Mary Kaylor is Lead, Public Affairs at SHRM. She is on Twitter at @SHRMKaylor.
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Ready or not—here they come! Graduates of the Class of 2017 are ready to enter the workforce and will be preparing to start their careers over the next several months.
Summer internships are meant to give students the experience they will need to be successful when they enter the workplace. The best internship programs are thoughtfully planned and managed. Employees should be given a mentor for guidance and the opportunity to work on challenging projects that will help them to develop new skills.
On June 21, @shrmnextchat conducted a #SHRM17 Wrap-Up #Nextchat with #SHRM17 attendees and those #NotAtSHRM17 about what they learned, who they met, and how the overall experience contributed to their personal and professional growth.
If you missed this super-fun and informative chat, you can see all the tweets here:
The SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition will wrap up around noon on June 21, and thousands of HR professionals will head home with new ideas and solutions to improve their workforce and workplace.
This year’s theme was “All In,” and there was no better place than #SHRM17 for HR professionals to learn about all the latest trends and innovations.
“I’ll take the overtime rule for $1,000, Alex.”
Wouldn’t it be great if Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) issues were only topics on a game show? If you were wrong, the value of the question would merely get deducted from your winnings.
Policies in the workplace: You can’t live with ’em and you can’t live without ’em.
Or can you?
Some say employment policies are essential for establishing expectations and avoiding litigation. Others think that policies are rules created by people who don’t know how to manage performance.
Employment attorney Heather Bussing falls into the latter camp.
In many small and midsize companies, the human resources department consists of one person. The department of one (DOO) handles every HR function for the entire organization including recruiting, onboarding, training, compensation, benefits, employee relations, compliance, technology, analytics and strategy—and is frequently responsible for other business processes at the same time.
On June 18, more than 15,000 people will be at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, including attendees, exhibitors and members of the press. They will converge on the New Orleans Ernest E. Morial Convention Center for four days of learning, sharing and networking.
Does the workplace have a love/hate relationship with HR?
It’s a profession with the best intentions and the worst stereotypes. It’s often misunderstood. HR is responsible for every aspect of an organization’s most valuable asset—its workforce—and the pressure is always on. In their efforts to be credible, competent and compliant, human resource professionals can sometimes come across as being very inhuman.