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Four in 10 HR professionals say their company is prepping for Green job creation

July 22nd, 2010

A poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that 40 percent of HR professionals say their organization is currently focused on creating green jobs or adding green duties to existing jobs. The SHRM poll, Green Job–Are They Here Yet?, shows that another five percent plan to do so, reflecting a total of [Read more...]

ACLU files suit challenging the legality of Fremont, Nebraska’s immigration ordinance

July 22nd, 2010

The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of employers, landlords and tenants in Fremont, Nebraska, challenging an immigration ordinance that bans harboring, hiring, or renting homes to illegal immigrants; the civil rights organization will also file a motion requesting that the court block the law from taking effect while the case is being litigated (Martinez [Read more...]

White House encourages discussion of workplace flexibility with launch of Work-Flex Event Starter Kit

July 21st, 2010

Vice President Biden held a Middle Class Task Force event on July 20, discussing solutions for families balancing the dual demands of work and caring for family. During the event, the White House’s Work-Flex Event Starter Kit, which was designed to encourage greater dialogue around workplace flexibility at the community level and bring people together [Read more...]

ALPA offers plan to revitalize airline industry; leans heavily on better pay, streamlined regulations

July 21st, 2010

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has presented a five-point plan for revitalizing the airline industry, one that its president, Capt. John Prater, says will depend upon a “renewed commitment to strengthen our industry in every area—safety, security, and labor relations.” Prater addressed more than 150 policy makers, regulatory agency and airline representatives, journalists, and [Read more...]

Study reveals value employers and HR place on professional certification

July 20th, 2010

A global survey of more than 1,500 HR professionals shows that HR employees place a high premium on professional HR certification because it reflects the practical and professional experience of the certificant, shows a commitment to lifelong learning, and helps with career advancement. Interestingly, certification was found to be more valued in the U.S. by [Read more...]