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Panel Trends Report

The lists of key trends each panel produces in its subject area make use of panel members’ insights to uncover a wide range of HR-related trends. These lists assist SHRM in creating forward-looking information and content for our members in forums such as the online HR Focus Areas, research articles, reports and surveys, and through media and outreach efforts. SHRM would like to acknowledge the efforts of each of the members of the Special Expertise Panels.

2016 Trends Reports

Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Panel Trends

Global Panel Trends 

HR Disciplines Panel Trends

Labor Relations Panel Trends

Technology & HR Management Panel Trends

Disclaimer: The views presented on this report are those of the members of the SHRM Special Expertise Panels and do not necessarily represent the views of SHRM. All content is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as a guaranteed outcome. The Society for Human Resource Management cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions or any liability resulting from the use or misuse of any such information.

Members in the Media

The (Munster, Ind.)Times
According to the 2016 Employee Benefits Survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, which included responses from 3,490 HR professionals, 55 percent of companies now offer undergraduate educational assistance. Fifty-two percent offer graduate educational assistance. “I've seen in general the percentage of reimbursement going down. It used to be more generous, but tuition has gotten so expensive," says Paula Harvey, vice president of human resources for Schulte Building Systems and a member of the SHRM Talent Expertise Panel. 

USA Today ( and others including Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, El Paso (Texas) Times, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat & Chronicle, Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press, Press & Sun Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.), Californian (Salinas, Calif.)
Summary of quotes: “Technology allows us to work anywhere, anytime,” notes Carol Olsby, a human relations consultant and a member of SHRM’s global expertise panel, who says that even she at times functions as a workaholic. “How do you turn it off when everything is coming to your phone? You’re in the Safeway grocery line and you're answering emails. You are fully connected.”

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