AIM Announces Human Resource Alliances

Posted by Lori Bourgoin on Jul 6, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) announced today that it has entered into alliances with two prominent human-resources organizations to expand learning and professional development opportunities for HR professionals throughout the region.

NEHRA.jpgAIM and the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) have forged an agreement that will provide AIM members with discounted access to NEHRA’s job board, core programs and conferences. NEHRA members will in turn qualify for special pricing on AIM HR Roundtables and Just-in-Time Webinars.

Separately, AIM and the HR Certification Institute (HCRI) have agreed to an initiative that will provide HR professionals who work for AIM-member companies credit toward renewing important professional credentials such as the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources). Member HR professionals will also get a discount on HCRI certification exams.

“AIM is delighted to embark upon two collaborations that will provide HR professionals with a convenient pathway to learning and professional recognition,” said Gary McDonald, Executive Vice President of the AIM Employers Resource Group.

“We have tremendous respect for both NEHRA and HCRI and look forward to making their programs and services accessible to AIM members.

The benefits of the NEHRA agreement for AIM members include:

  • Special pricing for the NEHRA job board (NEHRA Members $250, AIM Members $300, NON-Members $350)
  • Fifteen percent discount on NEHRA Core Programs
  • Special pricing on NEHRA’s September conference in Falmouth:

Founded 30 years ago, NEHRA counts more than 2,000 individual members. The organization’s goal is to help HR professionals “connect, grow and thrive” by providing relevant and timely educational programs, access to tools and resources, and myriad opportunities to network with peers.  

“We believe that this partnership will extend the ability of our members to grow professionally and connect with colleagues in their ‘neighborhood’ on a regular basis.  It will expand their access to timely and relevant information that will help then be successful in their jobs and careers – adding value to their organizations,” said Carol Edson, Director of Membership and Partnership at NEHRA.

HRCI.jpgThe alliance with HRCI is a major win for AIM and its members.  HRCI-certified staff and AIM members now enjoy the following benefits:

  • Up to 12 credit hours toward the 60 credit hours required to gain HRCI recertification;
  • $50 discount off any HRCI certification exam;
  • The opportunity to attend HRCI events and access HRCI services.

HR Certification Institute, headquartered in the U.S., is the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession. Over the last 40 years, HRCI has certified more than 500,000 HR professionals in 100 countries.

AIM is the largest employer association in Massachusetts, representing the interests of more than 4,000 company members. AIM’s mission is to promote the well-being of its members and their employees and the prosperity of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by improving the economic climate of Massachusetts, advocating fair and equitable public policy, and providing relevant, reliable information and excellent services. 

AIM members seeking more information may contact Katelyn Buckley,, or contact:

Nella Deaza, Partnership Account Manager
1725 Duke Street, Suite 700
Alexandria, Virginia USA 22314
Direct: 571-551-6725

Carole Edson,Director of Membership and Alliances
One Concord Farm
490 Virginia Road, Ste. 32 
Concord, MA 01742


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