SHRM’s HR Magazine Announces “30 Under 30” List Recognizing Young HR Professionals

Dec 5, 2016

​ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) HR Magazine today announced the names of the honorees on its list of “30 Under 30: A Who’s Who to the Future of HR.”

“This recognition celebrates the accomplishments of 30 individuals under 30 years old who have already seen impressive successes in their human resources careers and who show promise for further success,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, president and CEO of SHRM. “They are the very best of the next generation of HR talent.”

The 30 chosen individuals work with organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies and international firms. Some of the honorees’ recognized accomplishments include saving an organization tens of thousands of dollars on training materials by switching to digital delivery, drastically reducing employee turnover by making changes to the company’s recruiting and interview strategy, and coaching an interim CEO through major company changes.

HR Magazine asked SHRM’s 285,000 members and the HR community as a whole to nominate their younger peers for “30 Under 30” recognition. It received more than 200 recommendations and reviewed each one with the assistance of SHRM’s HR and membership departments.

Honorees had to meet certain criteria in order to be considered. They had to be full-time HR professionals under the age of 30 who made unique and significant contributions to the profession in 2016. Such contributions included:

  • Developing an innovative or strategic project or initiative in their department, school or organization or in an HR-related volunteer capacity.
  • Demonstrating ability to tackle complex business or HR challenges and problems.
  • Showing exceptional talent or leadership in their department, school or organization or in an HR-related volunteer capacity.
  • Making a difference by working with others and/or highlighting corporate social responsibility (e.g., “reverse mentoring” older employees or developing meaningful volunteer projects).

For information about HR Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list, visit:

SHRM’s HR Magazine has the largest circulation among human resource magazines in the country with more than 285,000 print and digital readers.

For more information or to request an interview, contact Vanessa Hill of SHRM Media Relations at and 703-535-6072 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260. 

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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