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How to get by without a paycheck, as shutdown rolls on
Thousands of federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay because of the partial government shutdown should use budgeting to cope with the hard times.

Walgreens teams with Microsoft as both wrestle Amazon threats
The retail pharmacy is partnering with the tech titan to design new “digital health corners” for its stores.

Federal workers are yanking money out of retirement accounts
Growing numbers of federal workers have been tapping their retirement funds in a sign of how the government shutdown is squeezing day-to-day finances.

U.S. jobless claims fall to five week-low despite shutdown
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to a five-week low, even amid a partial federal government shutdown

ADP to offer SmartDollar’s financial wellness program
Thousands of employers using the payroll company's software now have the option to offer the online program to employees.



Career Success in 2019: How to Build a Successful Life
When you take a more businesslike approach to career management and harness your dreams and goals to the same actionable strategies that corporations use, your outcome will be greater personal success. Columnist Martin Yate shows you how "Me Inc." can lead to your new successful and thriving life.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 5:00 AM
Terminating Disruptive Employee Wasn’t Age Discrimination
A federal district court found no evidence of age discrimination when an employer cited a laboratory technician’s numerous complaints about management among the reasons she was selected for termination in a reduction in force.

POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 5:00 AM
Riding the Waves Is a Lesson in Leadership
An immersive training course for senior leaders combines surfing lessons with learning about leadership.

POSTED JANUARY 11, 2019 5:00 AM
Be a Mentor During National Mentoring Month
For SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification-holders, mentoring is an indicator of proficiency in behavioral competencies as well as HR Expertise, as defined in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge. The recertification process recognizes mentoring as an activity that advances the HR profession and contributes to the community.

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2019 5:00 AM
Viewpoint: How to Break Through the ‘Mobility Ceiling’
You can’t be shocked if your leadership team is mostly salt-and-pepper-haired, middle-age white guys. With our country’s history of racism and misogyny, we have failed the minority and female employees who want to move up in our companies. They’ve been blocked by the “mobility ceiling.”

POSTED JANUARY 10, 2019 5:00 AM
Do Recruiters Need a Code of Ethics?
Low-level recruiting jobs can be among the toughest in HR. Practitioners are under extreme pressure to fill clients’ positions. That pressure can tempt recruiters to make some less-than-ethical choices.

POSTED JANUARY 09, 2019 5:00 AM
Career Success in 2019: Make Career Resolutions for the New Year a Reality
Many of us make resolutions for the new year to improve our careers, then, by March, we're still struggling to get those resolutions in motion. Over the next four weeks, Your Career Q&A columnist Martin Yate will walk you through how to keep those resolutions. You'll see the payoff in career success and satisfaction.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2019 5:00 AM
What to Expect: Top 2019 HR Tech Trends
In 2019 HR will see growing adoption of “nudge-based” technology designed to encourage productive employee behaviors, more scrutiny of artificial intelligence tools and increased use of specialized “point” systems, according to technology industry experts who spoke with SHRM Online.

POSTED JANUARY 08, 2019 5:00 AM
Viewpoint: How to Develop an Agile Workforce
An agile organization requires its workforce to swiftly adapt to the changing needs of customers, employees and the marketplace. Here's how HR can help the workforce adapt positive mindsets to boost that agility.

POSTED JANUARY 04, 2019 5:00 AM
The 7 Most Read OED Articles of 2018

POSTED DECEMBER 26, 2018 5:00 AM

Workplace Risk Management

Alphabet Board Sued Over Claims It Covered Up Senior Execs' Sexual Misconduct
A Google shareholder filed a lawsuit against parent company Alphabet Inc. on Thursday, claiming it shielded and approved large payouts to former executives that it knew were alleged to have committed sexual harassment.

POSTED JANUARY 11, 2019 5:00 AM
How Are You Handling Vaping at Work?
Employers should consider state and local laws, company culture, health risks, and accommodations when developing their e-cigarette policies.

POSTED JANUARY 07, 2019 5:00 AM
China Likely Responsible for Marriott Data Breach
The U.S. government believes that hackers affiliated with the Chinese government were most likely responsible for the massive data breach of Marriott’s Starwood chain hotel reservation system.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 5:00 AM
Viewpoint: How Computer Forensic Examiners Help Investigate Digital Misconduct
Computer forensic examinations are investigations that are best conducted by specialized examiners.

POSTED DECEMBER 17, 2018 5:00 AM
Recruiting Scams Are on the Rise
Online recruiting scams have re-emerged to prey on job seekers and employers. The Better Business Bureau tracked more than 3,000 recruiting scams in the first 10 months of 2018.

POSTED DECEMBER 13, 2018 5:00 AM
Don't Fall for These Year-End E-Mail Scams Targeting Payroll Data
The holidays and tax season present opportunities for cyber thieves seeking to steal employee data, especially bank information relating to direct-deposit credentials.

POSTED DECEMBER 11, 2018 5:00 AM
Pennsylvania High Court Says Businesses Must Safeguard Employee Data
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has drastically changed the data breach litigation landscape by holding that an employer has a common-law duty to use reasonable care to safeguard certain employee personal information.

POSTED DECEMBER 10, 2018 5:00 AM
4 Holiday-Party Considerations for Limiting Employer Liability
The holiday season is here, and many employers will host their annual year-end celebrations in the weeks to come. These events are generally meant to reward employees and foster camaraderie—but employers could be on the hook for holiday-party mishaps.

POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2018 5:00 AM
Viewpoint: How To Avoid the Perils of Telework-Collaboration Tools
The utility and efficiency of online shared workspaces is undeniable. However, also undeniable is the inherent privacy risk that these collaboration tools create.

POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2018 5:00 AM
Challenge of Firearms Ban in Parking Lot Sent to Trial
A jury should decide whether an employer’s parking lot access was sufficiently restricted for a Mississippi employer to ban firearms in locked vehicles, a federal district court decided.

POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2018 5:00 AM

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