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About SHRM

Our Purpose Is to Elevate HR

Our mission is to empower people and workplaces by advancing HR practices and by maximizing human potential. Our vision is to build a world of work that works for all.

SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

SHRM is a member-driven catalyst for creating better workplaces where people and businesses thrive together. As the trusted authority on all things work, SHRM is the foremost expert, researcher, advocate, and thought leader on issues and innovations impacting today’s evolving workplaces.  With nearly 340,000 members in 180 countries, SHRM touches the lives of more than 362 million workers and their families globally.

Driving Change in the Workplace for 75 Years

Every mile on this road has marked a moment in history. We've helped shape civil rights policy, close the generation gap and elevate HR from the backroom to the boardroom. We've helped reset the workforce by unleashing pools of talent and infusing empathy and resilience into the workplace. But, even with all that, new challenges await on the horizon. That's the beauty of the road we're on. Don't miss your next turn. Keep your focus firmly on the road ahead.

Financial Transparency

SHRM is a mission-driven organization that makes available for public inspection its annual information return via Form 990. Here we provide the organization’s finances and activities, including grants, fundraising fees, program service revenue, and employee salaries as required by the IRS filings.