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The SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®) Monthly Report

Employment Expectations +3.1
Recruiting Difficulty +17.2
New-Hire Compensation +13.5


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NEW SHRM-SIOP: Performance Management
This white paper provides evidence-based, practical approaches for improving performance management.

NEW Strategic Benefits Series
This research study provides information on the strategic use of benefits, with new data on wellness initiatives, flexible work arrangements and health care benefits.

NEW SHRM-SIOP: Managing Diversity
This white paper provides evidence-based recommendations for leveraging diversity.

NEW Creating People Advantage 2014-2015 -- How to Set Up Great HR Functions: Connect, Prioritize, Impact
SHRM partnered with the World Federation of People Management Associations and Boston Consulting Group to produce a worldwide study of HR topics and key trends in people management.

NEW The Aging Workforce Research Initiative
SHRM and the SHRM Foundation have launched an initiative recognizing the value of older workers and identifying the best practices for employing an aging workforce.

NEW SHRM HR Jobs Pulse Survey Report 
This survey examines hiring trends in the human resource profession as well as HR professionals' faith in their own job security and ability to find work elsewhere.

NEW SHRM/Kronos: Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences Across the United States, China, Australia, Europe, India and Mexico
This survey measured both the direct and indirect cost of employee absences, including costs associated with payroll, replacement workers, overtime and productivity loss.

SHRM/ACT: Job Analysis Activities
This survey, conducted in collaboration with ACT. explores various aspects of job analysis, or the processes that occur to examine the activities of a particular job or role within an organization.

SHRM/Kaplan University School of Business & Information Technology: Recruitment for Business and IT Employment Opportunities
This research, conducted in collaboration with Kaplan University School of Business & Information Technology, focuses on the recruitment for business and IT positions.

SHRM/EBRI 2014 Health Benefits Survey
This survey, conducted in collaboration with EBRI, examines changes employers expect to make to health care benefits.

2015 Holiday Schedules
A majority of employers (94-97%) plan to observe New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas in 2015.

2014 Economic Conditions Survey Series

This is the fourth year that SHRM has conducted a survey examining the state of jobs and skills in the current economic environment.

Performance Management Effectiveness
This survey, conducted in collaboration with the National Center for the Middle Market, explored HR professionals' opinions on their organizations' performance management systems and their implementation.



 SHRM-SIOP Science of HR Series


A collaboration between the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

To further the use and understanding of evidence-based HR practices, SHRM and SIOP have partnered to create a series of resources for HR practitioners. These resources, available to SHRM and SIOP members and affiliates, are specifically intended to infuse the science of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology and other HR disciplines into management practices for daily use in the workplace.

NEW SHRM-SIOP: Performance Management

This white paper provides evidence-based, practical approaches for improving performance management.

NEW SHRM-SIOP: Managing Diversity

This white paper provides evidence-based recommendations for leveraging diversity.

The Evolution of Employee Opinion Surveys: The Voice of Employees as a Strategic Business Management Tool
The goal of this white paper is to discuss the role of employee surveys as tactical events in business operations, and the importance of having broad-reaching plans following the surveys' results in order to enact positive change.

Applicant Reactions to Selection: HR's Best Practices
This paper bridges the gap between research on job candidate attitudes and behavior and applied practice by highlighting why candidate reactions matter, outlining the key research findings, and sharing a list of best practices for human resource managers directly involved in employee selection

Achieving Well-Being in Retirement: What HR Professionals Need To Know
This paper summarizes the research evidence and makes recommendations for policy makers and individuals to achieve well-being in retirement.

Driving Customer Satisfaction through HR: Creating and Maintaining a Service Climate
This paper presents data highlighting the link between service climate, customer satisfaction and human resource management.

Skill-Based Pay: HR's Role
This paper provides a detailed discussion of its different forms and purposes.


 Research Services and Resources


SHRM Customized Research Services provide organizations with access to the world’s largest global community of HR professionals for custom survey research projects.

People InSight: An Employee Job Satisfaction/Engagement Service
SHRM’s People InSight survey service focuses on more than 35 different aspects of job satisfaction and 34 additional factors relating to employee engagement. SHRM administers the online survey to your employees.

Metro Economic Outlooks
SHRM’s Metro Economic Outlook reports provide comprehensive analyses of the economies of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.


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