As the dog days of summer wear on and the Supreme Court is done handing out verdicts about workplace concerns (and all other issues) for a few months, it may seem like workplace news would slow down. But as long as human beings work together, issues will arise and news stories will abound, even in July. Here’s your catch-up on what’s happened in the world of work this month:
Q2 is coming to a close and summer is officially in full swing. As you reflect on the first half of the year, we’ve rounded up a few of the hottest headlines from June that could impact the rest of 2019 and beyond.
Here’s a recap of the top stories from this past month:
As summer draws closer and temperatures rise, May’s roundup proves things are heating up for the HR industry, too.
The Department of Labor reports hiring is surging, and unemployment is dropping, while Robert Half says a significant chunk of job candidates are reneging on their offers (causing extra headaches for recruiting departments). And the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed two bills that could impact HR processes in the months ahead, though it’s uncertain how this legislation will fare in the Senate. Plus, CRM giant Salesforce pledges to train American workers on crucial tech skills.
To keep you current, here’s a quick breakdown of the biggest stories from May:
As we kick off the second quarter and resurface after a strenuous tax season, HR leaders are looking ahead to new initiatives—and several emerging trends and insights could shape employers’ efforts for the remainder of the year.
From newly proposed protections for LGBTQ individuals and workers organizing against climate change to the DOL’s response to mental health concerns and employee confusion over benefits packages, a lot is happening in the world of human resources.
To help you stay up to date, here’s a recap of the top stories from April affecting HR departments across the country:
With the first month of a new year coming to a close, employers are starting to get a feel for some of the particular challenges and opportunities 2019 will bring. While the longest government shutdown in U.S. history dominates headlines and affects hundreds of thousands of workers, that’s hardly the only thing on many HR managers’ minds this January. Between hiring woes, relevant court decisions, and a myriad of other issues affecting the American work landscape, January has been action-packed. In case you’ve missed any of it, here’s what you need to know:
Labor headwinds like demographic shifts and changing employee expectations have kept HR managers on their toes. Between tailoring education and training to the needs of the modern workforce, HR managers also face considerable pressure to keep top talent happy and engaged.
We’ve officially entered the holiday season, and we’re within striking distance of the new year. Just in time for the holiday rush, Walmart adopted a predictive scheduling system—a big move for the retail giant that may help set the standard for other retail employers. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of firefighters in a unanimous vote, work stress has continued to increase in the last five years, and employers shudder at the thought of competing with Amazon’s HQ2 in the already-tight talent pool. That’s what we’re covering in this month’s edition of the HR Roundup, a collection of the top news HR professionals need to know.
If October seems like the month for scary tricks, don’t forget there’s always something to sweeten the news.
This month, we cover payroll phishing emails, a new employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave, Halloween workplace do’s and don’ts, and more. That’s a lot to take in—but don’t get spooked! We’re going to break it all down for you in our monthly roundup below.