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Apr 25, 2019

Conducting Better Job Interviews with Veterans
Practical guidance to facilitate former service members' transition from their old "we will" military environment to their future "at will" civilian environment is available in From WE WILL to AT WILL: A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning, and Thriving in the Workplace (SHRM, 2018).

SHRM HR News
Apr 25, 2019

Developing a People-Focused Talent Acquisition Philosophy
As SHRM-certified HR professionals, we can utilize the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) to ensure that our organizations are doing their best to recruit and retain top talent.

SHRM HR News
Apr 25, 2019

How to Prepare Managers to Talk About Pay
Too often, front-line managers aren't prepared to talk with employees about compensation—or why it's not higher. Here's how to get managers ready for pay-related talks with their direct reports.

SHRM HR News
Apr 25, 2019

Recertification Q&A: Virtual Learning vs. E-Learning
Have questions about recertifying your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP? In every issue, the SHRM Certification team will answer some of the questions credential-holders often ask.

SHRM HR News
Apr 25, 2019

Student to Certified: A Successful Journey
Ervin Santana, SHRM-CP, a former student at Clayton State University in metro Atlanta, has become a successful HR professional by pursuing jobs and internships while he was still in college, plus seeking out and following the advice of established HR professionals.

SHRM HR News
Apr 25, 2019

Supreme Court Says Agreement to Arbitrate Classwide Claims Must be Clear
The U.S. Supreme Court sided with an employer on April 24 by ruling that a worker needs to individually arbitrate his claim against the company rather than bring a classwide claim.

SHRM HR News
Apr 24, 2019

Employers Work with Schools to Close the Global Talent Gap
Many European countries do a better job preparing workers for jobs than the United States does, according to a yearly report on filling the talent gap around the globe.

SHRM HR News
Apr 24, 2019

Family Leave Requirements Vary in France, Spain and the UK
Unlike in the United States, time off work to bond with infants is paid in France, Spain and the United Kingdom (U.K.). Differences in the amount of time parents may take often depend on the type of leave.

SHRM HR News
Apr 24, 2019

Job Description or Job Requisition: Which Comes First?
Two commonly used forms in the hiring process are the job description and job requisition. And while it would seem that the reasons for using each of these forms are pretty straightforward, there is some uncertainty—even debate—over which should come first.

SHRM HR News
Apr 24, 2019

Consider Recognition and Rewards for Administrative Professionals
Employers can take steps to pay administrative workers competitively based on location, and to recognize these professionals and make them feel valued.

SHRM HR News
Apr 24, 2019

4 Keys to Expanding HR in a Small Company
?When small organizations navigate a growth spurt, their HR practitioners have an opportunity to demonstrate exactly how they can contribute to the business. But doing so means creating and executing on a daunting to-do list, say HR professionals who have been in this situation.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

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

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Are Federal LGBT Protections Coming to the Workplace?
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the fall on whether federal law prohibits employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity—and Congress is considering a bill that would codify protections based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) status.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Augmented Writing Technology Boosts Diversity Initiatives
Augmented writing technology uses vast collections of data points to help users predict how audiences will respond to their messages. For recruiting, machine intelligence identifies patterns in language and the real-world hiring outcomes from prior job posts or recruiting e-mails to help authors choose language proven to appeal to their target audiences.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Countries Coordinate on Migration Agreement
Governments around the world are preparing to implement a historic agreement on migration, with employers poised to provide guidance.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Supervisor's Use of Racial Slurs May Be Challenged
A supervisor's use of offensive language in the workplace, even if infrequent, will be considered much more serious than a co-worker's in assessing hostile work environment claims, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Supreme Court Asked to Apply ADEA to Job Applicants
?Does the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protect job applicants as well as current employees? The AARP Foundation is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court decision ruling from earlier this year that said it does not.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Staffing Agency Sued for Alleged Background-Check Violations
A staffing agency sued for failing to provide applicants with background-check notices required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act could not have the lawsuit dismissed as a class action for faulty class designations, a federal district court ruled.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Viewpoint: Creating a 21st Century Federal Workforce
The president's management agenda includes proposals for human capital management reforms, strategic workforce management, talent acquisition, continuous learning and agile operations.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Viewpoint: The Marriage of Blockchain and HR
Lately there has been a tremendous amount of press about and research conducted on the utility of blockchain. The topic can be incredibly complicated, but blockchain could be a promising update in human resources technology.

