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. 59, No. 5, May

Balance Risks of Screening Social Media Activity
"Like" it or not, social media is reshaping the world of work, and HR professionals can't afford to turn a blind eye. "To ignore social media today is like ignoring e-mail 20 years ago," says employment law attorney Jonathan Segal. "Social media is no...
Briefs: Benefits
For full versions of these articles and others, visit www. shrm.org/rewards.FINAL EMPLOYER REPORTING REQUIREMENTS ISSUED FOR AFFORDABLE CARE ACTThe U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued two final rules that implement the information-...
Briefs: State Workplace Law News
For state workplace law developments, visit www. shrm.org/LegalIssues/StateandLocalResources.CALIFORNIA: HOMOPHOBIC BULLYING IS SEXUAL HARASSMENTA heterosexual oil rig employee who was subjected to bullying and homophobic slurs at work proved hostile...
Do Marijuana Laws Leave Drug Policies Up in Smoke?
Although 20 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use-and Washington and Colorado now allow marijuana to be used recreationally-federal law still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug with no...
GAMIFICATION: Win, Lose or Draw?
From the first Olympics in ancient Greece to "The Biggest Loser" television show to the latest Xbox offering, games have always entertained and enthralled people. They tap into our natural competitive drive and our need to make sense of the world through...
Global Diversity-One Program Won't Fit All
More than ever, businesses must adopt a global mindset to remain viable in the worldwide marketplace. As companies attempt to promote cooperation among subsidiaries and affiliates, they may also seek to foster a corporate culture of diversity and inclusion....
Groom to Move
ARI is the largest automotive fleet management company in North America.What is fleet management? Think about the FedEx truck that delivers your packages, the cars driven by pharmaceutical salespeople, or the specialty vehicles used by railroad or utility...
HR at the Corner of People and Strategy
Kathleen Wilson-Thompson didn't start her career in human resources. A former employment lawyer, she was well-versed in global HR by the time she joined Walgreen Co. as senior vice president and chief human resources officer four years ago. It's been...
Job Market May Bounce Back by 2018
"Four more years of this?"That's often the disgruntled voter's refrain in a presidential re-election year. But it also could be the response to findings in a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that U.S. unemployment and...
Millennials @ Work
This month, millions of robed young people will walk across stages, reach for diplomas and flip their tassels from right to left. Your organization may be their next stop. Are you ready?The next generation of workers-known as Millennials or Generation...
More Employers Migrating to the Cloud
More companies replaced rather than upgraded their human resource management systems (HRMS) last year, according to an annual survey from consulting and technical services firm CedarCrestone Inc. This was the first time in the poll's 16-year history...
No Timeline for New Overtime Pay Rules
In March, President Barack Obama asked the Labor Department to revise federal rules that would expand overtime pay to millions more workers, but the timing of the change is still not clear. At the Society for Human Resource Management's 2014 Employment...
Prompt Remedial Action Bars Harassment Claim
Williams-Boldware v. Denton Cnty, 5th Cir., No. 13-40044Reversing a race-based hostile work environment jury verdict, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that an employer's prompt remedial actions were sufficient to defeat the claim because they...
Real Life 101
For millions of eager young college students, May means graduation; for Rachel Klemme Larson, Ph.D., it's time to get to work. Larson is assistant director of career services at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. She...
'Re-Skilling' HR among Top Challenges Facing Companies
The top three challenges organizations face today are leadership development, employee retention and engagement, and "re-skilling" the HR function, according to a survey of 2,532 business and HR leaders at organizations in 94 countries.More importantly,...
REWARDS & EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION: Buyers' Guide
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Robin Roberts to Open SHRM Annual Conference
Globe-trotting journalist Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," will be the opening keynote speaker on June 22 at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Fla.Her global...
Seeding STEM Growth
Back in the 1980s, when Silicon Valley was still in its infancy, another region across the country was experiencing its own version of the technology gold rush.In New England, as tech and financial services companies began popping up like wildflowers,...
Temporary Impairment May Be 'Disability' under ADA
Summers v. Altarum Inst. Corp., 4th Cir., No. 13-1645.A temporary impairment may be a covered disability under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It is the first federal...
The Evolving Workplace
Changing demographics, relocation patterns and the globalization of business will be among the key trends influencing the workplace in the next five to 10 years, according to Evolution of Work and the Worker, the first in a series of reports by the SHRM...
Tiffany Kuehl, PHR
Talent acquisition manager, MTS Systems Corp.When Tiffany Kuehl was a teenager bouncing between cheerleading, track and gymnastics, her father teased her that she was always the first person to arrive places and the last to leave. Now she uses her people...
Travel with Ill Relative May Be Protected under FMLA
Ballard v. Chicago Park District, 7th Cir., No. 13-1445.An employee accompanying her terminally ill mother on a "bucket list" trip to Las Vegas was entitled to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.Former...
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What Is the Difference between the Fluctuating Workweek Compensation Method and a Belo Contract?
Many employers have employees who don't work a regular 40-hour week. These employees may work 25 hours one week and 50 hours the next. To simplify administration, employers might choose to pay such nonexempt employees on a salaried basis. They could...
What's New
Health and SafetyWeight Watchers International Inc. has launched Weight Watchers for Diabetes, a new wellness program that focuses on the unique needs of workers with type 2 diabetes. Program participants are offered unlimited access to certified health...
When Must an Employer Respond to a Request for Verification of Employment? What Information Must or Can Be Given?
Employers receive requests for employment verification for current or former employees from government agencies, mortgage lenders, prospective employers, collections agents and others. Those making the requests usually seek to verify employment dates,...
When Systems Unite
You'll get little argument from HR technology leaders that integrating disparate talent management systems- or tethering those systems to the mothership of a human resource management system (HRMS)-can have significant payoffs. Whether by generating...
Why Are Good Managers in Such Short Supply?
Companies fail to choose the right talent for manager positions 82 percent of the time, Gallup researchers have concluded.Managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement scores, so bad managers can be blamed for the generally low...
Yellow Pages
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