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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

Member Benefits Overview


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


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 18 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? Discover our PIHRA Chapters. You can find the typical meeting time, date, and venue for each PIHRA Chapter’s monthly meeting. Please note our website functions best when using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.

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 To further customize your PIHRA notifications, visit

3. Attend Conferences and Seminars

California HR Conference –  Next year’s conference is coming up on 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.

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.

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.

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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’s LinkedIn Group. 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.

Scroll down for more ways to connect on social media!

7. Attend PIHRA Virtual Events

HR Webinars:

PIHRA is providing a free weekly webinar series to support HR professionals during the age of COVID-19, an additional webinars that are free for PIHRA members to attend.

Mondays at 2:15pm PT: Weekly COVID-19 Series (free to the public)

Thursdays at 11:30am PT: Weekly General HR Education Series (free for members, nominal cost for the public)

Sign up for email invitations by filling out this form, or view upcoming topics here.

HR Chats:

Reconnect with your local HR Community virtually!

It’s official: we’re starting the virtual HR party. Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t be social! We’ve been cooking up themed opportunities for you to connect with one another as HR professionals.

Register to join us for a PIHRA HR Coffee Hour, HR Lunch Hour, or an HR Happy Hour of your choice! We listed upcoming opportunities on its own webpage, so you might want to bookmark for easy access. 

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 18 chapters where you can connect with colleagues and over 4,000 HR professionals. Toggle Thru Below:

1. Mineral 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, 5:00 am – 5:00 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:

Make sure you’re logged into your PIHRA membership, then click here.

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!

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HR Certification Prep Courses

PIHRA offers preparation courses for both HRCI and SHRM certification, and PIHRA members enjoy the lowest registration rates. See more details at!

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. Visit to enter the PIHRA Career Center!

3. Discounts

Learn about your discounts with PIHRA, CalChamber, QuikPark, and more!

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-> PIHRA Online Learning – Free Access to Virtual Education Sessions

-> PIHRA Workplace Training Discounts

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. Train your employees at NO COST

In an effort to help keep employees healthy, connected and engaged during this unprecedented crisis, PIHRA and Custom Corporate Communications (C3) will be offering free, live video-based training to qualified companies.

Training topics include:

• Full Microsoft Office suite computer training

• Leadership Development

• Process Improvement (Lean/Six Sigma)

• Time Management

• Project Management

• COVID-19 safety guidelines for organizations

• and many more

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These free training programs are eligible for qualified PIHRA members.  

→ To see if your company qualifies, complete this contact form to be contacted by a representative.


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: PIHRA Workplace: Powered by Mineral

Welcome to the PIHRA Workplace

Become a PIHRA Member today to start using the PIHRA Workplace. Are you a PIHRA member and having trouble logging into the PIHRA Workplace? Not to worry. The PIHRA Membership team is here to help. Email us at or call (424) 329-0210.


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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 or (424) 329-0210 so we can help you troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing.

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

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PIHRA Learn Course Catalog

Explore the LEARN Catalog to review over 250 learning modules.

PIHRA Learn core courses are now available to PIHRA members as an included member benefit as of January 1, 2023. You can administer the core courses to all your workforce. The included courses include topics ranging from risk management to customer service. PIHRA Learn also includes the mandatory AB1825/SB 1343 sexual harassment training for supervisors and employees and important safety training at an added cost. This is an affordable way PIHRA members can stay in compliance, provide the necessary training for their workforce, and save their company thousands of dollars!

To inquire about PIHRA Learn please complete this form or contact Courtni Tyrrell at (503) 334-3928 or

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PIHRA Workplace Mineral Overview

PIHRA Workplace Demo Webinar

Click here to view a full demo of the newly expanded PIHRA Workplace benefits for 2023-2024.


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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Like Us!

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Follow Us!

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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