Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Virginia
Commercial and Professional Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a human resources membership association, has not publicly terminated employee memberships or business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. SHRM has promoted DEI trainings and supports the Equality Act. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, SHRM receives a Lower Risk rating.

Criteria
Risk Level
Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

SHRM has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

SHRM limits its charitable giving to educational scholarships and employment opportunities for veterans and disabled employees, and mental health initiatives (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

SHRM does not publicly outline its nondiscrimination policy.

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

As part of its mission, SHRM advocates for HR/employment policies. It advocates for the Equality Act (1)(2). Many of SHRM’s policy positions are only made available to members. The company has also posted multiple blog posts highlighting its support for LGBT causes (3)(4).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

SHRM has not used corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1)(2).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

SHRM does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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October 10, 2023

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