Latest Findings

[NEW] The Hiring of 2015 College Graduates
This research collected comprehensive information on the prevalence of organizations hiring 2015 college graduates with undergraduate and graduate degrees.

[NEW] Health Care Reform—2015 Update
Three-quarters of organizations (77%) had increased costs for health care benefits from 2014 to 2015. This study looks at the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on organizations.

[NEW] SHRM-SIOP: Competency Modeling Documentation
This white paper examines why documentation should be considered an essential element of all competency modeling projects.

[NEW] SHRM-SIOP: Performance Management
This white paper provides evidence-based, practical approaches for improving performance management.

[NEW] Strategic Benefits Series
This research study provides information on the strategic use of benefits, with new data on wellness initiatives, flexible work arrangements and health care benefits.

[NEW] SHRM-SIOP: Managing Diversity
This white paper provides evidence-based recommendations for leveraging diversity.

Creating People Advantage 2014-2015 -- How to Set Up Great HR Functions: Connect, Prioritize, Impact
SHRM partnered with the World Federation of People Management Associations and Boston Consulting Group to produce a worldwide study of HR topics and key trends in people management.

Research Services and Resources

SHRM Compensation Data Center

SHRM, in collaboration with Towers Watson Data Services, provides accurate and customized salary information for an entire spectrum of jobs ranging from top executive to entry level positions.

SHRM Customized Benchmarking Service

More than 500 benchmarks available in human capital, benefits, and job satisfaction customized by industry, staff size and more.

SHRM Customized Research Services

Provides organizations with access to the world’s largest global community of HR professionals for custom survey research projects.

SHRM People InSight: An Employee Job Satisfaction/Engagement Service

Focuses on more than 35 different aspects of job satisfaction and 34 additional factors relating to employee engagement. SHRM administers the online survey to your employees.

SHRM Metro Economic Outlooks

Provides comprehensive analyses of the economies of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

SHRM-SIOP Science of HR Series

A collaboration between the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

To further the use and understanding of evidence-based HR practices, SHRM and SIOP have partnered to create a series of resources for HR practitioners. These resources, available to SHRM and SIOP members and affiliates, are specifically intended to infuse the science of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology and other HR disciplines into management practices for daily use in the workplace.

[NEW] SHRM-SIOP: Competency Modeling Documentation

This white paper examines why documentation should be considered an essential element of all competency modeling projects.

[NEW] SHRM-SIOP: Performance Management

This white paper provides evidence-based, practical approaches for improving performance management.

[NEW] SHRM-SIOP: Managing Diversity

This white paper provides evidence-based recommendations for leveraging diversity.

The Evolution of Employee Opinion Surveys: The Voice of Employees as a Strategic Business Management Tool
The goal of this white paper is to discuss the role of employee surveys as tactical events in business operations, and the importance of having broad-reaching plans following the surveys' results in order to enact positive change.

Applicant Reactions to Selection: HR's Best Practices
This paper bridges the gap between research on job candidate attitudes and behavior and applied practice by highlighting why candidate reactions matter, outlining the key research findings, and sharing a list of best practices for human resource managers directly involved in employee selection

Achieving Well-Being in Retirement: What HR Professionals Need To Know
This paper summarizes the research evidence and makes recommendations for policy makers and individuals to achieve well-being in retirement.

Driving Customer Satisfaction through HR: Creating and Maintaining a Service Climate
This paper presents data highlighting the link between service climate, customer satisfaction and human resource management.

Skill-Based Pay: HR's Role
This paper provides a detailed discussion of its different forms and purposes.