Staying Current in HR 2011 Survey Results

September 28, 2011 0 COMMENTS

Human resources and employment law information — like everything else — is available in multiple formats from multiple sources. So whom do HR pros trust to help them stay current on human resources and employment law issues and in what format? Each year we ask ourĀ  readers to tell us about their favorite sources to turn to. Here are some of the results:

  • Respondents use new technologies but still enjoy the person-to-person interaction of networking and live training. Live seminars, networking, online resources, SHRM or other HR meetings, websites, and webinars are the formats many respondents use.
  • Topics respondents trained on most last year include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), benefits, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and new state or federal legislation or regulations.
  • Online resources respondents recommend for staying current in HR include SHRM, government agencies, and websites like HRHero and BLR.com.

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Your HR Department 2009 Survey Results

October 29, 2009 0 COMMENTS

Each year we survey our readers to find out more about them – and let them find out more about each other. Most of you wear many hats and compared to previous years’ results a number of you appear to have added more in 2009. At the same time, many of you have fewer people in your department. It’s obvious from your answers to the essay question — how did your department change in 2009 and how do you expect it to change in 2010 — this combination of more duties and fewer hands is an incredible challenge.

One of the new questions we asked this year was about self-service HR functions. About one-third of survey respondents said their employee handbook and benefits information was a self-service function and offered online. Based on your answers to the essay question, this will continue to be a growing trend.

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