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ASHRAE Membership

ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

Discounts on Publications

ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.
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Develop Leadership Skills

When you join ASHRAE, you are making an investment in yourself. When you become active in the Society by giving your time and sharing your knowledge, you get even more out of that investment.

Network with Industry Professionals

Each month, all over the world, ASHRAE chapters convene for an informational program featuring a speaker or topic that is key to professionals in the industry. Meet with your peers and share ideas.
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ASHRAE Offers Jobs Website

ASHRAE Jobs is a service offered by the Society to help members and their firms navigate the employment market.

If you are an employer, who you hire makes a big difference.   In today’s market, it’s not enough to just bring in an employee to “fill a seat.” Bringing in high performers who can do the job faster and create efficiencies will benefit your customers and your existing staff.

The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports the cost to replace and hire new staff may be as high as 60 percent of an employee’s annual salary. Total costs of replacement, including training a loss of productivity can range from 90 to 200 percent of an employee’s annual salary (SHRM 2011-2012 Human Capital Benchmarking Report).

Part of refreshing or establishing your recruiting strategy should include defining a high performer profile. Not only does this include the skill set required for the particular position, but also a required cultural fit.  Almost half of an employee’s success in the first 18 months on the job can be attributed to how the employee fits in with others in your organization, while the rest of the success depends on whether the employee can do the job, according to Brian Kropp, a managing director at Corporate Executive Board.

Creating comprehensive job profiles on the front end of your recruiting process will save you time and money after the hire.

Learn more through discussions on the Careers Forum at www.ASHRAExCHANGE.org.  Michelle Erickson is channel manager at ASHRAE Jobs, a service provided through Bird Dog.  You can also learn how ASHRAE Jobs can benefit you as an employer or job seeker at www.ashraejobs.com.