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
Updated to include notice-posting requirements under the San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance, effective March 13, 2017.
Updated to include San Jose notice-posting requirements.
As mandated by the San Jose Office of Equality Assurance, all San Jose employers subject to the San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance must post the San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance Poster.
Updated to reflect the reinstatement of the St. Louis minimum wage ordinance, effective February 28, 2017.
Enhanced to improve comprehensiveness with the addition of notice-posting requirements in Bangor.
As mandated by the City of Los Altos, California, covered employers under the city's minimum wage ordinance must post the Los Altos, California Minimum Wage Poster.
As mandated by the City of Los Altos, California, covered employers under the city's minimum wage ordinance must post the Los Altos, California Workers Know Your Rights Poster.
A new section has been added to the Best Practice Manual that discusses the steps an employer may take to remain union-free.
This section of the XpertHR best practice manual discusses steps an employer may take to remain union-free, including developing a proactive union-avoidance strategy, identifying employee concerns, training supervisors and engaging in ongoing communications with employees.
Revised title to reflect the comprehensiveness and topics relating to the unionization process.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.