HR Administration

SHRM as an Advocacy Organization Gets a PL+US-Sized Test

Paid Leave for the United States calls SHRM “out of step” on paid family leave. It’s a test for Johnny C. Taylor’s push to tackle controversial HR policies.

The Society for Human Resource Management has never struck me as a powerhouse on Capitol Hill. Oh yes, SHRM members have testified before Congress in the past. One exchange has stuck with me. It was a testy discussion in 2009 between then-SHRM COO China Gorman and former Rep. Lynn Woolsey. The California Democrat twice referred to SHRM as “shoorum” during…

SHRM Bookstore: It’s Not Just a Place to Read

The SHRMStore is filled with eager readers. But along with reading and finding books, people were also catching up with friends and socializing during the first full day of #SHRM18.

Attendees peruse the books and other HR gear at the SHRMStore at the annual SHRM18 conference in Chicago. Photo by Ave Rio “Say SHRMeese!” That’s a phrase one person chose to use when he was asked to take a picture of two friends at the SHRMStore. After speaking to some people, there’s something you come to realize. The annual Society for Human…

SHRM Work-flex Bill in the Spotlight

In the first press conference of #SHRM18, policy experts updated members of the press on what SHRM is doing in a number of public policy areas, from workplace flexibility to harassment and beyond.

SHRM 2018 is in Chicago. One major lesson that the #MeToo movement has taught the human resources profession is that HR has a responsibility to address harassment in workplace policy level as well as in public policy. And sexual harassment isn’t the only policy issue that HR is heavily involved in. The Society for Human Resource Management, whose annual conference…

Day 1 of #SHRM18 — Part Church Revival and Immigration on Our Minds

On the opening day of the Society for Human Resource Management’s 70th annual conference and expo, Taylor did not overhype the atmosphere.

Earlier this spring when I met with new CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. at SHRM’s offices near Washington, D.C., I asked him what his inaugural speech to conference attendees would look like. “It’s like coming to a church revival on Sunday,” he said. And sure enough, on the opening day of the Society for Human Resource Management’s 70th annual conference…

SHRM 2018 Live Stream

Workplace experts address the topics on many HR practitioners' minds, live from the Society for Human Resource Management conference in Chicago.

Workforce is speaking to workplace experts via live stream during the SHRM 2018 conference on various HR trends.

SHRM CEO: What HR Could Do and Should Do

SHRM’s new CEO Johnny C. Taylor has an ambitious agenda for his first year leading the world’s largest HR organization. Much of that will focus on the organization’s backbone — small and medium-sized businesses.

SHRM’s new CEO Johnny C. Taylor has an ambitious agenda for his first year leading the world’s largest HR organization. Much of that will focus on the organization’s backbone — small and medium-sized businesses.

SHRM in Chicago: A Conversation with Chicago Chapter President Shelli Nelson

As thousands of HR practitioners come to Chicago to educate themselves on the latest HR trends at SHRM’s annual conference, Shelli Nelson, president of the organization’s Chicago Chapter, provides her guidance.

As thousands of HR practitioners come to Chicago to educate themselves on the latest HR trends at SHRM’s annual conference, Shelli Nelson, president of the organization’s Chicago Chapter, provides her guidance.

Not So Fast on the SHRM-HRCI Certification ‘Summit’

Despite the confusion as to whether there is a meeting, both organization's leaders expressed interest in having a conversation.

It looked like the icy four-year relationship between HR certification organizations the Society for Human Resource Management and HR Certification Institute was beginning to thaw. The chill, however, seemed to quickly return. Society for Human Resource Management CEO Johnny C. Taylor said in a video interview with Workforce Editorial Director Rick Bell taped May 9 that he is scheduled to…

SHRM, HRCI Leaders Set Certification Summit

In what could be a new era of cooperation, SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor said he and HR Certification Institute CEO Amy Schabacker Dufrane will meet sometime during the annual SHRM conference June 17-20.

In what could be a new era of cooperation, SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor said he and HR Certification Institute CEO Amy Schabacker Dufrane will meet sometime during the annual SHRM conference June 17-20.