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SHRM Research

Our vision is to advance the HR profession by providing evidence-based insights, recommendations and innovations at the intersection of people and work. The intended outcomes for our research are to improve the employee experience and advance business performance in organizations. 

The SHRM Employee Benefits Survey is one of the longest-running annual research reports covering trends in employee benefits among organizations in the United States.

The SHRM Voice of Work Research Panel is a diverse group of HR professionals who represent U.S. organizations and the HR profession by serving as the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace.

Gain access to key HR and business metrics you can use at your own organization to craft stronger recommendations and make better decisions.

In an era when organizations recognize people as their most vital assets, effective people management becomes indispensable. People managers are the linchpin that connects organizational goals with the efforts of employees, ultimately driving success.

This year’s State of the Workplace report hones in on the major issues organizations faced in 2023 and what they foresee looking ahead into 2024. Integrating the perspectives of HR professionals, HR executives and U.S. workers, it addresses inflation, labor shortages, the state of HR departments and organizations’ adoption of AI.

Organizations have long attempted to gauge the mood of their workforces using measures such as employee job satisfaction, engagement or turnover intent. In recent years, employee experience has gained popularity as a more holistic concept.

SHRM and Handshake conducted a joint survey to explore the skills emerging professionals need, how employers evaluate emerging talent, and what emerging professionals are looking for in an employer.

SHRM Research Business Solutions

Help your employees thrive as the world of work changes by learning what they need to enage, perform and stay.

Get empowered with trusted HR-reported data, intuitive software and insights you need to make smart decisions and get pay right.