What is the cost of membership?

Membership dues are based on the company’s annual payroll in gross wages. Dues are payable quarterly. There is a one-time affiliation fee to start membership—$500 for for-profit companies and $250 for non-profit organizations.



What companies join HEC?

Companies of all sizes are represented among HEC’s membership – small entrepreneurial operations, medium-sized businesses, and some of the largest employers in Hawaii. Most members are from the private sector whether they are for-profit or non-profit. Our membership is a reflection of Hawaii’s business community with a majority of members located on Oahu and the remainder spread across the Neighbor Islands. Both union and non-union companies find value through their HEC membership and turn to us for our expertise in HR and Labor Relations. See what some of our members have to say.



Why should I use your services?
One thing our members appreciate most about HEC is that we deliver accurate, current and practical solutions and information as cost-effectively as possible. That includes the best local pay rate and survey data available, and access to our knowledge base relating to employment practices, employment laws, regulations and labor issues. Explore our website to learn more about the broad range of services we offer. We think the more you look, the more you’ll find to like.



Is there an advantage to joining HEC rather than a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) or Administrative Services Organization (ASO)?
The companies that benefit most from our services are those that want access to a high level of expertise in the areas of HR, employment law and labor relations. With us, these are core competencies. Because of this focus, we’re able to provide our members with the advantage of working with experienced HR managers as well as attorneys who specialize in employment and labor law. We view HR from your perspective and work toward solutions that are fit best for your company.



I’m a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Is HEC like SHRM?
Not really. A SHRM membership is for the individual HR professional. HEC memberships benefit the entire member company. We designed our services to be of help to anyone in a leadership, management or human resources role in our member organizations.



Our company belongs to a trade association. How can we benefit from HEC membership?
Business associations provide a vital function for employers, especially when they come together to advocate as a group. HEC’s focus is to assist members with concerns that involve employment and labor issues, whether by industry sectors or cross-demographically.



Do I have to be a member to use your services?
For the most part—yes. Our HR and labor hotlines, survey information, handbooks, HR practices review, newsletters and other materials are exclusive to members. However, non-HEC members can register for most of our seminars.