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Survey Findings

Survey Findings 


NEW Smoking in the Workplace Survey

The purpose of this study was to understand smoking policies in place across organizations, including those that address vaping. More than four-fifths (85%) of HR professionals indicated their organizations had a formal, written smoking policy in place.

NEW Using Social Media for Talent Acquisition—Recruitment and Screening

The purpose of this study was to learn more about how organizations use social media for talent acquisition, with a focus on recruiting and screening of job candidates. Recruiting passive job candidates (82%) continues to be the top reason that organizations use social media for recruitment.

NEW Policies for Marijuana Use in the Workplace 

The purpose of this study was to understand what policies related to marijuana use are in place at organizations with areas of operations in states that have legalized marijuana for medical only or medical/recreational use.

NEW Business and Human Capital Challenges Today and in the Future

This research report examines human capital issues and challenges that HR professionals and non-HR C-suite executives think will be the most important in shaping the workplace and the HR profession in the coming decade.

NEW 2015 End of Year/Holiday Activities

The 2015 End of Year/Holiday Activities Poll collected comprehensive information on end of year/holiday parties, such as whether organizations have a budget in place, expected attendance and whether the event will be held on- or off-site. End of year giving to both charities and employees was also assessed.

NEW 2016 Holiday Schedules

The 2016 Holiday Schedules poll collected comprehensive information on the prevalence of organizations that plan to observe various holidays in 2016, including federal and religious holidays.  

NEW HR Perspectives on Overtime Exemptions

On June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed changes to the overtime regulations. This survey, designed before DOL proposed these changes to the overtime regulation, represents the HR profession's general perspective on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemptions.

NEW 2015 Strategic Benefits Series

This annual research study provides information on the strategic use of benefits, including wellness initiatives, flexible work arrangements and health care benefits, to recruit and retain employees. The study also explores methods to effectively communicate benefits to employees.

CRANET/SHRM/CIHRS Human Resource Management Policies and Practices in the United States

The Cranet 2014/15 report on Human Resource Management Policies and Practices in the United States was produced in collaboration with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Center for International Human Resource Studies (CIHRS) at the Pennsylvania State University. Using data collected in 2004, 2009 and 2014/15, the report provides information on trends in HRM policies and practices in the United States.

SHRM/Ascendo Resources: The Importance of Social Media for Recruiters and Job Seekers

In the past year, nearly two-thirds of organizations (65%) had hired new employees who were sourced through social media sites.

HR Jobs Pulse

These findings examine hiring trends in the HR profession, as well as HR professionals' faith in their own job security and ability to find work elsewhere.

2015 Employee Benefits

The 2015 Employee Benefits research report provides comprehensive information about the types of benefits U.S. employers offer to their employees.

SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Programs2015

Eighty percent of organizations indicated they have an employee recognition program, and more than one-half (58%) have a program that is tied to their organization's values.

2015 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report: Optimizing Organizational Culture for Success

SHRM's 2015 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey examines 43 aspects of job satisfaction and 37 factors directly related to employee engagement.

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