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April 2015

 

What do employees want? When Work Works, the joint partnership of SHRM and Families and Work Institute (FWI) can help you answer this key question.

April 30, 2015

1 in 10 Have Talent to Be Great Manager

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April 30, 2015
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White House Unveils Efforts to 'Upskill America'

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April 30, 2015

Can Competency Management Reduce Safety Risks

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April 30, 2015
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SHRM Announces SHRM Enterprise Solutions

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April 30, 2015

On April 29, @shrmnextchat chatted with Executive Editor of RecruitingDaily.com @MattCharney about the State of the Candidate Experience.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:

 

April 29, 2015

Trade Performance Ratings for Guidance; Link Goals to Strategy

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April 29, 2015

Candidate Resentment Can Impact the Bottom Line

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April 29, 2015

Lights, Camera- Recruit!

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April 29, 2015
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Futurist: You Can Steer a Course Through Rapid Technological Change

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April 29, 2015
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The 2015 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition is underway, and shortly after the engaging speaker series and effective networking concludes, the National Football League (NFL) Draft will be kicking off.

April 28, 2015

Happy SafeDay 2015

April 28, 2015
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One of the biggest keys to success in any career is mentorship.  Research over the last 30 years suggests that finding the right mentor can serve as a true lever for career success.  In HR, the role of mentoring can be absolutely pivotal in preventing faux pas and learning the virtues of leadership and navigation, a core competency.  Each time I think of mentorship I recall the impact my mentors have had and key incidents where I learned the most. 

April 28, 2015
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Relocating to a new city can be a very stressful experience for employees, especially if they have never lived in the country they are moving to. It can also be very expensive for companies, with major repercussions on budget and productivity.

April 28, 2015

The SHRM 2015 Talent Conference & Exposition

More than 1,300 HR professionals and recruiters gather in San Diego from April 27-29 to discuss hiring and job-related topics during the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition.

April 27, 2015

Yes, the candidate experience at your organization is miserable.

You’d think that with all the shiny new technology, channels for communication and platforms for social media interaction, organizations would have figured out a way to create a kinder candidate experience. But in 2015, most companies continue to leave bad impressions and drive people away.

April 27, 2015

More Workers Plan to Postpone Retirement, If They Can

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April 27, 2015
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MyE-Verify Expands to All 50 States

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April 27, 2015
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ADA and Burger King?!? Has someone been eating too many Whoppers? No. But I did spend a 20 minute Uber ride yesterday sucking down mustard packets.

April 27, 2015
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The next wave of college students is preparing for graduation, purchasing caps and gowns, and taking final exams. But will these new college graduates have jobs after walking across the stage, diploma in hand?

April 27, 2015

 

Recruiting talent is serious business. No asset is more important to an organization’s success than it’s talent – and the entire organization relies on HR to secure the right talent for the right position. Still, most HR departments aren’t given limitless resources find and hire the best talent the workforce has to offer. That’s a lot of pressure to deal with.

April 27, 2015

 

Just as a resume is a candidate’s first chance to make a great impression, so too are a company’s job listings. A great job description will encourage a more qualified candidate to apply, just as a poor listing can ensure he or she moves on to other openings. In fact, the average job seeker spends less than 30 seconds reviewing a job posting, so effective descriptions are vital to standing out from the pack and attracting top talent.

Here are 5 easy ways to bring more qualified candidates into your hiring pipeline:

April 26, 2015

Use of On-Call Shifts in Retail Industry Questioned in N.Y.

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April 24, 2015
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Workers' Attitudes Cited as Biggest Barrier to Safety

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April 24, 2015
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Does Music Work in the Workplace?

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April 24, 2015

California Drought: How HR Can Help

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April 24, 2015
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California Revises Regulations on Family and Medical Leave

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April 24, 2015
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Workers with Autism: Using Strengths and Accommodating Limitations

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April 23, 2015
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If H-1B Work Location Changes, Employers Now Must Amend Petition

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April 23, 2015

Average Starting Salaries Up for Recent Graduates

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April 23, 2015
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SHRM: OFCCP's Proposed Rule on Sex Discrimination Goes Too Far

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April 23, 2015

You are investigating a complaint of harassment.  You meet with witness Wally and he tells you the following:

Karen told me her boss Bill gave her a neck rub and gives her daily compliments about her clothing while giving her "elevator eyes." I think Susan may know more about what happened.

April 23, 2015

A pause to reflect on linguistics and digital communications
 

April 23rd is English Language Day at the United Nations. It’s also the birthday of William Shakespeare. In 2010, the Department of Public Information established a day to celebrate for each of the six official languages.

Paul Grice (1913-1988) was a British Philosopher of Language and published work on the nature of meaning and developed a theory of implicature – the meaning implied in what is uttered.

