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At the SHRM Foundation, we are a catalyst for thought leadership. We help predict where the workforce is headed because we’ve been studying its evolution for over 40 years. We offer unmatched workforce knowledge for progressive leaders, with a total focus on studying and reporting the management practices that work.




Congratulations 2014 SHRM Foundation Dissertation Award Winners!

What will the world of work look like 5-10 years from now? 
Visit our new digital hub to learn how the globalization of business, changing demographics and evolving patterns of mobility will transform the workplace. Download your new complimentary SHRM Foundation research report sponsored by Randstad and written by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

My Annual Love Letter to the SHRM Foundation
by Matt Stollak, HR blogger & Associate Professor at St. Norbert College

2013 Year in Review & Donor Recognition
Click here to download the SHRM Foundation's 2013 Year In Review & Donor Recognition to read about our 2013 projects, research and awards, as well as view all of the donors that made the 2013 Annual Campaign our most successful year ever. 

Employing an Aging Workforce
Visit this new page for a compilation of resources to help HR professionals work more effectively with older workers.

SHRM and SHRM Foundation Launch Aging Workforce Project
The initiative will deliver research and resources to educate HR professionals and business leaders, and improve workplace programs for older workers. Read more...

Research That Matters
For top-performing older employees, new duties can = job happiness and longer service. Read more...

Developing an Employee Engagement Strategy
Employees who are highly engaged in their work are likely to be more productive. Learn how to implement an effective engagement strategy with this NEW Foundation briefing sponsored by SurveyMonkey.

Join the e-Rewards Opinion Panel and support the SHRM Foundation. If you received an e-mail from e-Rewards, we encourage you to join their panel. Doing so will help to support the HR profession as the Foundation will receive a $5 donation for every SHRM member who enrolls and completes a survey. Please note: Your information will not be sold or disseminated.






Good Ethics=Good Business
Shaping an Ethical Workplace Culture
, a new report sponsored by Briggs and Morgan, P.A. and The Kenrich​ Group LLC, briefly summarizes the latest research on ethics in the workplace, and identifies specific ways HR can foster a more ethical corporate culture.

Introducing a new DVD from the SHRM Foundation
Learn how Aramex International succeeded​ in going global by employing a unique strategy--focusing on talent management issues across the organization-- as it moved from a local player to a global competitor.

Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap
Sponsored by Manpower

Social Media in the Workplace: Issues and Strategic Questions
Sponsored by Spherion 

Employee Engagement: Your Competitive Advantage
Sponsored by Randstad 

Dollar General: Serving Others Dollar General’s Commitment to the Military Community, an educational DVD program



 SHRM Foundation Premier Sponsors


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