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The Way Forward on Migration

 
 

In the past week I’ve come to appreciate the real world complexities of immigration even more.  It began last Tuesday as I sat at the Indian consulate in Washington, D.C. biting my nails as I waited to see whether I would get a visa to board a plane taking off the next day.  Knowing what I do about processing delays around the world, I probably should have submitted my application more than three weeks before my trip.  But since I was travelling abroad, I couldn’t do that. Luckily the consulate came...

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#TransformTues - Gwyn Dubel

 
The SHRM Foundation will continue to invest in HR scholarships for current and future HR leaders because we know that skilled and empowered HR professionals transform the workplace and workforce.  In 2017, the SHRM Foundation will award more than 300 scholarships worth a total of almost $500,000! Read more below about one of the many deserving, talented and devoted HR students we have supported over the years. 

 


In 2015, Gwyn Dubel, a student at Baldwin Wallace University studying human resources, reached out to the...

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#Nextchat: The DOL Overtime Rule Injunction – What’s Next?

 

 

On December 1, the final Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule was set to go into effect, but 10 days ago, a Texas district judge issued a preliminary injunction halting the rule. Although it is possible that the government’s appeal of the injunction could succeed, it’s more likely that any changes to the overtime rules will wait for the incoming administration.

It has been a chaotic week for many in our profession. Employers—and HR professionals, especially—already have spent considerable time preparing for the overtime regulation, reclassifying employees, adjusting job...

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Computer Science Education Week – a celebration of the Ishango Bone

 

December 5th – 11th is Computer Science Education Week, held each year during the week of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (December 9th, 1906)

 

To bring Computer Science Education week in perspective, we can go back to what may be the very beginning and a little-known tool – at least to modern day computer scientists – known as the Ishango bone. The optimism we have as humans is rooted in our evolution – our ability as a species to learn and grow. We hear a lot today about artificial intelligence, machine learning, self-driving cars, predictive analytics...

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Preparing Young HR Talent to Lead

The next generation of HR leaders are working in our organizations today. Are we giving them enough opportunities to be key players?

In this month’s issue of HR Magazine, we highlight “30 Under 30: A Who’s Who to the Future of HR.” Their inspiring stories illustrate how our profession is attracting the best and brightest, as well as how we need to cultivate new talent in HR. Human resources is changing rapidly—as fast as business—and young professionals will need to guide our organizations through this transformation.

Our...

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Neuroleadership Lessons: Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

 

Because it is universal, unconscious bias impacts the workplace at all levels. Everyone has biases due to the way the brain is hardwired. Unconscious bias directly affects not only who gets hired, developed and promoted but also the ability of a team to be high performing, the effectiveness of leadership decision making, the health or lack thereof of an organization’s culture, and ultimately, the success of an organization as a whole. Because of its far-reaching consequences, it is imperative to assess to what extent an organization’s culture and business results are...

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Future Friday: Shifting Megatrends and how they will affect the workplace

 

Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP also known as PwC just released a new paper discussing five megatrends they have identified. These five megatrends are discussed in their paper in terms of how they will affect global defense and security. I am going to discuss two of these megatrends in terms of how they will affect the workplace in the U.S.

The Megatrends

The five megatrends identified by PwC include:

1.      A shift in global economic power

2.      Demographic shifts

3.      Accelerating urbanization

4.      The rise of technology

5.      Climate...

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Next Steps After the Overtime Rule Freeze

Today, the final Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime rule was set to go into effect, but 10 days ago, a Texas district judge issued a preliminary injunction halting the rule. Although it is possible that the government could successfully appeal the decision, it’s more likely that any changes to the overtime rules will wait for the incoming Administration.

It has been a chaotic week for many in our profession. Employers—and HR professionals especially—already have spent considerable time preparing for the overtime regulation, reclassifying employees, adjusting job specs, and...

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Streamlining the Interview Process to Improve the Candidate Experience

 
 
Anyone who has searched for a job understands the tedious, time consuming process it requires. First, hunting for the job and interviewing. Then, negotiating, initiation and training for it.  In fact, the hiring process can often take several months. Often times, this is because management can’t or won’t make a decision and some of the job seekers move on to something else.
 
Why so long?  If a company wants to expedite and retain good employees, they can seek ways to streamline the interviewing process.
 
As hiring managers it...
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Officially Announcing My Candidacy for the 2020 Presidential Election #ACATINEVERYPOT

 

   

 

Apparently, we will now campaign for four years to become the President of the United States for four years. Makes sense. I like the Canadian system of campaigning way better than what we have here! 90 days or less and we’re done! Doesn’t that sound like a smart law?

Until then, I’ll have to live with what we have. So, since I’m a U.S. born citizen, over the age of 35, and I would prefer to run under a third party as neither the Republicans or Democrats come close to...

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