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.
Peggy Carter-Ward, Head of Content
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case that could extend Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) whistleblower protections to employees of private companies that contract with public companies.
XpertHR has added several new documents to its stable of resources on internal investigations, including a How To on conducting internal investigations, an internal investigation checklist, an internal investigation policy to be distributed to employees and FAQs dealing with common issues that arise with investigations.
Internal investigations are crucial for employers in responding to allegations of workplace misconduct. This internal investigations policy document informs your employees as to the purpose of conducting investigations, what their rights and responsibilities are during investigations and how the employer will use the results it obtains in the course of investigating. Having an effective policy is the first step toward conducting an effective investigation.
XpertHR's High-Tech Resource Center for HR helps high-tech employers handle their most challenging employment issues by bringing relevant resources together in one place for easy access.
XpertHR's Retail Resource Center for HR helps retail employers handle their most vexing employment issues by bringing relevant resources together in one place for easy access.
XpertHR's Transportation Resource Center for HR helps transportation employers handle their most vexing employment issues by bringing relevant resources together in one place for easy access.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently provided additional guidance on the legality of restricting employee discussion of ongoing internal investigations. In a recent Advice Memorandum, the NLRB clarified how employers can lawfully restrict employee discussion of ongoing investigations and provided sample language for employers to include in their workplace investigation policies.
In Rockwell International Corp. v. United States, 549 U.S. 457 (2007), the US Supreme Court addressed whether a former employee whistleblower of a government contractor was an original source of information.
To help employers in the high-tech/software and communications industries manage their unique HR issues, XpertHR has added the High-Tech/Software and Communications Resource Center for HR. This industry-tailored Resource Center brings the most relevant resources together in one place for easy access and is continually updated to include the most current information.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.
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