April 23, 2015

How to be a smarter HR buyer using the wisdom of your HR peers...

On April 22, @shrmnextchat chatted with the CEO of @TrustRadius, Vinay Bhaghat (@VinayBhagat) about "What HR Really Thinks About Core HR Software."

April 22, 2015

There are not enough words to convey my excitement to share with you that Coach K is the opening keynote at SHRM’s 2015 Annual Conference. There is not enough room in this blog to list all of his accomplishments but here are a few to illustrate what an amazing coach, leader, mentor and motivator Coach K is:

April 22, 2015

Workplace Suicide: Companies Can Take a Lead in Prevention

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April 22, 2015

Health Care Staffing Shortage Predicted to Get Worse Under ACA

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April 22, 2015

Take Workers with Expired EADs Off Payroll

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April 22, 2015
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Use Data to Transform Your Organization

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April 22, 2015

The Do's and Don'ts of an OSHA Inspection

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April 22, 2015
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You’ve found yourself in a new role with a new company and you’re excited to make a lasting mark within the organization.  You’ve been trained on about 100 new processes and procedures and have seen some areas for improvement.  Your trainer or new manager has mentioned the need for change but says they have been too busy and haven’t been able to make them. 

April 22, 2015

Professional counselors, including those working in Human Resource Management, have addressed a myriad of employee issues during the last several decades. Substance abuse and drug addictions have been one of the major challenges faced by professional counselors employed in businesses, educational settings, hospitals, mental health clinics and private practices.

April 22, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that the 2015 Annual Conference app is now available for download for conference attendees! All you need to do is visit the app store (for iPhone/iPad users) or the android market or google play (for android users) to download. Simply search “SHRM 2015” to find the app then select to download and follow the instructions.

April 21, 2015

How to be a smarter HR buyer using the wisdom of your HR peers

 

April 21, 2015

Large Employers Holding the Line on Premium Increases

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April 21, 2015

Maintain Innovative Edge with Creative Problem-Solving

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April 21, 2015

Many Fast-Growing Jobs Don't Require Four-Year Degrees

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April 21, 2015

Is a Federal 'Ban-the-Box' Order on the Way?

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April 21, 2015

 

In the book “The Cobler of Preston,” Christopher Bullock wrote the famous line, “’Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes.” As sure as we are about paying our taxes, one thing we’re often unsure about is getting tax relief. That’s why I wanted to share some information about a tax credit opportunity I learned about.

April 21, 2015

 

Do you despise performance management time?  Do you despair at the thought of performance appraisal season?  Do you ever call in sick when asked to rate someone’s performance? 

April 21, 2015

CDC: Work-Related Asthma Affects Nearly 2 Million People

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April 20, 2015
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OSHA Updates Guidelines on Workplace Violence in Health Care

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April 20, 2015

Unwittingly Asking Illegal Interview Questions

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April 20, 2015

OSHA Takes First Step Toward Cell Tower Safety Rule

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April 20, 2015
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SHRM Reaches Out to Students with Summits, Advisory Group

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April 20, 2015

If a merger or acquisition is on your horizon, prepare for one of the most challenging times in your HR career.

Not only will you encounter competing cultures and potentially conflicting management styles, you will likely be working with incompatible Human Capital Management (HCM) systems.

April 20, 2015

Onboarding Key to Retaining, Engaging Talent

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April 17, 2015
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Anti-Trafficking Regulations Impose New Obligations on All Federal Contractors

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April 17, 2015
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EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Incentives Rule

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April 17, 2015
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Calif.: What HR Professionals Need To Know About Telecommuting

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April 17, 2015

ACA Poses Tough Choices, HR Director Testifies Before Congress

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April 16, 2015

Losing Talented Applicants Because You Can't Get Past the Nose Ring

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April 16, 2015

DOL Seeks Comments on Proposed Retirement Advice Rule

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April 16, 2015
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Robust Internal Complaint Program Can Stave Off False Claims Act Lawsuits

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April 16, 2015

On April 15, @shrmnextchat chatted with Poachable CEO Tom Leung (@TomL) about The Rise of Passive Talent Matching.

In case you missed this amazing chat, here are all the tweets:

 

April 15, 2015

In 2015, the SHRM Foundation launched a new scholarship competition in partnership with SHRM. We awarded five scholarships to attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 28-July 1, 2015.  

Congratulations to the 2015 scholarship recipients whose profiles are displayed below. 

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!