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Viewpoint: Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong
Businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. They've never spent as much money doing it. And they've never done a worse job of it. Workplace expert Peter Cappelli shows employers the errors of their ways. (Hint: Why are you recruiting new workers instead of promoting current employees?)

SHRM HR News
Apr 23, 2019

Your Career Q&A: When You Do All the Right Things but Still Don't Get the Promotion
You've put in the time, developed your skills and become part of your company's "inner circle"--but you still can't get that promotion. What's gone wrong? Career advice columnist Martin Yate gives tips to this week's letter writer.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2019

Supreme Court to Decide if Civil Rights Act Prohibits LGBT Discrimination
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2019

District Judge Says ERISA Doesn't Pre-Empt CalSavers Retirement Plan
?California can require employers to deduct pay from employees' paychecks for a state-sponsored retirement savings plan without running afoul of federal law, a federal judge in California ruled March 29.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2019

Do State Wage and Hour Laws Apply on the Outer Continental Shelf?
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a dispute about whether state or federal employment laws applied to an offshore drilling rig worker's wage and hour claims for time spent on a platform located more than three miles from the California coast.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2019

Maine Joins States that Ban Salary-History Inquiries
Maine recently became the latest state to ban employers from asking job candidates about their current or past earnings—joining seven other states that impose such bans.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2019

Employers Tackle Social Factors Imperiling Workers' Health
More employers are working on community health initiatives with their local business associations and municipal governments to address social factors linked with poor employee health.

SHRM HR News
Apr 22, 2019

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Collapse the HR Triangle—Enable but Don't Be an Enabler
How can HR professionals help managers have difficult conversations in a timely, constructive way? And how can HR do so without creating a communication triangle with the three points being HR, management and employees?

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2019

ILO Reacts to Disruptive Future of Work
Investing in people will be necessary to address a future workplace transformed by technological changes, according to the International Labor Organization.

SHRM HR News
Apr 19, 2019

Microinternships Offer New College-to-Career Path
Professional short-term projects serve as mutual auditions for employers seeking talent and college students interested in certain roles or industries—all outside of the formal, semester-long internship program structure.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

New Mexico Expands Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Users
New Mexico lawmakers recently expanded the range of conditions for which medical marijuana may be used and created new employment protections for employees who legally use medical marijuana. Here's what employers should know.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Quebec: Draft Regulation Would Put Constraints on Recruitment Agencies
In June 2018, amendments made to the Quebec Labor Standards Act (LSA) included additional obligations for personnel placement agencies and temporary foreign worker recruitment agencies. These amendments now are on the verge of being enforced.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Shackles and Dark Rooms: Welcome to the Job Interview
Some companies are using escape rooms, lazer tag and board games to measure job candidates' strengths and weaknesses, though skeptics say this is a less than ideal approach to hiring.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Germany: Employees Have Broad Rights to Personnel Files
Employees can access their personnel files and get a copy of any other data processed and stored about them, even during an ongoing trial, according to a Dec. 20 ruling by Germany's State Labor Court of Baden-Württemberg.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Germany: Expiration of Leave at Year's End Is No Longer Automatic
A German court has overturned a long-held principle in German law, and, as a result, a worker's leave no longer automatically expires at the end of a calendar year.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Caution Student Employees Against Travel Abroad During ‘Cap-Gap' Period
Foreign nationals in the United States who are transitioning from student visas to employer-sponsored visas may have a hard time returning to the U. S. if they travel abroad between the date their student visa expires and Oct. 1, when professional visas take effect.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Caution Student-Employees Against Travel Abroad During ‘Cap-Gap' Period
Foreign nationals in the United States who are transitioning from student visas to employer-sponsored visas may have a hard time returning to the U. S. if they travel abroad between the date their student visa expires and Oct. 1, when professional visas take effect.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Are Escape Rooms and Games Great Ways to Test Potential Hires?
Some companies are using escape rooms, lazer tag and board games to measure job candidates' strengths and weaknesses, though skeptics say this is a less than ideal approach to hiring.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

