While President Obama stumps for an increase in the US federal minimum wage rate, an updated infographic from XpertHR illustrates the significant range of state minimum wage rates across the United States.
From a low of $5.15 per hour… continue
With companies increasingly turning to biometrics to better monitor employees, a new XpertHR podcast examines the pros and cons of using this technology. For the uninitiated, biometrics refers to the technology of identifying individual characteristics through hand measurements, fingerprints, eye… continue
Here is my pick of the very best HR blog posts published in February 2014.
Change (and what it means for HR) is a key theme in this month’s best HR blog posts. This month’s pick of the best of… continue
On February 19, my colleague Beth Zoller and I had the amazing opportunity to chat with @WeKnowNext during #Nextchat. As always, HR wisdom spread over the Twitterverse at breakneck speed.
Indulge me as I continue to expound upon certain themes… continue
With US attitudes shifting on marijuana legalization, it was perhaps fitting that the recent Super Bowl featured teams from the two states that have legalized recreational marijuana use. Whether Seattle or Denver prevailed, stoners couldn’t lose.
But marijuana use remains… continue
With Valentine’s Day upon us, employers should realize that whether they like it or not, romance can and does abound in the workplace. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 43% of US… continue
Is a lack of comfort with numbers “HR’s little secret?” Is comparatively poor numeracy the mark of a “bad” HR professional? Do the entry criteria for HR courses need to be rethought, in order to place a greater emphasis on… continue
Important decisions from the UK courts and tribunals this month covered when the collective redundancy consultation obligations are triggered, potential changes to collective redundancy legislation, and caste discrimination. Below we highlight three important lessons for employers that are dealing with… continue
2014 is “the year of hard truths” for the UK economy, says Chancellor George Osborne. Economic growth appears to be taking off and CPI inflation appears to be under control, while unemployment is falling rapidly. But Osborne argues that the… continue
In a new XpertHR Presents podcast, I went inside the US Supreme Court to attend the closely-watched case of NLRB v. Noel Canning, which could throw hundreds of labor board decisions into doubt that were issued between January 2012 and… continue
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