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How to Find and Contact Hiring Managers Directly

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Try contacting hiring managers directly, suggests career columnist Martin Yate. Identify possible employers within commuting distance and approach those hiring managers and recruiters directly to find openings in your target geography. You'll more quickly initiate the conversations that lead to offers.

A Life Cut Short: George Floyd's Brothers Talk About the Need for Change

Monday, October 19, 2020

Philonise and Rodney Floyd, brothers of George Floyd Jr., talked about their experiences as Black men in the workplace during Monday's opening general session of the Society for Human Resource Management's Inclusion 2020 Virtual Experience.

Pandemic Tweaks HR’s Digital Transformation Plans

Monday, October 19, 2020

The coronavirus has caused many companies to rethink how and where they’ll implement technology to support digital transformation projects designed to keep workers safe and productive.

HR Went Remote in 2020 with Array of Virtual Tools

Monday, October 19, 2020

HR transitioned its traditional functions to virtual formats as companies pivoted to remote operations due to COVID-19, using technologies expected to endure after the health crisis has passed.

Data Can Help Create Fairer Workplaces

Monday, October 19, 2020

Uncovering data that reveals if employees are treated unequally—and tracking how discrimination claims are handled—are key to combating bias in the workplace, explained a presentation at SHRM's Inclusion 2020 conference.

Viewpoint: Accessibility Challenges Facing Public Accommodations

Monday, October 19, 2020

Businesses resuming onsite operations during the pandemic must do so while balancing the safety of employees and patrons and complying with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws.

How Intentional Are Your DE&I Efforts?

Monday, October 19, 2020

If companies genuinely want to hire and promote more women of color, then they must think carefully about every aspect of these women’s career paths. They should examine college internships, college recruiting, job descriptions, interview questions, job assignments and career coaching.

EEOC Proposes Rule to Revise Voluntary Dispute Resolution Process

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published a proposed rule that would update its conciliation program and encourage employers to voluntarily resolve employment discrimination charges.

4 More COVID-19 Legal Questions You Should Answer

Monday, October 19, 2020

As the U.S. and world see rising coronavirus cases, HR professionals continue to have questions about testing and working from home. Here is the third column from former employment law attorney Jathan Janove, featuring answers from prominent attorneys from around the country.

SHRM Foundation Launches Virtual Career Sessions for Young Adults

Monday, October 19, 2020

​The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the SHRM Foundation and local SHRM chapters are partnering to create free mentorship experiences for HR professionals. Free national and local events are planned starting Oct. 20, with the first of three engagement webinars to connect emerging professionals with experienced professionals.

EEOC Issues Final Rule for Online Filing in Discrimination Cases

Sunday, October 18, 2020

​The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) plans to accept electronic documents for discrimination charges and promote digital communications between the agency and private employers, according to a final rule that was published in The Federal Register on Oct. 15.

SHRM’s INCLUSION 2020: Breaking Down Hiring Barriers

Friday, October 16, 2020

Identifying and removing obstacles that prevent access to opportunity in the workplace is one of the focus areas at the Society for Human Resource Management INCLUSION 2020 virtual conference being held this week.

OFCCP Seeks Input on Proposed Affirmative Action Program Initiative

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently proposed that federal contractors annually certify to the agency their obligation to update affirmative action programs each year.

Hong Kong Increases Maternity Leave

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Legislative Council of Hong Kong has passed the Employment Amendment Ordinance 2020, which extends female employees' statutory 10 weeks of maternity leave to 14 weeks.

NLRB General Counsel: Some Neutrality Agreement Provisions Are Invalid

Friday, October 16, 2020

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel is calling for closer scrutiny of neutrality agreements between unions and employers, saying in a recent memo that many common neutrality agreement provisions are invalid.

Removing Employment Barriers for Immigrant Workers

Friday, October 16, 2020

Immigrants with permanent residence status can face difficulties achieving full employment in the U.S., often due to employers not trusting foreign degree programs.

Ask HR: A Woman at Work Was Harassed but Won’t Report It. Can HR Do Anything?

Friday, October 16, 2020

If an employee is unwilling to report harassment, can HR still investigate? And can an employee be fired for serving jury duty? ​SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers these HR questions as part of a series for USA Today.

Stay Attuned to Workers' Stress Levels, Advises NIOSH Scientist

Friday, October 16, 2020

​Just as employers are screening onsite workers for symptoms of the coronavirus, they also should monitor employees for signs of pandemic-induced stress, a federal health official said Oct. 9 during a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) webinar.

California Judges Ask Uber, Lyft Why They Should Keep Contractor Model

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Uber and Lyft told a California appeals court that their drivers should continue to be classified as independent contractors despite a strict law that took effect this year categorizing many workers as employees.

Employers Fine-Tune Wellness Incentives, Wait for EEOC Guidance

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Financial incentives remain pivotal to workplace wellness programs and influence program participation and outcomes, new research shows, as employers await revised rules on acceptable incentives from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).