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Articles by SHRM Staff

As the peak season for the nation’s accounting firms begins, David Leeds’s team at Ernst & Young is once again bracing for two months of 60-hour weeks auditing the books of a major bank in Atlanta.
In years past, those grueling weeks often fueled nasty marital spats about missed dinners and children’s tantrums over forgotten basketball games.

News Updates
January 19, 2011

The quality of employees’ personal/family lives is positively affected as a result of implementing flexible work arrangements, according to two-thirds of HR professionals (68%). Another two-thirds (67%) of HR professionals believe implementation of formal flexible work arrangements has a positive impact on employee morale, job satisfaction and engagement. 

Research
January 19, 2011

Changes all around us, including economic factors, are forcing organizations to re-evaluate the way they do business and develop alternative approaches to work. Findings from this research report reveal that the reasons that prompted organizations to offer flexible work arrangements (FWAs) range from requests from employees to organizational reasons and technological advances in teleworking.

Research
January 19, 2011

Global firms in 2020: The next decade of change for organisations and workers is an Economist Intelligence

Unit report, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource  Management (SHRM). The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted the survey and analysis and wrote the report. The findings and views expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.

Research
January 19, 2011

Q. Talk about some of the important leadership lessons you’ve learned.

A. The first day coming out of B-school, I joined HCL, and I became a boss of two people. And what I learned immediately is that they were as smart as me, their aspirations were just as great, but they did not know what to do. I also discovered that I did not know what to do, but I lied through my teeth in those early days, projecting this sense that I knew what had to be done.

News Updates
January 11, 2011

This article was co-authored by Mary Martinéz and Michal Fineman.

Question: How can we measure global diversity?

News Updates
January 11, 2011

Leaders in India operate in the midst of a multifaceted and fast-paced environment, where the threads of culture are intertwined with the economic environment and India’s drive to be a significant player in the global economy.

Research
December 20, 2010

As HR leaders grapple with myriad workforce planning issues post-recession, so too are they presented with a unique opportunity to enhance their hiring models to capitalize on changes in talent available in the labor market. In fact, given the strong focus that CEOs are now placing on enhanced people management strategy and processes, HR departments that do not adapt to the new hiring paradigm may risk their relevance, according to Michael Rendell, partner and leader of human resource services for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

 

News Updates
December 15, 2010

The Post-Recession Workplace: Competitive Strategies for Recovery and Beyond presents the results of research conducted among SHRM members and HR practitioners around the globe about the business strategies that will define the post-recession workplace. This report also looks at innovative practices and staffing strategies for conducting business in the recovery economy.

Research
December 1, 2010

It’s been said that “in youth we learn; in age we understand.” Those words may be prophetic when it comes to understanding the seismic impact an aging U.S. workforce could have on our way of life. There’s cause for concern—and a real need for action.

As the first Baby Boomers move into their sixties, a much smaller generation of lesser-skilled employees have begun entering our workforce. If we don’t accommodate the former, and better prepare the latter, the consequences could be severe and long term.

News Updates
November 16, 2010

This poll examines pay and benefits that organizations provide to employees who have been mobilized to serve on active duty service either as a reservist or as a member of the National Guard and the challenges organizations face when an employee has been mobilized to serve on active duty. The benefits and challenges of hiring military veterans are examined, as are the areas that would assist organizations in recruiting and hiring veterans.

Research
November 9, 2010

There is a gap in the Indian talent market—with significantly more jobs than talented people—and it is difficult to find candidates with the required skills and competencies.

However, one way for Indian employers to expand their talent pools and, ultimately, their leadership pipelines, is to adopt proactive human resources policies and programs to promote diverse management practices and open doors to women in management.

News Updates
November 5, 2010

What do CEOs want from HR?

That question was posed to two chief executive officers Sept. 27, 2010, at the 13th World Human Resources Congress held in Montreal, where the theme was “HR Without Limits.”

The answer was simple for the two CEOs interviewed by a noted Canadian journalist on the first day of the conference, where attendees discussed the impact of social media, leadership in Africa, global diversity trends, and a host of other issues.

News Updates
November 5, 2010

In November 2008, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted the
SHRM 2008 Workplace Flexibility Survey. The purpose of the survey was to identify

1) the prevalence and types of flexible work arrangements (FWAs) that employers offer

2) employee utilization of FWAs

3) employers that collect metrics/analytics on FWAs

4) successful FWAs, as well as success factors

News Updates
October 19, 2010