Emerging HR Professionals (EHRP)


As companies develop succession plans for their organization, affiliated SHRM chapters must also plan for the future. Due to the changes in the economy and the Southern California job market, many new graduates and young professionals interested in the HR field find it difficult to secure a position in this area. This is why it is important for the HR seasoned professionals to partner with the incoming “Emerging HR Professionals.”

Our objective is to build and strengthen relationships with emerging HR professionals, because they add a variety of ideas which bring new perspectives to today’s HR issues. We want to establish a mentoring program that will partner them with seasoned HR professionals to guide them as they grow in their career.

If you are a seasoned HR professional, or an emerging HR professional and are interested in being a part of our group, IE SHRM Emerging Human Resources Professionals, please contact us at emerginghrprofessionals@ieshrm.org.

Thank you.

Sarah Thompkins
Emerging Human Resources Professionals Chair
Inland Empire SHRM


By joining, you will be given opportunities to learn and be mentored by experienced HR professionals through workshops and quarterly meet and greets.


Become an EHRP Mentor!

Here’s a new way to volunteer with IE SHRM, become a mentor for an Emerging HR Professional or Student.

What is a mentor?  A mentor is a coach, a cheerleader and adviser to individuals that are looking for the knowledge you have.  A mentor acts as a sounding board and provides feedback and expert advice on career and professional development. A mentor provides suggestions, tools and resources that individuals can use in developing their career plans.

Mentoring new HR professionals is an investment in the future of our industry and in the success of the future workforce. It's a way we can influence our workplaces and our industry to reflect our values.

Mentoring is flexible. The time commitment varies and is arranged between the mentor and the mentee based on their schedules and needs. Time spent mentoring can be as little as a few minutes to an hour per week and may last for just a few weeks, or as long as a few months.

To be a mentor you should be an experienced HR professional with knowledge, experience and time to share. Mentors may earn professional certification credits by assisting others in their career development.

Sign up today by emailing EHRP at emergingHRprofessionals@ieshrm.org, subject line “Mentor.”

How to Join EHRP or Mentor

If you are interested in joining EHRP or mentoring, please email us at emerginghrprofessionals@ieshrm.org and indicate if you are interested in being a mentor or joining the group in the subject line.

Workshops & Events

Future EHRP Events:

Feb. 9, 2019 - Mentor matching / Speed Networking Event

April 6, 2019 - TBD

June 8, 2019 - TBD

August 3, 2019 - TBD

October 5, 2019 - TBD


Time: 9 am – 11 am.  (There will be ample time for networking after the training.)

Location:  Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, 3985 University Ave., Riverside, CA

Cost:  $15.00

For more information email emerginghrprofessionals@ieshrm.org.

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