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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. 60, No. 10, December/January

2016 SHRM Board of Directors
ChairBrian D. Silva, SHRM-SCPChief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Administration Fresenius Medical Care NA Waltham, Mass.Chair DesignateCoretha M. Rushing, SHRM-SCPSenior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Equifax Inc....
Are You on #SocialMedia?
Do you have a LinkedIn account, Twitter handle or blog? If not, you're probably not likely to land a new job anytime soon. That's because most HR professionals think it's important for job seekers to have an online presence, according to a new study...
Benefits Trends to Watch in 2016
In 2016, more employers will introduce consumer-driven health plans, shifting the onus of managing medical spending to employees. Meanwhile, innovations such as virtual doctor visits-conducted over a computer or smartphone-may help keep the cost of care...
California Fair Pay Law Is Toughest in Nation
A new law seeks to close the wage gap between men and women by requiring comparable pay for "substantially similar" work. The statute, dubbed the California Fair Pay Act, is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2016. It will shift to employers the burden...
China and India Events Focus on Managing Change
More than 1,200 HR professionals came together in separate events in China and India in September to learn about managing change inside and outside their organizations.About 850 HR professionals, corporate executives and thought leaders attended the...
Courts May Not Consider Sufficiency of EEOC Investigation
A court can review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) conducted an investigation prior to a lawsuit, but it may not evaluate the sufficiency of that investigation, according to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Between 2005...
Handbook Headache
What should we do if an employee refuses to sign the handbook acknowledgment?I've been asked this question many times and, before I answer it, I want to make an important point: What we seek with a handbook acknowledgment is employees' understanding,...
Happy New Hr
Nine thought leaders map out everything you need to know-and do-in 2016 and beyond.It's that time again. As one year slides into the next, HR professionals often take stock of all that has passed and look ahead at what's to come. Whether the introspection...
How to Fail at HR Analytics in 7 Easy Steps
We all make mistakes. I try to learn from mine and, on occasion, I've even been known to share the lessons with others. But acknowledging my blunders to a few close confidantes is not the same as disclosing them to several hundred thousand HR professionals.So...
It's All Skill
Anthony P. Carnevale has had his finger on the pulse of employment, training and education issues in America for decades. After a career spent advising unions, institutions of higher learning and the highest levels of government, Carnevale is now working...
Legal Briefs
UPDATED TEST TO DETERMINE INTERN STATUS UNDER FLSATwenty-five former students in a nurse anesthesiology degree program will have their collectiveaction wage claims evaluated using an updated test under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the 11th U.S....
LinkedIn Introduces New Referral and Recruiting Products
LinkedIn is starting to offer a new line of products and features that could be helpful tools for hiring teams.LinkedIn ReferralsEmployee referrals have long been known to produce the best candidates and hires, but getting workers to participate in such...
Member Spotlight: Timothy A. Kelly
SHRM-SCP HR director, Flowers Baking Company of New Orleans LLCTimothy Kelly was a senior in college when Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago. As a member of the Louisiana Air National Guard, he was deployed to help load emergency supplies onto helicopters,...
Misclassification Headaches
Government officials don't agree on much these days. So when they do agree, it's probably a good idea to pay attention. What issue is uniting them, you ask? Who will make the best president? Whether the U.S. deal with Iran is good or bad? Whether Tom...
New-Hire Onboarding Portals Provide a Warmer Welcome
Employers eager to make a good first impression are deploying onboarding portals designed to put new employees on the path to success. These Web-based tools can simplify the assimilation process and help new hires start strong. However, many businesses...
Putting a Spotlight on CEO Succession
Selecting a new CEO can be a rewarding process, the culmination of years of thorough planning and a diligent evaluation of internal and external candidates. Or it can be like making sausage: hard to watch, particularly for a chief human resources officer...
Scared Stiff
While a few organizations are garnering headlines for offering generous benefits such as longer parental leaves, employees today often face intense pressure to meet ambitious targets with smaller teams and fewer resources-and expect repercussions if...
State Briefs
OREGON: AGENCY SAYS UBER DRIVERS ARE EMPLOYEESThe Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, in an advisory opinion, stated that Uber drivers are employees rather than independent contractors because they work for the benefit of the company and are economically...
The First 90 Days
PRE-HIRE* Send the new hire a welcome note, a first-week orientation schedule and any paperwork he or she should bring on the first day, including IRS Form W-4, I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form, etc.* Set up the employee's workstation (phone,...
The Power of Our Profession
This is the time of year when I like to reflect on the state of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It is an opportunity to look back on a year of activity, accomplishments and, most important, progress as the world's largest professional...
Your Brain at Work
How well do you know yourself? What about your leaders? Is the person you have pegged for a promotion prepared for the job? If not, what kind of training would get him or her ready? Do your team members mesh, both interpersonally and in terms of skill...
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