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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.



The SHRM Foundation will host the second-annual HeadShotLOUNGE™  at the Volunteer Leaders' Summit.
Join us at the HeadShotLOUNGE™ to have a professional headshot taken and support the SHRM Foundation’s vision to empower HR professionals. 

HeadShotLOUNGE™ hours:
Thursday, November 17th - 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Photographer on site from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.)
Friday, November 18th - 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Photographer on site all day) 
$20 suggested donation for individual pictures or $30 suggested donation for group pictures 

Questions? Contact Allie Samis, Associate Development Specialist,, 703-535-6132
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NEW 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 teh growth of 25-to-64-year-olds in most developed nations. To reap the benefits fo an productive age-diverse workforce, organizations need to move beyond outdated and limiting beliefs about older workers.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.

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.
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.




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.



 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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Your tax-deductible contribution helps us shape the future of HR. It supports the Foundation's important work – including scholarships, practical research and educational resources.



 Monthly Update


Become an Aging Workforce Champion with the SHRM Foundation! For more information on our latest Executive Briefing sponsored by AARP view our October 2016 Monthly Update!