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Today’s we are facing significant new technology and cultural forces, from artificial intelligence, workforce fluidity, and hyperpersonalization, to the demand for equity and inclusion. These phenomena are reshaping the future of work, resulting in three megatrends for HR to prepare for in 2018: people-first AI, highly individualized leadership, and achieving breakthrough diversity and inclusion.

January 16, 2018



Is HR Data Even More Valuable To A Business Than Its Financial Data?

April 2, 2017

I’m always amused when employment lawyers trip over themselves each year at this time to blog about the risks of gambling and lost productivity with the always-popular NCAA basketball tournament. It’s akin to the famed quote from Casablanca when Captain Renault says in Rick’s Cafe, “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!”

March 13, 2017


Throughout its history, HR has steadily evolved, and now the pace of change is escalating at speeds never seen before. Our modest personnel administration origins have matured into directing the very future of work, and our success is now defined entirely by results, not process. A constant theme of the HR profession has been the transformation of our work. It used to happen every decade or two, but now it is continuous.

February 3, 2017

Much of the employment-related commentary and guidance around what to expect from the Trump Administration can be summed up as follows: wait and see. I’ve been guilty of it myself with HR Intel, harping on the uncertainty that this transition presents to employers in the absence of specifics.

January 25, 2017

The number of HR manager positions will increase this year by 1,100 in California—the highest volume in the nation—and by 8.6 percent in Nevada, the largest percentage increase among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to a set of forecasts at Projections Central, a website with employment data compiled by state agencies.

January 13, 2017

After a tumultuous 2016 and on the cusp of some major changes in regulations and protections for employees, your workers are undoubtedly looking for some stability from their employer. One of the best ways to demonstrate that is to ensure effective outreach and interaction with employees by being exceptionally responsive, thorough and clear.

January 12, 2017



As the future of the US continues to take shape, daily developments tend to raise more questions than they answer. Historically, economists say that uncertainty is bad for the economy, but uber-successful investors like Warren Buffett say that fear and uncertainty present huge opportunities for investors. The truth is probably somewhere in between.

December 7, 2016


Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP also known as PwC just released a new paper discussing five megatrends they have identified. These five megatrends are discussed in their paper in terms of how they will affect global defense and security. I am going to discuss two of these megatrends in terms of how they will affect the workplace in the U.S.

December 2, 2016



How ironic is it that the campaign slogan which helped propel Bill Clinton to the presidency in 1992 is now being cited as the reason his wife, Hillary Clinton, lost the election 24 years later? As they say, history often repeats itself, but we don’t always learn the lesson.

November 23, 2016

On November 2, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Jason Averbook (@JasonAverbook) about How HR Must Prepare for the Future of Work.

In case you missed this great chat, you can read all the tweets here and below:


November 2, 2016


A series of sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s in the past month has laid the groundwork for a potential new joint employer battle for the purveyor of patties.

October 12, 2016



September 28, 2016

On September 28, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR Happy Hour host and HR TEchnology Conference Co-Chairman Steve Boese @steveboese about 5 Big Themes in HR Tech.  

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:


September 28, 2016

 If you missed this #Nextchat on 9/28/16, click here for the RECAP.


September 26, 2016



You may have noticed, but brick and mortar retail stores are not doing so hot these days. It’s hard not to notice with the bevy of big box stores closing in neighborhoods everywhere, leaving strip malls with giant, shuttered eyesores and a ton of unused parking spaces littered with rolling tumbleweeds. So with some big companies essentially throwing in the towel on the physical vs. virtual shopping battle, what’s the impact this will have on HR?

August 25, 2016


The 21st century has been marked by historic changes and breakthrough discoveries. Knowledge and society have progressed more in the past 100 years than they did in the previous 1,000. Today, we live and move at an accelerated pace. The same holds true in business. 

August 18, 2016



A regular round up of news, legal trends and workplace developments to help keep HR ahead of the curve

August 11, 2016