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SHRM Foundation Inclusion Initiatives

In 2020, the SHRM Foundation is dedicated to making a measurable impact on the hiring and retention of military veterans. Other valuable resources available from the SHRM Foundation include:
  • Employing Abilities @Work: the SHRM Foundation's newest initiative to drive employment for individuals with disabilities. 
  • Veterans at Work: the SHRM Foundation's commitment to empowering HR professionals to attract, hire and retain veterans. 
  • The Aging Workforce: in 2013, the SHRM Foundation launched an initiative to challenge myths about older workers

NCSHRM is committing to providing resources and sharing best practices for all chapters.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has defined diversity as “the collective mixture of differences and similarities that includes for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors.” Diversity has expanded into the concept of inclusion. SHRM defines inclusion as “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.”

Diversity and Inclusion (D and I) has evolved from a task focused on workforce classification and reporting to a leadership strategy that is an integral part of an organization’s strategic plan. At SHRM, Diversity Management is “the comprehensive organizational and managerial process for leveraging diversity and achieving inclusion that maximizes the potential of all employees.”

Advocacy Groups

·       National Urban League – website with resources and links related to cultural and racial diversity

·       Employing Abilities @ Work – website for employing individuals with disabilities

·       American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – website dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older

·       Human Rights Campaign – Civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality


Diversity & Inclusion Organizations in North Carolina

· - North Carolina Office of State Human Resources

· - North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

· - Western NC Diversity Coalition

· - National Conference for Communities & Justice



·       DiversityInc – a website and periodical on current diversity issues

·       Forbes – a business magazine with current articles about diversity issues

·       Harvard Business Review – digital and paperback periodical with regular articles on diversity issues


SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Related Articles


  • Diverse Workforce Requires Balanced HR Leadership Learn More
  • Why a diverse workplace matters Learn More
  • Do You Need to Worry About Workforce Diversity Learn More
  • The Top 10 Economic Facts of Diversity in the Workplace Learn More

·       Student Multicultural and Diversity Guidebook -

·       Financial Aid for Minorities -

·       Transitioning to College for ESL Students -

·       Doctoral Resources for Women of Color -

·       First Generation College Student Guide -

·       Veterans at Work - SHRM Foundation - https://www/shrm.ort/mlp/Pages/Veterans.aspx

·       HBCUs: Supporting Investments; Strengthening Competitiveness


List of North Carolina HBCU’s

Barber-Scotia College (1867)

Bennett College (1873)
Elizabeth City State University (1891)
Fayetteville State University (1867)
Johnson C. Smith University (1867)
Kittrell College (1886-1975)
Livingstone College (1879)
North Carolina A & T State University (1891)
North Carolina Central University (1910)
St. Augustine’s University (1867)
Shaw University (1865)
Winston-Salem State University (1892)