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Increasing numbers of U.S. workers say they would be willing to trade some of their pay for more secure and generous retirement benefits, according to a survey by consultancy Towers Watson.

News Updates
March 6, 2012

The second annual Telework Week, taking place March 5-9, 2012, encourages businesses, government agencies and individuals to telecommute. Individuals and organizations can visit Telework Exchange, a public-private partnership, to calculate potential commuter cost and environmental savings and to pledge to telework.

News Updates
March 5, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next.

Mike Aitken, SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs, shares his thoughts on key issues surrounding the 2012 political landscape as they relate to HR and business professionals.

Meanwhile, U.S. military veterans are being hired, yet not targeted in recruitment, according to a recent military poll conducted by SHRM.

March 2, 2012

Approximately two-thirds of HR professionals indicated that their organizations (64%) had hired a veteran with the past 36 months, yet only 13% reported being “very aware” of effective resources for recruiting veterans. These findings explore various recruiting tools and the potential benefits and challenges of hiring veterans. Data from this poll are compared with 2010 SHRM findings on this topic.  

Research
February 28, 2012

The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management is a must read for business leaders who prioritize the need to continue to drive future business performance to enable their companies’ upward mobility and secured sustainability.

February 24, 2012

Via smart phones, mobile sites, business applications and more, the consumerization of IT continues to impact the way employees use technology at work. Many organizations are shifting away from company-issued devices and adopting BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, which allow employees to use the mobile technology they’re most familiar with. There's a lot of buzz around the benefits of BYOD in an increasingly mobile workforce, but little discussion around the policies needed to establish rules and guidelines for usage. 

February 23, 2012
Among U.S. employers, 21.9 percent offered supplemental retiree health coverage to retired employees in 2011—a slight dip from 22.9 percent reported in 2006, according to Compdata Surveys' Benefits USA 2011/2012 report.
 
On average, employees were required to work 12 years for their employer to qualify to receive supplemental health benefits at retirement, and to pay 65.1 percent of the premium for this benefit.
 
News Updates
February 10, 2012

As the workforce grows more complex, businesses and organizations are tapping into new trends and people strategies to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. With today’s four-generation workforce and the increasing globalization of business, workplace flexibility is an imperative for today’s 21st century workplace. 

February 3, 2012

According to the SHRM Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report for February 2012, although the pace of job creation at this time last year was higher, the hiring outlook for this February shows that far more companies are expected to hire than lay off. 

February 2, 2012
Though far more companies are expected to hire than lay off in February 2012, the numbers will lag compared to one year ago according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that surveyed 500 service-sector companies and 500 manufacturing companies.
 
The report shows that on an annual basis -- comparing February 2012 to February 2011 -- service sector hiring will drop by a net of 12.3 points and manufacturing sector hiring will fall by a net of 2.5 points.
 
News Updates
February 2, 2012
Paper — symbolizing strength from the connection of individual threads — is a traditional gift for a first anniversary.
 
Making a strong connection is a fitting description as SHRM marks the first anniversary of the groundbreaking partnership on workplace flexibility with the Families and Work Institute (FWI).
 
February 1, 2012

President’s State of the Union Address Highlights Priorities for 2012 

On Tuesday evening, Jan. 24, President Obama addressed Congress to lay out his priorities going into a contentious election year. Some of the issues he raised were taken right out of the HR policy playbook.

News Updates
January 30, 2012

Between now and New Year’s Eve, just about everyone — from late-night comedy show hosts and newspaper editorial boards, to individual families — will be compiling their Top 10 lists for 2011. SHRM’s Government Affairs Team has taken a slightly different approach and compiled its Top 8 list of HR public policy accomplishments for this past year.

January 13, 2012

The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) Report found that January 2012 will mark the third consecutive month that hiring activity will decrease, while job cuts increase on an annual basis.

January 9, 2012