SHRM Chattanooga

With 350 members in the Chattanooga area, SHRM Chattanooga is the local Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Our professional members offer expertise, to establish a strong HR foundation. Success in growing your company begins here!


Every growing business has to determine at what point the addition of employees is necessary. However, most entrepreneurs do not possess human resource (HR) knowledge, skills and abilities, to appropriately set up their HR “department”.  As employees are a company’s most valuable asset, it would only stand to reason that establishing strong, accurate HR policies and practices is the first step to ensuring success. 


SHRM Chattanooga professional HR members are willing to offer their expertise and guide business owners, to build a solid HR foundation on which to grow.  HR is so much more than just hiring and firing…it’s compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, organizational and employee development, legal compliance and all that these headers entail.  SHRM Chattanooga is THE place for all things HR in the Chattanooga area; and we are anxious to help you grow and succeed!


[ Please note: To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, neither SHRM Chattanooga, its members, affiliates or third party service providers shall be liable to users of our complimentary services for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages, or any other form of damages in any manner arising out of or in connection with the use of SHRM Chattanooga websites and services, regardless of the form of action or the basis of the claim or whether or not SHRM Chattanooga has been advised of the possibility of such damages. SHRM Chattanooga provides content as a service to users of Starting Block. It does not offer legal advice and cannot guarantee the accuracy or suitability of its content for a particular purpose. ]

Services Provided

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing (Specialty)
  • Industry (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Apprenticeship (Specialty)
  • Recruiting (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Insurance (Specialty)
  • Retention (Specialty)
  • Policies and Templates (Specialty)
  • Workforce Incentives (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Training

Management Issues

  • Human Resources (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Human Resources (Specialty)


  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Human Resources Training (Specialty)
Contact Information
Merri Mai Williamson
Post Office Box 6062
Chattanooga, TN 37401