California Bill Would Expand Definition of Race to Include Hairstyle


SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Synagogue Teachers' Wage Claims Not Barred by Ministerial Exception
Teachers at a California synagogue preschool were not ministers within the meaning of the First Amendment's ministerial exception, so they were allowed to proceed with their state-law wage and hour claims.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

UK: Slow Progress Is Being Made on Gender Pay Gap
April 5 was the first anniversary of the U.K. requirement to report gender pay gaps by businesses with 250 or more employees and the results were disappointing.

SHRM HR News
Apr 18, 2019

Unhealthy Forms of Masculinity Can Persist in the Workplace
Today, many men are reflecting on how their behavior affects other people in ways they haven't before, and rethinking the traditional, masculine forms of leadership.

SHRM HR News
Apr 17, 2019

Can Employers Require Measles Vaccines?
The recent measles outbreak raises the question of whether employers can require that workers get the vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or prove immunity from the illness.

SHRM HR News
Apr 17, 2019

British Columbia Takes Steps to Close the Gender Pay Gap
While pay for Canadian women in the past 50 years has inched closer to that for Canadian men, the gap between what men and women earn for doing the same jobs continues to be a source of concern across the country, including in British Columbia, Canada.

SHRM HR News
Apr 17, 2019

Employer Stuck with Mistaken Indication That Employee Was FMLA-Eligible
An employee is entitled to pursue her case for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), despite her conceded noneligibility for FMLA leave, after the employer erroneously indicated that she was eligible for FMLA leave.

SHRM HR News
Apr 17, 2019

HHS Secretary Azar Wants Employers to Help Control Health Care Costs
To rein in health care costs, employers can avoid plans with "backdoor rebates" on prescription drugs, contract directly with hospitals and guide employees to high quality, competitively priced doctors, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told a gathering of large employers.

SHRM HR News
Apr 17, 2019

Microsoft Pay-Equity Case Raises Contentious Issues
A group of women who worked for Microsoft are challenging a court's decision that won't let them proceed with a class action asserting nationwide gender-discrimination, but others—including the Society for Human Resource Management—contend that the decision upholds manager discretion in performance evaluations and pay practices.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

Off-Duty Officers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Off-duty police officers moonlighting for a traffic and security services company should have been paid overtime as employees and not treated as independent contractors, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

How Employers in British Columbia Should Prepare for Labor Code Updates
Updates to British Columbia's labor code are under way for the first time since 1992, when the working world was a very different place.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

EEOC Tells Judge Pay Data Can't Be Collected by May 31
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) told a federal judge April 16 that the agency can't collect employee pay data—sorted by race, ethnicity and sex—by the rapidly approaching May 31 deadline for employers to submit other EEO-1 data.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

Discrimination Claim of Pharmacist with Needle Phobia Advances
A pharmacist with trypanophobia—a fear of needles—whom Walmart fired after the chain began offering immunization shots to customers can bring a wrongful discharge claim based on Walmart's initial offer to accommodate him.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

Are Noncompete Laws Like California's Coming to Washington State?
California law significantly restricts employer use of noncompetition agreements, and proposed legislation in the state of Washington seeks to mirror the Golden State's laws. Here's what employers need to know.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

5 Easy Ways to Win Over Difficult Hiring Managers
The relationship between recruiters and hiring managers is one of the most critical factors affecting the success of an organization's talent acquisition efforts.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

