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Jun 28, 2019

LGBT Bias Hurts U.S. Economic Growth, Fed President Says
The unemployment rate for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is nearly double the national average and is holding back the economic growth of the U.S., according to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

SHRM HR News
Jun 27, 2019

Financial Fitness Benefits Take Center Stage as Debt Worries Grow
Employers that help workers improve their financial health, such as by providing student loan repayment aid, are seeing increased productivity, job satisfaction and retention. Employees taking advantage of these benefits have less stress, reduced distraction and lower absenteeism.

SHRM HR News
Jun 26, 2019

How to Accommodate Workers with Addiction and Mental Health Conditions
Working with, accommodating and supporting employees who struggle with alcoholism, substance abuse or mental health issues can be difficult due to the sensitive nature of the situation and the numerous employment laws that may be implicated.

SHRM HR News
Jun 26, 2019

Continuous Evaluation and Variable Pay Are Transforming Company Cultures
Employers are creating cutting-edge performance management and compensation systems to help employees and organizations thrive. These approaches include replacing annual performance reviews with continuous performance discussions, and jettisoning merit-based salary increases for variable pay performance rewards.

SHRM HR News
Jun 26, 2019

President Issues Executive Order Calling for Health Care Price Transparency
On June 24, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that calls for federal agencies to propose new rules to improving health care price and quality transparency. Consumers often find that pricing information for health services, along with quality ratings for doctors and hospitals, are not easily accessible—and not specific enough to help them select a lower-cost local provider.

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

Mastering the Odds of Disruptive Change
When HR launches a significant change in an organization, they have to understand, "You're not changing the organization, you're changing the people within the organization and how they deliver their roles," said Celia Swanson, who led a major shift in operatons at Walmart from 2006 to 2011.

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

How to Resolve Conflict at Work
LAS VEGAS — An annoying e-mail from a colleague has you stewing and unable to concentrate on work. Your boss is micromanaging you or has added a project to your plate without adequate resources to get it done.Such common workplace conflicts threaten to drive us crazy—until one day you decide it is time to voice your concerns. But things go terribly wrong.Why are these conversations so hard?"I think sometimes it's so difficult because of a problem called listening," said Jennifer Lee, d

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

Individual Liability Is More Common Than Many Realize
HR professionals and managers should be aware of the extent to which they might be held personally liable for wrongdoing at their organizations. They might be surprised at just how many laws permit individual liability.

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

Inequality Ranks Low on Global HR's Concerns
Inequality and unfairness among global teams are low priorities for most HR professionals surveyed recently by the Society for Human Resource Management and Globalization Partners, and they deserve more attention.

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

Employers Boost Benefits to Win and Keep Top Talent
Student loan aid, telemedicine and telecommuting are among the employee benefits that are becoming more common, while fewer employers are providing disability insurance and domestic partner benefits, the Society for Human Resource Management's 2019 Employee Benefits survey reveals.

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

The Top 5 Priorities for HR Departments of One
Employee engagement was the most critical issue for the second straight year. Employee engagement covers many areas, including retaining high-performing talent, fortifying the employee-employer relationship, managing performance and creating an energizing culture.

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

To Transform, Believe You Can Achieve the Impossible
The transformation of a company or an individual can be done only by breaking through the boundaries of expectations, Vineet Nayar told the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, recounting how he led changes at HCL Technologies that grew it from a $700 million business to a $4.7 billion enterprise over the course of eight years.

