SHRM Issues Call to Transform the Workplace
Sep. 06, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 6, 2018--With today’s most significant social and economic challenges pulsing through the workplace, now is a pivotal time to shed light on them and chart a path toward solutions. As the leader in all things work, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is asking everyone — employers and employees — to explore three pressing issues that influence work: closing the skills gap, modernizing employment-based immigration, and creating organizational cultures that prevent workplace harassment.
Those who lead and influence work — HR professionals, CEOs, business leaders and policy makers — as well as workers themselves will engage in the conversation by using the hashtag #wearework and by visiting the microsite shrm.org/work for video conversation starters and thought-provoking materials.
“The economy is hot, unemployment is low, and the skills gap is wide,” says SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. “There are many issues that need to be tackled. Starting to talk about the skills shortage, immigration and harassment is a first step to helping the new workplace thrive. Employers must invest in training to develop workers’ skills, source from diverse talent pools, create healthy workplace cultures to prevent harassment and be willing to discuss improvements to employment-based immigration.”
To start the discussion, Taylor and three Fortune 500 leaders from The Hershey Company, Deere & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton probe workplace issues in a three-part video series:
“HR plays a significant role in the change that is needed at work,” Taylor said. “So, there is no one better to turn to for leadership on the top issues influencing today’s workplace.”
SHRM invites business leaders, workers and HR professionals to spark conversations in their places of work and answer the question: What does a better workplace mean to you?
To learn more, visit www.shrm.org/work.
Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the 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. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRM and @SHRMPress.
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