Stakes Are High When Choosing Background-Screening Providers
There may be more at stake in choosing a background-screening provider than in any other decision a HR leader makes when partnering with an industry vendor. A tight labor market means recruiters can't afford to dither when offering jobs to top candidates, yet if they cut corners on how background screens of those applicants are conducted, that decision can come back to haunt them—not just on the job but in the courtroom.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

Worker Who Quit Can't Pursue Claims of Race and Age Bias
An employee who voluntarily left her job couldn't sue her former employer for race and age discrimination, the California Court of Appeal ruled. Although the employee claimed that her supervisor made her job so stressful she had no choice but to quit, she didn't show that a reasonable worker would find the conditions intolerable.

SHRM HR News
Apr 16, 2019

Your Career Q&A: What's Your Career Management IQ?
Here's a three-question career management IQ test, based on three questions from readers. See if you can recognize the problems and solutions.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2019

German Employers' Twitter Use Limited
German law may now limit some of employers' Twitter activities, thanks to a 2018 labor court ruling.

SHRM HR News
Apr 15, 2019

Paid-Sick-Leave Laws Continue to Give Employers Headaches
Many employers would agree that sick workers should stay home to recover and that employees should be able to care for ill relatives when needed. But the proliferation of state and local sick-leave laws with different requirements can burden employers with significant administrative and compliance challenges.

SHRM HR News
Apr 13, 2019

Ban the Box Laws by State and Municipality
A chart of ban the box laws by state.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

#MeToo Has ‘Significant Impact' on Harassment Filings
Retaliation charges have dropped but are still the most commonly filed charge at the EEOC in fiscal year 2018. Sexual harassment charges rose 13 percent.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

Employer-Friendly Changes Come to Ontario
New employer-friendly overtime rules and limitations on unions in the construction industry are now law in Ontario, Canada.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

Employers Can Limit Cellphone Use to Reduce Distracted Driving
As smartphones and their many addictive apps become an integral feature of work and personal life, experts recommend that employers implement and enforce effective safe-driving policies to protect employees and the public, shield themselves from legal damages, and improve the bottom line.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

New York City Council Passes Ban on Pre-Employment Testing for Marijuana
The New York City Council passed legislation April 9, 2019, that bans pre-employment testing for marijuana by a veto-proof margin of 40-4. Regardless, Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to sign it.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

Hong Kong: Money Can Be Recovered from Delinquent Employees
While dismissal is the most common recourse for serious misconduct, increasingly employers are looking to take stronger action by recovering their losses from employees guilty of wrongdoing. A Hong Kong employer recently did just that in court.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

Managing Hiring Managers' High Expectations for New College Graduates
How can an entry-level job require three years of experience? And how can new college graduates meet managers' high expectations? Internships and employers' willingness to train new workers may be key.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

Hearing Ordered in Pay Data Reporting Case
?Employers will have to continue to wait for an answer on when they will have to file EEO-1 pay data reporting, as a federal judge has ordered an April 16 hearing on the issue.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

France and Spain Institute Gender Pay-Gap Reporting
The global trend towards requiring transparency in pay data is not slowing. Just recently, France and Spain have jumped aboard and Ireland may soon follow.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

Why Hiring Managers' Expectations for New College Graduates May Be Unrealistic
How can an entry-level job require three years of experience? And how can new college graduates meet managers' high expectations? Internships and employers' willingness to train new workers may be key.

