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Survey: Some Predict HR Will Be Automated, Data-Driven and Strategic by 2022

Nearly half of HR and business leaders who were surveyed believe many core HR functions will be automated by 2022—and while they’re optimistic about their businesses in 2018, 45 percent are concerned about recruiting and retention, according to a new Harris Poll.

CHROs at Health Care and Tech Firms Are Best Paid, Study Shows

SHRM Article ImageChief HR officers (CHROs) have been rising in stature at large public companies and, as a result, their compensation is increasing, new research reveals. Bonuses, meanwhile, are becoming a more common and more important piece of CHROs' compensation plans at companies of all sizes.

Isolated Comments About Mental Health Were Not Disability Discrimination

SHRM Article ImageAn employee of Avis Budget Car Rental did not establish disability discrimination or retaliation under federal or state law based on the temporary loss of the use of her office and isolated derogatory comments about her mental health.

Consignment Franchise ‘Volunteers’ Must Be Paid

SHRM Article ImageChildren's consignment franchise "volunteers" qualify as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and, thus, are entitled to minimum-wage pay, according to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

OregonSaves Serves as a Test for State-Sponsored Auto-IRAs

SHRM Article ImageAs the first state-sponsored retirement savings program rolls out in Oregon, here’s what employers in Oregon and other states that are planning such programs should know.

Is HR Ready for Blockchain Technology?

SHRM Article ImageRecruiters would likely be thrilled by the arrival of a faster, more efficient way to verify the credentials of job candidates, a system that could save precious time and dollars in confirming the education, certifications, work experience or skills of applicants, particularly those in the gig economy. Payroll managers would undoubtedly welcome a new technology that makes international payroll less complex and costly, allowing for more timely and efficient cross-border payments to global employees. Those are two applications of blockchain technology likely to impact human resources soon, industry experts say.

Should HR Rename, Reallocate Holiday Time Off to Be More Inclusive?

SHRM Article Image​In a country whose diverse workers embrace many religions and cultures, does it make sense for a company to rename vacation days that revolve around Christian holidays—like "Christmas break" and "Easter break"—or even to eliminate these traditional days and let employees pick their own holidays to take time off?

Training Programs and Reporting Systems Won’t End Sexual Harassment. Promoting More Women Will

SHRM Article ImageCompany culture can’t be shaped by men alone.

Your Career Q&A: Explaining the Reason for Leaving Your Last Job

SHRM Article ImageBest-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, helps a reader figure out the answer to one of the job interview's most challenging questions: Why did you leave your last job?

Words of Wisdom: Discovering a Different Diversity

SHRM Article ImageThroughout my career, I’ve had an opportunity to compare notes with lots of HR professionals. We all work hard to learn about best practices, do what’s right and accomplish meaningful things. Many have asked me about the work I’ve done on applicant tracking and mass hiring, the paperless systems I’ve created, and the landmark collective bargaining agreements I’ve negotiated. Ultimately, however, the thing they seem to be most interested in is how and why I became so passionate about hiring people with criminal backgrounds.

Words of Wisdom: Witness to an Evolution

SHRM Article ImageHow immigration became an integral part of employment law over the past half century.

Words of Wisdom: The Evolution of Workflex

SHRM Article ImageToday’s workers can choose when and where they work. Workflex is good for them—and for employers.

Break Policy that Had Workers Sprinting to Bathroom Struck Down

SHRM Article ImageEven in states that don’t legislate meal and rest breaks, there are limits to the policies employers can implement, a 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision shows.

5 Age Stereotypes Workplaces Need to Eradicate

SHRM Article ImageThe Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) just turned 50—but age stereotypes in the workplace abound. Experts say that organizations need to move beyond outdated labels and embrace the value that older workers bring to the table.

Maine’s Governor Vetoes Bill to Regulate Commercial Sales of Marijuana

SHRM Article ImageGov. Paul LePage’s veto prolongs a somewhat odd state of affairs in Maine in which Mainers may legally possess and cultivate recreational marijuana for personal use, but the commercial sale of recreational pot has yet to be authorized.

Puerto Rico Labor Department Updates Annual Bonus Regulations

SHRM Article ImageEmployers in Puerto Rico must comply with updated regulations on the payment of the generally required annual bonus to eligible employees.

CVS Health Recognized for Evidence-Based HR

SHRM Article ImageCVS Health is the winner of the 2017 HRM Impact Award, which recognizes organizations with outstanding evidence-based HR management practices. The international honor is given by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the SHRM Foundation, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the SIOP Foundation.

Viewpoint: Recruiters Need New Skills for the New World of Work

SHRM Article ImageThere are five specific capabilities the traditional recruiter needs to develop to become a Global Talent Scout, Convener and Coach--a new title that reflects the capabilities required for talent acquisition professionals to compete in today's global talent marketplace.

Fa La La La Blah: When Employees Find Workplace Holiday Parties Boring, Obligatory

SHRM Article ImageOnly about a third of office workers describe workplace holiday parties as entertaining, while about the same amount say they’re anything but, according to a new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company based in Menlo Park, Calif.

Words of Wisdom: Loyalty Redefined

SHRM Article ImageI feel lucky to have been part of HR’s evolution during some of the most exciting and tumultuous times. I led HR at two employers recognized on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies in America, including Southwest Airlines, which was rated No. 1 the first year the list came out.

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