SHRM is committed to fostering workplace environments where diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility are interwoven into the cultural fabric. We champion positive workplace cultures that inherently discourage harassment and discrimination while advocating for equitable pay practices anchored in substantive business objectives. At SHRM, we celebrate and strive for equitable workplaces where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.
SHRM's Position on Workplace Equity:
SHRM advocates for the creation of better workplaces by urging employers to cultivate a culture that inherently discourages harassment and discrimination — not just through policy but as a fundamental workplace ethos. SHRM encourages proactive pay audits by employers to identify and rectify compensation disparities and supports transparent communication regarding pay structures and expectations. Moreover, SHRM champions a consistent federal standard for “equal pay for equal work” to avoid the confusion of varied state and local regulations.
It is time for all organizations to become more people centric. Success in the workplace means prioritizing the management of people, guiding employees’ development and cultivating a strong sense of collective purpose at work. Put frankly, it means focusing on “workplace culture” — the glue that keeps an organization together.
SHRM Public Comments on Workplace Equity
In 2023, SHRM has submitted 11 public comments to influence workplace policies. Below are a few noteworthy examples:
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