HR Management & Compliance

2016 SHRM Conference Hot Topics

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) will be holding the largest HR conference in North America next week. SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition in D.C. will be covering the hottest HR topics of 2016. BLR is on top of these topics in publications like the one you receive daily. We’ve taken a look at what’s going to be the top 5 topics of SHRM, and want to provide you with an example of how BLR offers timely content.

Topic 1. Overtime Regulations. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime regulations go into effect December 1st of this year. With new definitions of who is and is not exempt, as well as a number of other adjustments to overtime, every HR professional needs to be able to hit the ground running by the end of the year. For some of the unintended consequences concerning these new regulations, check out this article.

Topic 2. Family and Paid Leave. The DOL has also made a big push to get states to support paid leave. As a result, there are now more than 30 different paid leave laws across several states, cities, and counties. Where do you fall? Start to get a handle with this article.

Topic 3. Effective Leadership Communication. Your business is only a strong as your leaders. And your leaders are only as good as their ability to communicate their goals. Take a look at this article to learn more.

Topic 4. Gender Identity and Gender Equality. This year has seen a lot of public discussion concerning issues of gender identity and gender equality. Every HR professional needs to stay apprised of the latest rules, regulations, and trends. We think you’ll find a great start here.

Topic 5. Employee Engagement. It seems like employee engagement has never received so much attention as it has recently—and for good reason! With a solid job market, employees have the confidence to go to other jobs. Unless you give them a good reason to stay, like keeping them engaged at their jobs. Take a look at one aspect of employee engagement here.

Going to SHRM? Make sure to stop by the BLR booths. Booth 726 will feature our portfolio of HR resources, and booth 1342 is where TrainingToday® and THRIVE.BLR.com will be located. All of our booth visitors will have the chance to win some great prizes, including some of this year’s hottest new technologies! Prizes include an Amazon Echo, Apple Watch, VR Headset, $100 Amazon gift card, T-shirts, HR Daily Advisor backpacks, Starbucks gift cards, and more.

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