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At the SHRM Foundation, we are a catalyst for thought leadership. We help predict where the workforce is headed because we’ve been studying its evolution. We offer unmatched workforce knowledge for progressive leaders, with a total focus on studying and reporting the management practices that work.




Congratulations 2016 SHRM Foundation Annual Conference & Exposition Scholarship Winners!

Jessica Collins, California, Veteran Scholarship 
Melissa Pillias, Guam, Student Scholarship

Regional Scholarships
Katherine Szarkowski-Boder, SHRM-CP, North Central
Betsy Ferronato, Southeast
Juley Bocardo-Homan, SHRM-CP, PHR, Southwest Central
Jessica Mangona, Pacific West
Jamie Robinson, Northeast

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

New! 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​

Make your impact by donating to the SHRM Foundation

Donations deliver scholarships, produce workplace resources, further HR research, and advance thought leadership.
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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.

​Good Ethics=Good Business
Shaping an Ethical Workplace Culture
, a new report sponsored by Briggs and Morgan, P.A. and The Kenrich​ Group LLC, briefly summarizes the latest research on ethics in the workplace, and identifies specific ways HR can foster a more ethical corporate culture.

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.

Join the e-Rewards Opinion Panel and support the SHRM Foundation
If you received an e-mail from e-Rewards, we encourage you to join their panel. Doing so will help to support the HR profession as the Foundation will receive a $5 donation for every SHRM member who enrolls and completes a survey. Please note: Your information will not be sold or disseminated. If you have questions, please contact:




 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


The SHRM Foundation is now accepting applications for HR professionals seeking certifications and undergraduate and graduate degrees.

View Our May 2016 Monthly Update