California Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Job Opportunities for Veterans

Private-sector California employers might soon be able to establish a voluntary preference for hiring military veterans regardless of when the veterans served, thanks to a bill that recently passed the state assembly.

The veterans’ hiring preference currently in use is limited to Vietnam-era veterans and only immunizes employers from gender discrimination claims.



Green Jobs: What California HR Professionals Need to Know

California is a leader in clean-energy jobs, and there are some key issues that HR professionals should keep in mind as clean-energy efforts gain momentum in the state.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies two types of green jobs:

  • Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.
  • Jobs that make an establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or help the business to use fewer natural resources.

Asking Applicants for Salary History May Soon Be Banned in California

California employers would be prohibited from asking job candidates for their salary history and would be required to disclose the pay scale for a position to candidates who request it, under a proposal making its way through the state legislature.

The pay scale requirement does not apply to public employers, but salary information for public employees already falls under the disclosure requirements of the California Public Records Act.

Forest Park names HR director Smith as new city manager

Tye Smith, who has served as Forest Park’s human resources director since 1996, was selected to replace City Manager Ray Hodges, who will retire at the end of the year. Smith also fills in for Hodges as acting city manager, as needed.

Smith’s career in human resources dates to 1993. He was public relations director, human resources director and assistant to the city manager of Trotwood, Ohio, from 1993 to 1995. Smith served as human resources director for the Montgomery County, Ohio, Park District from 1995 to 1996. Before working in human resources, Smith was a career adviser and college program recruiter for Wright State University.

Swedish utility Vattenfall collaborates with Accenture on human resources 06/09/2017

Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retailers and producers, has awarded Accenture a five-year agreement to digitally transform its human resources function, including deployment of a new platform and delivery of end-to-end HR services.

Accenture will deliver a full HR as-a-Service offering, including a digital transformation based on SAP SuccessFactors solutions, and supported by HR applications including ServiceNow, SAP Fieldglass and Concur solutions, which will be cloud-based.

Alameda County Names New Human Resource Services Director

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors announced that it has appointed Joseph Angelo to be the county’s human resource services director effective July 3.

Angelo replaces interim director Kathy Mount who in May announced her resignation effective June 30 to accept a position at the Alameda County Employees Retirement Association.

Atlas Copco Appoints Senior Vice President Human Resources

Atlas Copco, Stockholm, Sweden, has appointed Cecilia Sandberg as SVP human resources and member of Atlas Copco’s group management. Sandberg will take over the position October 1.

“Cecilia has a broad knowledge of all aspects of the human resources area and has successfully contributed in attracting talent and in building successful teams,” said Mats Rahmström, Atlas Copco’s president and CEO. “She has a solid experience, not only from Atlas Copco, which will be beneficial moving forward with our ambitious plans.”

Human Resources staff receive Infinite Mile Awards for exceptional contributions

On May 19, MIT Human Resources held its annual Infinite Mile Award ceremony to acknowledge exceptional individuals and teams whose contributions help fulfill HR’s core mission to advance a vibrant and diverse work community where individuals thrive and contribute to MIT’s excellence.

Lorraine A. Goffe, vice president for human resources, presented the awards to the 2017 HR Infinite Mile Award recipients in the categories of Initiative and Customer Focus, Everyday Leadership, Collaboration and Community Building, and Innovating and Improving.

Human Resources staff receive Infinite Mile Awards for exceptional contributions

Sr. Human Resources Generalist, Mon Health

Job Details

Provides professional Human Resources support to coordinate recruitment, employee relations, and large projects. Acts as an HR business partner for assigned departments to support the mission and vision of Mon Health.


Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field.  Three to five (3 – 5) years of progressively responsible Human Resources experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides the incumbent with the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job duties.