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President's Message


On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am excited to welcome you to HR/NY, the NYC Chapter of SHRM.  I am thrilled to begin my second term as President for the 2014-2015 year and look forward to working with our 25 Special Interest Groups (SIGS), Committees, and our entire membership!  We are chapter 0001, the first chapter which started more than 65 years ago.


By being a member of HR/NY you are invited to take advantage of these great benefits:

  • Attend 40+ events each year, inclusive of 20 FREE and additional Paid Programs including:

*Annual all-day HR Management Conference and Legal and Legislative Conference
*Strategic Series for C-level professionals
*Speaker Select Series with authors’ presentations
*Annual Legal Update
*Bi-Weekly Seminars

*Annual Chapter Event

*Networking Events

  • Receive Recertification credit hours for attending our seminars
  • Explore areas of common interest through members-only Special Interest Groups.
  • Find new job opportunities through our HR Job Postings
  • Address your recruitment needs with free Job Postings on our website.
  • Access members-only content on, including an interactive Member Directory.
  • Keep up to date on the latest issues and trends affecting the workplace.
  • Receive a free six-month subscription to Crain's New York Business
  • Benefit from our Strategic Partnerships with WorldatWork and discounts for HR Train & PayScale
  • And of course…. Enjoy Networking


Since you are now on our website, look at our SIGS and Committees and determine what groups interest you most.  The more you put into an organization, the more you derive the benefits.


Enhance your career - Join committees, take leadership roles as Chairs and Co-chairs, become a Board member, mentor new professionals, and make a difference!

If you are not currently a member, just click to join and experience all the member benefits of HR/NY!


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.


Arlene C. Newman

President, HR/NY