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The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is the California law that addresses the rights of individuals with regard to religion and the obligations of employers. The FEHA provides protection from discrimination in employment because of a person’s religious beliefs or creed.

News Updates
November 14, 2014

Overview: Following overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate and House, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law by President Obama on July 22, 2014. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) supported this legislation to reform the federal job training system and sent a joint support letter to Congress with its affiliate, the Council for Global Immigration.

November 13, 2014


Join the SHRM YPAC for the monthly #SHRMYP Twitterchat at 12 p.m. CSTon November 20, 2014.  

The topic this month is “How to Ace Your Interview.”  We are anticipating a great dialog based on the questions listed below.  We look forward to chatting with you!

Q1. What’s the craziest question you’ve been asked?

Q2. Does the first 30 seconds of an interaction really matter? How important is the “firm handshake”?

Q3. The first question a candidate is often asked is “tell me about yourself.”  How long should the answer be?

November 11, 2014

Dr. Alex Alonso, PHD, SPHR, and Vice President of Research for SHRM discusses how the competency-based credentialing is the standard for a wide range of professions and the right direction for the HR Profession.  


November 7, 2014


While retail sales clerks should see a surge in seasonal job opportunities at the end of 2014, demand for temporary labor in package delivery, cybersecurity, resort services, party planning and a few other niche industries will also be strong, staffing experts say.

And let’s not forget Santa and his elves. With some economic indicators pointing toward the North Pole, seasonal workers who have the requisite girth and mirth to portray Santa at stores and other venues will be at a premium—particularly if they have a genuine beard, as opposed to the imitation variety.

News Updates
October 29, 2014


Understanding job seekers’ profiles and preferences is the first step to attracting top talent, according to the 2014 Candidate Preferences Survey released Oct. 7 by ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO).

News Updates
October 27, 2014

Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results

October 22, 2014


In October, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014.

News Updates
October 7, 2014


Job creation rates are expected to rise in the manufacturing and service sectors in October compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014.

News Updates
October 6, 2014


The Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences Survey, produced in collaboration with and commissioned by Kronos, Incorporated, was designed to measure both the direct and indirect costs of employee absences, including costs associated with payroll, replacement workers, overtime and productivity loss.

September 30, 2014


Fellow DE SHRM Chapter board member John McDowell and I met with Andrew Dinsmore, assistant to Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), and James Paoli, DE State Director, in Senator Coons’ Wilmington, Delaware, office last month. 

September 18, 2014

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September 16, 2014

Over the last year, our New Hampshire A-Team has been extremely active on both the federal and state level due to the tireless efforts of all of our A-Team Captains, Legislative Chairs and State Council. In fact, our HR State Council has truly embraced the need for advocacy and has continued the annual tradition of a New Hampshire Legislative Conference, which promotes the partnership with our NH Legislature by education and opportunities to connect with our state representatives. 

September 16, 2014

SHRM Advocacy Team Spotlight – Congressional Recess Activity by Sandra Sockwell, Shoals Chapter SHRM

September 15, 2014

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 2.5 GENERAL credit hours. Use this Program ID to log your credits.

September 11, 2014

Mixed Month of Hiring Expected for September

September 4, 2014

To have any hope of succeeding as a manager, you need to get your people all in.

Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a multi-continent organization, you are the owner of a work culture—congratulations—and few things will have a bigger impact on your performance than getting your people to buy into your ideas and your cause and to believe what they do matters.

August 18, 2014

Dress codes in the workplace are written (or more often unwritten) rules that dictate what we should and should not wear to work.  With summer coming to a close, many organizations will start to worry less about their dress code policies. 

Dress codes may be put in place to maintain professionalism, identify employees, and/or for safety purposes.  But do cooler temps ALWAYS mean there should be no enforcement of policy or cause for concern?

August 15, 2014

In August, hiring rates will increase slightly in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2014. 

August 12, 2014

It seems as if we learn of a new scientific or technological breakthrough every day—something that allows us to do more, faster and with greater ease. But for HR professionals, each innovation warrants tough questions: What does it mean for my company and the people whose jobs depend on the legacy processes? And what does it mean for our profession?

August 8, 2014