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NEW The New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages

This report examines recruiting difficulty and skills shortages in the U.S. as well as recruiting and training strategies organizations use to address these challenges. Over two-thirds (68%) of HR professionals across industries report challenging recruiting conditions in the current talent market.

NEW 2016 Employee Benefits—20th Anniversary Edition

This annual report looks at benefits prevalence and trends in the U.S. Telecommuting benefits have seen a threefold increase over the past two decades, from 20% in 1996 to 60% in 2016.

NEW Policies on Politics in the Workplace

This survey examined policies on political activities in the workplace, particularly as they relate to the 2016 presidential election. The majority of organizations (72%) discourage political activities in the workplace.

Talent Acquisition: Recruitment and Selection

SHRM surveyed recruiters and HR professionals who recruited as one of their responsibilities to learn more about their experiences sourcing and hiring job candidates. This survey found that the average number of requisitions per recruiter was 40.

2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement: Revitalizing a Changing Workforce

SHRM research releases its annual employee job satisfaction and engagement report. This year's report includes a special feature on Millennials in the workplace.

Using Competencies to Achieve Business Unit Success—The Executive Perspective

SHRM surveyed executives of business units other than HR (e.g., CEO, CFO, Vice President) to learn more about their views of what it takes for leaders to be successful across HR departments and different functional areas such as finance and accounting, sales and marketing, and IT.

Smoking in the Workplace

The purpose of this study was to understand smoking policies in place across organizations, including those that address vaping. More than four-fifths (85%) of HR professionals indicated their organizations had a formal, written smoking policy in place.

Using Social Media for Talent Acquisition—Recruitment and Screening

The purpose of this study was to learn more about how organizations use social media for talent acquisition, with a focus on recruiting and screening of job candidates. Recruiting passive job candidates (82%) continues to be the top reason that organizations use social media for recruitment.

Policies for Marijuana Use in the Workplace 

The purpose of this study was to understand what policies related to marijuana use are in place at organizations with areas of operations in states that have legalized marijuana for medical only or medical/recreational use.

Business and Human Capital Challenges Today and in the Future

This research report examines human capital issues and challenges that HR professionals and non-HR C-suite executives think will be the most important in shaping the workplace and the HR profession in the coming decade.

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