We are living through a moment in our nation’s history when there are more jobs available than qualified people to do them. Whether we’re in good economic times or bad, in a period of stability or disruption, it seems clear the skills shortage is here to stay.
On November 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with the SHRM Government Affairs Team about 2018 Midterm Election Results and Implications for the Workplace.
If you missed this important chat you can read all the tweets here or below:
Last night’s midterm elections resulted in a tilt of power for the 116th Congress with democrats clinching the majority in the House of Representative and republicans expanding their majority in the Senate.
Immigration reform is filled with complexities. Just to name a few are the politics, the body of law and policy and often the use of terms that only add confusion. During the 2007 immigration debate, I recall the term “clay pigeon” (a Senate floor procedure) confused even the experts. Right now, the term that is turning heads is “Queen-of-the-Hill”. So why does it matter you ask? Well let me explain.
On February 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with members of the SHRM Government Affairs team and Council for Global Immigration on 2018 HR Advocacy and Public Policy Priorities.
In case you missed this excellent chat in advance of the 2018 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Confernce, you can read all the tweets here:
Last week President Trump outlined an ambitious agenda during his first State of the Union address. Meanwhile, lawmakers are wrapping-up their respective party retreats to set forth their legislative agendas. Now the focus is on priority issues for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including many that will impact the workplace.
With the looming elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5, 2018, many employers face the prospect of losing employees who fill key roles within their organizations. Some of these employees may have self-identified as DACA recipients to their employer, but others may not have done so.
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Two weeks ago I wrote that we need to separate what we know about potential changes to the US immigration system from what we don’t know and what is speculation. Over the past week, a couple of important indicators are telling us that employers need to prepare for more enforcement and scrutiny of their employment of foreign nationals.