Guidance on HR Management & Professional Development

Editor's Note: Evolving laws and technologies challenge HR professionals.

Peggy Carter-WardOverview: 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

Latest items in HR Management

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    Type:
    Employment Law Manual

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    Type:
    Quick Reference

    In addition to federal posting requirements, an California employer should ensure compliance with individual state and local requirements for workplace posters. This chart contains information regarding California-specific notice posting requirements.

  • California Paid Sick Leave Poster

    Type:
    Policies and Documents

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  • Succession Planning Checklist

    Type:
    Policies and Documents

    An employer may use this checklist to develop and implement a succession planning process.

  • Electronic Monitoring Handbook Statement: Delaware

    Type:
    Employee Handbooks

    Delaware employers that monitor employee emails, internet access and/or telephone calls should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.

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    Date:
    21 November 2014
    Type:
    News

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    Type:
    Policies and Documents

    As recommended by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Wage and Hour Unit, employers covered by the Montana Minimum Wage Law may voluntarily post the Montana State Minimum Wage poster.

  • Vermont Minimum Wage Notice Poster

    Type:
    Policies and Documents

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    Type:
    Employment Law Manual

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    Type:
    Policies and Documents

    An employer may use this survey when considering initiating a structured succession planning process. Having input from key stakeholders and parties involved in the process has several potential benefits for the employer.

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Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.