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April 15, 2015

IRS Provides Limited � 162(m) Transition Relief for Stock Awards

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April 15, 2015

Expanded Fall Protection Awareness Event Aims Bigger

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April 15, 2015
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Momentum Builds for Cyber Threat Information-Sharing

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April 15, 2015

'Fight for $15' Protests Expected to Be Biggest Ever

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April 15, 2015
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Pardon me as I take a trip down memory lane.  Join me if you can.  Close your eyes.  Think back to when you were starting out as an early career professional.  Think back to your interviews and the things you learned from those experiences.  What did you learn? 

April 15, 2015

Tacit Knowledge Helps to Differentiate the Brightest Organizations

We can know more than we can tell - Michael Polanyi

The rise of the internet, advances in mobile technologies, online communications and collaboration tools have revolutionized the way we work, who we work with, and the way we serve our customers.

April 15, 2015

High-tech entrepreneurship, the health care industry and a resurgent manufacturing sector are just a few of the important elements of the Chicago region’s economy.

April 15, 2015
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The theory behind performance management is simple enough: Align the personal and professional goals of your employees with the strategic goals of your organization, and you'll be in a far better position to achieve ongoing success.

Performance management encompasses the setting of these goals, and the monitoring of employees and departments to ensure that objectives are being met in the most effective way possible.

April 14, 2015

 

This week at Brandon Hall Group, we’re taking the first step in researching one of the most fundamental problems facing hiring organizations today. Talent shortage, skills gap, skills shortage – call it what you will, there are a lot of hiring organizations struggling to find qualified candidates for their open jobs.

April 14, 2015

20 Years After First Equal Pay Day, Men Still Outpace Women

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April 14, 2015

Ambush Election Rule Catches Employers Flat-Footed

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April 14, 2015
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Almost Two-Thirds of H-1B Petitions Rejected in USCIS Lottery

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April 14, 2015

Wage Growth Still Lags Economic Recovery, Data Shows

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April 14, 2015
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Does HR Hold the Key to Reshaping Performance Management?

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April 14, 2015

No, it’s not just the day before Tax Day. Interestingly enough, today is another day with relevance to HR. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, April 14th is called “Equal Pay Day” in order to raise public awareness around the importance of compensation equity in the workplace.

April 14, 2015

Every time I think I have seen everything, something new comes along.  I will share a few thoughts to those of you out there today who are candidates, or who may be candidates, for future opportunities.  I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but I want to share a few tactics that will not endear you to client firms if you end up being someone they consider hiring.

April 14, 2015

A recent San Francisco Fed research report illustrated what those of us in the hiring and recruiting process have known for some time – jobs need to find talent in today’s “candidate market,” and not the other way around.

April 13, 2015

 

“He’s dead, Jim” is the error message you might see from Google when your computer doesn’t have enough memory to run a tab. It could also be used to describe the resume–and other ineffective and outdated hiring processes in the new era of job seeking. 

April 13, 2015

 

Going to a conference can be intimidating especially if you are first-time attendee. Not knowing where to go and not knowing another soul at an event can be lonely so here are some tips that will not only make your conference experience more enjoyable but also hopefully less stressful!

1.       Have a Plan. To make the most of your time at a conference it is important to have a plan for example, what sessions do you want to attend and/or what exhibitors do you want to talk you.

April 13, 2015

 

The United States Congress created the Days of  Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.  This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) starts on the evening of April 15 and ends on the evening of April 16. http://www.ushmm.org/remember/days-of-remembrance

During the Holocaust, more than 11 million human beings were systemically murdered.  That includes 6 million Jews, 2/3 of the European Jewish community at that time.

April 13, 2015


SHRM CEO, Hank Jackson

April 13, 2015

 

Q:  My daughter is pursuing a career as a programmer and hopes to work for a company such as Google.  I’m proud of her talent and aspirations.  However, I have some concerns about the technical industry’s record regarding women. First, they’re under-represented and then women seem to leave the industry after only working an average of 10 years.  What advice would you give her?

April 13, 2015

Drinking on the Job: All in a Day's Work for Restaurant Employees?

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April 10, 2015

Ambush Rule Guidance: Time Will Tell How Long Union Election Periods Last

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April 10, 2015
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 By David Robinson and Heidi Trow  4/8/2015 

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April 10, 2015

Job Openings Tick Upward to 14-Year High

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April 10, 2015
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Starbucks and McDonald's Expand Educational Opportunities

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April 10, 2015

Whether they’re clocking in to work, trying to enter a secure room or driving a company car, many workers are finding that the procedures for these everyday workplace occurrences are changing.   To continue reading this article please click here

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April 10, 2015
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Do 'Flexible' Workplaces Lead to More Sexual Harassment?

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April 9, 2015
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Private Health Exchange Enrollments Doubled in 2015

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April 9, 2015

Calif. Employers Should Prepare Now for Summer Heat

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April 9, 2015

NIOSH Recommends Workplace Bans Include E-Cigarettes

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April 9, 2015
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Profane Facebook Rant Was Protected, Concerted Activity

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April 9, 2015

Dad died June 25, 2012. This morning, I miss him.

