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Skills Gap Fallout Lands with HR

Monday, November 12, 2018

HR is leading the search for the small number of qualified candidates available to hire, increasing pay to attract talent, refocusing on retention and succession planning, and heightening the urgency around employee development.

Ban-the-Box Turns 20: What Employers Need to Know

Monday, November 12, 2018

In the summer of 1998, Hawaii passed a law restricting employers from considering candidates’ criminal history until a job offer had been made. When Minnesota followed suit a decade later, a nationwide movement was born. “Ban-the-box” laws requiring employers to remove criminal-history questions from employment applications have been enacted in 33 states and more than 150 cities and counties.

Will AI Remove Hiring Bias?

Monday, November 12, 2018

If you’ve been following the latest hiring trends, you may have noticed that many recruiters are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) tools to tackle discrimination in hiring―and the expectations for success are high. However, HR technology analysts and even executives at companies offering AI solutions caution that a totally bias-free hiring process may be difficult to achieve.

Proposed Rule Expedites Federal IT Staffing

Friday, November 09, 2018

Federal agencies would have more autonomy to address their information technology (IT) staffing challenges under a proposed rule issued by the Office of Personnel Management.

Know the Rules Around ‘Constructive Knowledge’ of Unlawful Employment

Friday, November 09, 2018

Having “constructive knowledge” of an employee’s unauthorized work status is a serious violation, but what is and is not constructive knowledge can be tricky for HR professionals to define.

Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkouts

Friday, November 09, 2018

Google said it will no longer require mandatory arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations and will provide more details about sexual misconduct cases in internal reports.

Putting the Humanity in HR Compliance: Seek to Help, Not Just Follow the Law, with ADA Claims

Friday, November 09, 2018

When you learn that an employee has a health problem that may interfere with his or her job, and that employee needs a reasonable accommodation to do the job well, how do you react? Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act with empathy, recommends columnist Jathan Janove.

Germany: Pay for Travel Time on International Assignments Required

Friday, November 09, 2018

Germany’s Federal Labor Court decided that in cases of an employee’s temporary international assignment the employer must pay the time required for outward and return travel as work.

Canada: Modernization of Labor Code Proposed

Friday, November 09, 2018

Proposed legislation would bring sweeping changes to the Canada Labor Code, if implemented.

Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality

Thursday, November 08, 2018

A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.

Middle-Wage Jobs Forecast to Decline

Thursday, November 08, 2018

More bad news for middle-skilled workers struggling with displacement fears and stagnant pay: According to a new study, most of the jobs created over the next five years will be in low-wage or high-wage industries.

Appeals Court Rules DACA Renewals Can Continue

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Workers approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can continue to renew temporary work authorization while a nationwide injunction on rescinding the program remains in place.

A Split Congress May Pursue Bipartisan Health Care Fixes

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The partisan divide makes it unlikely that major changes in the Affordable Care Act will advance in the next Congress, but that doesn’t mean bipartisan efforts to address health care challenges are off the table.

Navigating the Changing Prescription Drug Market

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Employers facing rising drug-coverage costs are advised to revisit their vendor contracts in 2019, as mergers between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers alter the competitive landscape.

Educate Managers About Union Access-to-Premises Rules

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Managers need to know when union representatives and union-organizing employees can access company property. Barring them could result in charges of unfair labor practices, including against nonunionized employers.

Workplace May Be New Battleground for 2019-20 Congress

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

​Paid parental leave, a federal minimum wage hike and union-friendly laws are among the issues Democrats will work to advance on Capitol Hill after winning control of the House of Representatives following Tuesday's mid-term elections.

SHRM Foundation Offers New ‘Veterans at Work’ Certificate

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

​Best practices for attracting, hiring and retaining veterans form the SHRM Foundation's new educational program developed for HR professionals, hiring managers and front-line supervisors. The free Veterans at Work Certificate Program is part of the SHRM Foundation's commitment to building more inclusive workplaces.

How Do You ‘Structure’ an HR Department of One?

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

You need to be well-versed in HR and keep up with the latest happenings in the profession to run a successful HR Department of One (DOO), according to Paul Young, SHRM-SCP. Working as a DOO has been a great opportunity to put his own stamp on things and build a structure to best suit the goals of his organization and its stakeholders.

Recertification Q&A: Qualifying Educational Activities

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

​Have questions about recertifying your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP? In every issue, the SHRM Certification team will answer some of the frequently asked questions they receive from credential holders. This week the team addresses the kinds of educational and training activities are eligible for SHRM recertification credit.

6 Unique and Challenging Ways to Recertify

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

SHRM chapter programs and HR conferences are all great options for recertification. But if you're lookign for a real professional challenge, Matthew Burr, SHRM-SCP, recommends these six unique opportunities for recertification credits.