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.
Mobile Discount App – access to discounts from almost 30 nationwide retailers and service providers.
Professional recognition – chartered membership means all members can be easily recognised with one of four post-nominals (EPMHRNZ, CMHRNZ, CFHRNZ and DistFHRNZ).
Preferential Member Rates for Events
There are 15 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, discussion groups, seminars, workshops and informal Café Connects.
HRNZ provide a variety of National conferences and events:
Preferential Members rates for Branch and National events
Local Networking events
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Conferences – The HR Conference + Expo (Annually), HRNZ Summits (Quarterly - Virtual), HRNZ Research Forum (Bi-annually)
Special Industry Events
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 online Mentoring Programme is also available at no cost for members.
The Professional Development Programme aligns with the HRNZ HR Competencies.
Preferential Member rates to Professional Development Programme which includes an extensive range of courses and webinars
Internationally benchmarked HRNZ HR Competencies
Access to an Online Mentoring Programme at no cost to members
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 Knowledge Base, for 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
Chartered Membership Accreditation
HRNZ encourages members to apply for Chartered 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
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
Research Funding (commissioned by the Board to enhance the practice of Human Resource Management and development in New Zealand)
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 Benefits
Four issues of HR Magazine
Access to selected webinars at no charge
Up to $270
Discounts on selected courses under Strategic Alliances MoU's
Up to 10% off selected courses
NZ HR Conference + Expo
Up to $600 savings
Professional Development Courses
Discounted for members
Up to $400 savings
Time saved by using HRNZ HR Guides
Opportunities for professional recognition via Chartered Membership and HRNZ Awards Programme
Opportunity for involvement with local/national committees
HRNZ MEMBERSHIP VALUE