Dad was a dairy farmer from Maine. He didn’t need applause for taking care of his wife and children. He humbly got the job done, day after day.

April 9, 2015
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Welcome to the dog-eat-dog world of recruiting: a place where employers meet for battle in the talent pools to find the best candidates to join their staff. Okay, maybe recruiting isn’t that dramatic, but shouldn’t it be?

April 9, 2015
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On April 8, @shrmnextchat chatted with jobFig CEO Ravi Mikkelsen (@RaviMikkelsen) about "Our Overwhelmed Workforce."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from this interesting chat:

 

April 8, 2015

Manage Specialty Drugs to Stem Pharmacy Costs

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April 8, 2015

Get Strategic About Campus Recruiting

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April 8, 2015

Emergency Eyewash, Shower Standard Revised

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April 8, 2015
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Higher Paid, More Educated Workers Receive More Job Training

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April 8, 2015

The Democratization of Talent Management

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April 8, 2015

Welcome to the dog-eat-dog world of recruiting: a place where employers meet for battle in the talent pools to find the best candidates to join their staff. Okay, maybe recruiting isn’t that dramatic, but shouldn’t it be?

April 8, 2015
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EEOC Names 2 SHRM Members to Task Force

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April 7, 2015
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U.S. Immigration Laws Rank Low in Competitiveness

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April 7, 2015

Early Retirement Incentive Programs: Do's and Don'ts

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April 7, 2015

Employers Struggling to Develop Senior Leaders

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April 7, 2015

Register for SHRM Certification Testing by April 17

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April 7, 2015

 

We’re saturated. We’ve overwhelmed. The technology that was created to make our lives easier also generates more work. It has also given rise to new channels of communication that have further divided our attention—at the office and at home. Thanks to smartphones, “work/life balance” now means you can take your work with you wherever you go—including on vacation. There’s too much information, too many assignments, too many meetings and conference calls. We’re always on and live in a 24/7 workplace.

April 6, 2015

This book has been Approved for Recertification Credit. After reading this approved book, you must complete a quiz on SHRM’s E-Learning platform. When you purchase this book from the SHRMStore, you will receive a code that you can use to cover the cost of the quiz. Receive a 70% or better score on the quiz and you will then receive a certificate of completion with the program ID that entitles you to 3.0 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS for SHRM Certification and 2.5 GENERAL credit hours for HRCI. Use the corresponding Program IDs to log your credits.

April 6, 2015

Despite Cloudy Future, Health Benefits Remain Vital

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April 6, 2015

SEC Settles over Old Confidentiality Agreement

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April 6, 2015

Technology Moves Workforce Planning into Real Time

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April 6, 2015

5 Conversations You Should Be Having with Your Employees

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April 6, 2015

OSHA Updates Eye, Face Protection in Proposed Rule

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April 3, 2015
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Obesity in EU Causes Legal and Health Concerns

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April 3, 2015
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Pace of Layoffs Slowed in March

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April 3, 2015
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Hiring Among Small Businesses Forecast to Rise

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April 3, 2015
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Safety Equipment, Whistle-Blower Protections for Temps

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April 3, 2015

 

We can all use a little ongoing development.  There are certain skills that few people can master and never think about improving.  One of those skills is the art of negotiation.  I admit, there are people who seem to ooze confidence when it comes to wheeling-and-dealing to achieve the result they want.  However, for the majority, being able to negotiate a quality resolution is sporadic at best.

April 3, 2015

 

This is the third in a series on the Secret Sauce of leading a successful search.  The first two chapters included the important steps of crafting the job posting and then the important research and networking.  This musing is dedicated to the important vetting process in determining the finalists for a search.

April 2, 2015


SHRM CEO, Hank Jackson

April 1, 2015
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On April 1, @shrmnextchat chatted with Mike VanDervort (@MikeVanDervort) about "Are College Athletes Students or Employees?"

In case you missed this excellent conversation, here are all the tweets from the chat:

April 1, 2015

Presidential Veto Means Swift Union Elections Nearly Here

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April 1, 2015
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Confront Pay Disparity Between Highest and Lowest Earners

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April 1, 2015
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Unclear Beneficiaries Force Retirement Plans into Court

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April 1, 2015

Cost-Shifting to Cost-Sharing: Small Business Health Maneuvers

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April 1, 2015

 

Now, it’s time for headlines of the latest news:

In "It Will v Never Happen," the NLRB stated that “management rights must be respected and it is not for the NLRB to tell employers how to run their businesses.  We decline the union’s invitation to do so.”

April 1, 2015
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