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Member Benefits: Orientation

Welcome, New Members!

Welcome to PIHRA! We are delighted to serve you as a member of Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA). Please consult this page to learn how to get the most from your PIHRA membership.

"PIHRA has been the backbone of my career in HR.  Throughout my 12 year membership I have benefited from continuing education with an array of knowledgeable speakers, networking opportunities, affordable rates, and most of all a sense of support and belonging." -Irma Kason, PHRca, SHRM-CP

New Member Orientation

The new member orientation is a 45 minute long interactive presentation. The goal of the session is to provide information to new members to help them get the most out of their membership. Topics covered include PIHRA home office contact information, key member services and programs, and various strategies to connect with our membership of over 4,000 PIHRA members and stakeholders. Please sign up for the next webinar at pihra.org/calendar.

Learning & Networking

As a member, you benefit from access to continuing education and tools to advance your career. Network through attending monthly meetings and events at 17 chapters where you can connect with colleagues and over 4,000 HR professionals. Toggle Thru Below:

1. Attend Monthly Meetings

Receive SHRM professional development credit and/or HRCI recertification credit, meet new people, and grow your network – all over breakfast or lunch!

Browse the PIHRA Calendar. The PIHRA Calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all meetings and events. Log in to register for any meeting that catches your eye!

Not sure where the closest meeting is? View the map of PIHRA Chapters. This page lists the typical meeting time, date, and venue for each PIHRA Chapter’s monthly meeting. Please note this map and other pages on our website may not function correctly on Internet Explorer.

2. Sign Up for Monthly Meeting E-mail Updates

Subscribe to your preferred lists of PIHRA Chapters to receive information regarding the monthly meetings that may be most convenient for you. Sign up for these emails at pihra.org/stayinformed.

3. Attend Conferences and Seminars

California HR Conference –  Next year’s conference will be held August 30 – September 2, 2020 in LONG BEACH, CA! Our objective is for you to walk away with new connections, strategies, and innovative ideas to move your organization forward. Connect with practitioners, presenters and providers at every session and social event. You can customize your conference experience to get the most out of your continuing education and recertification. You’ll also discover the solutions providers in the Expo present to learn about innovative products and services, and the latest industry trends. cahrconference.org

PIHRA 2020 Legal Update! Join over 1,000 human resource professionals and business owners at the PIHRA® Annual Legal Update series, the largest HR employment law seminar in California. Experienced employment law attorneys will present important court cases from recent months and discuss how the 2019 changes in California and federal laws will affect your employment decisions. Session topics included wage and hour, health care reform, EEOC, California, discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, social media, and workplace safety. pihra.org/legalupdate

4. Monthly PIHRA Webinar Series

5. Club PIHRA

Club PIHRA is a special interest group providing spectacular quarterly events, to which PIHRA members, nonmembers, and business owners all over Southern California are invited. Attendees can expect the following:

Network with peer professionals and providers of employee benefit and recreational opportunities.

Enjoy discount tickets for popular Southern California attractions.

Visit and experience the best attractions Southern California has to offer.

Discover resources and learn how to host special events for your organizations.

Previous Events: Pirates Dinner Adventure, Day at the L.A. Zoo, Hornblower Cruise in Marina del Rey, Club PIHRA on the Santa Monica Pier, CityWalk Progressive Night, PIHRA Funday at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and so much more.

6. Networking Online with PIHRA

Use the PIHRA Forum to access your network of PIHRA peers – ask questions, lend a hand, and get to know other professionals. To get started, read the PIHRA Forum FAQ’s.

Join PIHRA on LinkedIn. Members who request to join will be approved within 3-5 business days.

Search the Member Directory to find someone in a specific role, or follow up from a monthly meeting.

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Learning & Advocacy:
Solve Critical HR Issues

As a member, you benefit from access to continuing education and tools to advance your career. Network through attending monthly meetings and events at 17 chapters where you can connect with colleagues and over 4,000 HR professionals. Toggle Thru Below:

1. ThinkHR Services

You should receive an email with username and login information within six weeks of joining PIHRA. Please alert the Membership Team if you have not received the emails after six weeks.

Ask An HR Advisor offers a team of HR experts standing by to answer your questions and provide guidance Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Central.

