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July 10, 2013
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  • SHRM 2013 conference special report -- Part II
    This is the second part of SmartBrief's two-part special report on the Society for Human Resource Management 2013 annual conference, which took place at McCormack Place in Chicago from June 16 to 19. Read Part I.

    This issue will feature articles that have been written about various HR professionals who spoke at SHRM, and will update you on research released recently by SHRM.

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SHRM Speakers in the News 
  • HR should be aware of these common misconceptions
    Managers often think they can be verbally abusive as long as they don't show favoritism, and that "at will" employees can be fired for any reason, Joseph Beachboard said in outlining 13 common HR myths at the Society for Human Resource Management's annual conference in Chicago. Misconceptions regarding computer policies and the National Labor Relations Act also are common, he said. (7/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What employers should know about recent Form I-9 changes
    The federal government recently announced changes to Form I-9, including more detailed instructions and expanded information requirements for non-U.S. citizen employees, said Equifax Workforce Solutions' Dave Fowler, who spoke at the Society for Human Resource Management annual conference. Employers should change their on-boarding process to incorporate the new Form I-9, Fowler said. (7/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Millennials & Think-Tank Environments
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  • Report: Few firms allow workers to buy or sell vacation time
    About 9% of employers allow workers to convert unused vacation time into extra pay, according to the 2013 Employee Benefits Research Report from the Society for Human Resource Management. Fewer employers allow workers to buy extra vacation days or give their vacation days to colleagues. "We haven't really seen much of a change over the last two to three years," said SHRM's Alex Alonso. NBC News (7/3) , Human Resource Executive (7/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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