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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 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
The Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences Survey, produced in collaboration with and commissioned by Kronos Inc., measured both the direct and indirect costs of employee absences, including costs associated with payroll, replacement workers, overtime and productivity loss.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

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.

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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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