Skip to Page Content

Welcome to the

Aberdeen Area Human Resource Association



Established in 1985, we're 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.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!



The Aberdeen Area Human Resource Association exists to advance and support the Human Resource and related professions for Aberdeen and surrounding communities.


The Aberdeen Area Human Resource Association exists to make a difference for the employees and employers in the greater Aberdeen area.

Our vision is executed by:

  • Providing a forum to network, learn and share expertise
  • Equipping our members through educational opportunities that promote professional and personal development, and inspiring lifelong learning
  • Building strategic partnerships with business and community organization

Click Here for the 2017 Tax Form 990


SHRM Foundation

AAHRA helps shape the future of HR by supporting the SHRM Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charity affiliate of SHRM. The SHRM Foundation is dedicated to supporting HR professionals by providing scholarships and solutions.

Join Us!

  • Support AAHRA by making a donation to the SHRM Foundation
  • Volunteer:
    • Help with a local SHRM Foundation initiative hosted by our chapter.   
    • Review grant proposals, scholarship applications and educational resources.  

The SHRM Foundation's work includes:

  • Scholarships. The SHRM Foundation awards more than $295,000 annually in education, certification and conference scholarships to professional and student SHRM members and doctoral students.
  • Complimentary educational resources. The SHRM Foundation's Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The Foundation has also created a series of educational DVDs for SHRM chapter programming, staff trainings and executive education sessions.
  • Strategic thought leadership initiative. The SHRM Foundation in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is conducting a multi-phase program to identify and analyze critical trends likely to impact the workplace in 5-10 years.
  • Innovative academic research grants. The SHRM Foundation is a leading supporter of HR research.  Over the past three years, the SHRM Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to fund rigorous, original academic research with practical implications for HR management practice.



Upcoming Events

See All >
  • August 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Virtual Meeting via Zoom

    Kira Kimball - Cultural Competence

    Trainings are held from 11:00am-12:00pm, and the business meeting is held from 12:00pm-1:00pm. We will plan to hold all meetings via zoom until further notice.

    2. To RSVP, click here

  • September 9, 2021 to September 12, 2021
    Las Vegas, NV

    For further information and to register, please visit:  ...

  • September 15, 2021 to September 17, 2021
    Sioux Falls, SD

    We are excited to invite you to the 2021 SoDak SHRM State Conference – It’s a Jungle Out There!

    The conference will be held in Sioux Falls, SD from September 15th – 17th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.  We look forward to welcoming human resource and business...

Connect with us

Affiliate News

See All >

From our Blog

See All >
SHRM News RSS Feed

News from SHRM

Open Enrollment Guide & Resources

Fri, 23 Jul 2021
An HR professional's survival guide to employee benefits open enrollment season.... Read more

What Walmart’s New App Portends for the Future of HR Tech

Fri, 23 Jul 2021
One downside of the proliferation of new human resource technologies is that HR professionals and employees often find themselves navigating... Read more

Not All AI Is Really AI: What You Need to Know

Fri, 23 Jul 2021
A wide range of technology solutions purport to be “driven by AI,” or artificial intelligence. But are they really? Not... Read more

Ask HR: How Should I Approach Hiring a Candidate with a Criminal Record?

Fri, 23 Jul 2021
What are best practices for hiring people with criminal records? How should you deal with the CEO's son who may... Read more