"HR Pros Express Increasing Dissatisfaction Worldwide" and other #HR News for March 6, 2015

 

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Wages Stagnate Despite Thriving Job Market

By Joseph Coombs  3/6/2015

Consistent growth in the job market has provided plenty of good news for the U.S. economy’s ongoing expansion, but that progress has not been accompanied by improvements in wages. And a growing chorus of experts say incomes could remain stagnant for quite some time. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Workplace Injuries Spike After Daylight Saving Time Change

By Roy Maurer  3/6/2015

Employers should be aware of the potential effects on safety caused by the loss of sleep brought on by the daylight saving time change Mar. 8, 2015.

Research has shown that the hour of lost sleep could be related to an increase in job-related injuries in the days following the time change. To continue reading this article, please click here.

OSHA Issues Alert on Snow Removal Safety After Falls

By Roy Maurer  3/6/2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers and workers to be aware of the hazards involved when removing snow from rooftops and other structures after several recent incidents of workers falling through skylights, one resulting in a fatality.

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E-Verify Mandate Passes Committee

SHRM-led coalition advocated for ID pilot program changes

By Roy Maurer  3/5/2015

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1147) Mar. 3, 2015, which would repeal the current paper-based I-9 system and require all U.S. employers to verify the work eligibility of future hires through the government’s E-Verify system.

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HR Pros Express Increasing Dissatisfaction Worldwide

Survey says powerlessness, lack of resources contribute to falling job satisfaction

By Dana Wilkie  3/5/2015

Job satisfaction among HR professionals worldwide is falling, in part because they feel they don’t play an important role in their organizations and lack high-level decision-making power, according to a Harvey Nash PLC survey of HR professionals in more than 30 countries, primarily in Europe and Asia.

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Social Media in the Workplace: Are We Nearly There?

By Tarik Taman  3/5/2015

For social media to be valuable for business, it has to be used collaboratively. Instead of social conversations persisting in parallel with the task in hand, they must be an integral part of that task or of the business application in use.

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N.J.: How to Comply with ‘Ban the Box’ Law

By Jackson Lewis 3/5/2015

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