Saqlain Sher, SHRM-SCP, explains the role of HR in Southeast Asia and what HR can do when an employee passes away.
This year’s open enrollment period has just ended for many companies. For HR professionals, that is the best time to begin thinking about next year’s benefits offerings. As you plan, it is helpful to look at your company’s workforce holistically from a demographic perspective.
As the year begins to wind to a close and the holiday season grows near, the SHRM Foundation asked attendees at last week’s SHRM Volunteer Leaders Summit to share what they are thankful for this year. Many attendees shared their thankfulness for family, friends, and their health. Many attendees gave a shout-out to fellow SHRM state council and volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talents to support local HR professionals in their communities.
When was the last time you thanked your employees?
If it has been a while, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to engage employees with an attitude of gratitude.
Incorporating appreciation into an organization’s culture is probably one of the most effective ways to positively impact performance and retention. And the best part? It’s free.
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.
I have been blessed to work with people in career transition for several decades. This first started in a very unstructured manner when I became the vice president of human resources for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in 1996. People started reaching out to ask for career advice and this informal role has grown now to be a key part of my paying profession as well as a key volunteer avocation I have through the Career Transition Support Group at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Brentwood, TN.
The other night, I attended DisruptHR Philadelphia. I loved every minute of it. The networking, the speakers, the free-flowing stream of f-bombs, it just flat-out rocked. One of the speakers, Vadim Liberman (@VadimsViews), spoke about authenticity and the need to help our people be not just their true selves, but their best selves. This ignited some inner dialogue about my role in HR.
When an organization is under fire because of certain individuals’ behavior, it’s normal to point fingers and try to find who else is at fault besides the perpetrators. Employees look to HR for remedies, because our profession is centered on people and their performance within organizations. But the reality is more nuanced.
What's your HR kryptonite? Is it tracking FMLA leave? Navigating the HR Bermuda triangle of ADA, FMLA and workers' comp? Figuring out who's an employee or independent contractor under the conflicting federal and state laws, regulations and guidance? And how many times have we been in front of these issues trying to shape these important public policies before they became law?
An organization's HR team can create advocates out of any applicant—even the rejected ones—by ensuring each candidate has a positive experience. But too many organizations ignore, or blunder through the potentially unpleasant part of the recruitment process in which hopeful candidates must be told "Thanks, but no thanks."
The job description was inaccurate, the mobile application was time-consuming, the receptionist was rude, the interviewer was 45 minutes late and HR never communicated that you didn’t get the job—or why. You never hear from the company again. After all this, you’re glad you didn’t get the job, and you relay your entire horrible experience on Glassdoor to warn others.
The opioid epidemic is now called the deadliest drug crisis in American history as each year more people overdose on these prescription painkillers – more than heroin and cocaine combined. In fact, opioid deaths now exceed car crashes as the leading cause of unintentional death.
Each year Veterans’ Day affords Americans the opportunity to pay our respects to all who have served our country honorably during war and peacetime. What better way to honor veterans and their families than by helping them transition into the 21st Century civilian workforce and find jobs that are meaningful, provide security, and allow them to contribute their unique skills and experiences.
Talent acquisition has been continually evolving for the past several years. One of the biggest changes has been an increasing emphasis on the candidate experience. This growing focus is fueled by a number of factors, including
Today, as we recognize and thank the military servicemen and servicewomen who have given so much to our country, let’s not forget the other important ways veterans serve our nation—by providing needed skills and expertise in our workplaces.
I've been in the Human Capital Management industry for 10 years. We started with logoed lamps for milestone achievements. The concept of Employee Recognition made the process of rewarding behavior change more immediate and systematic. Employee Engagement introduced employee learning, performance management, live events and leadership development into a broadened view of employee development.
Missy Sparks explains how HR and the community can come together and help those in need.
I have had this argument for close to two decades. I even had a lengthily discussion a few years ago with a former CEO who stated that HR should embrace these types of activities.
Well based on my last comment you know that I am not in favor, however let’s have a good discussion on the topic…
Not much is scarier than the idea of finding an employee in medical distress. It is important that we do as much as we can to prepare for accommodation when employees present with medical needs but also be aware of potential medical emergencies.
Two words that are often inadvertently confused are “diversity” and “inclusion.”
A great way to remember the difference is this: If diversity is being asked to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.
If you’re an employer looking to create a diversity and inclusion (D&I) program, the next logical question might be: “If we’re having a party, who’s handling the invitations?”
Earlier this week Facebook previewed a new feature that allows users to privately share resumes, or in their parlance, work histories. Also this week, LinkedIn began rolling out video ads targeting its own LinkedIn Audience Network.
Yesterday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady introduced H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. I have to admit, it took me a little while to get through the 429-page bill—and, boy, are these some items to report! Here are the five most important HR provisions you need to know about in the legislation:
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.
New Workflex legislation a big step in the right direction
By Lisa Horn, Director, Congressional Affairs
The calendar has turned, the challenge is on. Let us begin thirty days of gratitude.
Each day, highlight someone for whom you are grateful. Share your thanks with a story, a note, a laugh or something memorable. Take this month and let the folks in your world know that they are woven into your tapestry.
Be creative, make some new memories, share some old laughs.
On November 1, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests SHRM YPAC leaders Jillian Caswell (@JillianACaswell) and Kirsten Benzaquen (@kirstenvjbenz) and other members of the 2017 SHRM YPAC about Young Professionals and Sexual Harassment – The New David and Goli
In the certification classes, one of the key competencies that are considered necessary for someone to be a successful human resources professional is business acumen, that knowledge of how the business really operates. This business acumen can be learned in two ways, through study or through experience.
Peter Drucker, management guru deluxe, advises that all staff workers spend time in operational positions. He says specifically: