SHRM survey: HR pros have career confidence

Confidence in the HR profession has risen, with early-career professionals reporting the most optimism about job security and job prospects, according to the 2016 HR Jobs Pulse Survey released last month by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Overtime, social issues top employers' list of worries

The Department of Labor’s new rules for paying white-collar overtime, LGBT rights, pay equity and workplace violence prevention are the issues that most worried HR professionals and in-house lawyers responding to a new survey.

Republican Party platform addresses few HR, employment law issues

The Republican Party’s official platform, adopted July 18 at its convention in Cleveland, paid scant attention to many of today’s hottest HR and employment law issues.

The HR I.Q. Test: July '16

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Lessons from SHRM's Annual Conference

The HR Specialist joined thousands of HR professionals gathered June 19–22 in Washington, D.C., for the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference. Here is some wisdom shared by speakers at the event.

The HR I.Q. Test: June '16

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Get the most out of your next HR conference

The work you do before a conference is often as important as what you do once you get there.

The HR I.Q. Test: April '16

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

The HR I.Q. Test: March '16

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

5 tips to make New Year's resolutions stick

Here’s how to turn those work-related New Year’s resolutions from good intentions into career-changers:

The HR I.Q. Test: February '16

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Solo HR pro? Prepare to play big in 2016

As a one-person HR shop, you face issues that your colleagues in larger organizations don’t. Here are four key problems solo practitioners face and how to solve them.

The HR I.Q. Test: January '16

Here's your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

4 career-boosting resolutions for 2016

The start of a new year is a great time to focus on self-improvement, so we reached out to career experts for their best advice on how to make it productive and painless.

HR budgets returning to pre-recession levels

The typical HR department saw its budget increase by 4.2% in 2015. That’s a slight rise from the past three years, when HR department increases ranged from 3.6% to 3.9%.
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