HR Compliance Center offers thousands of forms, documents, tools, and checklists plus the up-to-date news you need to take the mystery out of human resource practices.

How to Access:

Visit pihra.org/workplace and look for the login box.

Your ThinkHR Username: the email address associated with your PIHRA membership.

Your ThinkHR Password: within six weeks of joining, you will receive an e-mail from ThinkHR with a link to customize your password. Please contact membership@pihra.org if you need us to re-send that welcome email.

2. PIHRA Forum

Post in the PIHRA Forum to consult your peers in HR who have been there, and done that.

Need help getting started? Read this FAQ to learn how to subscribe to Forum postings, add a signature to your posts, and more.

Other Benefits & Discounts

1. Continuing Education

Learn about your discounts on tuition at UCLA Extension, Brandman University, and more!
Certification Prep Courses

PIHRA will offer preparation courses for the new SHRM certification. Sign up for more information at pihra.org/hrcertification!

2. PIHRA Career Center

Visit the PIHRA Career Center to post or browse for open positions in Human Resources.

PIHRA members enjoy a discount when posting open positions. Please call Katherine Piaget, Career Center manager, at (512) 672-6033 to request your PIHRA Member Discount.

3. Discounts

Learn more about your PIHRA Member Discounts, including: CalChamber
Online PIHRA Learn trainings
and more!

4. The PIHRA HR Weekly

The PIHRA HR Weekly is our weekly e-newsletter, an automatic benefit to our members. Watch for the PIHRA HR Weekly in your inbox on Thursday of every week.

5. CareerArc

CareerArc is a tool you can use to prepare yourself for the next phase of your career.


Member Benefits: PIHRA HR Weekly!

PIHRA HR Weekly: Our Newsletter

The fastest way to stay on top of news for human resource professionals.

A weekly snapshot of the human resources profession with news from leading industry publications and blogs, as well as other top news sources.

Summaries of what matters to you, written by expert editors to save you time and keep you informed on current on industry trends, educational resources, and powerful stories.

Now you can keep current with your industry without having to sift through the news every day. You don’t need to be a member of the association to take advantage of this free service.

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Member Benefits: ThinkHR!

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New members: full access to this benefit can take up to 3 weeks. Please contact membership@pihra.org for assistance.


Once you’ve enrolled, please allow two weeks to access this member benefit if you are a new member or reactivating after being lapsed. Having trouble? Not a member? Do not hesitate to contact PIHRA at membership@pihra.org or (310) 416-1210 ext. 810 so we can help you troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing.

PIHRA Learn Course Catalog

Explore the LEARN Catalog to review over 250 learning modules that members can now access.

PIHRA Learn includes the mandatory AB1825/SB 1343 sexual harrassment training for supervisors and employees. Comply and save your company thousands of dollars!

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PIHRA Comply Datasheet

Thousands of forms, documents, tools, and checklists plus the up-to-date news you need to take the mystery out of the human resource practices.

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PIHRA Live Datasheet

A team of HR experts standing by to answer your questions and provide guidance Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Pacific. Call 855-306-6460 and provide required information for access.

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PIHRA Learn Datasheet

Enterprise training solution to develop employees and ensure compliance.
To inquire about PIHRA Learn contact Courtney Franco at 925.225.1100 ext 229 or cfranco@thinhr.com

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PIHRA Workplace ThinkHR Overview

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Member Benefits: PIHRA Connect

Increase Your Network!

Connect with your local HR community through Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA).

Connect with over 7,000 HR Professionals

Learn about the programs and value that the PIHRA membership offers

Join the discussion related to issues that can affect your organization

Meet Up!

Sign up to receive personal invitations for face-to-face HR happenings near you!

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Sign up for our Newsletter “PIHRA HR Weekly” and receive a weekly digest of all things HR!

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Subscribe to PIHRA Forums, post messages, and keep in touch with your PIHRA peers!

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New! Get Certified!

Our SHRM Certification online study group. Post discussions. Ask questions. Interact with others!

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Link Up!

Stay up to date on what’s relevant for HR Professionals on LinkedIn in SoCal.

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Follow us for bite-sized nuggets of HR news and wisdom – perfect to read on your lunch break.

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Watch Us!

Can check out the California HR Conference, and hear from current PIHRA members!

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