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Saying 'Thank You,' 'I’m Sorry' Is Simple but Meaningful

SHRM Article ImageSaying "thank you" and "I'm sorry" at work is powerful. These simple acts, when genuine, can yield unexpected results.

Employers Risk Driving New Hires Away with Poor Onboarding

SHRM Article ImageOnboarding—the process in which new hires are integrated into the organization—is a missed opportunity for most employers, according to a recent study.

5 Tips for Upgrading Your Anti-Harassment Policy

SHRM Article Image​Good policies drive good cultures. Here are some recommendations to consider as you revisit your organization’s anti-harassment policy.

Is HR Ready for Blockchain?

SHRM Article ImageTamper-proof blockchain technology could improve recruiting and payroll distribution.

Dentist Was Independent Contractor Not Employee

SHRM Article ImageA dentist was not an employee of the practice where he worked but instead was an independent contractor, the California Court of Appeal held. The trial court was therefore correct in ruling against the dentist in his wage and hour suit, the appellate court concluded.

Bigoted Language Alone Doesn’t Support Sexual Orientation Bias Claim

SHRM Article ImageEven if a county executive officer made derogatory comments about homosexuals, a former county employee showed no link between the comments and her termination, and so was not entitled to a trial on her claim of sexual orientation discrimination, the California Court of Appeal ruled.

New York City Employers Soon Must Talk Out Reasonable Accommodations

SHRM Article ImageThe New York City legislature just enacted an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) which codifies an employer's obligation to engage in a cooperative dialogue with any employee who may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation.

What Employers Can Do When Domestic Violence Enters the Workplace

SHRM Article ImageDomestic violence is a workplace issue, not just a 'personal' issue. Here are some tactics employees can use when concerns about domestic abuse arise.

Recent Retiree Grows New Career as HR Consultant

SHRM Article ImageUpon retirement, Deborah Covin Wilson, SHRM-SCP, started her own HR consulting firm. Since then, she has had less stress, greater flexibility, more time for travelling. "And I can't believe how busy I've been," she said.

Recertification Q&A: Can Credits Be Carried Over?

SHRM Article ImageHave questions about recertifying your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential? Twice a month, the SHRM Certification team will answer some of the questions they often receive from certification holders.

Experts to Dissect Top Workplace Law Trends at SHRM Conference

SHRM Article Image​Sexual harassment prevention and education, tax reform, immigration, drug use, and cybersecurity are just some of the many trending topics that will be discussed at the SHRM 2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference, to be held March 12-14 in Washington, D.C.

What Do You Love About HR?

SHRM Article ImageValentine's Day has come and gone, but our readers' love for HR and certification is forever. Here are a few items to remind us of what's important.

401(k) Sponsors Focus on Benchmarking—and Lowering—Fees

SHRM Article ImageKeeping participant fees in check has become a primary focus of defined contribution plan sponsors. Benchmarking plan administration and investment fees can provide leverage when negotiating with service providers.

How Tip-Sharing Rules May Change

SHRM Article ImageWhile the Department of Labor's proposed changes to its tip sharing regulations will ease compliance obligations—and perhaps reduce litigation risks—good tip-sharing policies are and will still be essential.

How to Practice Global HR

SHRM Article ImageGaining global experience used to mean accepting an overseas work assignment or taking frequent trips to far-flung places abroad. No more. These days, even HR professionals at companies with no overseas offices often can claim some global experience in their roles.

Have We Gone Too Far in Promoting Collaboration?

SHRM Article ImageTeamwork is vital to the modern workplace, but it should be balanced with solo time, especially for introverted employees.

Whistle-Blowers Must Report to SEC for Dodd-Frank Retaliation Protection

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 21 that whistle-blower protections under the Dodd-Frank Act do not cover a fired employee who reported alleged securities law violations to his employer but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Supreme Court: Union Retiree Health Benefits Weren’t Vested for Life

SHRM Article Image​Retiree health care benefits end when a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between a company and a union expires, unless the CBA provides otherwise, the Supreme Court ruled.

Apprenticeships, Funds for Job Training Boosted in Bills Before Congress

SHRM Article ImageHere’s a quick rundown of three bills from the 2017-2018 Congress that would have a positive impact on closing the national skills gap, according to workforce development advocates.

Employers Will Have to Sign Their Own Immigration Petitions

SHRM Article ImageEmployers will no longer be able to ask outside counsel to sign immigration applications and petitions on behalf of the company, according to a new policy that takes effect on March 17.

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