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Only one third of organizations integrate HR, payroll, and compensation solutions

September 30th, 2010

Just over 35 percent of participants in a study conducted by ADP, a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, have integrated HR, payroll and compensation solutions. This figure is considerably low, particularly when compared to the 83 percent of respondents that cited integrated functionality as either critical or highly important. Other key findings [Read more...]

SHRM says HR is focusing on short-term decision making when it comes to health care

September 29th, 2010

Human resource professionals are addressing the short-term implications of health care reform as they learn more about the new law, a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found. The SHRM poll “Organizations’ Response to Health Care Reform” shows that three-quarters or more of organizations are: (1)Working with a legal or benefits counsel [Read more...]

Disney agrees to allow Muslim intern to wear hijab

September 29th, 2010

A Muslim woman employed as an intern at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, will be allowed to wear an Islamic head scarf, or hijab, at work, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced, after the agency’s greater Los Angeles area office intervened on the woman’s behalf.
The intern was hired based on a telephone interview through Disney’s [Read more...]

Los Angeles-area employers facing criminal charges for hiring illegal aliens as agency steps up worksite enforcement

September 28th, 2010

Agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have arrested the owner and a top executive of a metal casting company in Ventura County, California, on criminal charges of knowingly hiring undocumented aliens, the agency announced on Monday. Wayne Haddox, 67, owner of Masters in Metal, Inc, in Oxnard, [Read more...]

Study finds high-performing companies take a radically different approach to human resources

September 28th, 2010

Workforce issues are critical as companies struggle to emerge from the global recession. Yet many companies are failing to make human resources a priority or to adopt workforce best practices being used by a few leaders. And there are significant gaps between senior leadership and human resources executives when it comes to addressing workforce challenges. [Read more...]