HR MANAGEMENT

SHRM survey: If you're an HR generalist, you're in demand

08/18/2015
Human resource generalists are the most sought-after HR professionals, with 55% of respondents to a new Society for Human Resource Management survey who are hiring HR talent saying they were hiring for the position.

AG investigates retailers for unpredictable scheduling

08/13/2015
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested scheduling information from some of the nation’s largest retailers to determine if they are abiding by New York’s “reporting time” law.

Easy hack: Former employees often keep network access

08/03/2015
It’s Item No. 1 on the termination checklist: Ensure former employees can’t get into the computer system. But only about half of IT administrators say they completely cut off network access the same day an employee is terminated.

The HR I.Q. Test: August '15

07/31/2015
Here's your monthly quiz on HR trends and issues.

6 questions you must ask when buying lawsuit insurance

07/31/2015
Employment practice liability insurance covers you against losses resulting from employee lawsuits, but it pays to shop around.

How should we respond to the Texas open-carry law that goes into effect next year?

07/29/2015
Q. I keep hearing about the new Texas open-carry law. Does this law apply to all offices? What steps should I take if the new legislation has a negative impact on my business?

Study: CEOs are leaning more heavily on HR

07/29/2015
In this complex job market with a growing talent gap, executives are leaning more on HR leaders these days for innovative business strategies, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.

OK to reference handbook in employment contract

07/27/2015

Employee handbooks aren’t contracts. In fact, to preserve at-will employment status, we usually recommend including a disclaimer that specifically states: “This handbook does not constitute a contract.” But some key employees do work under the terms of employment contracts, and occasionally it may make sense to incorporate your employee handbook rules into those agreements. Referring to the handbook makes its terms and conditions binding on your contracted workers.

Policies are worthless if they're not communicated

07/24/2015
An accountant for the state Depart­­ment of Health will get his job back after Commonwealth Court determined that, contrary to the given reason for his firing, his e-mail was not “combative”, “antagonistic”, or “accusatory.”

Pulled in different directions? Here's how to set your HR priorities

07/20/2015

Establishing yourself as a key member of the strategic team requires you to make tough HR decisions and defend them to executives. That’s easier to do after you systematically set priorities for your HR department. Use these seven guidelines to help separate real priorities from perfunctory tasks.

California's 'Yes Means Yes' law takes effect on campuses

07/17/2015
As of July 1, California colleges, universities and post-secondary schools are required to bolster their compliance with new state laws regarding policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. This new law requires schools to enter into agreements with local law enforcement and report crime statistics.

What the new Texas 'open carry' law means for employers

07/15/2015
In March, the Texas Senate passed legislation allowing holders of concealed handgun licenses to carry holstered handguns in plain view. In April, the Texas House of Representatives passed H.B. 910, its version of the “open carry” law.

15 questions to ask when auditing your handbook

07/15/2015
It’s good business to review your handbook once a year and revise it as necessary. Answer these questions to gauge its thoroughness and reliability.

Many employees unsure what to do in an emergency

07/15/2015
Almost all workers—94%—say they feel safe at work, but 23% aren’t sure they would know what to do if they faced a physically dangerous emergency. That’s what the Harris Poll found this spring when it surveyed more than 3,000 workers from a cross-section of industries.

Children of working moms have a leg up in life

07/09/2015
A recent study found a positive correlation between having a mother who worked outside the home and children’s later development and opportunities.
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