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How Proper Offboarding Can Help Prevent Data Breaches

SHRM Article ImageIn this digital age, where data breaches happen mostly online, HR professionals need policies to safeguard data not just physically but also virtually.

Job Seekers Feel More Threatened by Human Competition than Robots

SHRM Article ImageJob seekers are more afraid of a new generation of workers competing for jobs than they are of losing those jobs to automation, according to a recent survey.

California Employers Will Soon See New Workplace Regulations

SHRM Article ImageIn recent months, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has finalized two new sets of regulations that will both go into effect on July 1. California employers should pay close attention to these new rules regarding criminal history use and transgender discrimination.

California’s Recent Budget Makes Labor and Employment Policy Changes

SHRM Article ImageThe California Legislature has passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a $184.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-18. "Trailer bills" that accompany the main budget bill would make several changes relevant to California employers. Here are a few of the anticipated changes.

Some States Forge Ahead on Salary Thresholds

SHRM Article ImageSince last November, employers have waited with bated breath for an update about the status of the federal salary-threshold increase under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s "white collar" exemptions. But some employers already have to respond to salary increases under analogous state laws.

4 Steps for Excelling as an HR Department of One

It’s not possible to solve everybody’s problems—but you can help people solve their own

Employee Referrals Remains Top Source for Hires

SHRM Article ImageEmployee referrals continue to be employers’ top source of hires, delivering more than 30 percent of all hires overall in 2016 and 45 percent of internal hires, recently released data show.

DHS to Issue Limited Number of H-2B Visas this Summer

SHRM Article ImageCertain seasonal businesses will have the opportunity to apply for additional H-2B guest worker visas this fiscal year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced.

Premium Processing for H-1B Visas Set to Resume

SHRM Article ImageExpedited processing for H-1B petitions will resume “as workloads permit,” U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced.

Let’s Make an ‘I-Deal’? When Employees Want Special Benefit Arrangements

SHRM Article ImageEmployees often try to negotiate benefit arrangements that take into account their individual needs. Sometimes these "idiosyncratic deals" (i-deals) make employees more motivated and committed to their jobs. But they also can create jealousy, envy and conflict in the workplace, a recent study found.

Senate Health Care Bill Would End Employer Mandate Penalty, Keep Cadillac Tax

SHRM Article ImageThe Senate's health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, like its House counterpart, would maintain but delay the Cadillac tax on high-cost health benefits. Annual ACA reporting by employers would stay but would be less burdensome.

Who’s Job-Hopping Now?

SHRM Article ImagePeople between ages 55 to 65 are job hopping almost as much as their Millennial co-workers, according to a new survey.

House Approves Skills-Focused Workforce Readiness Bill

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve legislation reauthorizing federal funding for state and local career and technical education programs through fiscal year 2023, while modifying how such funds are used to better target critical skills gaps.

In Focus: Senate Releases Its Health Care Bill

SHRM Article ImageOn June 22, the Senate released its version of the American Health Care Act, a measure to repeal and replace key sections of the Affordable Care Act . The House passed its version of the bill on May 4. If the Senate passes the measure, which is not expected to receive any Democratic support, the Senate and House versions would need to be reconciled by a joint committee.

Minimum Wage Rates by State and Municipality

SHRM Article ImageA chart of minimum wage rates by state and municipality.

Generation Z Is Changing How Work Gets Done

SHRM Article ImageRegular, substantive feedback and having access to tools that allow them to work collaboratively are important to members of Generation Z, employers are told during a concurrent session of the SHRM 2017 Annual Confernece in New Orleans.

Winners of Grand Prize Drawings Named

Winners of the Ultimate Software prize drawings at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans were announced June 20.

Make Teamwork Work So Organizations Thrive, Lencioni Advises

SHRM Article ImageBringing out the best in talented people and getting them to work together drives business success, said best-selling author Patrick Lencioni during his keynote address at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans. He provided pointers on the values behind successful teams.

Wednesday at SHRM17

SHRM Article ImageCheck out updates, highlights and reminders for Wednesday, June 21 at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans.

7 Measures of an Effective Workplace

SHRM Article ImageEffective workplaces that find innovative ways to support their employees’ needs as people and as professionals are associated with better outcomes for employee engagement, job satisfaction and employee turnover. Here, Ellen Galinsky discusses the seven measures that signify whether an organization is an effective workplace, based on data from the National Study of the Changing Workforce, a project of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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