Society for Human
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, SHRM is recognized globally as the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
SHRM has made a strong commitment to advancing the career opportunities of members of the United States military and their families. It has actively encouraged its members to support veterans hiring, publishing training material and sponsoring webinars and workshops on how to hire veterans and related topics. SHRM has also collaborated with a number of government agencies and nonprofit organizations to improve employer awareness and proficiency in hiring members of the military.
SHRM has frequently showcased veteran hiring at its annual conferences, featuring veterans’ employment events and workshops on military hiring. In order to educate HR professionals and business leaders on how to effectively source, recruit and retain military service members, SHRM has published a free military hiring toolkit for employers. As part of its broader commitment to the hiring and retaining of veterans in the civilian workplace, SHRM has been a champion for American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH), publicizing the campaign’s various initiatives on its website and featuring articles about the campaign in its newsletters.
A number of SHRM chapters across the country have also actively supported the campaign, making presentations at chapter meetings, sending newsletters to members and posting webpages about the campaign. The SHRM Maryland State Council is hosting an AJAH webinar in November on hiring National Guard members and veterans.
Because of its size of its membership and the scope of its organization, the support of SHRM and its chapters has been especially beneficial to the AJAH campaign providing exposure to hiring professionals across nearly all industries. Almost 10% of employers that registered to post jobs with the campaign indicated they had learned about the campaign through SHRM or a SHRM chapter. Founded in 1948, SHRM has grown from a volunteer organization with no permanent staff to a professional society with more than 30 specialized departments serving the needs of HR professionals throughout the world. An influential voice in the business community, SHRM is committed to advancing the human resource profession to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.