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Most multinational companies should have global employment policies that are lawful and reflect company culture—not a global handbook that dictates exactly what must be done under any circumstances. Employers often would prefer a uniform approach, but uniformity has proven problematic when it comes to certain policies.

November 4, 2019




“Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin and political beliefs.”

September 12, 2019


We all get caught up in our daily lives and the “grind.” Even if you love what you do as much as I do, you may sometimes stop for a moment, and think “What am I doing?” I had one of these moments two weeks ago, and the reminder about what I’m doing and why it matters came in the form of 26 exchange visitors from India and the Philippines.

August 9, 2019


Bold Purpose.  But Audacieux.  Proposito Audaz.  Algharad Jaree’.

However you say it, over the past year SHRM has been speaking out around the world on all things work.  Before the year ends, our work on immigration and the skills gap will culminate at four international events.  As our Head of Global Outreach and Operations, I have the privilege of travelling abroad on SHRM’s behalf, but it’s our collective work that shapes the opinions of the world’s leaders.  Let me share how.

December 10, 2018


What is one of the key HR lessons from Canada? A key learning is that the future is bright and in good hands. Check out this video of students from Mount Royal University, commenting on why they love HR, what HR means to them, and what they see for their future. 





June 23, 2018


SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., with the WFPMA leadership in Chicago. From left, Bob Morton, Peter Wilson, Leyla Nascimento and Jorge Jauregui.


June 16, 2018


April 5, 2018


Artificial intelligence, #metoo, the gig economy – these are just a few of the issues shaping the future of work.  Because there has never been a more important time for HR leaders to come together and share ideas, we hope you can join us for the WFPMA World Congress  which takes place June 19-22, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

March 16, 2018


Saqlain Sher, SHRM-SCP, explains the role of HR in Southeast Asia and what HR can do when an employee passes away.


January 16, 2018


At the end of 2016, the SHRM Foundation forged a new partnership with ACDI-VOCA, a Washington, DC-based international development organization experienced in managing impactful, skills-based international volunteering programs. They offer professionals international volunteer opportunities at no cost to the professional or their organization.

January 27, 2017

On May 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM's Howard Wallack (@shrmglobal) and #SHRM16 speaker Dean Foster (@dfaintercultura) about Global HR and Cross-Cultural Compentency.  

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:


May 25, 2016


The saying “It’s a small world” has never had more meaning than it does today—especially when it comes to managing our workplaces and workforces.

According to the SHRM Competency Model, “Global and Cultural Effectiveness” is necessary for all human resource professionals to succeed in an ever-expanding global marketplace.  

May 24, 2016


May 19, 2016


Any association expanding globally is seeking a return on investment. And those organizations seeking better business returns should place an emphasis on relationship building.

As more and more associations grow internationally, regardless of where they are incorporated or headquartered, so too do the expectations and scrutiny by boards and senior leadership for quick membership growth, financial returns, and tangible programmatic results.

May 17, 2016


The British are coming! 

Well, not really, but when it comes to employment law, considering the differences, would the U.S. be better off with a bit of a British invasion—or vice versa? The answer to that probably depends on whether you’re the employer or the employee.

May 16, 2016

SHRM Collaboration Across Africa on Membership Engagement & Promotion of HR Certification Reveals More Shared HR Challenges Than Differences!

May 11, 2016



In a final post about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba Oct. 11-17, Howard Wallack writes about prospects for the future.

The past is glorified and the future, if not dreaded, is uncomfortably uncertain. The best metaphor I have for Cuba is that visiting now is like trying to go up into your attic after a long period but the door is stuck halfway open.  You can peer in and see wonderful treasures inside that evoke great memories, but, at the same time, you know that once the door is fully opened, you’ll see lots of dust and cobwebs that need cleaning out. 

October 23, 2015

In the second of three posts about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba Oct. 11-17, Howard Wallack writes about the group’s impressions of the island nation.

October 21, 2015