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Study: Employers’ Failure to Adopt Technology May Damage Engagement
Not using new technologies to communicate with your workforce can be bad for employee satisfaction—particularly among younger generations, says a new study from theEMPLOYEEapp.

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.

Remote Work, Connectivity and the FLSA: Reduce Your Risks
LAS VEGAS—In the age of 24/7 connectivity, 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 her June 29, 2015, concurrent session at the Society for Human Resource Management 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition.

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.

OPM Under Fire Over Data Breach
Officially, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) isn’t saying how many people were caught up in the data breach. But sources have reportedly told CNN that the data of 18 million people were hacked—including present and former employees and job applicants and references. As officials from OPM testified before Congress, lawmakers expressed outrage over the breach.

Can Machines Perform Better than Humans?
It’s not the future envisioned in the films “The Terminator” or “The Matrix,” but the rise of the machines is real. Some jobs are at great risk of complete automation—and that may not necessarily be a bad thing, according to global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Lessons for HR after Government Hacked
Cyber warfare, apparently, is getting personal.
This according to experts who say that the millions of past and present federal employees whose personal data was stolen in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) cyberattack on June 4, 2015, may have been targeted because of who they are and what they know.

Study: Technology Can Improve Relocation Programs
Moving an employee internationally will involve, on average, about a dozen vendors and involve 10 people from a host of different departments within the relocated employee’s company, including finance, human resources and legal. Experts say trying to keep track of everything can be a nightmare for HR professionals. Technology can help.

Talent Pools Must Be Interactive to Be Effective
Genuine engagement among employees, a social media presence, a strong employment brand and the latest HR technology will all help employers develop and use talent pools to meet their workforce planning needs, according to Christopher Lee, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for human resources for the Virginia Community College System and former chief human resources officer at various universities.

The Missing Link Between Connecting and Collecting
How readily accessible is the information in your organization? According to knowledge management experts at the U.S. Army, 80 percent of the information in an organization isn’t written down anywhere. Instead, most of that information is considered “tribal knowledge”—data stored as expertise in people’s heads. 

Winning the War on Cybersecurity

Businesses are not giving up on defending themselves Businesses are not giving up on defending themselves from cyberattacks—even though the outlook may seem bleak.

Technology Helps Organizations Better Analyze HR Data
The revolutionary use of data analytics isn’t just helping companies find better talent, it’s helping them boost profits and improve workforce goals.

Algorithm May Spot Rogue Employees Before They’ve Gone Astray
Stepping up employee surveillance efforts, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has introduced an algorithm aimed at spotting potentially rogue traders before they’ve done anything wrong.
The program raises the question of what one of the world’s largest banks will do if the algorithm predicts a particular employee will violate the law.

Despite Legal Risks, Companies Still Use
Social Media to Screen Employees
Just 5 percent of organizations in a recent survey said they use information gleaned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to make hiring decisions, but experts say this practice will likely grow and could pose legal risks for companies.



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