Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

Congress has passed another bill (S. 114) with reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs that is now on its way to the White House.

The bill is primarily being hailed for authorizing more funds for the Veterans Choice Program. While it certainly does that, it contains a number of other human resources functions.

The legislation outlines the terms under which the VA can rehire former employees. An employee must meet the following qualifications in order to be rehired: Read more…..


FHSU Society for Human Resource Management recognized as outstanding student chapter

The Fort Hays State University chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management recently received an Outstanding Student Chapter Award from the national organization.

FHSU was one of 20 schools to receive the honor, which is earned by completing a variety of activities to earn points. Activities include chapter operations, fundraising, legislative advocacy, hosting and attending seminars and conferences, interacting with other SHRM chapters and participating in internships.




Human resources firms join forces

A New Hampshire human resources firm has acquired HR Compliance 101, a Fitzwilliam-based HR consulting firm. With the acquisition, Paula Mathews and Carol McAneney join the staff of HR Synergy LLC, based in Bedford.

According to a news release from HR Synergy, the acquisition allows the firm to add safety training to the basket of services it provides clients.


Asia’s biggest recruitment conference returns for 2017

How is the recruitment landscape in Asia changing? And what are the key global trends to watch? Senior HR professionals and talent acquisition specialists will answer these questions and more at Recruitment Asia 2017.

Organised by Human Resources, Asia’s only regional media & events brand, Recruitment Asiawill gather more than 300 leaders from reputable organisations to discuss the components and processes critical to the entire employee lifecycle and how they help achieve business goals.

Recruitment Asia, the region’s most comprehensive forum on recruitment and talent acquisition, is a two-day conference happening in Kuala Lumpur on 31 October- 1 November; and in Singapore on 2-3 November.


Jill Bright To Join Sotheby’s Senior Executive Team Leading Human Resources And Administration Globally

NEW YORKJuly 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Bright as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, reporting to Tad Smith, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Ms. Bright will be based in New York and begins in early September.

Ms. Bright joins Sotheby’s after more than 20 years at Condé Nast where she led the Human Resources group for many years until her appointment as Chief Administrative Officer in 2010.  Prior to joining Condé Nast, Ms. Bright held senior human resources roles at American Express and Macy’s.

Malaysian Cocoa Board to rehire 279 of its employees

Bernama has reported that 279 staff from the Malaysian Cocoa Board (who were due to be dismissed from 13 August) will now go back to work.

Minister of plantation industries and commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong said in a statement yesterday (26 July) that the ministry and the board had reviewed the dismissal of the 279 employees.


Tech companies’ rosé on tap and free vacations are masking a huge ‘bro culture’ problem

Tech companies are famous for their stellarperks. But, according to a recent study from ratings platform ViewsHub, they’re lacking something far more important than foosball tables, bean bag chairs, or having rosé on tap.

A poll of 50,000 employees from 11 industries found that tech firms have some of the worst-ranked human resources departments.


Dash Financial Technologies Hires Sarah Hall as Director of Human Resources

Dash Financial Technologies, a trading technology provider for institutional entities, has announced it has hired Sarah Hall as Director of Human Resources. Ms. Hall will now assume responsibility for the firm’s human capital investment, employee relations, and talent management programs on a global scale.

Ms. Hall joins Dash with previous experience in a similar role at Aden and Anais, a provider of consumer goods, where she had served as the Global Human Resources Director. Ms. Hall has a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certificate from Northeastern Illinois University, and has written on various human resources-related topics such as office politics


4A’s Hires Wieden+Kennedy Human Resources Chief Keesha Jean-Baptiste


Last Friday, agency trade association the 4A’s announced that it had hired Keesha Jean-Baptiste to fill the newly created role of SVP and leader of the Talent Engagement and Inclusion practice.

Jean-Baptiste joins the group from Wieden+Kennedy after spending more than six years in that organization’s Portland headquarters, where she led recruiting efforts and more recently served as head of human resources.


Society for Human Resources Management awards scholarship to Renee West

NEW PHILADELPHIA Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, announces that Renee West, Rea’s human resources manager, was awarded a certification scholarship from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation. This scholarship will be used to purchase study material and cover exam fees associated with the cost of earning accreditation as a senior certified professional.