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Survey Findings


 Recent Survey Findings


NEW  Recruitment for Business and IT Employment Opportunities
This research is being 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.

NEW 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.

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 environment.

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.

Workplace Flexibility Survey: Overview of Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs)

SHRM’s 2014 Workplace Flexibility Survey collected comprehensive information on flexible work arrangements (FWAs). The results are presented in a two-part series; the first part provides an overview of FWAs, including the prevalence, types and use of FWAs. 

Workplace Flexibility Survey: Strategic Use of Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs)

SHRM's 2014 Workplace Flexibility Survey collected comprehensive information on flexible work arrangements (FWAs). The results are presented in a two-part series; the second part provides information on the strategic use of FWAs, including metrics/analytics on FWAs, success factors, the impact of these programs on employees and employers, and challenges associated with FWAs.

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.

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 HR and Social Media


Social Networking Websites and Online Search Engines as HR Tools

SHRM conducted a series of surveys with members in the employment/recruiting job function about the use of social networking websites in recruiting and screening job candidates.

For the purposes of this series, social networking websites refer to sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace, etc. and online search engines examples include Google, Yahoo, Mozilla, Bing, etc.


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 Ongoing Impact of the Recession Series

NEW New data released in March 2013: How is the economic recession impacting U.S. employers? This research examines topics such as recruiting and skill gaps, organizational financial health and hiring, and global competition and hiring strategies. In addition to providing overall results for U.S. organizations, results are broken out into eight industry-level reports.

The Ongoing Impact of the Recession Series


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 Recertification Credits


Earn HRCI Recertification Credits

If you are a SHRM member with a current PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHR-CA, SPHR-CA, HRMP or HRBP credential from the HR Certification Institute, you will receive 1 general recertification credit per year for completing a SHRM Research survey. This means that over the three year recertification period, you can earn 3 general recertification credits by completing 3 surveys (1 survey per year). To log your recertification credit for taking a SHRM Research survey:

  1. Go to the HR Certification Institute's Online Certification Services webpage and login with your HRCI login information. The "Login" button is located on right side of the page.
  2. Click on the "Report or Add New Activity to Online Recertification Application" to record your participation. When the new page loads, scroll down to Leadership and click on Add/Review. 
  3. Under the Type of Activity dropdown box, select “Participation in a SHRM Survey,” then under Activity Details enter the title of the survey in which you participated.

Remember, a maximum of 1 credit per year will be awarded for survey participation.

Please contact us at to learn about the up to 20 HRCI recertification credits for using SHRM research reports in your work setting or job responsibilities.