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Say Hello to the New CareerBuilder

SHRM Article ImageCareerBuilder has undergone a significant transformation over the past several years. It went from being one of the go-to destinations for employers posting jobs and searching through resumes to a cutting-edge, HR software-as-a-service provider. It now covers every step of the hiring process from sourcing, candidate management and applicant tracking to background checks, onboarding, workforce analytics and benefits administration.

Equity Compensation Plans Build Loyalty, but Uncertainty Abounds

SHRM Article ImageMillions of Americans participate in employee stock programs and value this benefit, but many want more help in understanding equity compensation's role in their long-term financial plans.

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.

Emotional Intelligence Is Key to Outstanding Leadership

SHRM Article ImageLearn to understand the emotions that lie beneath your behavior--and be a better leader.

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.

The German Grand Coalition's Plans for Labor Law

SHRM Article Image​After the conclusion of coalition talks between the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU)/German Christian Social Union (CSU) and German Social Democratic Party (SPD), the following changes to labor law will be pursued by the upcoming grand coalition government.

Kenya: Review Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants

SHRM Article ImageThe enforceability of restrictive covenants in Kenya after the termination of employment depends on what is reasonable in light of the competing interests of employers and employees.

Payment in Bitcoin: Fad or Trend?

SHRM Article Image​Is bitcoin, a digital currency, becoming accepted as a form of compensation?

Confidentiality Disqualifies Harassment Settlement Tax Deductions

SHRM Article ImageA little-publicized provision in the December 2017 tax reform law was intended to discourage the use of confidential harassment settlements by disqualifying them from tax deductions. But it may lead to lower settlement amounts and more litigation.

Avoid Violating Nonsolicitation Agreements Through Interactions on Social Media

SHRM Article ImageWhile the post-employment social media activity that you can get away with differs from state to state, some recent court decisions are showing a trend in social media activity that is permitted, even in the face of a nonsolicitation agreement.

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.

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