HR Administration

2017 Game Changers: Katie Traviglia

Katie Traviglia knows how to generously share the HR leader spotlight as the industry continues to change.

Katie Traviglia, director of human resources at New American Funding in Tustin, California There’s a reason why some leaders earn accolades and some don’t. Very often those leaders, those award-winning organizational members, stand out in some way. It could be that leader has a trait that brings about something special by way of results in their department, their company or…

2017 Game Changer: Anquilla Henderson

HR flows at Fulton County Government with the bold and progressive attitude of Anquilla Henderson.

Anquilla Henderson, HR consultant III, Fulton County Government, Georgia In her short time in Fulton County (Ga.) Government’s department of human resources management, Anquilla Henderson has developed a reputation as a bold and progressive HR professional. While with Fulton County Superior Court, Henderson, 35, facilitated training for managers and supervisors on attendance tracking and reporting, as well as other HR…

2017 Game Changer: Agnes Cholewa

“It’s difficult to be in HR without caring for people,” said Agnes Cholewa, associate director of strategic capital at D.C. Department of HR.

Agnes Cholewa, Associate Director of strategic capital at District of Columbia Department of Human Resources Agnes Cholewa’s love of data began at an early age. “Math was my comfort as a child because English is my third language,” said Cholewa. As associate director of strategic capital at D.C. Department of Human Resources, Cholewa, 34, helps others see the significance of…

The 11th Nominee for the Worst Employer of 2017 is … the Pregnant Pause

One company rescinded a job offer to a female employee after it learned that she was pregnant.

The EEOC has taken a judgment of $118,483 against a New jersey debt collection firm in a pregnancy discrimination case. Why? Because the firm rescinded a job offer to a female employee after it learned that she was pregnant.  That alone, however, will not earn one an employer a nomination for “Worst Employer of 2017.” I’ll let the EEOC explain further:…

SHRM 2017 Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

Retiring SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson addressed the industry's largest gathering at the association’s annual conference.

The world’s largest HR association kicked off its annual membership conference and exposition in New Orleans on Sun, June 18 with a focus on innovation. “A new era in business, a new era in HR requires us to be all in,” said SHRM Board Chair Coretha Rushing from the main stage, highlighting the conference’s designated theme, “All In,” intended to…

CEO’s Health: You’re on a Need to Know Basis

We've revamped our 5 Minutes of Management series! Here editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell focus on how private CEO health should be.

In this edition of a refreshed 5 Minutes of management, Workforce editors Frank Kalman and Rick Bell tackle the touchy topic of whether a CEO’s health is anyone’s business but his own. Frank and Rick also head virtually to New Orleans for this year’s annual Society for Human Resource Management’s conference, where new CEO Johnny C. Taylor will likely be…

Age Discrimination Next Up on EEOC’s Radar

An upcoming public meeting bears close watching to learn how the EEOC may start to tackle this issue.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act turns 50 this year. Which means the law itself has been protected from age discrimination for a decade (rim shot). To mark the law’s golden anniversary, the EEOC next week will hold a public meeting, “The ADEA @ 50 – More Relevant Than Ever.” According to the EEOC, “The meeting will explore the state of…

Fight Unemployment Claims at Your Own Peril

It is not enough for an employer to treat employees well during their tenure but also strive to treat employees well in conjunction with their terminations and thereafter.

My friend and fellow blogger (with whom I tend to agree most of the time), Suzanne Lucas (aka Evil HR Lady), recently posted an article about which I could not agree more, Why You Should Rarely Fight an Unemployment Claim. Her argument (which she agrees runs counter to most employers’ conventional wisdom that says, “I must fight each unemployment claim an…

SHRM Taps Credentialed HR Leader Johnny Taylor as New CEO

Taylor will take over from SHRM’s current president and CEO Hank Jackson, who is retiring Dec. 31.

The Society for Human Resource Management has a new leader, and he brings a diverse resume to the job, including a stint as board chair of the 285,000-member organization. Johnny C. Taylor, an attorney and credentialed HR practitioner, will become SHRM’s seventh president and CEO in November. Johnny C. Taylor was named SHRM’s new CEO on June 1. Since 2010,…

Pot Industry Cultivates a New Branch with HR

As recreational marijuana buds into a legitimate billion-dollar business from its seedy past, human resources professionals are encountering business challenges that are both familiar and new.

Marijuana dispensaries must tackle the same problem any new business faces: how to get started. In states with legalized recreational marijuana, business is blooming. Since Colorado’s landmark vote to be the first state to legalize recreational pot in November 2012, seven more plus Washington, D.C., have followed suit. Regulated marijuana sales in North America totaled $6.9 billion in 2016, a…