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Eight Skills for Companies
Tackling Change
Keynoter Lisa Bodell challenges SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference attends to ‘kill’ what doesn’t work.

1 in 10 Have Talent to Be Great Manager
The combination of attributes that characterize great managers only exist in about one in 10 people, according to new research from Gallup.

SHRM Enterprise Solutions Announced
New web tool allows HR professionals and employers to enhance diversity and inclusion programs and hiring.

E-Verify: The Future of Employment Eligibility Verification for All? 
While the politics of immigration reform are heatedly debated on Capitol Hill, another issue is quietly brewing behind the scenes that could impact every employer and employee in the United States. Indeed, many are unaware that some proposed bills on immigration mandate the use of E-Verify by every U.S. employer.

White House Unveils Efforts
to ‘Upskill America’ 

Officials with the Obama administration outlined a series of new steps that the federal government is taking to improve U.S. workers’ skills during a White House summit on April 24, 2015. 

Can Competency Management
Reduce Safety Risks?

According to a new survey, 94 percent of U.S. executives and HR professionals surveyed say that a competency management system applied to safety risks would help prevent accidents and compliance violations, but less than half are using such a system.

Interview Tips for Hiring
Foreign National Workers
Interviewing a non-U.S. applicant could be very different than what you’re used to.
SHRM Online discussed HR concerns when interviewing foreign national candidates with Ken Zwerdling, CEO of Foreign Staffing Inc., a global staffing and recruiting firm.

Veteran Benchmark Won’t Change
Until 2016 for Calendar-Year Plans
The April 21, 2015, lowering of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 hiring benchmark for veterans from 7.2 percent to 7 percent won’t take effect until January 2016 for federal contractors with calendar-year plans, according to Lynn Clements, director of regulatory affairs for Berkshire Associates Inc. in Columbia, Md.

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