Society for Human Resource Management
|Society for Human Resource Management|
|Motto||"Leading people. Leading organizations."|
|President & CEO||Henry G. (Hank) Jackson|
|Former name||American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA)|
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional human resources membership association headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The largest association in its field, SHRM promotes the role of HR as a profession and provides education, certification, and networking to its members while lobbying Congress on issues pertinent to labor management.
SHRM is the ninth largest association based on revenue in the United States, bringing in $101.83 million in 2012. The association has more than 575 chapters in the United States and around the world, which provide certification and networking opportunities for members. Most recently, SHRM announced its plans to open an office in Sacramento, Calif., in the first quarter of 2014. While the organization has expertise in a wide array of human-resource issues related to the workplace and workforce, it is currently heavily focused on several topics including: the aging workforce, skills gap, workplace flexibility, and hiring veterans.
Originally founded in 1948 as the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA), the organization operated on a volunteer basis until 1964, when it established headquarters in Berea, Ohio, and began hiring staff members. In 1984, the headquarters was moved to Alexandria, Va., and in 1989, the organization officially changed its name to the Society for Human Resource Management.
SHRM's Survey Research Center produces original research on emerging workplace issues and their implications for the HR professional and business leaders. Among its research surveys is the frequently quoted Employee Benefits Survey, which is produced annually. Every first Thursday of the month, SHRM also releases the Leading Indicators of National Employment report. In addition to producing surveys in house, SHRM conducts Customized Research Services for organizations.
SHRM holds numerous annual conferences and regional student conferences. The individual state conferences are organized independently by SHRM's state Councils.
SHRM's national conferences include:
- The Annual Conference & Exposition is SHRM's biggest conference, attracting 10,000 to 16,000 attendees every year. Held in June, the conference hosts high-profile keynote speakers such as Hillary Clinton (2013), hundreds of concurrent sessions, and the world's largest HR marketplace. The Workflex Conference will be part of the annual conference beginning in June 2014. It was previously held in conjunction with the Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exhibition, which offered workplace strategies to HR professionals and business leaders who are engaged in this topic.
- The Employment Law & Legislative Conference is held in Washington, D.C. every March. Attendees learn about employment law and legislation that impacts the workplace.
- The Talent Management Conference & Exposition is held in April and is designed for recruiters, HR generalists and managers with recruiting responsibilities who want to increase their credibility in their organizations, to drive their organization's talent management initiatives forward, and to create comprehensive strategies for success in finding and keeping top talent.
- The Strategy Conference in October for senior-level programming and is session focused on creating effective strategies.
- The Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition in October is for diversity and inclusion professionals and HR professionals who want comprehensive strategies for diversity and inclusion success.
SHRM Continuing Education
- Online courses: Starting in 2003, SHRM created online courses for its members. Today, more than 200 courses are available. Once a course is successfully completed, the course-taker can print a Certificate of Achievement.
- Seminars: Online seminars are also available to SHRM members and are approved for PHR® (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources), GPHR® (Global Professional in Human Resources) and PHR-CA® and SPHR-CA® (California) certifications
- Certification: SHRM Affiliate the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) provides certifications for HR professionals: Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), California Certification (PHR-CA and SPHR-CA), Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP℠) and Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP).
In 2009, SHRM made strides to sponsor the development of organizational standards. The intent was to document procedures and practices of the best practitioners in human resource management. Through its relationships with both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), SHRM established professional HR standards in the United States and around the globe.
In 2012, SHRM released an HR Competency Model. It was designed to assist HR professionals as they set out on or continue their careers. This model comprises nine competencies, one technical competency and eight behavioral competencies, and it identifies the foundational competencies HR professionals need for success.
HR Magazine, SHRM's largest publication, provides up-to-date news, features and analysis of topics of interest to HR professionals at all career levels, and highlights HR's essential, strategic role. The SHRM website (www.shrm.org) is updated daily with original reporting, providing the latest news on timely topics in HR.
SHRM also produces a variety of general and topic-focused newsletters including: HR Week, California Employment Law, Compensation & Benefits, Diversity, Employee Relations & Engagement, Global HR, HR Job Seekers, HR Technology, Legal Report, Managing Smart, Organizational & Employee Development, Safety & Security, Staffing Management, Workplace Law, and SHRMStore.
SHRM is involved in advocating for workplace law and industry issues on Capitol Hill. For example, in April 2008, SHRM announced in a press release that its representatives had appeared before the U.S. Senate to petition for changes in the administration of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
In 2010, the SHRM Advocacy Team was established to advocate for HR issues at all levels of government.
More recently, SHRM has offered comments on proposed regulation, including in April 2013 when the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases, Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk and U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen. In both cases, the Court took the position SHRM advocated in its amicus briefs filed with the Court.
Additionally, in November 2013 the SHRM-led Coalition to Protect Retirement officially launched its comprehensive advocacy and outreach strategy in support of employer-sponsored retirement plans.
- The HR Certification Institute: The HR Certification Institute, established in 1976, is a certifying organization for the human resource profession. Today, more than 130,000 HR professionals worldwide have this accreditation.
- SHRM Foundation: The SHRM Foundation is a nonprofit affiliate of SHRM and aims to provide thought leadership and educational support, and sponsoring, funding and driving the adoption of cutting-edge, actionable, evidence-based search.
- SHRM India: SHRM India's mission is to bring U.S. and global thinking in an exchange with the HR profession in India for the betterment of all HR practitioners.
- Council for Global Immigration: The Council for Global Immigration, previously known as the American Council on International Personnel, works to advance employment-based immigration of highly educated professionals.
- HR People & Strategy (HRPS): HR People & Strategy works with SHRM to provide information, resources and dual-membership opportunities for SHRM and HRPS members.
SHRM has held a relationship with AARP since 2010 to raise awareness of issues facing older workers. SHRM co-sponsored AARP's 2013 Best Employers for Workers over 50 award in addition to its Workforce Assessment Tool, which helped HR professionals assess how the retiring Baby Boomer generation will affect their respective companies.
Also in 2010, SHRM partnered with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve to find solutions to address the high unemployment rate among military veterans.
In 2011, SHRM joined the Families and Work Institute (FWI) in educating HR professionals, employers and employees on the value of flexible work arrangements and best practices that lead to effective workplaces. As part of the organization's When Work Works Initiative, SHRM has worked to create a toolkit that provides individuals with the tools needed to build support for workplace flexibility in their communities and organizations. As part of this partnership, FWI and SHRM award approximately 300 employers from across the country with workplace flexibility awards, also known as the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
Board of Directors
Board member bios can be found on the SHRM website
- Bette J. Francis (chair)
- Henry G. (Hank) Jackson
- Lori O. Carlson
- Jeffrey M. Cava
- Jorge Consuegra
- James A. Kaitz
- My-Chau Nguyen
- Jennifer Pollino
- Coretha M. Rushing
- Brian D. Silva (chair designate)
- Jose Tomas
- Scott Washburn
- David Windley
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Program was created in 1965 to promote beneficial interaction between human resource management student and practitioners. The program now includes over 450 affiliated student chapters and more than 18,000 student members. SHRM holds five regional student conferences each year and one annual event, which is part of SHRM's largest event, the Annual Conference & Exhibition.
The Knowledge Center
Created in 1980, the HR Knowledge Center is a Question & Answer service made available to members. Members can call or email questions to help them locate the information they need.
In 2010, SHRM introduced WeKnowNext.com, a resource for business executives, policymakers and human resource leaders to discuss trends that are shaping the HR industry. The site includes a blog and hosts a weekly Twitter chat (#NextChat).
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