China Gorman

About the Author

For more than 25 years, China Gorman has held strategic business leadership roles in the human capital management sector. She's currently the CEO for Great Place to Work, a company dedicated to improving society by helping companies create better workplaces.

Well known for her tenure as Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), China also held the posts of President of DBM North America, and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, the global consulting division of Adecco, which became the performance leader in its industry under her leadership. Read her blog at, and contact her at

Is Quality of Hire a Vaguely Valid Business Metric?


In November I wrote about Linkedin’s 2016 Global Recruiting Trends Report (you can re-read it here) and took them to task about their methodology. Turns out they did a bit of a miscalculation and corrected data that looked askew. Good for them. As I looked at a relatively new infographic about their survey data,…

Some Surprising Insights Into America’s Hourly Employees


Here’s an eye opening insight: As of 2014, hourly workers make up 56.7 percent of the United States workforce. Think about that for a moment. More than half of all people working the U.S. make an hourly wage. That’s 77.2 million workers aged 16 and up. Yet there is little data to be…

A Sobering Look at How Work — and Workers — Are Changing Globally


I’m a big fan of the SHRM Foundation. The resources they put in the hands of HR professionals all over the world are impressive. They do this by funding academic research in areas of interest to HR and business leaders, they provide scholarships for HR professionals to further their professional development and credentials,…

When China Goes to Cuba: More Insights From an HR-Focused Visit

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Gerry Crispin and I led a delegation of 21 senior HR executives to Cuba last week. I’m still processing what we experienced and learned, but wanted to share some high level observations for you. First of all, read Laurie Ruettimann’s blog post from yesterday. Her take is, as always, captivating and profound. Second,…

Want Insight Into HR Systems and Where They’re Going? This Survey Lets You Know


One of the highlights of the HR Technology Conference each fall is the publication of the annual HR Systems Survey White Paper by Sierra-Cedar. With the retirement of long-time analyst Lexy Martin, Stacey Harris has stepped up magnificently and published a whopper of an analysis of all things HR tech, the 18th since…

Figured Out Millennials Yet? Well, Better Get Ready to Deal With Gen Z

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We haven’t quite got Millennials (aka Gen Y) figured out, and here comes Gen Z! Universum, the global employer branding firm, has conducted a Gen Z survey and found some interesting conclusions. In Generation Z Grows Up, we’re given a bit of a peek into this new generation that will be 40 percent of…