Posts Tagged HR Practice
Retaliation claims have increased dramatically in the last two years, creating the most significant legal risk to employers today, employment law expert Joseph Beachboard told those attending the Society for Human Resource Management’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2012.
Injury risk increases 37 percent for employees with difficult family issues, researchers reported.
I am just back from the SXSW Interactive Conference where I spent time with tens of thousands of geeks, nerds, dorks, and techie wizards. Not everyone at the conference was a Gen Y hipster — although it felt that way. I was tremendously fortunate to meet amazing men and women of all ages who had impressive resumes and interesting stories.
The one unifying theme? Everyone in attendance was passionate about technology, mobile devices and digital media.
Most U.S. companies plan to increase the dollar value of the incentives they offer employees to participate in health improvement programs in 2012, according to an employer survey conducted by Fidelity Investments and the not-for-profit National Business Group on Health.
With more human resource professionals using mobile devices as their go-to communication tools, it stands to reason that there would be more HR applications or “apps” than ever before for business use anywhere, anytime. While most of these apps once were concentrated in the recruiting arena, in 2012 there are apps for analytics, time-and-attendance tracking, performance feedback and more.
But which of these myriad apps are most useful? Industry analysts, HR practitioners, leading consultants and others offer their take on what separates wheat from chaff in the market.
Texts can resurface in employment law litigation, so employees should be trained to keep all of their communications, including texts, professional. All too often, employees think that their texting is personal, according to Christine Walters, MAS, J.D., SPHR, a consultant with FiveL Company in Westminster, Md., and author of From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations.
SHRM’s Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Aitken shares his thoughts on key issues in the 2012 political landscape that relate to HR professionals.
For being a profession with heavy detail and conformity requirements, I’ve always wondered why we aren’t better at using the rigor of science within our work in Human Resources. It would seem to me that the structure and process of the scientific method would appeal to us since we spend much of our time working with structure and process all day long.