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SHRM responds to EEOC’s guidance on criminal background checks

April 27th, 2012

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) issued this statement on guidance released April 25 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):
SHRM considers criminal background checks an appropriate tool to help employers make informed hiring decisions while ensuring the safety and well-being of their employees and customers.
We appreciate the bipartisan nature in which the guidance [Read more...]


Commission approves updated guidance on the use of criminal history in employment decisions

April 26th, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on April 25 voted 4-to-1 to approve an updated enforcement guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien, and Commissioners Stuart J. Isnhimaru, Chai Feldblum, and Victoria A. Lipnic, [Read more...]


Leading organizations around the globe report positive impact of talent measurement on bottom line results

April 26th, 2012

The majority of organizations have significant positive business outcomes when using quantifiable talent data, or People Intelligence, to inform their business decisions, according to .SHL’s 6th annual Business Outcomes Study (BOS) Report which offers an in-depth look at how organizations use data about their workforce to inform their business decisions. A record number of businesses [Read more...]


Controversy brews in advance of commission meeting

April 25th, 2012

Controversy has developed in advance of today’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) meeting at which the agency is expected to vote on and release two updated enforcement guidance documents: one on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions; the other on reasonable accommodations and undue hardship under the ADA. On April 19, the [Read more...]


Upcoming changes to labor laws to affect non-union employers

April 25th, 2012

Over the past 18 months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been extremely active in forging significant changes to labor laws that affect all employers, union and non-union, and the activity is only going to continue for the foreseeable future.
As of April 30, 2012, new rules will go into effect that will substantially streamline [Read more...]