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SHRM’s HR Magazine Creates New Awareness on Issue of Human Trafficking
Alexandria, Va. – May 1, 2012 – The United States is a top destination for victims of human trafficking, and human resource professionals and their companies can unknowingly get caught up in this horrific crime, the Society for Human Resource Management’s
HR Magazine says in a special report in its May edition.
In the magazine’s May cover story,
“Modern-Day Slavery,” Senior Writer Dori Meinert provides critical new information for HR professionals on the problem of human trafficking, which involves up to 100,000 people being coerced to work for little or no pay in the United States at any given time. She also documents how the HR profession can protect the human rights of all workers.
The special report,
“How HR Professionals Can Help Combat This Shocking Crime,” is available on SHRM Online.
Meinert reports that HR professionals and their companies inadvertently can become involved in trafficking through the actions of their labor providers and subcontractors. She explores five cases of human trafficking and quotes experts urging HR professionals to help their companies build a culture that respects and protects the human rights of all workers — wherever they might be. As a service to its members, SHRM added a discussion area to the online version of the articles.
The magazine cover story and related articles are published on a new
SHRM resource page about human trafficking. Additional articles will be added throughout May, according to magazine Editor Nancy Davis.
In the weeks ahead, SHRM’s Editorial Team will explore how hotels and airlines are training their employees to prevent their facilities from being used by traffickers and examine the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In addition, SHRM Online will look at a new California law that requires employers to disclose what they are doing to guard against slavery in their supply chains.
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About the Society for Human Resource ManagementThe Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at
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