SHRM and SHRM Foundation to Publish Four Research Reports During the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition

Jun 14, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Four research surveys on issues of significance in the workplace will be released next week at the Annual Conference & Exposition of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The conference, which is expected to draw about 15,000 HR and business leaders, is Sunday, June 19, to Wednesday, June 22, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Press briefings with the authors of three of the surveys will be held June 20 and 21 in the SHRM conference press room, room 102B of the convention center. The briefings also are available through conference call. (For dial-in instructions, contact SHRM Media Affairs.)

The surveys provide insights into workplace topics in the news. The surveys are:

Sunday, June 19
Policies on Politics in the Workplace, which asks HR professionals if their organizations have policies guiding political activities and whether they encourage employees to vote. Survey results also provide a look at the political volatility in the workplace this presidential election year.

Monday, June 20
2016 Employee Benefits, which examines more than 300 employer-sponsored benefits. This year is the 20th anniversary of the survey, and the report will include a 20-year comparison of employee benefit offerings. A press briefing with Evren Esen, director of SHRM’s survey programs, will be held from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Tuesday, June 21
New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages, which is designed to help employers learn more about the difficulty in recruiting, skills shortages and tactics that organizations are using in response to these challenges. Jen Schramm, SHRM’s manager of workforce trends and forecasting, will answer questions about the survey in a joint press briefing that begins at 10 a.m. Eastern time.

Use of Workforce Analytics for Competitive Advantage, which was prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by the SHRM Foundation and IBM.  The report identifies key trends affecting the global workforce and work culture, along with challenges facing senior business leaders and HR management professionals. Beth McFarland, director of the SHRM Foundation, will speak about the report in the joint press briefing at 10 a.m. Eastern time.

Research reports will be available on SHRM Online and on the SHRM Foundation website, with press releases posted in the online press room. Details will be posted on social media via @SHRMPress.

Media: To schedule an interview or connect to the press briefing conference calls, contact Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260; Sundra Hominik at and 703-535-6272; or Vanessa Hill at and 703-535-6072.

About the Society for Human Resource Management 
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. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.


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