The Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is a not-for-profit professional organisation representing human resource professionals, key decision-makers and interests of over 750,000 employees in Singapore. They come from a diverse range of industries in the private and public sectors. Founded in 1965, SHRI is committed to promulgating sound, effective and appropriate human resource practices. It is also dedicated to promoting and maintaining high standards of professionalism in human resource management and development.
An active player in the regional HR scene, SHRI is a member of the Asia Pacific Federation of HRM (APFHRM). SHRI was further affirmed of its contribution to the HR profession when Singapore was elected to take over from the United States and United Kingdom to assume the Secretary General and Treasurer role of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA) for the term 2006-2008. In May 2006, SHRI hosted the 11th World HR Congress and Business-Connect Exposition, which was the biggest international HR event ever to be held in Singapore.
Through collaborations with professional organisations and institutions of higher learning, SHRI continues to impact the HR profession, helping to mould the Nation human capital to world-class standards. Offering lifelong learning opportunities through courses ranging from the Basic Certificate in HRM and Certificate in Financial Services to the Master of HR, MBA and Master of Applied Finance, SHRI programmes are designed to accommodate students with different educational qualifications and career aspirations.
In addition to organising seminars and conferences, SHRI also conducts regular workshops on a variety of related topics to meet the developmental needs of human capital from diverse industries. These workshops provide fellow professionals with ample opportunities to network and keep abreast of current HR issues and government policies. Its close alliance with both international and regional HR institutes enables the Institute to keep up with the latest in global HR tends and development.
With the resounding success of the 11th World HR Congress and Business-Connect Exposition 2006 under our belt, SHRI continues to work in tandem with Singapore transformation to a knowledge economy and enable its workforce to meet the challenges of the global economy.