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Uber Report: Company's Diversity Effort a Work in Progress

April 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Uber Technolgoies released its second annual diversity report April 24. In it, it highlights the progess it has made and the work it still has to do to become a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Reduce Summer Interns’ Vulnerability to Harassment

20 hours 53 min ago
Managerial training is essential in preventing the harassment of summer interns, but intern training is also needed, as they are vulnerable at the bottom of the corporate hierarchy.

What Managers Can Do to Ease Workplace Stress

20 hours 53 min ago
The top five things that employees say make them feel stressed have to do with workplace conditions that employers could probably do something about, according to Happify Health.

How to Ensure Rightful Terminations in California

20 hours 53 min ago
This is the last in a four-part series excerpted from the newly released California Employment Law: An Employer's Guide, Revised and Updated for 2018 (SHRM). Part three addressed implementing a reduction in force; part two discussed creating defensible severance agreements; and part one spoke to setting up defensible terminations.

SEC’s Investment Advice Proposal Upends Fiduciary Debate

20 hours 53 min ago
As the future of the Obama administration's fiduciary advice rule remains in doubt, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued its own proposals to enhance the quality and transparency of investors' relationships with investment advisors.

Employers Increasingly Drop Marijuana Testing of Job Applicants

April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
​Employers should think twice before drug-testing every job applicant, according to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta—advice many companies already are following in light of the patchwork of state laws affording rights to medical marijuana users and increased use of pot.

11 Ways to Boost Your Versatility

April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
How to master the principles and practices of recruiting.

Oregon Enacts Tougher Data Breach Notification Law

April 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill last month toughening the state's already stringent data breach notification law, which will take effect on June 2.

Home Health Care Workers May Proceed for Denied Overtime Pay

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
​Dismissing the notion that plaintiffs of a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act need to be identical, a district court conditionally certified a class of home health care workers alleging that they were denied overtime pay.

Administrative Employee Exemption May Not Have Applied

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
A Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim survived a motion to dismiss when a federal district court in Pennsylvania was unable to conclude with certainty that the FLSA administrative employee exemption applied to the case.

Do Your Words Deter Women?

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
​Use the wrong words in your job description and women may not apply, researchers have found—and if they do, it will take them, and men, longer to decide to do so.

SHRM-SCP to Lead Federal HR Agency

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The U.S. Senate voted in March to confirm Jeff Pon, SHRM-SCP, as the director of the Office of Personnel Management. Pon was most recently SHRM's chief HR and strategy officer.

Recertification Q&A: Different Ways to Recertify

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Can I obtain recertification credits for research, writing and publishing? And how do I get PDCs for volunteering?

Health System’s ‘HR Academy’ Facilitates Organizational Change

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
SSM Health has developed an "HR Academy" to enhance the knowledge of our HR business partners, so that they can more effectively manage change and drive business objectives. We found that the SHRM Competency Model aligns well with the roles and responsibilities of our HR business partners and used the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ as a guide in designing our curriculum.

Effective Onboarding Should Last for Months

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The easiest way to engage new hires and ensure they stay on track is to implement specific conversations at 30-, 60- and 90-day intervals to ensure a smooth transition into the new role by identifying roadblocks as quickly as possible.

Your Career Q&A: Step Back to Step Forward

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
When refocusing your goals on a new area of expertise, it can be necessary to take a step sideways or backward to best position yourself for making change happen—one step back to take two steps forward on the new track.

How to Choose Hiring Assessments That Work for You

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Remember the four V’s the next time you’re being pitched by a selection assessment vendor, Whitney Martin told attendees at the recent Society for Human Resource Management 2018 Talent Conference & Exposition.

Surgeon General Calls on Employers to Combat Opioid Epidemic

April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has called on employers to "step up" to combat the opioid epidemic by providing coverage of evidence-based treatment programs, among other actions.

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