USCIS Proposes New H-1B Fee

​Organizations that want to hire high-skilled foreign nationals under the H-1B visa cap will have to pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration they submit, under a new rule proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).We’ve rounded up articles and resources from SHRM Online on the news.Revenue GeneratorUSCIS proposed the fee to recover the expected … Read moreUSCIS Proposes New H-1B Fee

Google Says Goodbye to Hire

​Google announced that it will be discontinuing its Hire by Google applicant tracking system (ATS) and recruiting software on Sept. 1, 2020.Just two years old, Hire by Google was primarily marketed to small and midsize businesses as a simplified ATS that easily integrates into Google’s G Suite of offerings—Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs.  “While Hire has … Read moreGoogle Says Goodbye to Hire

Another Round of Social Security No-Match Letters Expected

About 577,000 employers received employer correction request notices this year alerting them to discrepancies between a worker’s Social Security number and government records, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The agency announced in a letter to Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., that it plans to mail a second set of remaining notices—known as “no-match letters”—this … Read moreAnother Round of Social Security No-Match Letters Expected

Use Your Company’s Brand to Find the Best Hires

​Cisco prides itself on being a great place to work with great products to sell. Despite its status as a massive international technology conglomerate, the company’s leaders want potential employees to know that it offers a hip environment, with tuition reimbursement, a “fun fund” for team activities, flexible working conditions and an onsite wellness center.But … Read moreUse Your Company’s Brand to Find the Best Hires

Viewpoint: Work-Life Balance When Both Spouses Are Corporate Executives

​SHRM has partnered with ChiefExecutive.net to bring you relevant articles on key HR topics and strategies.Couples juggling two careers are now the norm—they make up 60 percent of couples in the U.S., and two-thirds of couples in Canada and the UK. Being in the majority, of course, doesn’t make it any easier to pull off.Many … Read moreViewpoint: Work-Life Balance When Both Spouses Are Corporate Executives

Keeping Up with Talent on the Move

​Mobility professionals are experiencing the same disruptive forces impacting the world of work as HR—skills shortages, automation and a changing workforce composition.Responsible for moving people and their belongings around the globe or from state to state, corporate mobility professionals deal with the logistics of relocation, immigration, international taxation and payroll, and management of the organization’s … Read moreKeeping Up with Talent on the Move

New Illinois Laws Change Hiring Practices

​In Illinois, applicants with criminal records will have a better chance of obtaining health care jobs and employers will soon be prohibited from asking job candidates about their salary history under two new state laws.Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an amendment on July 31 to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, which provides an expedited … Read moreNew Illinois Laws Change Hiring Practices

USCIS Processing Delays Impede Employers

The federal office charged with improving immigration administration concluded that increased filings, technology challenges and insufficient staffing are the primary reasons for the processing delays. But others assert that the Trump administration’s policies and practices have slowed down the immigration benefits process, and USCIS should reverse those policies that are increasing backlogs. Please follow and … Read moreUSCIS Processing Delays Impede Employers

Form I-9 Expires Aug. 31

​The federal government’s Form I-9, used by HR departments across the country to verify workers’ employment eligibility, is expiring at the end of the month.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to extend the current version of the form (marked 8/31/2019) without changes, although minor clarifications will be made to the form’s instructions.[SHRM members-only … Read moreForm I-9 Expires Aug. 31

Technology to Better Manage Contingent Workers Is in Demand

​As the use of contingent workers continues to grow, many companies are trying to determine how to effectively assimilate these workers into their organizations, extend their performance management processes to incorporate gig employees, and manage these workers in ways that mitigate compliance risk and lessen administrative burdens.Whether part of core HR systems, vendor management systems … Read moreTechnology to Better Manage Contingent Workers Is in Demand

Hiring Employees Sight Unseen

​As the economy becomes more global, dispersed and mobile, it’s not uncommon for potential employees to find themselves interviewing with organizations where they never actually have a face-to-face interview—and may never interact beyond a series of phone calls.In a connected world, finding and hiring top talent is no longer limited by proximity or the coordination … Read moreHiring Employees Sight Unseen

Hundreds Arrested in Worksite Immigration Raids

​Federal immigration officials arrested approximately 680 undocumented workers Aug. 7 at several food-processing plants in Mississippi, as the Trump administration cracks down on workplaces that hire employees without proper work authorization.We’ve rounded up articles and resources from SHRM Online and other outlets on the news.Largest Worksite Raid in Over 10 YearsMore than 600 U.S. Immigration and Customs … Read moreHundreds Arrested in Worksite Immigration Raids