SHRM HR News
Jun 25, 2019

Treating the #MeToo Movement as an Opportunity to Create Better Workplaces
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many states have strengthened their anti-discrimination laws and developed more-robust workplace sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements. Leaders should consider treating this as an opportunity—not an obligation.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

How to Curb Workplace Retaliation Claims
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission receives more retaliation complaints than any other charges. But if employers have good disciplinary practices, employees may not be able to show that actions against them were taken because they engaged in protected activity at work. Here's what employers should know.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

How to Make Global Travel for Nonprofits Productive, Safe
Travel is necessary to build the relationships it takes to succeed as an international nonprofit, but it should be undertaken with a purpose in mind and conducted as safely as possible, particularly in areas prone to terrorism.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Disrupt: Being Comfortable Is the Enemy of Being Awesome
HR is overdue for disruption, so take the first step by identifying problems that need to be disrupted.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

AI for Administrative Tasks Can Make Life Easier at Work
Companies are using AI to benefit the employee experience, support compliance efforts and ease administrative workloads--lesser-known uses of AI but ones that are just as effective.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Alabama Governor Signs Pay Equity Legislation
Alabama's governor recently signed a pay equity bill, making Alabama the 49th state to pass such legislation. Here's how the new law will affect employers in the state.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Being Comfortable Is the Enemy of Being Awesome
HR is overdue for disruption, so take the first step by identifying problems that need to be disrupted.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Brené Brown: Drop the Armor, Dare to Lead
Brené Brown, renowned for her research on courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy, challenged HR professionals to help cultivate brave leaders who will humanize work. That's the type of future leaders that organizations will need to navigate the political realities, digital transformation and speed of change that organizations face.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

New DOL Rule Would Create Nongovernment-Run Apprenticeships
?A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion on Monday calls for a process to establish industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Make Global Travel for Nonprofits Productive, Safe
Travel is necessary to build the relationships it takes to succeed as an international nonprofit, but it should be undertaken with a purpose in mind and conducted as safely as possible, particularly in areas prone to terrorism.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Martha Stewart Shares Secrets of Her Success
Television host and entrepreneur Martha Stewart discussed her recovery from personal and professional challenges and the future of work in a wide-ranging conversation with Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM president and chief executive officer.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Investing in Apprenticeships Pays Off for Employers
A panel of HR professionals with experience managing work-based learning programs like apprenticeships explained how these initiatives have helped address skills shortages in their companies, provide greater opportunity to under-represented talent pools and reskill workers with jobs vulnerable to disruption by new technology.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

External Workers Are Valuable but Worrisome, HR Says
Nearly all HR professionals surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) agreed that external, independent workers—whether contract, freelance or gig-based—add value to their organizations, but most still have concerns about the legal implications of hiring and managing these workers.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

Rethink Rewards for a Globalized Gig Economy
Technology and globalization have increased the amount of project-based work that organizations may outsource to gig workers, which can present challenges for rewarding and motivating permanent employees.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

SHRM CEO Calls for More-Inclusive Workplaces
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, on June 24 challenged HR professionals to create more-inclusive workplaces, specifically calling on them to hire people with disabilities, people with criminal histories, veterans and people over age 50.

SHRM HR News
Jun 24, 2019

New York Lawmakers Pass Game-Changing Reforms to State Bias Laws
On the last day of the legislative session, New York lawmakers passed sweeping reforms meant to overhaul the state's antidiscrimination laws. Once enacted, the amendments will impact every workplace in New York.

SHRM HR News
Jun 23, 2019

SHRM Helps You Find the Right Veterans for Your Open Jobs
Your organization has made the commitment to hire military veterans. But where do you start? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has a solution: HireVets. The web portal, launched in late 2018, connects SHRM members with the largest database of veteran job seekers.

SHRM HR News
Jun 23, 2019

Prepare for the Future of Work with These Online Courses
Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are changing the way human resources is practiced, delivering greater operational efficiency and a better employee experience. But many HR professionals don't yet understand the fundamentals of the technology, or they fear its impact on their jobs.

SHRM HR News
Jun 23, 2019

SHRM Expert Writes About the Perils of Workplace Pettiness
?A new book published by SHRM explores in depth everyday annoyances and expressions of pettiness and shows readers how to spot and resolve bad behaviors in the workplace. Written by SHRM Chief Knowledge Officer Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, The Price of Pettiness: Bad Behavior in the Workplace and How to Stomp It Out (SHRM, 2019) will be released at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition on June 23 in Las Vegas.

