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International Human Resources Community

The International Human Resources Community in Switzerland aims to provide:

  • an English speaking network for international HR professional working in Switzerland and Swiss HR professionals working for organisations that operate internationally, 

  • a platform for HR professionals representing a wide spectrum of organisations (e.g. multinationals, small and mid-sized companies, international not-for-profit organisation, etc.) to share ideas, knowledge and support so they can grow professionally, 

  • a forum for learning and development opportunities to enhance knowledge and best practice sharing on specifically relevant topics, 

  • an international community to build professional and business relationships.

IHRC offers a wide range of dynamic and informative HR seminars, workshops, events and conferences. The events take place either early in the morning, during lunchtime or in the evening so you can combine our HR events easily with your business agenda!


This attractive and comprehensive offer awaits you - at the special rate of CHF 300:

  • Weekly newsletter on Mondays about developments and trends - we love Mondays! German
  • Orientation on the most important political developments affecting the labor market - in cooperation with die plattform German and French
  • 16 Webinars on current issues in labor law, social security law and cross-border issues (Kolloquien) - with minutes for reference Mostly German, Some English
  • 10-12 Best Practice Events – Members4members, up to 6 in English
  • 5 CHRO Insights - CHROs provide insight into their work and share their experiences, German or English
  • Flag ship events such as the (Schweizer Vergütungstag, KKL Luzern) with top speakers on current topics - as a member you benefit from the preferential price! Depending on the cooperation partner, German or English
  • Mentoring - as a Mentee or as a Mentor!

Membership criteria

The criteria for admission as a member are:

  • Seasoned HR professionals with established experience and interest in the area of international human resources as well as interest and respect for cross-cultural issues and a commitment to share knowledge and experiences for all to benefit.

  • Experience as an HR practitioner is required.

  • Membership is personal and not transferable.

  • Very good command of English. All meetings and correspondence will be in English.

If you feel unsure if there is a fit with you and the community, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help!

Members’ rights and obligations

Members have the right to participate in the programs and events organized by IHRC and enjoy all membership benefits offered. The members are obliged to pay the annual fees. They are charged half of the annual fee in case they join after June of the calendar year. The fee is non-refundable. Should members be in arrears with their fee payment their membership will be suspended. Members who wish to cancel their membership of IHRC need to do so in writing by end of September the latest before the end of the membership-year. Members are free to join ZGP as regular members and thus enjoy all membership rights and benefits.

Approval / Review of conditions

ZGP approves new members based on a completed application form which meets membership criteria and informs members in writing of their acceptance. SHRA is not obliged to provide reasons for non acceptance of membership applications. The SHRA Board maintains the right to change these conditions as it sees fit and can make changes without prior notice.

What are the criteria for membership?

  • Experienced and well established HR professionals interested in international human resources and who have a respect for cross-cultural issues.

  • Open to sharing knowledge and experiences for the benefit of the community.

  • Membership is personal and not transferable.

  • Professional working proficiency in English. All meetings and correspondence are in English.