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Welcome to the SHRM Foundation  

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.​ Learn more at



New! Choosing Effective Talent Assessments to Strengthen Your Organization​Research shows that the careful use of talent assessments can result in increased productivity, cost savings and better retention of top employees.​

Applications for Talent Management and Exposition conference scholarships are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is January 30, 2017. Apply today!​

Learn about the workplace of 2025 in The Future of Work​ sponsored by Randstad. 

International Professional Development Opportunities with ADCI-VOCA and the SHRM Foundation
Have you been looking for a professional development opportunity, an opportunity to challenge yourself, or make a difference in the lives of people in developing countries? For more information about how you, or someone in your organization, can apply for a skills-based international volunteering program (at no cost to you or your organization) visit the SHRM Foundation - ADCI-VOCA International Volunteer Partnership page.
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Make your impact by donating to the SHRM Foundation

Donations deliver scholarships, produce workplace resources, further HR research, and advance thought leadership.
Make your impact on the future of HR by donating to the SHRM Foundation. Learn more at

You can also make an impact by signing up to volunteer for the SHRM Foundation by reviewing scholarship applications, grant proposals and more. To become a SHRM Foundation volunteer view the volunteer sign-up form.




Executive Briefing: Leveraging the Value of an Age-Diverse Workforce
The United Nations reports that population growth among those age 65 and older is outpacing the growth of 25-to-64-year-olds in most developed nations. To reap the benefits of an productive age-diverse workforce, organizations need to move beyond outdated and limiting beliefs about older workers. Read more about leveraging an age-diverse workforce in this report sponsored by AARP.

The use of workforce analytics is transforming human resource strategy. Learn more about this emerging trend in our new SHRM Foundation/EIU report Use of Workforce Analytics for Competitive Advantage

SHRM Foundation 2015 Impact Report is now available online! The 2015 Report details all scholarships awarded, grants provided, product published and initiatives furthered with the support of generous donors and sponsors.

Talent Acquisition: A Guide to Understanding and Managing the Recruitment Process, a complimentary report from the SHRM Foundation. 

Engaging and Integrating A Global Workforce: Five Key Trends from SHRM's Special Expertise Panels​​

Cultural Intelligence: The Essential Intelligence for the 21st Century. In today's multicultural world, developing cultural intelligence can help managers and employees from different backgrounds interact more effectively.

Resources for Adapting to an Aging Workforce 

With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the SHRM Foundation has created a number of helpful resources to assist HR professionals in preparing for the aging workforce. Visit our Employing an Aging Workforce page to learn more.



 SHRM Foundation Premier Sponsors


With the support of sponsors and donors, the SHRM Foundation is shaping the future of HR.

To view a full list of our sponsors and donors, please visit our sponsor page.

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 Monthly Update


Gwyn helped support her family during a difficult time and the SHRM Foundation and HR professionals supported Gwyn in pursuing her undergraduate degree. For more information about the work of the SHRM Foundation read our December 2016 Monthly Update!