SHRM HR News
Jun 23, 2019

3 Ways HR Can Help Close the Skills Gap
HR professionals need to share their thoughts with government leaders to help shape policies that elevate HR and improve workplaces. One of the critical issue on HR's radar is how to close the skills gap.

SHRM HR News
Jun 23, 2019

Introverts Can Network When It's Not All About Them
Just because introverts value quiet and solitude doesn't mean they can't be good at networking. They just need to go about it differently from extroverts

SHRM HR News
Jun 22, 2019

In Search of Better Leaders: A Q&A with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It) (Harvard Business Review, 2019) and chief talent scientist at ManpowerGroup, talks about why men have the inside track on leadership roles even though women may be better suited for those positions.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

10 New SHRM Books Debut at #SHRM19
?In addition to featuring hundreds of new and notable HR, business and speakers' books from dozens of publishers at this year's SHRMStore, SHRM has released 10 new titles of its own.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

CMS Releases 2020 Thresholds for Retiree Drug Plans
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the 2020 Medicare Part D standard benefit parameters, including the cost thresholds and limits for qualified retiree prescription drug plans.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

SHRM Foundation Names 6 Annual Conference Scholarship Winners
Six members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) were awarded scholarships to attend the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, thanks to the SHRM Foundation.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

Stay Out of the Doghouse
?Employers looking to create a dog-friendly work environment—whether for Take Your Dog to Work Day or for a longer period —should consider this checklist of do's and don'ts.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

Lawmakers Continue to Debate Salary Threshold for Federal Overtime Rule
The federal salary threshold for white-collar exemptions from overtime pay has been $23,660 for about 15 years. Although most lawmakers agree that the cutoff should be raised, many Democratic and Republican members of Congress continue to disagree about how high the new level should be.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

More Organizations Are Expanding Severance Benefits, Survey Finds
More employers are offering severance benefits to all workers, according to a recent survey, evidence perhaps that the trend toward designing an improved employee experience includes separation and even termination.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

Take Your Dog to Work Day: A Tail-Wagging Extravaganza
June 21 is national Take Your Dog to Work Day and welcoming pups in the workplace is not such a far-fetched concept for some employers.

SHRM HR News
Jun 21, 2019

Viewpoint: A Road Map to Hiring Employees from Direct Competitors in California
Laws enabling employees to work for direct competitors help drive California's economy. However, departing employees must leave their former employer in a way that is fair and lawful. Here's a road map for departing employees and the companies hiring them, particularly in competitive fields.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

UK: Financial Services Employee Fairly Dismissed for Lacking Credibility as a Witness
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that employers may take credibility as a witness in tribunal proceedings into account when considering the fitness and propriety of individuals approved by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority to work in certain positions in the financial services industry.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

Viewpoint: Your First 90 Days as a New Manager
"When leaders derail, their failures can almost always be traced to vicious cycles that developed in the first few months on the job," writes Michael D. Watkins. Here's how to help new managers avoid those bad habits.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

Tech Firms Hiring Workers Across Africa
Technology companies are expanding their workforces in Africa to address a talent shortage.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

UAE: New Employment Law for the Dubai International Financial Centre Issued
The much anticipated and awaited Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Employment Law No. 2 of 2019 will take effect on Aug. 28.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

Will Allowing HRAs for Plan Premiums Be a Game Changer?
Will a final rule on health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), which would let employers subsidize employee premiums in the individual health insurance market, transform how workers receive health care? Yes, no and maybe, say employee benefit experts.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

New SEC Best Interest Regulation Affects Retirement Plan Rollovers
Although te Securities and Exchange Commission's new standard of conduct is directed at investment professionals, retirement plan sponsors should understand its implications and how it might affect their oversight responsibilities when plan participants receive advice about rolling over assets to an individual retirement account.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

