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What the Paris Attacks Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity
If governments can’t stop terrorists, what can HR do to keep companies secure? Could the terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad recently  have been prevented with better intelligence? The answer to those questions are unknown but it is likely governments now will want access to even more data, citing national security concerns.

Lawful Cross-Border Transfers
of Employees' Personal Data

In the wake of last month's landmark decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) invalidating the U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor framework, hundreds of U.S. multinationals, no longer able to rely on the Safe Harbor to lawfully transfer employees' personal data from the EU to the United States, are scrambling to answer the question, "What next?"

How Automation Will Change the Face of Work
While we may be far from a world where machines will replace working humans, researchers say automation will help people work smarter and give rise to new and different kinds of workers.

Viewpoint: Bridging the Gap Between IT and HR
HR technology spending just keeps rising, according to the 2015 HR Service Delivery and Technology Survey conducted by global professional services company Towers Watson. As a result, companies around the world are merging two critical aspects of their business, IT and HR, to provide employees with the ultimate benefits technology experience.

State Laws Require Security Breach Notification by Employers
It is not a matter of "if" but "when" an employer will be required to notify employees of a security breach. Forty-seven states require employers to notify employees when defined categories of personal information, including Social Security numbers, are acquired by unauthorized parties, and every employer maintains SSNs. At the same time, security breaches are rampant.

Mobile Gadgets, Longer Hours Worsening Sleep
Sleep deprivation results in poorer health and lower productivity, and the problem appears to be getting worse. Education, screening and behavioral modification—even “nap pods”—can help.

Zenefits-ADP Settlement Points to Changing Benefits Services
The recently resolved legal battle between business-outsourcing giant ADP and startup HR technology firm Zenefits points to a changing, more competitive market for benefits and payroll administration.

FBI: Pay the Ransom When Hackers Attack
When a special agent with the FBI told attendees at a conference in Boston recently that they should “just pay the ransom” if their computers are ever infected with ransomware, many people were surprised. After all, the bad guys are not supposed to win. But, IT experts tell SHRM Online they agree, adding it's not worth the overtime or headache to thwart what has become a very profitable enterprise for hackers.


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In Focus: Blacking Out Black Friday? 
REI and other retailers may surprise their holiday clientele by closing either for Thanksgiving or the day after, Black Friday. Stores that are closed on these days may face increased competition from online retailers, but companies may also realize additional savings by not having to pay employees overtime.
Future workers will expect to use mobile devices to access their social sites and get work done, too. Experts say employers need to address the increased use of mobile phones for everything—both professionally and personally—with strategy and improve their technology to adapt to this growing trend.
Emerging smartphone applications are helping employers find freelance workers on demand. Like Uber, which people use to locate drivers for rides, these new apps help companies secure freelancers for occasional work shifts—as soon as the same day. 
It has become increasingly important to offer candidates mobile-optimized search options that allow them to easily find and apply for jobs using mobile devices.
Year after year, tech behemoth Google tops the lists of the greatest places to work. That kind of track record doesn’t come about by happenstance. It’s the result of a culture that the company fervently promotes and ferociously protects. Laszlo Bock, Google’s senior vice president of people operations, says, “We’re always, always paranoid about what’s going on with the culture."
Half of HR Execs Disappointed with RPO Providers’ Metrics
Only slightly more than half (52 percent) of surveyed HR executives are satisfied with the data they receive from their recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, according to recent research.
A slate of panelists at a technology conference recently described how their HR departments now use mobile devices for recruitment; to manage employee benefits, time and attendance; and to increase employee engagement and workplace productivity.

The Gamification of Recruitment
It's "game on" for recruiters looking to win the war for talent in a tight employment market—or, at least, "gamification on." Many companies are finding that virtual games, which integrate points, badges, competition and role-playing, can be used to effectively attract and assess candidates, particularly those from the generation raised on Wii and Xbox.

Sierra-Cedar Releases New HR Systems Survey
According to new data in the 2015-2016 Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey, “tomorrow’s HR is more focused and analytical,” said Stacey Harris, vice president of research for Sierra-Cedar, an IT services company based in Delaware. The plan for the future? Decrease positions in payroll and titles like HR generalist, HR management and HR business partner, and increase more roles in HR data analytics and talent management.

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7 Reasons to Love Your ATS
View live: Oct. 15, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
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Presenters: Elaine Elaine Orler, Talent Function; and Dave Zielinski.
For many years, corporate recruiters have loved to hate their applicant tracking systems. The promise of a sleek digital interface, robust analytics, automated responses and sophisticated search tools never really materialized, leaving companies and candidates frustrated and wishing for more. Using their extensive knowledge and presenting a case study of how one HR group separated ATS contenders from pretenders, Orler and Zielinski will explore features to look for in today’s systems, how to evaluate the candidate experience and criteria to use to ensure you find the right ATS for your needs.

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