5 Things You Need to Do While in Atlanta for #SHRM12

Holland Dombeck McCue SHRM, This Week in HR

Happy Monday FOT – we are mixing things up and catering to our HR friends attending the SHRM National Conference in Atlanta this week. While the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium are sound extracurricular options, here are five more “must sees’ while traveling to the peach state: 1. Grab a cocktail and take in the view from the Sundial restaurant. …

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Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Happy belated Father’s Day to all the dads in FOT nation – kick your Monday off right with these reads: 1. Recruiting Software Company Bullhorn Has Been Acquired. Bullhorn, the software company that powers much of the staffing and SMB recruiting market, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. 2. Union Presses American Airlines to Hold Labor Vote. A Washington D.C. based …

5 Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue This Week in HR

Hello and happy NBA Finals Week.  The first game isn’t until Tuesday, so here are 5 reads to pass the time: 1. LinkedIn Reportedly Uses Over 6 Million Passwords. On June 6, it was reported that a user in a Russian forum had obtained 6.5 million passwords from the networking site. 2. House Oks Changes to Flexible Spending Account Use …

5 Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

It’s the first official workweek in June – soak it in with these reads: 1. Salesforce lines up against Oracle on social push; buys Buddy Media for $689M. Salesforce purchased Buddy Media, the social marketer, last week on the heels of rival Oracle announcing they would buy social media player, Virtue. 2.  House panel ok’s bill to ease FSA “Use-It-Or-Lose-It” …

5 Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Happy Memorial Day from your friends at FOT. We’re taking the day off to spend time with our families and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. Hope these reads can hold you off until Tuesday: Foreign Students Enjoy New Summer Job Protections – but What About Americans? The State Department has issued a new set of …

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Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Start your five day countdown to a three day weekend with these top articles… 1. From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz. As many companies knock down walls to create open-air communal space, their employees are unhappy and seek a new wall to cut out workplace distractions. 2. Saying Meetings Futile, SHRM Transparency Group Issues Survey. A group of former …

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Holland Dombeck McCue This Week in HR

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all our wonderful readers who are not only HR Pros, but Kick-#$$ moms too! Here are 5 things you need to know this week in HR: 1. Introducing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The newly proposed bill would “require an employer to make a reasonable accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions”, so that mom’s …

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Holland Dombeck McCue This Week in HR

Ease out of your Cinco de Derby celebration and into the workweek with these essential reads: 1. The new union NLRB rules are here. The new rules officially went into effect on April 30 and are primarily designed to speed up elections following a petition. 2. Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $4.8 in unpaid overtime, after an investigation by the …

5 Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, HR, This Week in HR

Ease into your workweek with these articles and your Monday cup of coffee: 1. Valve Software released their employee handbook to the public, unveiling a unique corporate structure – no managers or bosses over their 300 employees. 2. American Airlines Cites Progress in Labor Talks. The airlines may have reached a tentative agreement with the Transport Union Workers, representing mechanics …

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Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, This Week in HR

Time to get started this week!  Here’s what you need to know… 1.  An unbelievable reach by the NLRB is dead for now – The National Labor Relations Board can’t require businesses to tell workers their union rights on a workplace poster while challenges to a judge’s ruling upholding the rule proceed, an appeals court said. 2.  The Supreme Court recently …