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Recruiters Need to Be Ready to Answer These Candidate Questions

SHRM Article ImageRecruiters know that the interview process is best conducted as a two-way exchange—not just to grill candidates on their skills and experience, but to engage in a dialogue so both parties can find the right fit and identify any potential problems early on.

Premium Processing for All H-1B Cap Cases Delayed Until September

SHRM Article ImageEmployers intending to file cap-subject petitions for H-1B guest workers this year will have to go without an expedited processing option until Sept. 10.

Calif. Employers Should Assess Workers’ Computer Crime Baggage

SHRM Article ImageWhen people switch jobs, both sets of employers face known risks. The former employers risk their former employees decamping with their trade secrets—and the new employers risk inviting trade-secret lawsuits. Employers may not know that they could also be exposed to criminal liability.

Washington Legislature Sends Pay Equity Bill to Governor

SHRM Article ImageThe Washington Legislature has sent Gov. Jay Inslee a proposed act that would significantly broaden the state's Equal Pay and Opportunity Act—and the governor is expected to approve it. Here are some of the key provisions in the proposed law.

Wages Are Unequal Between White and Black Men Even When Other Factors Are Comparable

White men are paid more than black men, even when they share similar educational backgrounds and are from affluent families, according to a new report from the Equality in Opportunity Project. And a study released last year found a significant portion of the racial wage disparity can be attributed to unexplained factors that could include discrimination and differences in opportunity.

Performance Management Platforms Keeping Pace with Appraisal Trends

SHRM Article ImageAs organizations around the world have transformed their performance management practices from annual reviews to systems with more frequent check-ins, many of the technology platforms supporting the appraisal process have followed suit with their own innovations.

E-Verify to Go Dark This Weekend

SHRM Article ImageThe federal government’s electronic employment verification system will be unavailable this weekend due to system upgrades. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that E-Verify will be shut down from midnight March 23 to 8:00 a.m. March 26 Eastern Standard Time. E-Verify users are encouraged to complete and close any open cases prior to the system shutdown.

5th Circuit Ruling Leaves DOL’s Fiduciary Rule in Limbo

SHRM Article ImageAn Obama-era Department of Labor (DOL) rule requiring heightened plan sponsor vigilance of investment advice given to employees has suffered a judicial blow, but isn’t down for the count.

CEO Pay Ratio Disclosures Have Begun, Putting Morale at Risk

SHRM Article ImageIt’s now easier for publicly traded company employees to compare their CEOs pay with their own and to see if they themselves are paid more or less than the typical employee.

Romance at Work: Employees Don’t Trust HR to Keep Their Secret

SHRM Article ImageFour in 10 people have engaged in workplace romances, yet precious few of them confided in HR about it—even if their company policy required formal disclosure.

Your Career Q&A: How to Come Out of Retirement

SHRM Article ImageMy experience with successful professionals who want to get back in the game later in life is that they want to work and make a difference with their presence. Yet at the same time often recognize that they don't want all those responsibilities that they used to carry.

How to Design a 21st Century Time Off Program

SHRM Article ImageToday’s time off policies are a far cry from the days when two weeks’ vacation and eight fixed holidays were the norm. With tough competition for talent, a shifting legislative landscape and the most diverse workforce in generations, progressive company leaders are rethinking how to keep employees happy both inside and outside the office. In fact, last year nearly a third of organizations increased their overall benefits, which include a mix of time off, health insurance and other perks.

Can Blind Hiring Improve Workplace Diversity?

SHRM Article ImageBlind hiring isn’t the right solution for every organization—and the jury is still out on whether the practice actually prevents discrimination in the long run—but this unique form of talent selection may be worth considering if you work in an industry dominated by a single demographic.

Judge Has Not Yet Approved McDonald’s Joint Employer Settlement

SHRM Article Image​McDonald's announced its settlement on March 19 with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over unfair labor proceedings.

Viewpoint: Building a Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

SHRM Article ImageThere is a growing recognition that, in order for D&I to be successful, it must be a top-to-bottom business strategy and not just an HR program or initiative. I

Effective Recruiting Teams Share These Six Traits

SHRM Article ImageNew research proves that the most successful talent acquisition teams do much more than fill vacant roles—they hold a place of central strategic importance in their organizations.

Why Pay Equity Keeps Getting More Complicated

SHRM Article ImageAs pressure on employers to address the pay gap between men and women, and between white and minority employees, ramps up, consider keeping an "equity reserve" off the top of the payroll adjustment budget and use these funds to close the parity gap, a pay equity attorney advised.

How to Earn the Trust of Your CEO

SHRM Article ImageCEOs report that their top HR professionals aren’t able to use analytics to forecast the company’s employment needs, they can’t effectively identify new talent pipelines and sources of talent, and they don’t link employee planning to business planning.

Sidebar: Tips for Using Analytics

The authors of the DDI study offered these tips to HR staffs for using analytics to anticipate business needs and communicate better with company leaders.

6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace

To get workplace diversity and inclusion right, you need to build a culture where everyone feels valued and heard.

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