Overview: The role of the HR professional in the workplace continues to evolve as HR laws evolve and workplace strategies adjust to changing priorities. Workforce planning, ever-changing municipal, state and federal employment laws, talent management, employee development and so much more require the continual development of HR management. Every HR professional, from the generalist to the VP, are constantly challenged to evolve with these changing priorities and evolving laws. Training, networking, and other development opportunities are vital HR management tools in filling the vital role in every workplace.
Trends: Numerous technological solutions continue to emerge and evolve to help HR with their workforce planning, talent management and employment law compliance responsibilities. Staying current with these developments and ensuring they address the needs of the employer require focus and skills that shouldn't be underestimated.
Author: Peggy Carter-Ward, Head of Content
This new chart contains information regarding state-specific notice requirements, including helpful links to the relevant notices in the Policies and Documents Tool.
Amendments clarify Arkansas's employee references law.
A California employer should ensure compliance with state requirements for workplace notices. This chart contains information regarding California-specific notice requirements.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Arkansas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to employee communications.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Colorado employment law requirements HR must follow in respect to employee communications.
An employer may use this policy to ensure that the employer has an effective strategy to interact with media, whether the media requests information or the employer initiates contact with the media. A written policy is helpful to inform all employees of who may speak on behalf of the employer, what information may be disclosed, and the consequences for violation of the policy.
Ethics focus on conduct that is morally acceptable in a specific sector of society, rather than legally required conduct. This section assists HR professionals in developing a strong organizational ethics program that includes reporting, training and investigation procedures.
Effective March 26, 2015, amendments to Colorado's distracted driving law now permit a driver to use an earphone or earpiece when paired with a cell phone to allow for hands-free operation of the device.
Effective employee communication provides the foundation for positive and cooperative working relationships. This section assists employers in implementing a disciplined, planned approach to employee communications, and avoiding ad hoc solutions.
Certain senior management and HR practices can help prevent unionization. This section helps employers exercise free speech and win a union election campaign with information on prohibited practices during a union organizing campaign (TIPS), preventing tainted "laboratory conditions," effective captive audience meetings with employees, and policies related to solicitation and distribution, employer bulletin boards, email and social networking.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.