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Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Your Next HR Step: Generalist or Specialist?

October 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

If you’re like most HR professionals and began your career at an entry-level position, you likely started as a generalist, handling a wide variety of responsibilities. According to SHRM’s sample job description, an HR generalist runs the daily functions of […]


News

The Best Combination to Unlock the SHRM Certification Exams

April 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

The SHRM certification exams are not easy, as most people who start investigating HR certifications soon find out. Both the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are fair, but tough, and each covers a lot of ground. Early-career HR professionals likely need […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

The Future of Total Rewards: Flexibility to Attract and Keep Talent

April 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

The Great Resignation, today’s turnover crisis, is one of the many long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why are U.S. workers searching for new jobs? Here are their top three reasons, according to SHRM’s research survey, Surviving the Great Resignation: […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Year-End Employee Quits Remained Near Record High

February 1, 2022

Via: SHRM

The phenomenon called the Great Resignation continued in December 2021, as 4.3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs. That’s slightly down from the record 4.5 million in November and continues a monthslong streak of historically elevated churn, according to the […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Developing a Global Mindset Through SHRM Certification

November 18, 2021

Via: SHRM

I began my career as an HR representative in the learning & development and recruitment unit of a construction company. After two years, I was eager to learn more, so I enrolled in multiple behavioral training courses. Among the fellow […]


News

SHRM Certification at 7: Preparing for 2022 and Beyond

November 18, 2021

Via: SHRM

For SHRM certification, now in its seventh year of operations, the rapid-fire challenges of 2020 that needed immediate solutions due to the global pandemic have evolved in 2021 into a smoother cadence of troubleshooting less urgent issues. This respite has […]


News

Interviewing Harassed Employee During Leave May Violate the FMLA

August 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

A Napa County corrections officer who alleged that he had been harassed and who then was pressured to describe the harassment during his ensuing medical leave could bring a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference claim, a federal district […]


Research

Employers: Start Planning How to Pull Pay Data for EEO-1 Reports

July 7, 2021

Via: SHRM

Businesses should prepare a strategy for submitting employee pay data on their EEO-1 reports while they wait for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to respond to a court order to start […]


Workplace wellness

Is It Time to Trash—or Just Update—Your Wellness Program?

January 22, 2020

Via: SHRM

Wellness programs have long been touted as a way to control health care costs by helping employees kick bad habits such as smoking and unhealthy diets and adopt better ones, thus reducing expenses for treating chronic diseases. Questions linger, however, […]


Workplace wellness

Putting Humanity into HR Compliance: Manage Risk, Don’t Avoid It

November 1, 2019

Via: SHRM

Many HR professionals view their responsibility toward legal risks as being to identify and then avoid them. In my experience, this is a mistake. Rather, HR’s job should be to identify, assess and manage legal risks. Many years ago, I […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Do New Tax Rules Throw Cold Water on Employee Events?

May 2, 2019

Via: SHRM

Tax changes that took effect last year now limit employers’ ability to deduct employee entertainment events. But if businesses carefully navigate the new rules, exceptions allow them to continue deducting many employee meals and parties, at least in part. How […]


News

Calif. Prevailing Wage Law Applied to Recycling Plant Employees

January 4, 2019

Via: SHRM

California’s prevailing wage law requires that all workers employed on “public works”—generally, construction projects—be paid at least as much as is generally paid for the performance of similar work in the same geographic area. A California appellate court has ruled […]


News

Supreme Court Preview: Workplace Issues Are on the Docket

October 2, 2018

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Supreme Court started a new term Oct. 1 and immediately jumped into oral argument in an age-discrimination case. The high court will also hear arguments in an arbitration case later this week. Here are the key issues on […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Your Career Q&A: Getting a Promotion Takes More Than Tenure

September 19, 2017

Via: SHRM HR News

If you’re trying for a promotion, you still have to win over the new job’s supervisors—even if they already know you. Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to […]


News

Employee’s FMLA Claims Survive Because Employer Miscounted Leave Days Used

September 6, 2017

Via: SHRM

Aformer teacher’s assistant could pursue his interference and retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) because he properly alleged he was eligible for FMLA leave and argued his employer school district miscalculated the amount of leave time […]


News

California Employers Must Note Expansive Anti-Discrimination Rules

September 5, 2017

Via: SHRM

This is the final article in a three-part series about California-specific workplace compliance issues. Part One focused on four leave-law idiosyncrasies and Part Two highlighted four wage and hour compliance challenges specific to California. California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act […]


News

In Focus: Trump’s Presidency Shifts Attention to State Workplace Laws

January 27, 2017

Via: SHRM

President Donald Trump has called for deregulation at the federal level in many areas. This includes repealing the Affordable Care Act and undoing some employment-related requirements for federal contractors. Trump has also said that he supports the right of states […]


News

Workplace Legal Trends for 2017

December 30, 2016

Via: SHRM

Deregulation at the federal level is likely to be prevalent in 2017, but expect more protections at the state level, employment attorneys say. While storm clouds loom over the fiduciary rule, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and […]


News

The Overtime Rule Has Been Blocked. Now What?

November 23, 2016

Via: SHRM

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule, which would have raised the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. Judge Amos Mazzant of […]


Research, Software

Overtime Rule Changes May Reveal Misclassified Employees

November 8, 2016

Via: SHRM

As HR departments focus their attention on reclassifying employees or raising their salaries in accordance with the new federal overtime rule, they may discover that certain employees have been misclassified as exempt for some time. For employees to be properly […]