About Us

Our Chapter

The Low Country Human Resources Association, chapter #638, has an average membership of 75 members who represent various businesses, educational facilities and government agencies from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Hardeeville and Ridgeland South Carolina. LCHRA has received the Superior Merit Chapter Award from SHRM, which recognizes excellence in operations and services to members. The chapter also received the 2005 Palmetto Serves Award and was nominated in 2005 and 2006 for the CIVITAS Award for Business Excellence by the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce. The chapter is an affiliate of SHRM. National membership is not required but strongly encouraged.

Our Mission

Serve the Professional, Advance the Profession.

Our Purpose

The purpose of this chapter shall be to provide support and leadership for the growth and development of the HR profession. To identify, research, and address issues confronting the HR profession. To provide for development of members of the HR profession and the public in general through education on HR Management. To promote professionalism of those engaged in the practice of HR Management, to promote a better understanding of mutual concerns and issues, and to foster professional cooperation between persons engaged in HR Management. To provide an opportunity for free exchange of ideas and discussions relating to all phases of HR Management, general management, and other areas of interest to the general membership. To render a service to the general membership and the entire community by offering advice and guidance on matters relating to HR Management. To support the international SHRM organization and the SHRM State Council. To join allied associations, to send delegates to national and regional meetings and conventions and to take any other general actions consistent with the purposes of this Chapter.

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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 200,000 individual members, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals by providing conferences, publication resources, government representation, professional emphasis groups and informational services which advance the human resource profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 120 countries.