway Chapter is vibrant and dynamic in serving the professional and the profession since 1998.

As Ellis Island is the Gateway to Freedom, our SHRM Gateway Chapter is the portal to Professional growth as we stand at the center of a renaissance in corporate, financial, manufacturing and service business growth being situated between Newark, Northern NJ and New York City.

Our Chapter’s mission is to provide Human Resource knowledge, information and skills development to HR professionals for their career growth and for the support of NJ employers, as well as our workforces either local, or around the globe.

The Gateway Chapter of SHRM is a 100% National Chapter and we are proud to support our members by offering monthly meetings, networking, and camaraderie to all who join.

HRMA Princeton


We are 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

Human Resources Association of Southern NJ

(302) 388-0273

The Human Resources Association of Southern New Jersey (HRA-SNJ), SHRM Chapter 260, has served professionals to exchange ideas about our work for over 58 years!  HRA-SNJ has been a "SHRM" Superior Award Chapter for every year since 1994.   HRA-SNJ provides the opportunity for our members to gain knowledge about the profession while networking with our colleagues to find solutions to the many issues, challenges and initiatives that we face as employers.

Over 100 local HR professionals are members of this chapter and we hope that you will become an active part of our valuable organization.

Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources

(732) 701-7155

The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) provides our members local access to services and programs dedicated to the advancement of Human Resources in New Jersey, particularly Monmouth and Ocean counties. Our mission is to provide our members with the opportunities to:

  • update & advance your skills through education in the principles of the Human Resource Profession
  • network with peers and exchange ideas in a professional forum
  • receive information on current & local legislative actions
  • browse our directory of local professionals also identified by expertise
  • collect literature and information that enhances the body of knowledge needed to practice our profession effectively

North Jersey Rockland Chapter

(201) 445-4355


We are proud to provide our membership with informative monthly meetings which allow them to keep abreast of current issues and developments in the human resource field; opportunities to enhance professional growth through participation in seminars, conferences and SHRM certification classes for SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP; development of leadership skills through active involvement in the chapter and utilizing those leadership skills to establish and promote high standards of professionalism. Additionally, meetings offer the opportunity to network with local HR professionals who can become an invaluable resource.

SHRM of Central New Jersey


We are a not-for-profit professional human resource organization providing our members with both broad-based and specialist approaches to meeting and resolving business problems. Our members meet on a monthly basis and participate in a wide array of meaningful professional development programs, exchange information and ideas, conduct cooperative research, and employment opportunities. We are dedicated to raising the standards of knowledge and performance in all phases of human resource management.

Chartered in 1970, SHRM of Central New Jersey has earned Superior Merit Award distinction from SHRM national every year since 1991 for adopting stellar, knowledge-driven programs and supportive systems for its members. Membership in national SHRM is required to join SHRM of Central N.J.

SHRM-Morris County Chapter


The SHRM-Morris County Chapter is a community of HR professionals offering monthly educational and networking opportunities for our members and the business community. We also provide programs and workshops that support member career transition, as well as community organizations seeking our expertise.

We pride ourselves on being a 100% chapter.  This means that our Chapter members are also members of SHRM Global.  This arrangement allows us to offer Chapter membership for free and to maintain chapter meeting fees at affordable rates.

Southern Shore HRMA of NJ

Cape May
(609) 380-7762

The Atlantic/Cape May chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has active chapter members who are HR practitioners with many local businesses.  We meet 6 times a year on the third Wednesday of the month at the Great Bay Country Club in Somers Point, conveniently located to the Garden State Parkway.  We also have 3 evening meetings a year at local restaurants.  Our monthly programs are educational and provide a Q&A period to allow time for members to engage with the presenters. 


For additional details about our chapter and the monthly programs, please visit our web site at   We hope you can join us and add our group to your professional network.

Staffing Management Association of New Jersey

(908) 840-4386

SMA-NJ, originally chartered March 30, 2004 as NJ Metro EMA, is a local, non-profit affiliate and staffing-focused specialty chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest Human Resources association with more than 250,000 members and 575 chapters worldwide.

As an influential voice in business, SHRM’s mission is to advance the Human Resource profession to ensure that it is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational, financial and operational business strategy. Similarly, SMA-NJ’s mission is to advance the staffing function within the HR profession by serving as New Jersey’s premier connection for talent acquisition and talent management professionals.

SMA-NJ supports statewide activities for colleagues interested in networking, benchmarking and professional development related to workforce planning, sourcing, screening, selection, assessment, metrics, systems, talent development and other related staffing issues. We invite you to learn how you can positively impact your company’s business goals and your career aspirations through membership in SMA-NJ.

Sussex Warren Human Resource Management Association

(973) 383-3233 x30

Meetings are held in Mt. Olive, NJ


The Sussex-Warren Chapter is a small and growing chapter that serves HR professionals who live and work in Sussex and Warren counties and surrounding areas. We offer our members relevant Chapter programming events certified for HRCI credit, legislative updates, volunteer opportunities, and the opportunity to network with member colleagues.

We advance the profession through our annual "financial pledge" to The SHRM Foundation, assisting in the planning of the Garden State Council's Annual Conference, advocating HRCI certification, and being a resource and partnering with local/community organizations such as the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce.

Tri-State Human Resources Management Association

(856) 216-1177

Tri-State Human Resource Management Association (TSHRMA) will be the high profile recognized source for professional expertise and individual development for human resources in its operating area. It will be a member-driven SHRM affiliated chapter that continues to grow by staying on the leading edge of human resource management issues, and by being innovative and creative in meeting member needs and expectations.