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Growing Use of Temporary Employees Solves Some Challenges, Creates Others
The increase in use of temporary employees is altering the face of the U.S. workforce and the manner in which HR professionals acquire and manage people, according to labor economists and staffing industry leaders. 

Hiring Rates Expected to Reach Four-Year Highs for October
Both manufacturing and services sectors are expected to reach four-year highs for hiring this month, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s October 2014 Leading Indicators of National Employment survey.

Income Inequality, Labor Market Weakness Explored
Some of the U.S. labor market’s biggest problems are long-standing issues not created by the Great Recession. And they can't be easily remedied, according to experts attending this year's National Association for Business Economics' annual meeting.


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Job Descriptions Have FLSA, NLRA, ADA Implications
Job descriptions may sound straightforward enough, but often fail to withstand scrutiny when claims are brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Future of Work Presents Worldwide HR Challenges
An independent study revealstwo-thirds of surveyed businesses are failing to seize opportunities to increase productivity, talent development and employee engagement.
Innovation Key to Attracting and Retaining Talent
New online communities—where people buy, sell, and share resources, talents and skills—are transforming the nature of work. As such, traditional companies will have to rethink how they hire talent.
Business vs. State Employment Training Programs
Business-backed job training yields higher return on investment.
Shifting Health, Labor Policies in ACA’s Wake
Labor strategies aimed at limiting full-time hires—and holding down part-time workers’ hours.
Creating a Values-Centric Culture
Want to consistently be seen as an employer of choice? Develop a values-based culture, said JetBlue Airways board of directors member Ann Rhoades, who spoke during the Society for Human Resource Management’s inaugural conference for aspiring leaders.
Helping Women Succeed in Business
When it comes to getting ahead in business, women need to be more proactive about their careers. That was the focus of a recent panel discussion held at Georgetown University’s Annual Conference for Women in Business in Washington, D.C.

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Long-Term Unemployed
SHRM is committed to helping to remove the barriers that may prevent qualified workers from being fully considered for jobs—particularly because of their long-term unemployment status. Click here for resources that can help HR professionals address this challenge.

Manufacturing: Hard To Fill Jobs
This SHRM Foundation briefing addresses what manufacturers can do to ensure they have access to the workforce talent they need now and in the future. Read more in the report Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap.


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Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE)
SHRM's monthly report tracks trends in the labor market, including hiring projections released one month ahead of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation report.

Metro Economic Outlooks
These reports provide comprehensive analyses of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas' economies.

Workplace Flexibility Resource Page
Visit this resource page for the latest on addressing work/life challenges through flexible arrangements and strategies.

Military Employment Resources
Read about how HR professionals find, hire and retain skilled military service members.

Workforce Readiness Resource Page
This resource page provides information that can help HR professionals address the issue of workforce preparedness.

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Managing People and Expectations
Peter Sheahan, CEO of ChangeLabs, offers advice on how to manage both people and expectations in your organizations.
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Getting the Message Out, Getting Candidates In
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Presenter: Jessica Miller-Merrill, SPHR, Xceptional HR
Sponsor: Jobvite
Consultant and author Jessica Miller-Merrell shares cutting-edge techniques companies are using to attract high-quality candidates and how you can adapt these to your workplace, regardless of your size or industry. 

Recruit Like Google (Even Though You're Not)
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Presenter: Sabrina Baker, PHR, Acacia HRSolutions
Sponsor: Epicor
Social media is important, but it's just a small part of the recruiting marketing effort. Sabrina Baker, PHR, who works extensively with small and medium-size companies, will offer an array of actionable -- and affordable -- ideas to land the most desirable candidates on the market.

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