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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.

Hey, we still have some standards at work!

New research from global staffing firm Accountemps reveals some do’s and don’ts for today’s workplace.

Snapshot: Most moms now work full-time

Fifty years ago, just over half of mothers in the United States worked at all. Now, 72% do.

The HR I.Q. Test: January ’20

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

HR and IT collaboration: The why and the how

The role of HR is expanding to the cloud and the Internet, as have most business activities. This requires HR and IT departments to work together on all levels to prevent activities that can jeopardize company security, prevent online harassment and avoid abuse of corporate internet privileges.

NLRB gives back email control to employers

The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 17 reestablished the right of employers to restrict employee use of company-owned email for purposes unrelated to work, striking a blow against labor unions.