New SEC Best-Interest Regulation Affects Retirement Plan Rollovers
Although te Securities and Exchange Commission's new standard of conduct is directed at investment professionals, retirement plan sponsors should understand its implications and how it might affect their oversight responsibilities when plan participants receive advice about rolling over assets to an individual retirement account.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

Kansas City Approves Salary History Ban
The Kansas City, Mo., City Council unanimously passed an ordinance effective Oct. 31 that bans private employers with six or more employees from asking job applicants about their salary history.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

India: Government Reduces Rates of Contribution Under the ESI Act
As of July 1, reduced rates of contribution required under India's Employees' State Insurance Act take effect.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

Employers Dealt a Blow by Labor Board Decision on Arbitration Agreements
Employers may be surprised to learn that the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board just issued a unanimous decision invalidating an employer's mandatory arbitration agreement.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

Google Drops No-Poaching Requirement for Former Employees
Google recently stopped enforcing a contract provision that prevented exiting employees from poaching their former colleagues for a year after leaving the company.

SHRM HR News
Jun 20, 2019

Have You Been 'Ghosted'? Your Industry Might Be Part of the Problem
No one likes to be "ghosted," which is more prevalent in certain industries, according to a recent poll of U.S. workers.

SHRM HR News
Jun 19, 2019

HHS 2020 Out-of-Pocket Maximums Raise Employer Penalties
When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) raised out-of-pocket maximums for health plans next year, it also increased the penalties on employers whose group health plans don't comply with the Affordable Care Act's coverage and affordability requirements.

SHRM HR News
Jun 19, 2019

China Invests Heavily in Global Infrastructure Projects
China is loaning foreign nations billions of dollars to build infrastructure projects, but while that investment means reliable jobs for Chinese employees, it also means many host countries are heavily in debt to China.

SHRM HR News
Jun 19, 2019

SHRM: Worker Training Needs a Common Metric
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SHRM, told a meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board that more should be done to track and measure investments in worker training. A common training metric could help define worker training.

SHRM HR News
Jun 19, 2019

What Perks Must Employers Include in Overtime Pay Calculations?
Employers may feel more comfortable offering certain employee perks and rewards if proposed changes to a federal wage and hour law are finalized, according to comments submitted to the government over the past few months.

SHRM HR News
Jun 19, 2019

Trump Threatens Staff Cuts at OPM if Congress Fails to Abolish It
The Trump administration is warning that furloughs and possible layoffs may await about 150 employees at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) if Congress blocks a plan to eventually break up the federal HR agency.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

The Surge of People Analytics Technologies
As organizations make investments to better manage the influx of people data, HR technology offers advanced capabilities, moving analytics activities from dedicated specialists to the greater workforce.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

What Working in Turkey During Ramadan Was Like
Muslims in Turkey who observed Ramadan this year kept working despite the strain of fasting during the day, waiting to eat after sunset and waking early in the morning, before sunrise, to eat again.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Your Career Q&A: Why Were You ‘Ghosted'?
You can be "ghosted" by an employer for many reasons that have nothing to do with you. But there are two things you can practice to greatly lower your odds of having an employer suddenly drop out of touch.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Weird Business Expenses Include Strip Clubs, Hang Gliding, Jewelry for Mistresses
?Buying thousands of dollars' worth of Starbucks gift cards and claiming it was for "coffee with a contact."Taking clients to a strip club, then submitting the expense as a steakhouse business dinner. Boarding a pet snake while on business travel. Those are some of the unusual "work" expenses unearthed by employers and auditors. Sometimes employees can successfully explain why the expenses are necessary, and they're reimbursed. Sometimes they can't, and they're not. &quo

