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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.

Lack of Social Media Presence Can Hurt Job Seekers
Not having a presence on social media could hurt your career chances. According to the results of CareerBuilder’s annual survey on social media recruitment, 35 percent of employers are less likely to interview applicants the they can't find online. 

4 Ways HR Can Use Technology in the Future
From ordering lunch to hailing a cab, technology has changed our lives. At work, it's made us more efficient and productive. HR departments can capitalize on the benefits of technology in myriad ways.  Here's how.

Inside SHRM Tech 2015 in India
Hive Tech HR CEO Jeremy Ames traveled to Mumbai, India, to keynote the first ever SHRM technology conference. Here he takes readers on a behind the scenes tour of SHRM Tech 15, a tech conference organized by SHRM India which had more than 40 local and global speakers and close to 500 attendees – both rare for a one day event.

Data Breaches on the Rise
Although cyberattacks are becoming more complex, according to Verizon’s recently released 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, hackers are continuing to use “decades-old techniques such as phishing and hacking” in order to access information.

Future Workers Spend Most of Their Time on Smartphones
Assisted by the widespread use of smartphones, 24 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds are online “almost constantly,” according to a new report, and this may mean HR will need to adapt.

How Hackers Infect Resumes to Target HR Data  
Hackers are uploading resumes infected with malware to job boards in an attempt to gain access to valuable HR data, according to researchers at the security company Proofpoint.

Survey: HR Increasingly Sees Value of IT Certifications
HR professionals increasingly view information technology (IT) certification as an important factor in making IT hiring decisions, but finding the right candidates still remains a challenge, research finds.

Networks: The Next Big Thing in Social Media
Experts and operators of vertical social networks say having a secure environment specifically for those with a shared professional background is most beneficial for those who want to discuss specific concerns.

Use Data to Transform Your Organization 
CORAL GABLES, Fla.— While data can help HR be more responsive to the shifting business landscape and be more innovative, one expert told attendees at 2015 HR People + Strategy Annual Conference, HR needs to be cautious that data analytics isn't a one-size-fits-all solution.

How Telecommuting Helps the Environment
Several large companies are reducing their environmental footprint and reaping significant benefits by allowing a sizable percentage of their workforce to telecommute.

Does 24-Hour Connectedness Create Feelings of Guilt?
A new study reveals that relying heavily on mobile technology to stay connected to their work and personal lives is creating “mobile guilt” among professionals, who then resort to “shadow tasking.”

How to Choose Cloud Systems That Won’t Rain on Your Parade
Whether it’s software-as-a-service, storage functions or networking tools, cloud systems have emerged as the dominant computing model in HR technology. These tips from HRIS managers and technology experts can help you select the best cloud software for your needs.

New App Helps Employees Pay Bills, Save Money
Want an app that stops your employees from treating their retirement savings like their personal piggy bank? While other financial apps such as Mint and Pageonce and most banking apps, help people manage money, the DoubleNet Pay app helps employees by paying their bills before they receive their paychecks.

Mobile Recruiting Evolves Yet Again
Having a responsive careers website and a mobile-friendly job application process are part and parcel of effective hiring strategies as mobile recruiting evolves into a new stage. Mobile recruiting today is seen less as a stand-alone category and more a part of the talent acquisition mainstream.

Profane Facebook Rant Was Protected, Concerted Activity
In another edition of surprising National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions, the NLRB ruled that a profanity-laced posting on Facebook about a manager and his family was protected, concerted activity and that the employer violated the law by discharging the employee who posted the message.

Telemedicine Faces Legal Hurdles
Employers’ use of telemedicine services is spreading rapidly, according to Dr. Allan Khoury, senior health management consultant at Towers Watson in Cleveland. But telemedicine faces a host of legal hurdles from licensure laws to medical liability insurance.

What to Do About Employees’ #StupidTweets
Discharging someone for a stupid tweet isn’t always straightforward. Criticizing one’s boss, for example, may not be the most brilliant move, but if the tweet is worded a certain way, it may be protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). So what’s an employer to do?

Workforce Planning Moves into Real-Time World
Technology and analytics are combining to turn workforce planning into a more dynamic practice. Together, they’re allowing HR and business managers to explore the impact of proposed scenarios in real time, while offering more clarity into a workforce’s subtleties and providing the tools HR needs to develop a greater voice in overarching financial and business discussions. 

Bill Would Ban Porn at Work 
You’d think by 2015 more people would know better than to look at pornography at work—even on their own devices. They don’t. 

Minimize Social Media Liability
Social media can unearth some deal-breaking surprises during the application process, but a company should leave the checking of social media web sites to HR, not managers, to minimize potential liability, Jonathan Segal, an attorney with Duane Morris in Philadelphia, told attendees of the SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on March 23, 2015.

Tech Tools to Track Your Expatriate Workforce
Technology and automation have made the task of managing an expatriate workforce easier than ever. New products abound to tackle various phases of HR administration, from strategic talent management on the front end to repatriate satisfaction surveys on the back end.

Critics Oppose Proposal to Raise H-1B Visa Cap
While employers lobby for more work visas in legislation, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and congressional witnesses heaped criticism on the potential expansion of the H-1B visa program during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held March 17, 2015.

Job Market Drives Demand for H-1B Visas
By all indications, 2015 is shaping up to be a record year for H-1B visa requests from U.S. employers. Several factors, including a strengthening U.S. job market, a job skills gap and a growing need for cybersecurity experts have created an increase need for H-1B visa candidates. 

How to Choose a New HR Software System
Most human resource information technology or human resource information systems specialists have been involved with an HR software evaluation in one way or another. However, as the industry delivery models have focused more on software-as-a-service (SAAS), many of the original processes are slightly different today. When selecting new software, the following steps can help guide this complicated process.

Why Social Recognition Matters
With the workforce becoming more global, social, mobile and multigenerational, a new strategy for employee recognition is needed, experts say. Social recognition capitalizes on employees’ behavioral habits and new social technologies to give more people a voice in saying “thanks,” adding an important tool to an organization's rewards strategy.

Overwhelmed at Work

Study: Few Use Big Data to Improve Strategy

Which Is Worse: Data Breach or Natural Disaster?

E-Verify Mandate Passes Committee

Staying Compliant Is Costly, Difficult for HR

Protecting PHI Should Be Priority for HR

Regaining Employees’ Trust After a Data Breach

Extreme Recruiting Practices Emerging

Obama Promotes Cyber Threat-Sharing

Compliance Key in Benefit Point Solutions

Use Predictive Analytics to Enhance Performance





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