Established in 1965, Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is a leading, not-for-profit, professional HR body, which
represents close to 3,000 members, comprising individuals and organisations across various industries.
Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) was officially registered on 24 November 1965, under its original name, Singapore Institute of Personnel Management (SIPM), by a core of dedicated pioneers in personnel management and industrial relations with 34 members.
A full-time SIPM Secretariat was set up on 1 March 1984 with two staff members – an Administrator and an Administrative Assistant. In August 1984, an Academic Board was set up to oversee the Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) Programme.
In 1993, the Institute’s name was changed to Singapore Institute of Human Resource Management (SIHRM). A year later, members of the Industrial Relations Society (Singapore) were absorbed into SIHRM and in 1998, the Institute’s name took on its present form.
PRODUCTS, INITIATIVES & SHARED SERVICES
SHRI comprises different core products and services: SHRI Academy, SHRI Corporate Learning & Consultancy Hub, SHRI Capability Development Centre and The Singapore Professionals’ & Executives’ Co-operative (SPEC). These services aim to promote continuous learning, upgrading and professional development.
Committed to promulgating and maintaining high standards of professionalism in human resource management and development, SHRI drives the HR agenda. We link and connect HR professionals and practitioners locally and overseas through our signature events and membership activities. We provide a comprehensive suite of events, conferences, seminars, dialogues and sharing sessions that serve as a springboard for corporations and individuals to find their own breakthroughs and transformations from discussions, exchanges, learning and networking.
With a wide-ranging educational curriculum and adult training courses, we advocate a culture of continual life-long learning and skill-upgrading to enhance and enable knowledge acquisition and skills development at both corporate and individual levels. Our academic programmes and workshops are customised to cater to the dynamic learning needs of the current workforce. SHRI aims to reach out to the different stratums of the workforce: from professionals, managers, executives, technicians (PMETs) to mature and retrenched workers as well as those under-going career transitions. We seek to provide them with resources and avenues to enhance their competency and maintain employability.
Some of our core initiatives include:
Organised by SHRI, the 11th World HR Congress & Business – Connect Exposition 2006 recorded a high point for the HR profession in Singapore. The event attracted 2,000+ delegates from 60+ countries, the highest number ever recorded in the history of WFPMA’s World HR Congresses.
The exposition was also the largest HR show in Singapore, with more than 90 exhibitors representing the human capital industry. The event was graced by Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong. Subsequently, SHRI launched its inaugural, local and international event: Singapore HR Congress & Business-Connect Exposition.