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 employee work scheduling notice-posting requirements.
As mandated by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, covered employers must post the Oregon Employee Work Schedules Law Poster.
Updated to reflect forthcoming Redwood notice-posting requirements.
There has never been a better moment to be in the business of people, said SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. in his opening remarks at the organization's national conference in Chicago, noting that the world is entering "what's been called the "Fourth Industrial Revolution."
Updated to reflect final rules implementing the Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative.
Updated to reflect forthcoming law limiting the use of employment contracts for certain claims.
Guidance from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gives employers more latitude in drafting workplace rules, including rules regarding workplace civility.
Updated to reflect retaliation protections in the Pregnancy Accommodations Act, effective May 17, 2018.
Updated to reflect the prohibition of the use of hand-held wireless devices while driving, effective June 1, 2018.
Legal and ethical considerations for employers regarding HR management. Support and advice for the HR professional on managing all aspects of the job.