HR Third Party Resources

There are many excellent organizations that specialize in helping navigate HR issues that may arise including sexual harassment, addiction, alcoholism and mental health issues.  Below you’ll find a list of third party resources that provide expertise to help you navigate these sensitive and very important HR issues.

Craft Beer HR Group

The Craft Beer HR group is an independent group that started around 2010 when HR staff at a few early craft breweries reached out to each other to discuss some of the unique challenges they faced in Human Resources at small breweries. The group has grown over time to include more than 100 HR professionals from 80+ craft breweries. Today, the group hosts an annual summit, conducts a third party industry specific compensation survey and serves as a network to answer common HR questions related to items like, but not limited to: craft beer specific job descriptions, organizational structure and sample policies. 

To request membership, email Membership is limited those who fulfill the HR function (even if only part of their role) for breweries who meet the Brewers Association (BA) craft brewer definition.

Other Organizations and Agencies


The Brewers Association has partnered with WeVow to help give BA members the tools to proactively address sexual harassment, while also offering resources and support for anyone who experiences it. As a benefit of BA membership, members receive 50% off for the lifetime of their WeVow membership.

Contact: Schedule a call.

#NotMe: Create a Speak-Up Culture. For real.

#NotMe is the misconduct reporting platform designed from the ground up to support employees in raising any concerns, and employers who want to listen, respond, and more effectively prevent all forms of misconduct. Thank you to all those breweries across the nation who have already subscribed to #NotMe and helped make the industry safer and better for all.
Brewers Association members are eligible for a 20% discount on #NotMe subscription with discount code BAMEMBER.

Contact: Request a demo.

Society for Human Resource Management

This is the widely-accepted certifying body for human resource professionals. There is a fee for membership and anyone can join.

Contact: 800.283.SHRM (7476)

Employee Assistance Programs

Employee assistance programs (EAP) are a way for employers to help employees who are experiencing personal issues like alcohol or substance abuse. Many EAPs now cover a broad range of issues and extend to an employee’s family. Many insurers offer affordable employee assistance programs as add-ons to your existing insurance. Ask your insurance provider for more details. Learn more about EAPs.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC provides a wide range of resources to both help you understand the law and to create a workplace free of harassment.  In 2016, the EEOC published an extensive study on harassment in the workplace, including statistics and guidance on bystander and civility training which show signs of being the two most effective methods of training.

Contact: (202) 663-4691

Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Rights Advocates protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.

Contact: 415.621.0672

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Contact: 1.800.662.HELP (4357) is a comprehensive resource for research based information on the nature of alcohol abuse and addiction.

Contact: 866-807-5133

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Contact: 703.524.7600

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The ADAA focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.

Contact: 240.485.1001