SHRM LAUNCHES CONVERSATION
ON WORKPLACE ISSUES Ë
SHRM has kicked o; a global discussion on three critical topics—closing the skills gap,
improving employment-based immigration and addressing workplace
SHRM President and Chief
Executive O;cer Johnny C. Taylor,
Jr., SHRM-SCP, began the conversation in a three-part video series,
which can be seen on a variety of TV
channels, including CNN and Fox
News, through mid-December. The
videos feature Taylor talking about
the issues with executives from The
Hershey Co., John Deere and Booz
Allen Hamilton Inc.
“The economy is hot, unemployment is low, and the skills gap is
wide,” Taylor said.
“There are many issues that need
to be tackled. Starting to talk about
the skills shortage, immigration and
harassment is a ;rst step to helping
the new workplace thrive,” he said.
“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
Here’s what you can do to take part
in the conversation:
; Visit shrm.org/work to watch the
videos and learn more.
; Share your insights on social media
using #We Are Work.
; Spread the word to business leaders in your network.
SHRM has partnered with Profiles Caribbean
Inc., an HR consulting company, to promote
SHRM certifications in Barbados and the Eastern
The company also will work with recertification
partners to provide seminars, workshops, cours-
es and programs that will count toward required
SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credits.
“This is a big step forward for SHRM as we
look to expand our certification reach in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean,” said President
and Chief Executive O;cer Johnny C. Taylor,
Jr., SHRM-SCP. “Profiles Caribbean will help us
achieve that goal. The company has had a strong
reputation in the HR field for nearly 25 years
now, and we’re happy to be working alongside it
on this venture.”
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 HR MAGAZINE 91