President's Letter June 2020


    On behalf of our Membership and Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you to the Human Resource Management Association of Central Massachusetts.  If you are a current member, THANK YOU for your continued support and for helping us drive our chapter forward.  If you are interested in joining this very dynamic and diverse group of individuals, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.

    This is a very special time for HRMA of Central MA. As we begin planning the celebration of our 75th year, we also have to pause and reflect on what we’ve all experienced over the past few months. As we see the impact COVID-19 has taken both globally and locally, along with the uncertainty of how long it will last, many of us are left feeling overwhelmed and untethered. Communication, transparency, patience, courage and agility are needed now more than ever; both at work and at home. As HR leaders, we’re uniquely equipped to rise to the occasion.  Here at HRMA of Central MA, we know that we WILL get through this, together

    The HRMA of Central MA board and committee members are here to support you. We are a team of volunteers, who are dedicated to helping our HR community. We’ve always relied on the commitment of our volunteers and business partners to bring you networking opportunities, interesting meeting topics, useful tools and resources and the professional development you need to be the best HR professional possible. This has not changed; in fact we’re working even more closely with our extended community to ensure we’re providing you the right level of support, while finding new and innovative ways to meet your needs. With this mission in mind, we want to make this renewal season and its transition as smooth and seamless for our members as possible. 

    On behalf of the HRMA of Central MA board of directors, I am pleased to offer our current members complimentary, continued membership through the end of the 2020 calendar year.* For new members wishing to join, we have opened 2020-2021 new member online applications earlier than EVER!  New members can take advantage of our resources and partnerships starting NOW! Simply click here. All existing and new members are welcome to participate in our upcoming meetings, including two BONUS virtual meetings this summer. Details to follow! Members, keep those referrals coming in! We will have your ‘thank you’ coffee shop gift cards ready for you as soon as we can get together again.  Monitor our website for upcoming committee meetings and other volunteer opportunities. Be sure to check out our COVID-19 resource center

    We are also pleased to share that your HRMA of Central MA membership will continue to include a complimentary NEHRA membership (the Northeast Human Resources Association - the largest HR professional association in the Northeast with over 2,200 members), which includes full access to the NEHRA website, member pricing for all programs, and access to the Career Center and NEHRA Job Board!  This benefit alone sets us apart from other chapters. We are so grateful to NEHRA for their support and partnership. 

    Lastly, I’d like to encourage everyone to stay connected to each other. We have built an amazing HR community and we’re all in this together. Let’s continue to do all we can to stay connected and support each other! Please join one of our summer series HRMA Central MA board meetings. We will host two “open forum” meetings in which we invite members to join us for the first half of our board meeting. Together, we promise to offer all we can to continue to move our chapter forward.  We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please reach out to me at any time. Thank you for this opportunity to serve as your President. I look forward to seeing what we can do together! 

    Truly yours,

    Aimee Jalbert, SHRM-SCP

    President, HRMA of Central MA

    [email protected]


    *For complimentary extension through 12.31.20, members who are in good standing are required to complete three steps: Log into your member account: update/upload your photo; update your contact information and fill in any missing information. Once completed, please renew by using the 2020 COVID group renewal option (at the very bottom of the renewal), which in turn extends your membership through 12.31.2020.