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Jennifer Schramm is the manager of the workplace trends and forecasting program at SHRM, where she manages SHRM's monthly LINE Report and is responsible for SHRM's biennial Workplace Forecast.

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Articles by Jennifer Schramm

HR professionals’ confidence in the job market has fallen slightly though their own organizations are in good financial shape.

October 6, 2016

The latest SHRM HR Jobs Pulse, a survey report focused on hiring trends in HR, shows a profession growing increasingly confident – with those just beginning their climb up the career ladder particularly optimistic about their job security and job prospects.

August 1, 2016


Women start their careers with more ambition than men do, but they lose their confidence within their first years in the workplace. That’s the conclusion of a Bain & Co. study that compared employees with minimal work experience with more tenured workers. The study posed two simple questions:

        --Do you aspire to top management within a large company?

July 30, 2015

Most employees think flexibility is critical to their job satisfaction: are employers listening?

June 1, 2015

Youth unemployment and skills shortages are driving some business leaders to get more involved in the education of the future workforce. Often, they focus on the need to prepare young people for jobs in industries and professions that are growing the fastest.

Very high levels of youth unemployment have been a key characteristic of the post-recession, low-growth global economic environment. The latest findings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveal just how devastating the recession was worldwide.

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October 18, 2012

The latest Society for Human Resource Management annual employee benefits survey report highlights interesting trends. 2012 Employee Benefits: The Employee Benefits Landscape in a Recovering Economy discusses how benefits have changed during the last 10 years and, in particular, in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

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August 24, 2012

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January 10, 2012
Globalization has often been associated with large multinational corporations. But leaders of small and medium-sized organizations in the United States are adopting a more global mind-set—and so are HR professionals.
In the most recent SHRM Workplace Forecast survey report released in February, a majority of HR professionals said that the following trends related to globalization will have a “major strategic impact” on businesses:
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December 29, 2011

December 5, 2011

The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report predicts that hiring expectations in both the service and manufacturing sectors will decrease slightly compared with a year ago.

December 1, 2011

The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report expects that job growth will be limited in November, as job creation slows and job cuts rise in both the manufacturing and service sectors.

November 3, 2011

According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report, hiring will come to a near standstill and compensation will inch up during the month of October.

Employers in the manufacturing sector report a virtually unchanged annual hiring rate increase of just around 1 percent while those in the service sector anticipate a year-over-year 10 percent decline. 

October 6, 2011

For the third month in a row, the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) September Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report predicts a rise in layoffs and decline in hiring.

While 44 percent of manufacturers plan to hire in September, roughly 16 percent report they are cutting jobs.

September 1, 2011

Released the first Thursday of each month, the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) Report, provides a snapshot of anticipated hiring for the month ahead and examines data from the previous month.

August 5, 2011

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the proportion of people younger than age 24 in the U.S. labor market is lower than at any other time since participation rates were first tracked more than 60 years ago. At the same time, the data show that workers age 50 and older are being employed longer—many working well into their 70s—than at any other time during those 60 years.

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March 11, 2011

Summer, 2010

As employers look for ways to boost productivity and keep costs down, many are exploring the potential benefits of virtual working for employees.

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June 18, 2010