Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) was officially registered on 24 November 1965, under its original name, Singapore Institute of Personnel Management (SIPM), by a score of dedicated pioneers in personnel management and industrial relations with 34 members.
A full-time SIPM Secretariat was set up on 1 March 1984 with two staff members – an Administrator and an Administrative Assistant. In August 1984, an Academic Board was set up to oversee the Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) Programme.
In 1993, the Institute’s name was changed to Singapore Institute of Human Resource Management (SIHRM). A year later, members of the Industrial Relations Society (Singapore) were absorbed into SIHRM and in 1998, the Institute’s name took on its present form.