Seasonal operations come with a unique set of challenges. For 32 years, the Seasonal Human Resource Association has existed to support the people entrusted with recruiting, retaining and supporting the teams within these operations.

In addition to the traditional HR responsibilities of recruiting, onboarding, educating, and administering payroll & benefits, seasonal HR professionals are often responsible for employee housing, recreation, training, transportation, coaching, motivating, communication, performance reviews, retention initiatives – and more. These roles and topics unite a network of professionals from national parks, destination resorts, dude ranches, ski areas, outdoor adventure companies and more at the annual Seasonal HR Association Conference.

Whether you’re an HR Manager, an administrative assistant, a General Manager, a Chef, or any other member of the team charged with developing, motivating, and retaining staff – the challenges involved in this undertaking are vast. The opportunity to gather with a community who gets it allows for a unique mix of continued education, collaboration, and camaraderie that results in ambitious new ideas, a diverse network of support, and an annual rejuvenation that continues to bloom long beyond the conference conclusion.

The only conference of if it’s kind.

At SHRA, Peers become Friends
Friends become SHRA Family

In order to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for our attendees, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 32nd Annual SHRA Conference that was scheduled to take place on November 8 – 12, 2020 in Yosemite National Park to concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are planning to offer online webinars and community events to continue supporting our network of professionals in the seasonal hospitality and tourism industries. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and information. If you have questions, please reach out to Team SHRA via the form below.

    “I like that there’s a specific organization for Seasonal HR professionals because it’s such a distinct subset of the HR field as a whole. We have rewards and challenges that are very different from other folks you might meet at a SHRM meeting, for example, so you can get a lot out of the SHRA group because of its specificity.

    The retreat style annual conference is a great opportunity to take a sort of bird’s eye view of your job in a way that’s not possible at home. I find it very empowering. The opportunity to compare notes with others in the industry and learn together makes me feel more prepared to take on the day to day challenges of the job.”

    – Beth M. former Human Resources Manager at Signal Mountain Lodge