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Highlights from Media, Editorial, Digital, Marketing
Cause the Effect underscored the impact of HR professionals’ actions, which have the potential to empower others, increase productivity and value for companies, improve society, and impact countless lives.
SHRM launched a commercial domestically and internationally to highlight HR’s role in fostering inclusive hiring, moving toward pay equity and creating pathways to meaningful careers.
The voice of HR reached new heights through media, social media, impactful research and editorial content.
SHRM has educated, credentialed, trained and empowered both established professionals and emerging HR professionals to be leaders in the workplace.
A key element of SHRM’s member- and customer-centric strategy has been creating stronger, more effective partnerships with SHRM affiliates and volunteer leaders. Key focus areas for SHRM include:
SHRM Virgin Islands (SHRM VI) became SHRM’s 765th chapter. SHRM hosted ceremonies in both the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands to officially induct the chapter as a SHRM affiliate.
Today, nearly 23,000 SHRM members have created profiles on SHRMConnect, SHRM’s virtual engagement community exclusively for SHRM members that was relaunched in 2022. The platform averages 500 posts per day.
The SHRM Executive Network (EN) is a dynamic group of HR leaders at the intersection of people and business that provides members with access to thought leadership, proprietary research and development opportunities.
In 2022, the EN grew to an impressive 1,296 active members, a new milestone.
SHRM Educational Programs exhibited 20% year-over-year growth and reached over 50,000 learners. The SHRM Learning System was the No. 1 SHRM certification prep tool for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, supporting 25,000+ learners. Reach included 445 unique organizations, 340+ universities and SHRM chapters combined.
2022 marked a banner year for SHRM Certification. The Certification team delivered $1.1 million in revenue above their targeted objectives for 2022 and saw:
Record number of certification applicants.
Renewal rate for HR professionals who recertified their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential.
Record number of SHRM Certified Professionals.
In June, our signature SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022 (SHRM22) energized and inspired HR professionals to Cause the Effect in their workplaces. SHRM22 welcomed nearly 18,000 attendees, both in person and virtually, and featured 33 mega sessions, 156 concurrent sessions and 228 conference speakers.
As part of SHRM’s audience-centric approach, SHRM22 in New Orleans featured experiences throughout the conference geared toward different audiences, including:
The first-ever Student Union lounge area and designated seating for SHRM Students during the conference general sessions.
An Enterprise Solutions Business Center and Lounge and Masquerade Reception exclusively for Enterprise Members.
A Volunteer Leader Lounge and reserved seating for volunteer leaders during the general sessions.
Programming at designated hotels, exclusive speaker events, and designated dining and social experiences only for SHRM Executive Network Members.
A Certification Lounge and invitation to the Certified Good Times Party for attendees with SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials.
Main Stage conversations included a discussion on mental health and the workplace with the founder and CEO of Thrive, Arianna Huffington; a dynamic discussion between Humana Inc. leaders Bruce D. Broussard and Timothy S. Huval; and an exclusive conversation with the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush.
In-person attendees experienced surprise visits from the famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, an energetic concert featuring global country music superstar Brad Paisley, and networking and photo opportunities galore.
Arianna Huffington, Bruce D. Broussard and George W. BushPhotos: Copyright: Paul MorseJazz Band Photo: Copyright Ralph Alswang
These two conferences overlapped in Washington, D.C., in spring 2022. WPC 2022 featured U.S. Secretary of Labor
Martin J. Walsh, who joined SHRM Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary Emily M. Dickens for a general session Q&A discussion on mental health, untapped talent, inclusion and more.
SHRM brought approximately 1,400 HR professionals together in Denver for a hybrid event featuring 63 concurrent sessions, 12 Smart Stage sessions and 90 speakers, including sports commentator, author, speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tim Tebow and president of Seramount, Subha Barry.
SHRM’s sold-out INCLUSION 2022 welcomed over 1,500 attendees virtually and in San Diego. Attendees learned from 100 speakers, 63 concurrent sessions and 12 Smart Stage sessions. Speakers included Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks; Alicia Petross, chief diversity officer at The Hershey Co.; and Antoni Porowski, The New York Times bestselling author and star of Netflix's hit series "Queer Eye.”
As part of SHRM’s business strategy, we announced the acquisition of two companies in 2022: Linkage Inc., a top global leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations, and CEO Academy, a high-level intensive learning and networking experience for sitting CEOs that offers two-day events delivered in close partnership with The Wharton School and McKinsey.
