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Welcome to SHRM Western CT


We are the Western Connecticut affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, our chapter offers networking, educational resources, professional development, updates on legislative changes affecting local employers and so much more.

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.

We invite you to attend any upcoming event – it’s the best way to see firsthand what we offer to HR professionals and those interested in entering the HR field.

If you are not a member of SHRM National, we encourage you to join that organization as well.  Together, we are better!   Fill out a membership application online at Don't forget to enter the SHRM Western CT Chapter (Chapter #441) info under local affiliate!

Upcoming Events

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  • March 9, 2021 - 12:00pm
    Webinar, delivered virtually

    This webinar will provide strategies for managing employees both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    John Stretton, attorney at Ogletree Deakins, will provide strategies for managing employees both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to ensure employment policies remain effective throughout the...

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News from SHRM

Employers Respond to Rising Substance Abuse with Treatment, Support

Fri, 05 Mar 2021
The pandemic led to a spike in alcohol and drug abuse—even among those who had never had a problem before.... Read more

New Unemployment Claims Tick Up, Ongoing Claims Continue to Fall

Thu, 04 Mar 2021
States reported that 745,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Feb. 27, an increase of... Read more

How to Conduct an HR Audit

Thu, 04 Mar 2021
By conducting regular HR audits, HR professionals can keep their organizations out of legal trouble and improve policies and procedures. Read more

Labor Department Officially Delays Independent-Contractor Rule

Thu, 04 Mar 2021
The U.S. Department of Labor has delayed a final rule clarifying who is an independent contractor versus an employee under... Read more