From the CEO

​Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. gave testimony during on the Workflex in the 21st Century Act hearing on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.​ The legislative hearing, which was held by the Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, focused on (H.R. 4219), which was introduced by Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., this past November. 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, began his tenure at the Society for Human Resource Management as president and CEO on December 4, 2017. His biography can be found here. 

Press Releases: 

SHRM Stands Ready to Partner with Biden Administration to Support Work, Workers and Workplaces (11/7/2020)

Workflex Bill Provides Solution to Broken Paid Leave System, SHRM CEO Tells Congressional Subcommittee (7/24/2018)
Statement: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. on Being Named Chair of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2/27/2018)
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to Speak about Finding Solution to Sexual Harassment (2/7/2018) 
SHRM CEO to Testify Before California’s Joint Subcommittee on Harassment Prevention and Response (1/22/2018)
SHRM Reacts to State Legislatures' Preparation to Prevent and Deal with Sexual Harassment (1/11/2018)
SHRM Names Johnny C. Taylor President and CEO of SHRM (6/1/2017)

Top Media Mentions: 
The Making of the #MeToo Playbook – NPR (1A)
The Trump administation leans on companies to do a better job of training workers – Marketplace Radio
Sexual harassment policies are stuck in the pastFinancial Times (London) 
#MeToo Complaints Swamp Human Resources Departments – NPR 
Starbucks to close all stores for bias trainingAtlanta Journal-Constitution
Hiring ex-offenders used to be the right thing to do. Now it's a smart thing.Crain's Chicago Business 
How Are Black College Doing? Better Than You Think, Study Finds – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Here's What HR Leaders ARe Saying About Sexual Harassment – BuzzFeed News
#MeToo Called for an Overhaul. Are Workplaces Really Changing?The New York Times
Don't hold back: Employers are all ears when it comes to grievancesNew York Post 
Well-known advocate to lead White House board on historically black colleges – The Washington Post 
Sexual harassment training expanding - but effectiveness quentioned San Diego Union Tribune
A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing  New York Post  
Lunches, hugs, and break-room banter: Where are the new boundaries at work? – The Washington Post
Have a Burning question for HR? Ask Our Expert – USA Today


USA TODAY “Ask HR” Column: A Year-In-Review – SHRM Blog

SHRM is Forging a Path Toward Paid Leave and Workflex – SHRM Blog
It's Time for HR to Lead a Conversation on Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds SHRM Blog 

Meet SHRM’s New CEO: A Q&A with Johnny C. Taylor SHRM Blog
Testimony: Best Practices for Changing Culture on Sexual Harassment – California's Joint Subcommitte on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Hearing





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