SHRM HR News
Apr 12, 2019

UK Supreme Court Encourages Second-Chance Employment
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (U.K.) will make applying for jobs without disclosing prior multiple convictions easier for people with criminal records.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

UK: Can a Suspension Amount to Forced Resignation?
Before an employer decides to suspend a U.K. employee, it should consider several factors to reduce the risk of potential claims of forced resignation arising from the suspension.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

Winners of the 2019 SHRM 'HRaiku' Contest
The editors of SHRM Certification Update are pleased to announce the winners of this year's SHRM HR Haiku Contest, conducted in observance of National Poetry Month in April. Winners were chosen in four categories: Grand Prize, HR Profession, SHRM & Certification, and HR Comics & Cynics. A special prize for Most Epic Entry was awarded for an HR tale told in three stanzas.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

The Promise of Student Loan Reimbursement Programs
?With 44 million Americans facing student loan debt and total debt ballooning to over $1.5 trillion, there is a growing need for more employers to start offering educational debt relief as a perk or benefit. Student loan reimbursement has the potential to be the new dental insurance for Millennial employees.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

Company Supports and Rewards Pursuit of SHRM-CP
After exploring a few different career paths, Jennifer Just found HR--and quickly became absorbed in the profession. She joined SHRM, attended workshops and discovered certification would be the best way to grow her knowledge. Luckily, her employer agreed--and footed the bill.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

New Legislation Aims for More Stringent Anti-Harassment Protections
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (Be HEARD) in the Workplace Act in the Senate on April 9.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

Practice Makes Proficient: The Worldwide Connection Is a Big Concept
Most of us work with others of diverse ages, races, social backgrounds and more. These differences must be respected and understood; not to do so can lead to failures—in employees and in the bottom line. Here's how to boost your proficiency in Global & Cultural Effectiveness.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

Recertification Q&A: Bits on Books, CLE/CEU, Courses
?Have questions about recertifying your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP? In every issue, the SHRM Certification team will answer some of the questions credential-holders often ask. This week we discuss reading books for credits and translating CLEs and CEUs into PDCs.

SHRM HR News
Apr 11, 2019

Requirements for Fixed-Term Contracts Vary Around the Globe
Engaging employees for a fixed term can be a way to avoid potential termination costs in foreign jurisdictions where employees are protected against unfair dismissal. But those contracts are increasingly regulated in foreign jurisdictions.

SHRM HR News
Apr 10, 2019

New York Workplace Labor and Employment Law Posters
New York workplace labor and employment law poster chart.

SHRM HR News
Apr 10, 2019

No Thank-You Note? No Job
After a media executive tweeted that she would never hire someone who failed to send a thank-you note after an interview, Twitter exploded with outraged comments and a heated debate over whether such notes are necessary, or even advisable, in this day and age.

SHRM HR News
Apr 10, 2019

Companies Turn to Apprenticeships to Fill White-Collar Jobs
In recent years the U.S. has been looking to European apprenticeship models that "provide fast-tracked, on-the-job training in white-collar professions."

SHRM HR News
Apr 10, 2019

6 Tips for Effective Employee Referral Programs
Employee referral programs can be an effective way to hire talented people, and they can also be invaluable in the current talent acquisition environment, in which open jobs outnumber qualified candidates. At the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Talent Conference & Exposition, Aubrey Wiete, talent management consultant for Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and Jenna Filipkowski, Ph.D., director of research at Human Capital Institute, offered tips for improving employee referral programs.

SHRM HR News
Apr 10, 2019

Benefit Mix Can Help Financially Stressed Generation X
An often-overlooked Generation X feels less financially secure than either Millennials or Baby Boomers. Providing the right set of benefits can help.

SHRM HR News
Apr 10, 2019

Text Recruiting Is the Future
Jared Bazzell, CDW's talent acquisition manager, told attendees at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Talent Conference & Exposition that recruiters get better and faster responses by texting candidates than they do by calling or e-mailing. "And in a tightened labor market, time-to-fill is higher, so speed to market is everything."

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

What to Do When a Union Contract and California Overtime Law Conflict
A federal appeals court decision provides guidance to California employers when a labor agreement's terms are inconsistent with definitions in the state's overtime law.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

California Bill Would Exempt Certain Occupations from Dynamex Ruling
The California Supreme Court's 2018 ruling in Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court jolted the business world by making it more difficult to designate workers as independent contractors. Proposed legislation would codify the case and add a few exceptions.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

Career Planning Is a Talent Imperative
Talent mobility is training the employees you already have to fill new positions that will help meet business objectives, said HR consultant Ben Eubanks, SHRM-SCP, speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Talent Conference & Exposition. "In short, it's putting your internal talent where it needs or wants to go to solve business challenges. This practice drives employee engagement and retention while lowering hiring and training costs for employers."

