Dollar General Agrees to Pay $6 Million for Alleged Race Bias in Hiring Process

​Dollar General will pay $6 million to settle a race-discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that the discount retailer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by using a broad criminal background check that led the company to deny jobs to black applicants at … Read moreDollar General Agrees to Pay $6 Million for Alleged Race Bias in Hiring Process

Federal HR Needs Agility to Meet Changing Workforce Needs

​The federal workforce must have talent, learning and agility to fulfill its mission to serve Americans “the way they deserve to be served,” said Margaret Weichert, the woman in charge of that effort.As deputy director for management at the White House Office of Management and Budget and as the acting director of the Office of … Read moreFederal HR Needs Agility to Meet Changing Workforce Needs

Women Like Technology Work. It’s Time to Hire More of Them

If women have the chance to stay in their tech jobs and advance in their careers, many of them will find they’ll enjoy the work they do, reap the rewards of their labor and find a suitable work/life balance, reveals a Capital One survey that examines why women stay in tech jobs and why they … Read moreWomen Like Technology Work. It’s Time to Hire More of Them

Five Recruiting Trends for the New Decade

​Traditional job interviews leave something to be desired. Relying on hiring managers to handle them without injecting some level of personal bias is fraught with risk, and the fact that many busy managers would rather not spend time interviewing candidates in the first place only compounds the problem.Enter the Tengai HR robot. This 16-inch-tall robotic … Read moreFive Recruiting Trends for the New Decade

Have a Plan for Unannounced H-1B, L-1 Audits

​HR and global mobility professionals should be ready to respond when inspecting officers show up to review H-1B and L-1 visa programs for compliance.The site visits conducted by the Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) office within United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are often unannounced and can result in confusion, panic and fear at … Read moreHave a Plan for Unannounced H-1B, L-1 Audits

Can the Supreme Court Overturn the Decision to End DACA?

The Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Trump administration has the authority to end the Deferred Action for Childhool Arrivals program, or DACA. Children brought at a young age illegally to the U.S. have received work permits, education and protection from deportation. The Trump administration says is time for the the temporary program to … Read moreCan the Supreme Court Overturn the Decision to End DACA?

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Legalizing Foreign Farmworkers, Requiring E-Verify

A bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would offer legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented foreign national farmworkers and require the use of E Verify among agriculture employers. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would also make a number of reforms to the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural workers, changing … Read moreBipartisan Bill Proposes Legalizing Foreign Farmworkers, Requiring E-Verify

Should Military Spouses Have to Sacrifice Their Careers?

On Veterans Day, as we honor those who have served in the nation’s military, we should also remember the sacrifices made by military service members’ spouses. This group of mostly women are constantly uprooted, following their loved ones around the country and overseas at the expense of their own jobs and careers. Please follow and … Read moreShould Military Spouses Have to Sacrifice Their Careers?

Illinois Leads the Way on AI Regulation in the Workplace

Illinois continues to lead the way in privacy and security legislation. The Prairie State is home to the Biometric Information Privacy Act, the Personal Information Protection Act, and the unanimously passed Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. Here are several key employer obligations under the new act. Please follow and … Read moreIllinois Leads the Way on AI Regulation in the Workplace

Develop Future Leaders with Rotational Programs

​Rotational programs—assigning employees to short work assignments abroad—can be an innovative way for an organization to retain future leaders.The programs do have immigration compliance and tax risks, however, that employers should recognize, said Jason Rogers, vice president and senior global immigration counsel for Newland Chase in Dallas, in a session Nov. 4 at the Society … Read moreDevelop Future Leaders with Rotational Programs

Trump’s Skills-Based Immigration Plan on Track for 2020

​The U.S. immigration system is first and foremost for the benefit of the United States, said Kenneth Cuccinelli II, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), seeking to define the Trump administration’s approach to immigration.Speaking at SHRM’s Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium in Washington, D.C., Cuccinelli said that President Donald Trump’s plan to … Read moreTrump’s Skills-Based Immigration Plan on Track for 2020

U.S. Employers Add 128,000 Jobs in October

U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs in October, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report, a larger increase than economists expected. The unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, which had been the lowest rate since 1969. Data released by ADP and Moody’s Analytics earlier this week shows private-sector … Read moreU.S. Employers Add 128,000 Jobs in October

Define Who You are

​Michaels sells arts and craft supplies but is also proud to have signed the “Open to All” business pledge—a commitment to welcome all employees, customers and vendors regardless of their race, ethnicity, LGBTQ preference, immigration status or religion.SEI Investments Co. is almost sheepish in describing itself as a wealth management firm, noting on its careers … Read moreDefine Who You are

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit Can Help Close the Skills Gap

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help employers close the skills gap by encouraging them to hire applicants who often are overlooked, such as ex-offenders, military veterans and the long-term unemployed. The program is set to expire in 2019 but has been reauthorized many times since 1996. Please follow and like us:

How to Protect Your Employer Brand on Glassdoor

Glassdoor bills itself as one of the world’s largest jobs and recruiting websites, but among job seekers, it’s the place to get “the real scoop” about what it’s like to work at various companies, from behemoths like Amazon to privately owned small businesses. With 67,000 unique monthly visitors, Glassdoor is a site that recruiters, HR … Read moreHow to Protect Your Employer Brand on Glassdoor

Q&A With IBM: The Future of AI in HR and Closing Emerging Skills Gaps

​IBM is a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence to HR. Its Watson line of products uses AI in recruiting, career coaching, personalized learning, analytics and more. Big Blue also has used AI and automation to transform its own HR function.SHRM Online sat down with Amy Wright, managing partner of IBM’s Talent & Transformation group, at … Read moreQ&A With IBM: The Future of AI in HR and Closing Emerging Skills Gaps

What to Do When Candidates’ Social Media Trigger Red Flags

​What if a perusal of your top candidate’s Facebook page leads to the discovery that he or she is an online racist?That’s the question employment attorney Eric Meyer put to a crowd of recruiting professionals at the recent ERE Recruiting Conference in Washington, D.C.Recruiters and hiring managers should know that evaluations of applicants should be … Read moreWhat to Do When Candidates’ Social Media Trigger Red Flags

Immigration ‘Will Be Central’ to Election 2020: A Q&A with David Frum

David Frum, an author, noted thinker and senior editor at The Atlantic, has spent decades in politics and media, serving in former President George W. Bush’s administration and at several think tanks. He’s a speaker at this year’s SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium, where he’ll be talking about the roiled political landscape, the upcoming … Read moreImmigration ‘Will Be Central’ to Election 2020: A Q&A with David Frum

Some California HR Administrators Exempt from ‘ABC Test’ for Independent Contractors

A California law that takes effect in the new year has thrown businesses and gig-economy workers into turmoil as they scramble to determine whether independent contractors must be reclassified as employees. California HR professionals who provide certain consulting services, however, were exempted from meeting the law’s three-pronged test. Please follow and like us:

McDonald’s Claims First ‘Voice Apply’ Process

“Alexa, help me find a job at McDonald’s.” That’s how interested job seekers can start an application with the global fast-food company, McDonald’s recently announced. Claiming it to be the world’s first voice-initiated job application process, the company has launched McDonald’s Apply Thru, which works on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Please follow and like … Read moreMcDonald’s Claims First ‘Voice Apply’ Process