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Top 5 priorities for HR leaders in 2020

HR must focus on five key measures to drive business in 2020, according to the Gartner business advisory firm.

Snapshot: Teens were a decade of falling unemployment

After hitting 10% in 2009 following the Great Recession, the U.S. unemployment rate fell steadily through the 2010s.

Small steps that relieve big-time job stress

If you’re like lots of HR pros, the clock is your biggest source of stress. Finding enough time in the day to complete every necessary project can be difficult, and that can take a toll on your emotional well-being.

Clear harassment policies, reporting procedures protect both victims and employers

Employers sometimes assume that the safest course of action is to fire any employee accused of harassment. But that can be a painful choice if the employee is hard to replace or is otherwise a good worker.

In San Antonio, ‘English-only’ rule exposed even more bias

Former owners of La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio have agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle EEOC national-origin discrimination charges.

Study identifies best, worst cities for jobseekers

A booming employment market is good news for jobseekers—and signals a super-competitive hiring environment for employers. A new study by personal finance advisor WalletHub finds that hiring prospects vary greatly from locale to locale.

4 HR influences in the 2020s

Four trends will drive HR in the coming decade, according to “HR 2020: What the Future Holds,” a report by the Mercer consulting firm.

Don’t shorten 2020 to 20

Anti-fraud experts offer some easy-to-follow advice that could prevent costly financial shenanigans: When preparing business forms, documents and checks, don’t abbreviate the year 2020 with a simple 20.

Precisely document justification for policies

Here’s an important reminder when creating or modifying employment policies: Treat every memo as if it will end up as evidence in a lawsuit.

Cal/OSHA now requires more and faster injury reporting

Recent changes to the Labor Code now require more workplace injuries to be reported to Cal/OSHA, and require serious injuries to be reported within eight hours. The changes went into effect Jan. 1, 2020.