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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
For more information about SHRM, see the 2017 State of the Society address and News About SHRM.
The SHRM 2017 State of the Society Report and accompanying SHRM 2016 Audited Financial Statement highlight our goals, recent accomplishments and how we are delivering on our mission.
Our vision is to be a preeminent and globally recognized authority whose leadership, perspective, resources and expertise are sought and utilized to address the most pressing, current and emerging human resource management issues.
Our mission is to be a globally recognized
HR professional society that exists to develop and
serve the HR professional, and
advance and lead the HR profession. SHRM provides education, thought leadership, certification, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals in the organizations and communities they serve.
Originally founded as the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA) by a small but visionary group of personnel administrators, SHRM has grown into the world's largest HR membership organization. SHRM has a dedicated staff of over 350 and is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
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SHRM Award Listing by Date
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with the SIOP and SHRM Foundations, are co-sponsoring the first international award to honor organizations that have outstanding evidence-based HR management practices.
The competition will select winners based on HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analysis. One or more winning organization will be recognized publicly each year. Any for-profit, not-for-profit, or government organization located anywhere in the world may apply for this award. Further information and application insturctions can be found at www.hrmimpactawards.org.
This $50,000 award is funded by the Society for Human Resource Management and the SHRM Foundation. This award recognizes experts who have made outstanding research contributions and who will use this award to facilitate continuing contributions to the HR field.
The recognition component of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) is the Excel Awards. Awards may be earned at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level builds on a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishment. Chapters and state councils must submit the required SHAPE Year-End Report no later than the due date for award consideration. Winners of the award will be notified in March and will receive award podium banners and recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences.
The SHRM Pinnacle Award Program is designed to honor SHRM affiliates for high-level development and contribution that enhance the development of effective human resource management. All SHRM chapters and state councils are eligible to submit applications. Pinnacle Awards of $1,000 are awarded to State Councils as well as Small, Medium/Large, Mega/SuperMega Chapters in 3 categories: Advancing The Profession, Serving the Profession, and Enhancing the SHRM Community. In addition to the awards and monetary grants, this impressive program provides increased prestige among your peers and enhanced recognition in the human resource industry.
SHRM Scholarship Listing by Date
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