Who we are - our purpose

 Who is IHRC?

International Human Resources Community (IHRC) is an affiliated community of the Zürcher Gesellschaft für Personal-Management (ZGP), the largest HR Community in Switzerland with close to 3’000 members.

What are the benefits of joining the IHRC?

The IHRC is a network for English speaking international HR professional working in Switzerland.  

  • A platform for HR professionals representing a wide spectrum of organizations (multinationals, small and mid-sized companies, international not-for-profit organization, etc.) to share ideas, knowledge and network.
  • A forum for learning and development opportunities that increase knowledge and best practice sharing on specific HR related topics.


IHRC cooperates on select projects and cross-promotes it activities through the following channels:

  • LinkedIn
  • European Association for People Management (EAPM)
  • ZGP - the largest professional body for people management in Switzerland
  • Firms and non-profits organizations doing primary research on HR related themes.

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. Please do not hesitate to contact our core team exponents at any moment
  • Membership is personal and not transferable. Networking is a personal thing!

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

What is included in the membership fee?

The standard individual membership fee is CHF 300.–/p.a. 
If a person in your organization is already a member of ZGP, the annual membership fee is CHF 180.–/p.a.

Dual membership (ZGP & IHRC) is CHF 400.–/p.a.

Registrations from July 1st onwards are charged half the annual fee.
Lunch & Learn and Breakfast dialogues are free for active members.
Members receive reduced prices for the annual Symposium and other special events where an admission fee is required.