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Weekend Roundup: HR Manager Evolution, FMLA Compliance, Q4 Hiring

In today’s Weekend Roundup, we take a look at how the role of HR managers has evolved in the age of COVID-19. The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) in regard to the compliance challenges of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) HR faces. In other headlines, we take a closer look at how hiring will pan out for the fourth quarter. Click the headlines below to learn more.

Your HR Manager Is Now Your Nurse, Hall Monitor, And Remote IT Liaison

The pandemic has forever changed the role of human resource professionals.

Gone are the days when Human Resources just meant happy hours, policy violations, employee relations, benefits, and recruiting. With COVID-19 came a wave of change that many are still trying to wrap their heads around, but no one is feeling the weight of that change more than HR managers. With workplaces and offices across the United States reopening their doors, HR managers have emerged as another frontline in the fight against COVID-19.

HR Professionals Struggle over FMLA Compliance, SHRM Tells the DOL

In a Sept. 15 letter to the DOL, the SHRM highlighted many of the challenges and frustrations that confront HR professionals as they comply with the federal FMLA.

“SHRM supports the spirit and intent of the FMLA, and our members are committed to ensuring employees receive the benefits and job security afforded by the act,” wrote Emily M. Dickens, SHRM’s corporate secretary, chief of staff and head of Government Affairs.

Are You Ready to Negotiate Salary During the Pandemic?

Trying to predict when things will return to normal is nearly impossible given the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, yet employers in a new ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey are throwing caution to the wind and revealing when they believe they’ll be back to pre-pandemic hiring levels.

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