HRIS / TECHNOLOGY

Artificial intelligence begins driving the employment process

04/12/2017
In theory, removing bias from the employment equation should enable employers to hire and manage the best employees based on knowledge, skills and abilities. Several HR-related artificial intelligence software packages attempt to do just that.

Prepare to scrub social media or face lawsuits

04/06/2017
Companies that live by social media can also die by social media if they don’t police what’s happening on their platforms. That’s especially true if you allow anyone out there to leave comments without prior review.

Get permission to 'kill' employees' phones

12/01/2016
When employees use their personal smartphones for work purposes, it raises risks not present when they use company-issued devices.

Wearable technology: A Pandora's box of HR evils?

09/07/2016
The wearable technology revolution affects a host of seemingly unrelated employment law issues.

After firing, how fast do you block network access?

09/07/2016
When employees depart, shut down their access to your servers ASAP.

Backdoor computer access is a federal crime!

08/22/2016
Remind employees that attempting to access computer records after they terminate employment may land them in prison—even if they do so with the willing assistance of a current employee.

'We lost our records' is no excuse in pay cases

07/22/2016
Do you have a method for making sure pay records are up-to-date, accurate and available? Remember, California law requires retaining pay records for three years.

Are your employees' passwords for sale to hackers?

05/05/2016
Some say they would sell ... for the right price.

Prepare now for the data breach that will inevitably hit you

01/04/2016
Do you understand the relevant laws and your obligations to protect employee data?

HR data security in the spotlight

11/03/2015
Don't let your employees’ information become the target of the next high-profile data breach. Here's what you should know before contracting with a cloud vendor.

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.

7 steps to protect against electronic sabotage by former employees

07/08/2015
Not all terminated employees go quietly. Some rant and rave about unfairness. Others plead for a second chance. So when an employee seemingly accepts his or her termination without protest, employers typically let out a sigh of relief. Not so fast. Just a few taps on the keyboard by a vengeful former employee can cause crippling damage to your workplace.

5 HR apps & software programs that won't break the bank

05/01/2015
HR departments with small budgets can turn to a growing variety of free and low-cost mobile and Web-based applications to increase efficiency and cut costs. Here’s a sampling of what’s available.

Court: Take extra steps to verify e-signatures

04/06/2015
While nearly all jurisdictions recognize the legality of electronic signatures, it’s vital that you have a system to authenticate that such a “signature” was really executed by a particular employee or applicant.

Make sure you can authenticate e-signatures on applications and arbitration agreements

02/24/2015

These days, many employers don’t bother to print employee handbooks, arbitration agreements and other employment documents. Instead, they exist solely in electronic form, acknowledged by so-called electronic signatures instead of written ones. That’s fine, as long as you have a system for authenticating those e-signatures.

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