We Know Next Weekly Recap: September 24-28th

News Updates

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

SHRM's latest research series examines how the economic recession is impacting employers in the U.S., and looks specifically at topics such as recruiting and skill gaps, organizational financial health and hiring, and global competition and hiring strategies.  In addition to providing overall results for U.S. organizations, we have created industry-level reports for each of the eight sectors included in the sample. The poll was conducted August 18-September 2, 2011, and the sample included 2,286 HR professionals from eight different industries in SHRM’s membership. 

With little fanfare, the one-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has become the chief enforcer of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and has issued revised FCRA forms employers and consumer reporting agencies must start using no later than Jan. 1, 2013.

For the first time in the 12 years the Law and the Boardroom Study has been conducted, the risk surrounding cybersecurity was chosen by the largest percentage of responding directors and general counsel as the top issue of concern. The annual survey by Corporate Board Member, an information and education resource for senior officers and directors, and FTI Consulting Inc., a global business advisory firm, found that 55 percent of general counsel and 48 percent of directors listed data security as their primary concern, outpacing operational risk and company reputation.

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