What’s the Reason?

What can I say?  I have been spoiled.  For as long as I can remember, my SHRM membership has cost $160 per year.  However, we were recently notified that SHRM decided to raise that to $180 per year.

Now, in one breath, that’s still very low compared to many other organizations.  However, in another breath, the price hike couldn’t have come at a worse time.  Every study I’ve seen indicates that there are more HR Professionals out of work than ever before.  And many companies are also choosing to eliminate or outsource their HR Departments.  So why, in turn, would the world’s largest HR organization decide to raise their dues?

Interesting, this price hike came at the same time that SHRM’s Board of Directors quietly voted to increase their annual honorariums.  You can read more on that story here.

At the end of the day, they’re the biggest fish and I’m still going to be a member.  But their recent actions can’t help one but wonder…

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