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SHRM/Kronos: Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences Across the United States, China, Australia, Europe, India and Mexico

January 5, 2015

Job opportunities in human resources have improved in the past year, and that may explain why the majority of HR professionals say they are confident they could land a new job in their field if needed, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Jobs Pulse Survey.

December 24, 2014


Everyone who works with people is realizing that the old autocratic method of leadership simply doesn't work. The way to win is to build a great team.

December 12, 2014


Over 850 HR leaders attended SHRM’s 2014 Volunteer Leaders’ Summit at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., this week. The annual summit brings together and celebrates the work that the organization’s volunteers do for SHRM and the HR profession throughout the year. Below some members share their experiences of being a SHRM volunteer leader and member.


November 21, 2014


The Pinnacle Award Program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements in chapter/state council development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management. All SHRM professional chapters and state councils are eligible to compete in this program. Winners will each receive a $1,000 grant presented at a chapter/state council meeting with special recognition in SHRM publications and during the Leadership Conference.  

Congratulations to the 2014 Pinnacle winners!

State Councils

November 21, 2014

More than 850 HR leaders from across the United States gathered Nov. 20 - 22, 2014, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. for the 2014 SHRM Volunteer Leaders Summit.  

Check out these highlights from the conference:


November 20, 2014


For decades, organizations have struggled to find clear solutions to better engage and retain their best employees. At some point does it make sense to say, “Why don’t we just ask them?”

November 17, 2014


The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the California law that addresses the rights of individuals with regard to religion and the obligations of employers. The FEHA provides protection from discrimination in employment because of a person’s religious beliefs or creed.

News Updates
November 14, 2014

Overview: Following overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate and House, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) supported this legislation to reform the federal job training system and sent a joint support letter to Congress with its affiliate, the Council for Global Immigration.

November 13, 2014


Join the SHRM YPAC for the monthly #SHRMYP Twitterchat at 12 p.m. CSTon November 20, 2014.  

The topic this month is “How to Ace Your Interview.”  We are anticipating a great dialog based on the questions listed below.  We look forward to chatting with you!

Q1. What’s the craziest question you’ve been asked?

Q2. Does the first 30 seconds of an interaction really matter? How important is the “firm handshake”?

Q3. The first question a candidate is often asked is “tell me about yourself.”  How long should the answer be?

November 11, 2014

Dr. Alex Alonso, PHD, SPHR, and Vice President of Research for SHRM discusses how the competency-based credentialing is the standard for a wide range of professions and the right direction for the HR Profession.  


November 7, 2014


While retail sales clerks should see a surge in seasonal job opportunities at the end of 2014, demand for temporary labor in package delivery, cybersecurity, resort services, party planning and a few other niche industries will also be strong, staffing experts say.

And let’s not forget Santa and his elves. With some economic indicators pointing toward the North Pole, seasonal workers who have the requisite girth and mirth to portray Santa at stores and other venues will be at a premium—particularly if they have a genuine beard, as opposed to the imitation variety.

News Updates
October 29, 2014


Understanding job seekers’ profiles and preferences is the first step to attracting top talent, according to the 2014 Candidate Preferences Survey released Oct. 7 by ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).

News Updates
October 27, 2014