In a global economy where goods and services flow freely across borders, multinational enterprises must also be able to move their employees to the locations where their talent is most needed. These companies need HR professionals who understand the nuances of global talent acquisition and mobility.
So, it was an easy decision when the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) approached SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, with an offer: integrate the NFTC’s International Human Resources (IHR) program and its members fully into the SHRM family.
As a thought leader on HR trends affecting international assignment management—from compensation and benefits to relocation to taxes and visas—IHR is a natural fit with SHRM. As of March 1, the program and its members have become an integral part of SHRM and its mission: empowering people and workplaces by advancing HR practices and maximizing human potential around the globe.
IHR comprises 75 major international corporations and their HR teams—about 150 global HR professionals in all. Bringing these institutional members into the SHRM organization is a win for workplaces across the globe as we mingle our resources, knowledge and skills, and mobilize the unique global HR experience within the multinational employers these members represent.
This move comes at a critical time for the world’s workplaces, when the skills gap has left employers everywhere struggling to attract talent. SHRM is leading a national conversation on modernizing employment-based immigration, paid leave policies and gender equity. We will be tapping the expertise of IHR on these and other pressing issues as we call for better access to skilled talent around the globe.
To truly build a world of work that works for all, SHRM is committed to broadening the scope of people we serve, and this transition expands our impact in exactly the places we need to be.
Visit shrm.org/work to learn more about all that SHRM—and now IHR—are doing to create better workplaces for a better world, all over the world.
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