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.
The holiday season can be a tricky time for HR professionals and company leaders. Everyone on your staff is likely to feel the crunch of additional professional and personal obligations at the end of the year, and mass burnout may always feel imminent. Throwing a fun holiday party to show appreciation for your staff is a good idea, but it can also be a logistical nightmare. And while hiring additional seasonal staff can help increase productivity, it may also cause confusion about compliance with employment laws.
But fear not! We’ve pulled together a few pointers to help you make the holiday season as smooth as possible in your workplace this year.
The Ban the Box movement is a grassroots effort aimed at changing hiring practices that make it difficult for previously-convicted persons to get jobs after time in prison. The movement’s stated purpose is to encourage employers to hire the most qualified candidate for a job, regardless of whether or not they have prior convictions.
June marked the official beginning of summer—but that has not slowed down the happenings in the world of Human Resources. In our June edition of the HR Roundup, we’re bringing you news from Capitol Hill, the Department of Labor, and our friends at SHRM. So grab a limeade, and read about the latest workplace regulation updates and HR trends.
If you’re a recent college graduate, things are looking up for you—much better than your Millennial predecessors. The U.S. unemployment rate is back down to pre-recession levels. The economy has been recovering year-by-year and the job market is strong. More employers are looking to fill roles as technology changes the way we work and specialized skills become highly sought after. For the Class of 2017, the future is bright.