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October 2017


 
 
I’m in San Francisco getting ready for the SHRM Diversity and Inclusion conference that starts tomorrow, and I’m thinking about what diversity and inclusion mean.
 
October 23, 2017

 

Two of the most important skills the military gave me!

October 23, 2017

 

Earlier this month, 18,000 people descended upon Orlando for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Technology.

We live in an amazing time, where the influence and impact of technology permeates every aspect of our lives. We rely on technology to do our banking, stay connected with our friends, book our travel, and to manage our schedules. And yet women make up a relatively small percentage of the technical workforce.

October 22, 2017
 

 
 
“Do we have to pay for time worked that was not approved?”
 
In a word, yes!  If it is time worked, it is compensable. Employers are obligated under federal law (FLSA) to pay employees for time spent working.
 
“But Rue we didn’t tell her to come in on a Saturday! She did that on her own!  Why should we have to pay her for working outside of her schedule?”
 
October 21, 2017
 
SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.  
 
The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.
 
October 20, 2017
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October 20, 2017
 
 
It’s that time of year again. There’s a crispness in the air combined with an energy that is simultaneously exciting and scary. As the shadows cast longer and the kids head back to school, HR professionals face their own early-fall ritual: open enrollment.
 
October 19, 2017

On October 18, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Colmon Elridge @colmonelridge about Coaching for First-Time Leaders.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read the tweets here:

 

October 18, 2017
 
 
 
According to a new study there has been little to no progress in reducing racial hiring discrimination since 1989. Researchers from Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway looked studies on resume and interview discrimination in the past 28 years, looking for trends in the data. And boy did they find one – little to no progress.
 
October 18, 2017

Janet Garber tells her harrowing story about a terminated employee and his bag of knives.

 

 

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October 18, 2017

 


 

I spoke at the Wisconsin SHRM conference, last week. My topic was “What Oprah Taught Me About Great HR,” and we discussed areas of trust, onboarding, and engagement. This is the second time I’ve presented this content and there still needs to me some work, but I learned some more things to improve the presentation. 

October 17, 2017

 

 

In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) began auditing the I-9 practices of Asplundh Tree Experts Co.  Last month, the Company pled guilty in Pennsylvania federal court to a charge of knowingly employing immigrants without authorization to work in the U.S.  The fine: a record $95 million.

October 17, 2017

 

 

Technology is supposed to help us work smarter, not harder. While many in the U.S. report working 50 to 60 hours a week, they are shunning the traditional eight-hour workday and other outdated practices that destroy work/life balance and are no longer effective in the new world of work.

October 17, 2017

 

 

“The ultimate test of a leader is how well he/she can build leadership in others.” ~ Dave Ulrich

 

Coaching in the workplace – it’s not just for executives anymore.

October 16, 2017

 

 


 

There are 32 fully accredited tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the US with over 30,000 part and full-time students. TCUs support students in the most remote and poorest areas of the country. There are 183 tribal K-12 schools in 23 states. According to the National Science Foundation, these schools - along with non-tribal colleges and universities - produce a total of about 4,000 STEM undergraduate and graduate students per year.

October 16, 2017
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My Monday Morning Musing and Challenge...

If you can quiet your mind, you can become more present with the people you meet, you lead, you follow, and you inspire. This quiet will also focus the work that you set forth to accomplish, but today's challenge is to be more present with your audience. The power of connection has more promise when you are paying full attention.

October 16, 2017
 
 
Who has played such Bingo Games in meetings of late? No need to raise your hand, I know these games are enjoyed with some regularity around conference tables.
 
October 14, 2017
 
SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.  
 
The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.
 
October 13, 2017
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By: Lesley Simental

SHRM/CHCI Summer 2017 Scholar-Intern

“Take care of your employees, and your employees will take care of your guests.” This is one of the strongest statements that I am taking away from this summer. In a hotel/resort like The Gaylord Texan, customer satisfaction and customer service are key to success. 

October 12, 2017
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By: Jose Chavez SHRM/CHCI Summer 2017 Scholar-Intern

October 12, 2017
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By Araseli Gutierrez

SHRM/CHCI Intern

 

The SHRM/Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Internship Program opened the door to my career in human resources.

October 12, 2017
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By: Erika Enriquez Zamora  SHRM/CHCI Summer 2017 Scholar-Intern

 

October 12, 2017
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On October 11, @shrmnextchat chatted with six amazing women in HR: 2017 HR Technology Conference presenter Cecile Alper-Leroux @cecilehcm; and HR leaders from the HR Tech Insiders Blogger Team – Dawn Burke @DawnHBurke, Heather Bussing @HeatherBussing

October 11, 2017

 

The word hacker, for most, conjures up images of a dark figure in a hoodie hunched over a keyboard. 

However, as Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen shared in their 20th Annual HR Technology & Exposition Conference session The HR Hacklab: What New HR Tech Solutions Are Needed Now?, hacking in the workplace has an entirely different meaning.

October 11, 2017

 


 

We all know that not all bias is conscious.  Some bias is unconscious—often, referred to as implicit bias. 

This means that we may be engaging in bias without even knowing we are doing so.  This is most likely to occur when we make snap judgments. 

October 11, 2017

 

 

Not too long ago, women who worked in the technology industry or in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers would tell you that they were often the only female in the room.

October 8, 2017

 

As my great-grandfather would always say:  “Expect the unexpected so when it reaches you you’re not surprised.”  Good advice generally . . .  but especially today. . . given the chaos caused by recent major weather events.  So, what can employers do to “expect the unexpected”?

The answer is . . . Prepare.

October 7, 2017

The 2017 Human Resource Executive 20th Annual HR Technology Conference takes place October 10-13 in Las Vegas.  As a 2017 HR Technology Conference Insiders Blogger, I interviewed several human resources and technology experts to get their perspective on how technology and trends are impacting the HR profession. 

October 7, 2017
 
SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.  
 
The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.
 
October 6, 2017
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Portals and apps are trending, but employees still prefer talking with HR 

 

October 6, 2017

HR is tasked with implementing strategies to develop the competencies of all employees within an organization. But often, it's HR's own staff that gets overlooked in the process. Phyllis G. Hartman's A Manager's Guide to Developing Competencies in HR Staff (SHRM, 2017) is here to help.

October 6, 2017

On October 4, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Jason Averbook (@JasonAverbook) about The Frictionless Workforce Experience.

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read the tweets here:

 

October 4, 2017

Retiring SHRM CEO Henry G. Jackson looks back on his legacy and forward to the future of HR.


Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), will soon retire after serving since 2010 as the Society’s sixth CEO. During his tenure, the world’s largest HR association grew to a record 289,000 members, launched SHRM competency-based certification exams and created the SHRM Competency Model, which supports practitioners in their professional development and helps organizations identify strong HR leaders.

October 4, 2017
 
Change.
 
A simple word that is infinite in how it can be defined, measured and approached. There are countless articles, training courses, books and opinions on what change is/isn’t and how to approach it when it occurs. That seems ironic to me because if change is hard to define, how can a model be derived to effectively address the various components (that ultimately lead to more change.)
 
October 4, 2017

 

Arte Nathan describes his unique technique for recruiting the right employees.

 

 

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October 3, 2017

 

 

Balancing work and family responsibilities has become increasingly difficult in the modern workplace, as advanced technology, economic concerns and societal pressures make it hard for people to keep job and home separate. October was designated as National Work and Family Month by the U.S. Senate in 2003. This month is a good time for HR professionals to reflect and consider innovation with programs to help reconcile work-life issues.

October 2, 2017