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.
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.
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.
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.
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 said it will no longer require mandatory arbitration of sexual misconduct allegations and will provide more details about sexual misconduct cases in internal reports.
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’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.
Proposed legislation would bring sweeping changes to the Canada Labor Code, if implemented.
A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.