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Membership Benefits

Branch Events – networking, professional development and problem sharing with other like-minded HR professionals in your local area.

Professional Development – member discounted rates for leading edge PD courses and webinars.

Access to the latest HR news and research through Human Resources Magazine, Industry News and HRNZ LinkedIn Groups.

National Events – member discounted rates on events including the NZ HR Awards, HR Virtual Summits and Future Workplace Forum.

Mobile Discount App – access to discounts from almost 30 nationwide retailers and service providers.

Professional recognition – accreditation means all members can be easily recognised with one of four post-nominals (APMHRNZ, CMHRNZ, CFHRNZ and DistFHRNZ).

Free online access to Legal  and Tax  advice service.

Preferential Member Rates for Events

There are 16 HRNZ branches nationwide run by locally elected volunteer leaders, which provide opportunities for members to meet and share experiences with other practitioners. Branch event programmes include a wide range of meetings, networking events, special interest groups, seminars, workshops and informal Café Connects.

HRNZ provide a variety of National events:

Preferential Members rates for Branch and National events

Local Networking events

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

HR Virtual Summits (Quarterly - Virtual), HRNZ Future Workplace Forum (Annually - In person)

Special Industry Events

NZ HR Awards

Professional Development & Recognition

HRNZ's Professional Development Programme of courses, seminars and webinars helps members at all levels of experience and expertise to develop the skills and knowledge they need for effective professional practice and to keep up to date with the latest trends in Human Resource management and deployment.

The HRNZ Mentoring Programme is also available at no cost for members.

The Professional Development Programme aligns with the HRNZ capability framework - The Path.

Preferential Member rates to Professional Development Programme which includes an extensive range of courses and webinars

Industry benchmarked HRNZ Capability Framework - The Path

NZ HR Awards

Source of Professional Information and Publications

HR professionals must have the resources to keep themselves and their colleagues informed of trends and developments in this critical field of management. HRNZ's publications and information services contribute to your knowledge and information base.

HumanResources magazine (quarterly)

HRNZ website – including HR resources, HR guides and tools

NZ HR News Section and HR News (monthly eNewsletter)

New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management – an online academic journal sponsored by HRNZ

Research, Remuneration Surveys, and Retention & Engagement Surveys

Social Media Forums: LinkedIn 

Professional Accreditation

HRNZ encourages members to apply for Chartered Membership and Accredited Professional Membership. Members can gain formal recognition of their skills, knowledge and experience in Human Resource Management and development. Chartered status is open to all who work in and are interested in the Human Resources profession as a current financial member of HRNZ. The first level of Chartered Membership is recognised with the post-nominal CMHRNZ. The second and third levels are Chartered Fellow (CFHRNZ) and Distinguished Fellow (DistFHRNZ).

Once achieved, Chartered Membership denotes that academics and HR practitioners have satisfied HRNZ that they have the particular qualifications, knowledge and experience, as well as possessing an ongoing commitment to HR professionalism and excellence in a tertiary or workplace environment.

Further Benefits include

Free Legal advice

Free Tax advice

Discounted Liability Insurance Scheme

Discounts at a range of nationwide retailers, accessible through the Mobile Discount App

Student Programme – includes discounted student membership, networking opportunities and Student Ambassador Programme

Strategic Alliances with a range of associations and organisations, both within New Zealand and internationally

HRNZ belongs to the Asia Pacific Federation for Human Resource Management and the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, and has close links with professional membership institutes around the world. Introductions can be provided for members seeking information or contacts in other countries, or HRNZ can make enquiries on your behalf

Estimated Membership Value

For those who prefer to quantify the benefits from HRNZ membership, the following are a few examples of the benefits of your membership.

Your Member BenefitsValue
The HR MagazineYour estimate
Free legal advice$200.00
Free tax advice$150.00
Discounts at a range of nationwide retailers (through Mobile App)Your estimate
Access to selected webinars at no chargeFrom $100
Discounts on selected courses under Strategic Alliances MoU'sUp to 10% off selected courses
Professional Development CoursesDiscounted for members
Research ReportsUp to $400 savings
Time saved by using HRNZ HR GuidesYour estimate
Opportunities for professional recognition via Chartered Membership and HRNZ Awards ProgrammeYour estimate
Opportunity for involvement with local/national committeesPriceless