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

AI from IBM Knows—Better than Humans—If You Plan to Quit
IBM is using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict when employees might leave and ping managers to intervene. Using the same technology, it also has cut nearly a third of its HR department. Meanwhile, other tech giants and corporations, like Google, are contemplating the ramifications of using AI in their hiring and decision-making.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

AI Successes and Epic Technology Fails: Panel Swaps Stories at SHRM Talent Conference
A panel of talent acquisition leaders from companies large and small gathered at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Talent Conference & Exposition to share their experiences dealing with some of the latest recruiting trends, practices and technologies. Here are a few of the most interesting observations.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

Employee Advocates Push for May 31 EEO-1 Pay-Data Reporting Deadline
Worker advocates told a federal judge on April 8 that they want the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect EEO-1 pay data by the May 31 deadline for employers to submit other EEO-1 information—or clearly show why doing so is not possible. The EEOC proposed a Sept. 30 deadline, but the judge has yet to rule on the matter.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

EEOC Challenges Medical Exam That Led to Travel Restriction
An employee who was required to undergo a work-related medical examination may proceed with her claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

SHRM HR News
Apr 09, 2019

False Rumor That Worker Slept with Manager Leads to Harassment Claim
A lawsuit by a female assistant manager of a warehouse who was fired after complaining of a false rumor that she had a sexual relationship with a higher-ranking manager arguably established valid claims of sexual harassment and retaliation.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

Job Ads Sell the Role
Take a hard look at your job postings. "Do they have the keywords or phrases your candidates are searching for? Do they tell the job's story?" asked Jon Drogheo, a director of talent acquisition and speaker at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Talent Conference & Exposition.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

Research: As Workers Produce More, Companies Should Boost Pay
Over the past three decades, productivity levels quickly climbed while wages remained relatively flat, according to research released today by the Society for Human Resource Management.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

SHRM: Employers Slow to Pick Up Trend of Continuous Screening
In an effort to keep customers safe, Uber announced its continuous screening program in July 2018. More big-name companies are expected to announce screening implementations this year to ensure employees are licensed and authorized to work and have not committed any crimes since they were hired. The trend hasn't caught on among most companies yet though, as only 4 percent of 6,500 HR professionals said their organization performs continuous, rolling background checks on their employees, according to a survey conducted in July 2018 and released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

Employers Join Consortium to Close Gender Wage Gap
Starbucks has pledged to eliminate the gender pay gap and join the Employers for Pay Equity Consortium. Twenty-six organizations signed the pay equity pledge on April 2—Equal Pay Day

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

Companies Should Boost Pay as Workers Produce More, SHRM Research Shows
Over the past three decades, productivity levels quickly climbed while wages remained relatively flat, according to research released today by the Society for Human Resource Management.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

3 Steps to Better Communication
Want to improve communication at your company? "Ask, don't tell," said author and consultant Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Talent Conference and Exposition.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

Can CHROs and Chief Digital Officers Get Along?
?A company's success in going digital may rely heavily on the relationship between two unlikely partners: the chief human resources officer and the chief digital officer.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

Viewpoint: 6 Smart Strategies for Front-Line Managers
Seasoned HR professionals share their hard-won leadership wisdom to help you successfully navigate your own career in HR or as a manager of teams and people.

SHRM HR News
Apr 08, 2019

Wage Statement Litigation Continues to Clog California Courts
Most employers don't spend much time reviewing pay statements, but in California, simple technical violations can be costly. Here's a summary of these technical requirements to help California employers do a quick compliance checkup.

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