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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 more than 40 years. We offer unmatched workforce knowledge for progressive leaders, with a total focus on studying and reporting the management practices that work.

 

 NEWS & UPDATES

 

Learn more about the Changing Nature of Work and the Worker
Executive summary of the 2014 Thought Leaders Retreat now available featuring sessions on crowdsourcing, innovation, the aging workforce and the changing demographics of workers.

Items needed for Silent Auction to benefit the SHRM Foundation
​SHRM Foundation is currently seeking donated items to help raise funds during annual silent auction held during SHRM's Volunteer Leaders Summit, November 21. Learn more by downloading the donation form​ or contact Ashlee Smith at ashlee.smith@shrm.org. 

New! Leveraging Workplace Flexibility for Engagement and Productivity
Implementing flexible work options can sometimes be challenging due to the perception that it is primarily an employee benefit. In fact, this new report shows how offering workplace flexibility can also be a key management tool to enhance productivity and engagement.

New! Resources for Adapting to an Aging Workforce 
With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the SHRM Foundation has created the following resources: 

  • Just released! Changing Our Perceptions of Older Workers  
  • Just released! Engaging Older Workers Strategically 
  • Adapting to an Aging Workforce
    Learn about successful practices for engaging and retaining mature workers in these brief videos.
  • Investing in Older Workers DVD Our workforce is aging in the U.S. and in other developed countries. This can present a number of challenges for HR. Find out how award-winner NIH retains and engages its older workers in this new video. 
  • Employing an Aging Workforce
    Visit this new page for a compilation of resources to help HR professionals work more effectively with older workers.
  • Research That Matters
    For top-performing older employees, new duties can = job happiness and longer service. Read more...
  • 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...

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). 

Research That Matters
'One-size-fits-all' HR approach can be precarious for multinational companies. Read More...

Annual Commitment of Support from HRCI Continues
Read more about the announcement from HRCI to continue supporting the SHRM Foundation. 

Congratulations 2014 SHRM Foundation Dissertation Award Winners!

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. If you have questions, please contact: OpinionPanel@shrm.org.

2013 Year in Review & Donor Recognition
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 yet.

 

 NEW RESOURCES

 

New! Investing in Older Workers DVD
Our workforce is aging in the U.S. and in other developed countries. This can present a number of challenges for HR. Find out how award-winner NIH retains and engages its older workers in this new video underwritten by AARP and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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.

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

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 SHRM Foundation Premier Sponsors

 

With the support of sponsors and donors, the SHRM Foundation is shaping the future of HR.

To view a full list of our sponsors and donors, please visit our sponsor page.

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Featured Video: Four Ways to Adapt to an Aging Workforce
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Featured Video: Preserving Institutional Knowledge
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Featured Video: Implementing Flexible Work Options
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Featured Video: Offering Phased Retirement
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