Jim Emanuel

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​Jim Emanuel has over 30+ years of HR experience encompassing compliance, talent management, employee relations, compensation, and leadership and development. Prior to joining SHRM, Jim worked 23 years for a Fortune 500 Healthcare Company most recently in the capacity of Director of HR Compliance. Jim is a native Californian and works out of our Sacramento, CA office. Jim enjoys traveling, hiking, interior design, and spending time with his husband and two dogs.

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Articles by Jim Emanuel, SHRM-SCP

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I often receive questions on how to go about having a difficult conversation with an employee. The reason why this topic is so popular is because many HR professionals feel uncomfortable when faced with having to speak to employees about matters ranging from performance issues to internal investigations.

September 1, 2022

I have occasionally received the question of whether it is acceptable to invite employees to self-identify their LGBTQIA+ status or sexual orientation. The answer to this question is yes!

Why would an employer want to invite employees to self-identify their LGBTQIA+ status?

November 23, 2021