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

What Are Employers' Ethical Obligations to Gig Workers?
The gig economy may have created new opportunities for people in search of nontraditional employment, but it arguably also has resulted in a devaluation of the human worker. Employers should remember the platform for finding gig workers is not more important than the workers themselves.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Strip Clubs, Hang Gliding, Jewelry for Mistresses: Weird Business Expenses
Take a look at these unusual "work" expenses unearthed by employers and auditors. Sometimes employees can successfully explain why the expenses are necessary, and they're reimbursed. Sometimes they can't, and they're not.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Redefining Leadership in the Age of Automation
How businesses implement automation matters to the business, the workers and society, and it's possible to do it in a way that benefits everyone.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Just-in-Time Learning Enables Quick Access to Information
In work environments where automation is a top priority and self-directed learning is evolving, just-in-time learning allows workers to tap into useful nuggets of information when they need to learn in a short period of time or when they require clarification, guidance, tips or step-by-step instructions to solve problems and improve performance.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

2nd Circuit Recognizes ADA Hostile Work Environment Claim
An employee with Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder could proceed to trial with a claim of hostile work environment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Cal/OSHA Relaxes Proposed Wildfire Smoke Emergency Regulation
After receiving more than 40 public comments and holding a public meeting on its proposed wildfire smoke emergency regulation, California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (which is known as Cal/OSHA) has eased some of the proposed requirements.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

California Legislators Consider Bills Related to Protected Time Off
The deadline has passed for bills to be approved by their California house of origin, and some key pieces of employment legislation may find their way to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk. Here's a round-up of potential 2020 legislation worth watching.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Hiring a Younger Worker for New Job Didn't Violate the ADEA
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the principle that age discrimination cannot be inferred solely from the subsequent hiring of a younger employee for a position that is plainly inferior to a plaintiff's previous job.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Getting on Board with Robotic Process Automation
Robotic process automation (RPA) is becoming a popular solution for HR functions—not just onboarding and offboarding. The application, which may be implemented from the cloud or on-premise, is gaining acceptance as companies realize the efficiency such automation brings.

SHRM HR News
Jun 18, 2019

Getting the Most from the ‘Alternative Workforce'
The "alternative workforce"—contract, freelance and gig workers—make up a sizable share of the global workforce and represent a great opportunity for employers to access talent in more flexible, on-demand ways.

SHRM HR News
Jun 17, 2019

Connecticut Set to Offer Nation's Most Generous Paid-Family-Leave Benefits
After some last-minute wrangling, the Connecticut Legislature passed what appears to be the most-generous paid-family-leave bill in the country, and the governor is expected to sign the bill. Here are the key components of the pending law.

SHRM HR News
Jun 17, 2019

EBSA Missing Participant Investigations Triggered by Failure to Take Distributions
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will review efforts by defined contribution retirement plans to locate participants who reached age 70 1/2 and failed to take required minimum distributions.

SHRM HR News
Jun 17, 2019

OSHA Updates Aim to Reduce Burden on Employers
Employers may be able to streamline processes, reduce paperwork and save money under a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that takes effect July 15.

SHRM HR News
Jun 17, 2019

Washington State Proposal Would Radically Increase Exempt Salary Threshold
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries recently issued proposed amendments to the state's white-collar overtime exemption regulations.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality
A chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

Leave Laws by State and Municipality
A chart of leave laws by state.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

New Final Rule Lets Employees Use HRAs to Buy Health Insurance
A Trump administration final rule lets employers of all sizes fund individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements (ICHRAs), a new kind of HRA that gives employers without a group coverage plan a way to help workers purchase health insurance on the Affordable Care Act's public exchange.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

Advocates Push House to Vote on $15 Minimum Wage This Summer
?The U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats hold sway, may vote as early as August on a measure that would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

Australia: Costs Awarded Against HR for Destruction of Confidential Information
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has awarded legal costs against an HR manager who destroyed confidential information belonging to his former employer.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

How Humor Can Keep Employees Engaged
Too often we feel that if we are laughing during work, people may think we are "slacking off." But being happy at work is important. Studies suggest that if you're not happy at work, you're less productive, more likely to take sick days, and likely to become a poor problem solver.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

Viewpoint: How Humor Can Keep Employees Engaged
Too often we feel that if we are laughing during work, people may think we are "slacking off." But being happy at work is important. Studies suggest that if you're not happy at work, you're less productive, more likely to take sick days, and likely to become a poor problem solver.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

UAE: Accommodate People with Disabilities in the Workplace
Employers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should familiarize themselves with a resolution passed last year by the UAE Federal Cabinet requiring accommodations for individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

Uber and Lyft Leaders Speak Out Against California Contractor Bill
Uber and Lyft have teamed up to combat proposed legislation in California that would make many of the state's gig workers employees—rather than independent contractors—unless an exception is added to the bill.

