FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q:   Can I purchase a membership for my company and have different HR representatives attend meetings under that membership.

A:    No, GMSHRM members are individual membership, rather than corporate memberships.  GMSHRM memberships are non-transferable and not assignable.

Q:   Does GMSHRM permit solicitation of business at dinner meetings and other events.

A:    No, members may not actively solicit business from any other member at Chapter meetings, unless the members is attending the event in the capacity of a meeting sponsor.  Any Member who engages in (or brings a guest who engages in) unwanted solicitation or obtains names of other Members without Board consent for future solicitation, may have their membership revoked by the Board of Governors.

Q:   Can I get my registration fee refunded, if I am unable to attend an event for which I registered.

A:   GMSHRM will refund your registration fee if you cancel your registration, by contacting Laura Silverman, Chapter Administrator, at least 72 hours prior to the event.  Because GMSHRM must guarantee numbers for events 72 hour prior to the event, costs are incurred by GMSHRM for individuals who cancel at a later point. 

Q:   If I join GMSHRM in October, will I still need to pay to renew my membership at the end of the year?

A:   GMSHRM memberships run on a calendar year cycle, so all members must renew at year end.  However, if a member joined in the 4th Quarter of the preceding year (e.g., October through December), he or she will not need to pay the renewal fee to renew for the subsequent year.

Q:   Why does GMSHRM need my home address in my profile and will it be included in the membership directory information?

A:   GMSHRM requests your home contact information to ensure that it can contact you if you change employment.  Your membership belongs to you individually, not your corporation, so we want to ensure that we can communicate with you long term.  If you do not want your home contact information to be visible in the membership directory, you can make that choice in your profile.  Also, you can select to have your mail from GMSHRM sent to either your work or home address.