About out Blog Author:  Jodee Curtis, SPHR, PHR, CPA: For over 15 years JoDee has had responsibility for all facets of human resources including training, benefits and compensation, payroll, employee relations, wellness, performance development, and employment law.  Recently, she served as the Vice-President of Human Resources for a nationwide services company and previously as the Director of HR for Katz, Sapper & Miller, a $60 million CPA firm.

JoDee obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Evansville.  She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Senior Professional in Human Resources and holds certifications as a Predictive Index analyst and as a Creative Problem Solver.  She is a member of SHRM and the AICPA and serves on the board of directors of IndySHRM and the Carmel Library Foundation.  JoDee formerly served on statewide committees for the Indiana CPA Society and served as President of the Indiana Chapter of the Association for Accounting Administrators.


Don’t think you need any research done in HR?  Much of your every day work is influenced by research even if you never actually read a research paper The effect of research studies is to discover and document what practices work best and under what conditions.  In this way, research ultimately influences our daily lives in the practice of human resource management.

The SHRM Foundation is the leading funder of HR research grants–providing funding for high-impact, original HR research that advances the knowledge base of the profession.  In the past 12 years, the SHRM Foundation has funded more than $2.3 million in research grants for over 100 research projects.  Topics for research include:

  • Making virtual teams more effective.
  • Increasing the success rate of new executives.
  • Employee engagement in multinational corporations.
  • Retention of an older workforce.
  • Impact of HR practices on organizational social performance.

To learn more and to review the results of recently completed SHRM Foundation research, visit the foundation website