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    Who We Are/History

    The Cross Timbers Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM Affiliate Chapter #439) is comprised of human resource professionals located or working in the Cross Timbers area. The membership of the organization includes HR professionals, business owners, educators, and others that are involved with carrying out human resource functions or training within their organizations.

    CTSHRM was formed and chartered in 1985 by business professionals in the Erath county area. This organization creates a forum where local H.R. leaders can network and share information, promote the human resource profession within the local community, and create opportunities for leadership and professional development.

    Mission Statement

    As stated in our by-laws, the mission of CTSHRM is to provide a forum for the personal and professional development of our membership. This includes: (a) to provide an opportunity to develop leadership, managerial, public speaking and group decision-making skills; (b) to provide an arena for the development of trust relationships where common problems can be discussed; (c) to provide an opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to our members; (d) to provide a focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues; (e) to provide valuable information gathering and dissemination channels; (f) to serve as an important vehicle for introducing human resource management professionals to SHRM.

    CTSHRM supports the purposes of SHRM, which are to promote the use of sound and ethical human resource management practices in the profession. SHRM is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to HR and it’s mission is to serve the professional and to advance the profession.