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HRMS Vendors Focus on the Employee Experience

SHRM Article ImageThe human resource management system (HRMS) has long been the nerve center of HR operations, providing a single source of information for employee records, payroll and benefits administration, talent management applications and workforce analytics. But in the past few years these core platforms have evolved to add functions like contingent worker information, employee profiles and directories, social collaboration tools and more on a unified system.

Instant Feedback Tools Can Boost Engagement, Productivity

SHRM Article ImageMaking it easier for colleagues to provide feedback—positive and critical—can boost engagement and help employees connect their work to the company’s values.

New Tools Aid HR During Workplace Investigations

SHRM Article ImageThe recent spate of high-profile sexual harassment cases and the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have many HR leaders re-examining their investigation procedures. Some are turning to new cloud-based technologies and apps to help examine harassment or retaliation complaints and policy violations.

Trump’s Drug Blueprint Could Alter PBM Contracting

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Your Career Q&A: What Not to Say in Your ‘Reason for Leaving’

SHRM Article ImageYour focus should be on what you can do for the company, not what the company can do for you. Your goal in going to any interview is not to decide if you want the job, because you have nothing to consider until an offer is on the table.

Will High Court’s Ruling on Sports Betting Affect Office Pools?

SHRM Article ImageA recent Supreme Court ruling just paved the way for states to legalize sports betting. So what does that mean for employers when it comes to informal office wagering, such as March Madness pools?

California’s New Contractor Test Will Impact the Gig Economy

SHRM Article ImageAs California employers grapple with the state high court's new misclassification test, they will need to review their current business relationships to ensure everyone is properly classified as either employees or independent contractors. Employers in the gig economy need to be particularly careful—as the new test could challenge their business models, which often rely heavily on contractors' work.

Indeed: Employers Want More Interns, but Student Interest Lags

SHRM Article ImageMore organizations are seeking interns this summer compared with recent years but searches for internships are down, according to job postings data from Indeed.

Seasons 52 Settles $2.85M Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit

SHRM Article ImageRecent high-profile cases alleging bias against older job applicants were based on campus recruiting programs and online recruitment campaigns, new territory for litigation. But the settlement this month between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Seasons 52 restaurant chain indicates that the more familiar pattern-or-practice of age discrimination is still a problem.

Creating an Optimal Employee Experience

SHRM Article ImageBuild better workplaces by focusing on the employee experience.

How to Make Your Organization Retirement Ready

Why supporting workers as they head to retirement is a smart way to secure a brighter future for them and the business.

Supreme Court to Further Clarify Class Arbitration Issues

SHRM Article ImageThe justices will consider whether an employer can be forced into class arbitration—as opposed to individual arbitration with a single employee—if there is broad language in the arbitration agreement that appears to cover all claims.

Supreme Court Approves Class-Action Waivers

SHRM Article ImageEmployers won a major victory when the Supreme Court upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements.

California Bill Would Expand Harassment-Prevention Training

SHRM Article ImageA California lawmaker has introduced legislation that would expand harassment-prevention training requirements—and the bill has both pros and cons for employers,

Congress Could Ease E-Delivery Barriers for 401(k) Information

SHRM Article ImageThe U.S. Congress is weighing legislation to simplify and modernize 401(k) retirement plan administration for employers, such as by expanding electronic delivery of plan information. The measures have attracted bipartisan support, suggesting that they might be able to move forward.

How to Help a CEO Thrive

SHRM Article ImageFrom freshly minted entrepreneurs to highly compensated CEOs, the world is brimming with leaders. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are nearly a quarter million CEOs in America alone. But the latest installment of State of the American Manager, Gallup’s yearly report, states that only 1 in 10 people possess the talent that’s required of a CEO. So, if 90 percent of people lack management skills, how can new leaders arrive—and thrive—in the C-suite?

Global Recruiting Tips for HR

SHRM Article ImageRecruiting talent from outside the U.S. requires HR to develop a comprehensive program, starting with a strategy based on business needs.

How to Bridge the Language Gap

SHRM Article ImageFacing worker shortages, HR leaders are helping workers learn English, creating a new pipeline for middle-skill workers.

Ontario: New Act Takes Aim at Gender Wage Gap

SHRM Article ImageOntario's newly enacted Pay Transparency Act, 2018, contains some important implications for employers with respect to compensation history, job postings, pay transparency reports and anti-reprisal.

Senegal: Work Permit Approval Required Before Start Date

SHRM Article ImageEmployment contracts for foreign workers in Senegal can no longer have a projected start date that takes effect prior to the issuance of the work permit.

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