SHRM Research

The leading research team for β€œall things work,” SHRM Research provides evidence-based insights, recommendations, and innovations on the most important issues impacting employers, employees, and workplaces. The research collaborates with various internal and external stakeholders to take on the most complex workplace issues and create meaningful and engaging content to advance the HR profession and greater world of work.



Alex Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

Chief Knowledge Officer

Kirsteen E. Anderson

Specialist, Research Content and Report Writing

Drew Dahlberg

Researcher, Market Research

Anna Dragotta, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Calven Engstrom


Deborah Hersh

Senior Researcher, Market Research

Grace Lee

Manager, Market Research

Kristina Meacham

Senior Researcher, Market Research

Katrina P. Merlini, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, HR Thought Leadership

Kerri Nelson, Ph.D.

Director of Policy & Partnership Research

Evan Pearson


Annemarie Schaefer

Vice President of Research

Derrick Scheetz, SHRM-CP

Senior Researcher

Mark Smith, Ph.D.

Director, HR Thought Leadership

Daniel Stunes, SHRM-SCP

Manager, Research Operations

Casey Sword

Senior Specialist, Enterprise Research Solutions

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