HRMagazine

HRMagazine is a magazine covering human resources for management professionals. Since it was founded in 1955 it has been produced monthly. The magazine is published by Society for Human Resource Management.Subjects for HRMagazine include employment and human resources. The editor is Nancy M. Davis.

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 4, May

Achieving Immigration Compliance
There are few employment processes where taking a proactive approach pays offbetter than immigration compliance. Every effort today translates into potential savings tomorrow. And in the current enforcement climate, HR professionals can't afford to wait...
A Failure to Communicate
Companies are spending money to educate workers about benefits, but the message isn't getting through. Nearly 40 percent of North American organizations have a budget specifically devoted to benefits communication, and 25 percent are planning to increase...
A Fine Mesh
Robots that roam the warehouse floor gathering maintenance data to send to those who need it. Billboards that change displays based on relevant data about passers-by. A smartphone that can turn on a work computer during an employee's commute. These scenarios...
Brand Human Resources
A few months back, my company spent a lot of time creating a marketing brochure for a new leadership development initiative. We fretted over the choice of words, headings, lead statement and so on. Going through this exercise brought me back to the days...
Brand Your Company
Once upon a time, storytelling was something business professionals did when they got home from work if they had children to lull to sleep. Today, however, it is being touted as a core skill that everyone across the company-including HR professionals-...
Brand Yourself
For many HR professionals, the idea of cultivating a "personal brand" may seem a little simplistic. After all, we're multifaceted people with manifold talents. Why should we have to distill ourselves down to a reductive package that we sell like detergent?While...
Educational Opportunities Abound at SHRM's Annual Conference
More than 15,000 attendees from 90 countries are expected to attend the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition, to be held June 19-22 in Washington, D.C.They will choose from more than 200 educational sessions with topics ranging from HR strategy...
EEOC's Pay Data Plan Is Too Onerous, SHRM Says
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) proposal to collect compensation data from employers to identify unlawful pay discrimination would create a lot of extra work for HR without succeeding in uncovering disparities, a SHRM representative...
Employee Engagement at 25: The Work Continues
What keeps the people at your organization coming to work each day? Is it a paycheck? The opportunity to advance? A challenging assignment or worthy mission? All of the above? Find the answer to this critical question, and you will have a key to unlocking...
Feedback Is a Gift
Organizations spend millions of dollars training leaders and managers on how to give feedback. Still, little else creates as much anxiety for the giver or the receiver.That's because most organizations are tackling the problem from the wrong end, says...
Giving Employees A License to Learn
Jiffy Lube University (JLU) might sound like an exalted name for an institution that trains people to get dirty under cars. But the careers it has catapulted and the awards it has won prove that the program is a welloiled engine.Like any machine, JLU...
Happy Days Are Here Again
It may seem surprising based on the conversations you overhear at the watercooler, but more U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs now than at any other time in well over a decade. In fact, 88 percent of employees were at least somewhat content in...
Legal Briefs
HISPANIC ETHNICITY QUALIFIES AS 'RACE' UNDER ANTIDISCRIMINATION LAWA non-Hispanic white employee can pursue a claim that his employer discriminated against him by favoring a Hispanic employee, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The court recognized...
Microlearning 101
"You want to take my people out of the distribution center for how long?"That's the question Vivian Rank heard from managers time and again when she tried to organize offsite training opportunities at Supervalu, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based supermarket...
Paid Sick Leave Required in Vermont
Vermont has become the fifth state to approve a law that will require employers to provide paid sick leave, joining California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Oregon.The law applies to all private employers doing business or operating in Vermont and...
Sallie Stuvek, SHRM-SCP HR Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough
Sallie Stuvek grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, where her parents worked the family's gold mine-which wasn't the plum job some might think. It was hard physical labor in an area where winter temperatures can remain at 30 degrees below zero for weeks. Their...
Sexual Harassment Award for Same-Sex Touching Upheld
An employer must pay a $300,000 award to a former employee who was the victim of same-sex harassment by a co-worker, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.Rock-Tenn Services Inc., based in Norcross, Ga., failed to take appropriate action after...
Should a Worker Be Fired for Calling Her CEO Stingy?
The firing earlier this year of a Yelp employee after she criticized her organization's CEO in a blog post-a post that the company conceded was "an important example of freedom of speech"-raises the question of whether that freedom should have protected...
State Briefs
Oregon: Historic Minimum-Wage Increase EnactedThe first geographically tiered minimum-wage hike in the country will go into effect in Oregon on July 1. Employers will pay different minimum-wage rates depending on the part of the state where they are...
Tales from the Trenches
I finally did it. I retired. My long career is starting to feel like a dream-one that started in the days before "human resources" entered the lexicon, when the only business major was accounting.How in the world did I get into HR? Back in the 1960s,...
TALK PAYS: When Talking Pay
"Most conversations employees have with one another ... are about how incredibly unhappy everyone is and how tired they are of being underpaid and unappreciated." That's a comment posted by an anonymous employee on Glassdoor, the employer rating website....
The Body Art Politic
Yes. Employers may prohibit visible body art as long as the policy applies to all employees in similar jobs and contains exceptions that would allow reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs.That said, anyone can file a lawsuit for just about any...
The Promise of Online Learning
Technologies used in teaching have transformed dramatically over the past decade, but the underlying theories about what makes for a good education haven't changed much. The "learning revolution" we keep hearing about doesn't focus as much on using new...
When Hiring Managers Have Unrealistic Expectations
"Progressive employer seeks Harvard-trained neuroscientist and beauty pageant winner. Must be fluent in Mandarin and skilled at tribal basket weaving. Minimum of 10 years of experience working for high-tech companies. Salary: mid-$30s."That's a job description...
Young HR Professionals Advise SHRM
Fifteen young professionals have been selected to serve on SHRM's Young Professionals Advisory Council for a oneyear term, which began Jan. 1.The council advocates for SHRM members under age 30 and advises SHRM on attracting and retaining young professionals...
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