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

Employment Expectations +3.5
Recruiting Difficulty +3.7
New-Hire Compensation +5.2


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NEW 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 condition.

NEW 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.

NEW Jobs Outlook Survey Second Half of 2014
HR professionals' confidence in the U.S. labor market is at a five-year high.

SHRM/Kronos: Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences in the U.S.
The Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences Survey, produced in collaboration with Kronos Inc., measures both the direct and indirect costs of employee absences.

SHRM/Elevate: Employee Financial Stress
SHRM, in collaboration with Elevate, conducted research on employee financial stress and found that 61% of HR professionals described their employees’ financial health as no better than fair.

2014 Employee Benefits
SHRM’s 2014 Employee Benefits research report, sponsored by Colonial Life, provides comprehensive information about the types of benefits U.S. employers offer to their employees.

Employment Verification

This research provides information on the employment verification process, including challenges associated with the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) process, the use of and challenges associated with E-Verify, an Internet-based program that compares information provided on I-9 Forms with data from U.S. government databases, and support for a mandatory electronic verification system. User opinions of the E-Verify process are also explored.

Leadership Development: Growing Talent Strategically
The goal of this white paper is to discuss the importance of linking leader development efforts to the organization's mission and strategy, and observing how these links can clarify leadership performance objectives, competencies and gaps.

Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement: The Road to Economic Recovery

This research report provides comprehensive information about factors important to overall employee job satisfaction and engagement. More than 50 aspects of job satisfaction and engagement commonly linked to organizational performance are explored—including career development, relationships with management, compensation and benefits, work environment,  engagement opinions, engagement behaviors, and conditions for engagement.



 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 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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