Nick Schacht


Nick Schacht, SHRM's Chief Global Development Officer, is a highly experienced executive with more than three decades of experience in professional services, education, and corporate learning and development.

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Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP


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Articles by Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP

In 1984, I was working as a budgeting and finance manager in a headquarters program office for the U.S. Navy. Although I’d had exposure to computers a decade earlier in high school, the most sophisticated piece of technology in the workplace at that time was the IBM Selectric typewriter, with removable typeface balls that allowed the user to change fonts (relatively) easily.

September 2, 2021



The HR profession has changed significantly over the past decades as the profession has evolved from basic personnel management to a strategic business function that leads a wide range of practices and competencies. Today’s HR powers not only a service economy, but a knowledge economy, and as this knowledge economy grows, it is critical that organizations also evolve their approach to talent.

February 22, 2018