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What’s the State of HR Technology?
While more HR professionals are using talent management technology a new report reveals gaps remain in integrating that technology, using it for critical analysis and in using that technology to meet the needs of millennials.

Helpful and Unexpected Hiring Tips for CIOs
For chief information officers, the trick in building an IT team is to find players with the technical prowess to handle any challenge in the game, as well as the business acumen to recognize when they can best achieve objectives by running straight toward the goal without any fancy tricks along the way. Here are a few hiring tips for CIOs looking for IT all-stars. (The Wall Street Journal)

How to Choose a Next-Generation Applicant Tracking System
Hiring rates are up, research reveals, and recruiters are finding it difficult to find the best talent. Many may rely on an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to help them find the most qualified candidates. But how do you choose the right ATS?

How to Start the Workforce Analytics Journey 
Want to figure out what makes people successful in their job or why they quit? Use workforce analytics.

Facebook Post from Richmond Police HR Chief Irks Rank-and-File
RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham has asked for an investigation after a Facebook post – that appears to be made by the department’s Chief of Human Resources – irked some Richmond Police officers. (WTVR, Video)

How HR Leaders Can Mitigate Cyber Loss
Human resource leaders, teaming with IT professionals, sit in a critical position to help prevent and mitigate loss due to cyberattacks. Not only should they educate employees about online safety, they should consider investing in cyber-liability insurance coverage.

In Wake of Breach, OPM Moves Background Checks to Paper
When it comes to background checks, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have for now decided to do those checks the old-fashioned way: on paper.

Spy Forces Spy: Recent Cyberattacks May Point to Insider Risks for HR
While U.S. officials tie the massive government data breach to the Chinese government, that cyberattack and others point to an important risk for employers: the possibility of cybersecurity threats from insiders who may be forced to spy.

Will Generation Z Even Care about HR Technology?
The most talented young people in high school and college may not be interested in traditional jobs, and it’s going to take innovative communication and collaboration strategies to recruit and retain them.

Remote Work, Connectivity and the FLSA: Reduce Your Risks 
LAS VEGAS—In the age of 24/7 connectivity thanks to technology, it’s vital to establish control over worktime so as to reduce the risk of noncompliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the huge settlements that courts often impose for FLSA violations, advised Christine D. Hanley, J.D., during a session at the Society for Human Resource Management 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition.

Demand for Those with Digital Skills Increasing
Job seekers without basic digital skills stand little chance of earning more than the living wage and, experts say, employers are hard-pressed to find those who possess more advanced digital skills.

Compromised Credentials Gateway to Massive OPM Data Breach
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta confirmed that compromised employee credentials stolen from a government contractor provided hackers access to the federal human resources agency’s servers.

 

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