SHRM HR News
Jun 14, 2019

The Battle over Paid Sick Leave in Texas Continues
Several Texas cities recently enacted paid-leave laws, but local lawmakers have hit a serious roadblock: State law might pre-empt these mandates.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

Was Your Company Trashed Online? What to Do with Workers' Negative Reviews
If online negative reviews threaten a business's brand, reputation and future hiring prospects, what's a company's recourse? And what if the review is accurate about a negative aspect of working for your company?

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

Why I Attend the SHRM Annual Conference to Help Me Recertify
After I earned my first HR-related certification in 2001, I pledged to myself to try to attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, as it was an affordable way to earn 17 or so recertification credits at one time. After attending that first conference in San Francisco, I was hooked! The SHRM conference has opened doors to me that I would not have been able to walk through otherwise.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

Illinois Will Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use
The Illinois General Assembly recently passed the Cannabis Regulation, which will legalize marijuana for recreational use and place cannabis in a category similar to alcohol, with a few exceptions.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

A Dozen Ways Boards Can Become More Diverse
?A new report, Diversity in the Boardroom: Pushing Forward, Reaching Back, offers 12 recommendations on how boards of directors can diversify their membership.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

Learning and Development at IBM: A Q&A with Deb Bubb
SHRM Online spoke with Deb Bubb, HR vice president and chief leadership, learning and inclusion officer at IBM, about the company's learning and development initiatives.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

Practice Makes Proficient: Grow Your Competencies at Conferences
As you make your plans to attend the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, or any of the other SHRM local, state and national conferences this year, keep in mind that developing competencies is all about action and application of knowledge. Setting goals, taking notes and following up are critical if you want to develop yourself.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

SHRM Instructor's Top 20 Test Tips: Part 2
Here are 10 more test-taking tips to help you reach your goal of SHRM certification. Instructor Adam R. Calli, SHRM-SCP, shares insight from his years of teaching SHRM certification courses.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

Regulation of Recruitment Fees: What Employers Need to Know
Employers and their agents should not charge fees and illegitimate costs when recruiting because these fees might put workers at greater risk for human trafficking.

SHRM HR News
Jun 13, 2019

Report: Diversity on Boards Growing Slowly but Steadily
The boards of Fortune 500 companies are expected to achieve gender parity among the incoming class of directors by 2023, according to projections from Heidrick & Struggles' recently released 2019 Board Monitor.

SHRM HR News
Jun 12, 2019

New Mexico Supplement: Table of Contents
New Mexico employee handbook resources provided by XpertHR.

SHRM HR News
Jun 12, 2019

Virginia Supplement: Table of Contents
Virginia employee handbook resources provided by XpertHR.

SHRM HR News
Jun 12, 2019

Viewpoint: Employers Should Challenge Increase of H-1B Denials
Federal officials are denying H-1B visas at an alarming rate; denial rates for new H-1B filings have risen from 6 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2015 to 32 percent in the first quarter of FY 2019. One option available to employers is to file an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Office.

SHRM HR News
Jun 12, 2019

Why Managers Design Jobs to Be More Boring Than They Need to Be
Managers and professionals are in an excellent position to create meaningful, motivating and stress-free work for their employees. But our research suggests that many will not do so—they have a natural tendency to design poor work for others. Many professionals are also inclined to blame the worker when there are performance issues, rather than change the inadequate work design. Fortunately, organizations can learn from our research, and take steps to improve the situation.

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