Member organisations

The APFHRM has members that are HR and people management associations from the Asia Pacific region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

To find out more about APFHRM and its affiliated member associations and to apply for membership, please download the APFHRM brochure.


Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals and currently has in excess of 19,000 members.

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Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management (BSHRM)

To provide leadership within the communities by promoting the recognition and growth of HR professionals through education, networking, shared resources and knowledge, with a commitment to such values as human dignity, rights and development.

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Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI)

Like other professional institutions in Fiji, the inception of the FHRI was not by chance, but rather a well thought out initiative by a group of HR professionals with a common thought to develop our nation’s most valuable asset, its people.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)

As the most representative professional human resource institute in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) currently has over 4,600 individual and corporate members.

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National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM)

National Institute of Personnel Management is the premier all-India Institute of professionals engaged in personnel management, industrial relations, labour welfare and human resources development. It has a nation-wide membership of over 11,500 Individual Members and over 300 Institutional members spread over 52 chapters.

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Japan Society for Human Resource Management (JSHRM)

The Japan Society for Human Resource Management, JSHRM, was created in 2000 with the aim to establish the HRM professionalism in Japan

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Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM)

Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management established in 1975 as a national institute conducting professional training, consultation and support services for HR professionals.

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New Zealand

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ)

The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand is a not-for-profit membership association for anyone working in human resources.

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Pakistan Society of Human Resource Management

Pakistan Society for Human Resource Management is committed to providing leadership in HR excellence. It is the professional association for HR practitioners and those involved in the business of people management.

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Human Resources Institute (PNGHRI)

Papua New Guinea Human Resource Institute (PNGHRI) is Papua New Guinea’s lead HR professional body with about 1000 members and 100 corporate members. PNGHRI has been incorporated in 1997 under the country’s Association Incorporation Act, but was in existence since 1957 as the Society of HR Professionals.

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People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP)

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) is a professional, non-stock, not-for-profit organization of member-companies and individual management executives engaged or interested in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) work.  Founded in 1956, PMAP continues the tradition of its forefathers in advancing the profession of human resource management.

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Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)

The Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) is a not-for-profit professional organisation that owns a strong network of over 3,000 members and organisations that collectively represent the interest of some 750,000 employees in Singapore.

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Sri Lanka

Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka

In 1959, a small group of professionals founded the Institute with the objective of developing the profession of Personnel Management. Subsequently the Institute was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976.

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Chinese Taipei - Chinese Human Resource Management Association (CHRMA)

The CHRMA was established in January 1992 and is a nationwide organization composed primarily of human resource professionals.

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Personnel Management Association of Thailand (PMAT)

The Personnel Management Association of Thailand (PMAT) is the center of HRM and HRD professional association for all levels of HR professionals.

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Human Resources Association

The Human Resources Association (also referred to as HRA) is a professional organization established on a voluntary and equality basis of organizations and individuals from all sectors in Vietnam who work in human resource management area or are related to human resource management on a national scale.

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Member organisations