The services provided by both Linkage and CEO Academy complement SHRM’s existing offerings while providing a strategic opportunity for SHRM to expand our services to our audiences.
Through the work of the SHRM Foundation, the SHRM Research and SHRM Government Affairs, SHRM has expanded its influence on public policy and in the corporate world, serving as a thought leader and changemaker, impacting millions in the U.S. and around the globe.
The Cheslie C. Kryst Memorial Scholarship was established by the SHRM Foundation in 2022 to honor the late Cheslie C. Kryst’s legacy. Each year, two students who express a deep commitment to workplace mental health and wellness receive the award.
In 2022, the SHRM Foundation awarded scholarships to 91 student recipients, boasting a total of $330,100 in awards to students.
In total, SHRM Foundation provided over $600,000 in academic and professional development scholarships to 323 award recipients (including students and emerging and career HR professionals) to help these individuals achieve career success in the HR field.
A full list of SHRM Foundation’s scholarships and available awards can be found here.
The SHRM Foundation rereleased its research on “alternative credentials” to reflect a change in terminology to “skilled credentials” after determining the word “alternative” may indicate employers consider candidates with skilled credentials to be a different, lesser option.
Course Completion Certificates
Industry or Professional Certificates
SHRM hosted Department of Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Vice Chair Jocelyn C. Samuels and Commissioner Andrea R. Lucas, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members Gwynne A. Wilcox and John F. Ring and NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo as part of the SHRM Workplace Policy Conference 2022.
At SHRM22, SHRM Government Affairs brought together Rep. Troy Carter, D-La., former Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Strayer University President Andréa Backman to discuss public and private partnerships to strengthen workforce development.
SHRM22 also brought together Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Mackenzie Williams, National Association for Home Care & Hospice President Bill Dombi, Voya Financial Health Solutions CEO Rob Grubka, USAging Chief of Public Policy & External Affairs Amy E. Gotwals, and SHRM General Counsel James Banks, Jr. for a panel discussion on the need for a trained workforce to provide child and dependent care in the face of a growing need for skilled professionals.
SHRM, in partnership with the International Organization of Employers and the United States Council for International Business, co-hosted an event titled “What Is the State of the Global Workplace?” at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The event included remarks from UN officials, global business leaders and policymakers on business’s role in implementing the UN’s sustainable development goals on gender equality and partnerships.
SHRM served as co-chair and U.S. representative for the B20 Women in Business Action Council and served as a member of the B20 Future of Work and Education Task Force. In November, SHRM Executive Leadership was proud to represent SHRM at the B20 Summit in Bali.
SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, and SHRM Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary Emily M. Dickens attended the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) annual meeting in Amsterdam.
SHRM’s global influence has expanded with the growing prominence of SHRM India, MENA and APAC, as well as through new SHRM chapters and growing international initiatives as SHRM finds ways to Cause the Effect throughout the world.
The SHRM MENA Annual Conference featured the launch of BWCC 2023 competition, which announced a new Member Track, exclusive to SHRM members who are entry-level to midlevel HR professionals. In 2023, SHRMLabs aims to reach even more workplace tech startups and HR professionals globally.
The SHRM India Annual Conference & Expo 2022 in New Delhi, India saw record-breaking attendance and was SHRM's second largest conference of the year. The conference featured over 150 global speakers, over 60 knowledge sessions and over 5,000 attendees, and received over 14 million social media impressions.
SHRM East is doing its part to Cause the Effect and exert influence with thought leaders, government officials and businesses alike. Some recent highlights from SHRM India:
In total, SHRM East has served over 170 clients across India, MENA, and APAC in 2022.
SHRM India has also conducted women’s leadership development programs in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), India’s largest trade association, and has developed and executed long-term Women Empowerment and Leadership journeys with India’s largest public-sector organizations, including ONGC and Indian Oil, as well as private organizations like Boston Scientific.
SHRM India’s rapidly expanding global influence and global footprint highlights the strength of the SHRM brand internationally as SHRM continues to Cause the Effect in building better workplaces for a better world across the globe.
In 2022, SHRM found ways to Cause the Effect like never before in the world of work through our research, advocacy, HR solutions and resources, thought leadership and global influence. Now in our 75th year, SHRM looks to the future to empower HR professionals and workplace leaders to:
Join SHRM virtually and in person in Las Vegas from June 11-14, 2023, for this can’t-miss 75th anniversary SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2023 (SHRM23).