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Make Work Better for Recruiters, by Helping Them Work Better

SHRM Online recently spoke with Daniel Chait, the CEO and co-founder of Greenhouse, one of the fastest-growing recruiting software providers. Chait discussed the importance of streamlining the recruiter experience, how hiring will change in the next recession and what recruiters need to learn to stay relevant.

Best Practices for Building Relationships with the People You Don’t Hire

A job candidate you don’t hire today may still be a viable—or even a top—candidate tomorrow. Savvy HR pros know this, but they still may not stay in touch with these candidates who don’t get interviews or job offers.

Don’t Rely on Employees’ Consent to Use Their Data in the EU

Employers with operations in Europe should note a recent decision from Greece fining PwC 150,000 euros for improperly citing employee consent as the legal basis for collecting, storing or transmitting workers’ personal information.

Saudi Arabia’s Legal Reforms Help Women in the Workforce

Cultural and political trends in Saudi Arabia are changing the reality for working women.

Wage Gap Is Wider for Working Mothers

​Mothers in the U.S. who work full time are paid an average of 69 cents for every $1 a father makes, according to the National Women's Law Center's analysis of U.S. Census data. This wage gap is wider than the one between men and women in general in the U.S. The financial loss mothers experience is greater in some states and for women of color who are mothers.

Supreme Court Decides Not to Review California’s Arbitration Framework

The U.S. Supreme Court did something that was more than just a bit out of character—it rejected the opportunity to find that California had once again overstepped its bounds by creating judicial rules disfavoring arbitration.

Pennsylvania Moves Closer to Raising Exempt Salary Threshold

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry issued a proposed rule to substantially increase the salary threshold for workers to qualify for white-collar exemptions to overtime pay under state law. Officials will hold a public meeting Nov. 21 to decide whether to approve the final regulation.

San Antonio City Council Approves Changes to Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinance

In response to a lawsuit filed by a number of San Antonio business groups, the San Antonio City Council approved certain revisions to the city's paid sick leave ordinance. The ordinance is scheduled to become effective Dec. 1.

Separating Artificial Intelligence Myths from Reality

Artificial intelligence (AI) has pervaded most categories of HR technology, and those it hasn’t touched are likely to see its impact soon. But questions and myths persist around the use of AI, issues that a panel of HR, talent acquisition and learning leaders explored in a session at the recent HR Technology Conference & Exposition.

McDonald’s Claims First ‘Voice Apply’ Process

“Alexa, help me find a job at McDonald’s.” That’s how interested job seekers can start an application with the global fast-food company, McDonald’s recently announced. Claiming it to be the world’s first voice-initiated job application process, the company has launched McDonald’s Apply Thru, which works on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

How to Recruit Amidst Bad PR

Companies work hard to protect their brands—primarily so they can attract consumers, but increasingly to attract employees. So what happens when a company is suddenly in the news for not-so-good reasons?

NLRB: Employer’s Confidentiality and Media Policies Didn’t Violate Labor Law

A specialty-food distributor's handbook policies that required employees to protect customer and vendor lists and not respond to media inquiries didn't violate federal labor law, according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Agencies Cleared to Apply Trump’s Orders on Federal Labor Relations

Federal agencies may now roll out President Donald Trump's executive orders that could make it easier to fire employees and weaken their union representation. Several unions challenged the orders, but a court ruling that blocked their enforcement was recently lifted after a federal appeals court refused to revisit the issue.

Paying Employees in Cryptocurrency Is Risky for Workers

Some companies around the world are offering to pay their employees in cryptocurrencies, a controversial and complicated choice that can cause problems for workers.

UK: Tax Changes Will Take Effect April 2020

The United Kingdom’s new IR35 tax rules take effect on April 6, 2020, and will shift the burden of tax withholding and payment compliance from independent contractors’ personal service companies to the ultimate company needing the services.

New California Law Bans Mandatory Arbitration for Most Workplace Claims

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, California employers can no longer require workers to arbitrate state-law discrimination and labor code claims, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed. But employment attorneys expect the new mandate to be challenged under a federal law that favors arbitration.

How to Negotiate a Higher Salary in India

HR experts share tips on how to get the best results when negotiating a higher pay raise in India.

Tough Work Conversations Can Send People Running for Cover

​The specter of having a difficult conversation about work with a boss or colleague can cause sleepless nights and feelings of dread. In some cases, people would rather quit their jobs than have "the talk." Here are some tips for conducting difficult conversations.

How to Help People with Criminal Histories Break Employment Barriers

Employers are searching everywhere for qualified job candidates. Many have found them among people with criminal histories. In 2018, people with criminal convictions comprised almost one-third of the adult, working-age population, and that percentage is growing, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Institute. More

It’s Time to Shift Away from Segmented Recruiting

Danielle Weinblatt, the president and chief product officer of San Francisco-based recruiting software company Entelo, spoke with SHRM Online about the pitfalls of segmented recruiting processes and technology, the move toward integration, and how an integrated system benefits both recruiters and job candidates.

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