Who we are - our purpose

Frequently Asked Questions

 Who is IHRC?

International Human Resources Community (IHRC) is an affiliated community of the Zürcher Gesellschaft für Personal-Management (ZGP), the largest regional 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
  • 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.
  • Membership is personal and not transferable.

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

Can I attend an event before deciding to join IHRC?

A member of the Core Team or the ZGP/IHRC office needs to approve your ‘one time’ participation if you are not already an IHRC member. Following attendance to one of our events, you will be contacted and asked to provide a feedback and to see if you would like to join IHRC.

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.

How can I register and pay the fee?
You can register per email or via website.
Once you have registered by completing the membership application form  you will receive a confirmation and invoice from IHRC.

Where do IHRC Events take place?
Event locations are announced in regular e-mail invitations sent by IHRC.
IHRC Events are at venues centrally located in the Zürich area.

How is a typical event run?
Breakfast Dialogue start at 8.00 AM with coffee and Gipfeli served at the event.
Presentation and discussion takes place until around 9:15 AM.
Lunch & Learn sessions start at 11:30 AM with sandwiches and cakes served on arrival.
Presentation and discussion lasts until around 1:15 PM.

Who organizes the events? How do I know about an event?
The Core Team together with the ZGP/IHRC office organizes the regular events. Upcoming events are announced and published on the IHRC website.  
You’ll also receive invitations by email from IHRC.

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