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Weekend Roundup: Weeding through Illinois, Vetting Hiring Managers, HR Trends

In the final installment of the Weekend Roundup of 2019, employers are “freaking out” as recreational marijuana use will become legal on January 1. The tables have turned and hiring managers and they’re being vetted by job candidates. In other headlines, according to a recent study by Deloitte there are five key trends that will help human resources improve in 2020. Click the headlines below to learn more.

Recreational marijuana will be legal and some employers are ‘freaking out’

Julie Proscia had given her presentation plenty of times. More than 50 in the last few months alone.

With good reason: In a few weeks, Illinois will allow adults to possess and use recreational marijuana, which is, as this attorney specializing in labor and employment described it, “freaking out employers who are convinced anarchy is going to happen as of Jan. 1, 2020.”

Proscia had a different message to deliver to her Waubonsee Community College audience at a forum on that very timely topic “Cannabis in the Workplace.”

12 Key Actions Managers Should Perform During The Hiring Process

Potential hires are always on their best behavior in interviews. The hiring company needs to do the same, and hiring managers, being the first point of contact, have the most responsibility for a good impression. A business that intends to hire the best talent has to show candidates why they should consider working here. That’s where the ability of a hiring manager to engage the potential hire and upsell the company as a workplace comes in handy.

Five HR Trends Your Organization Should Consider Adopting In 2020

This year, more than 80 percent of respondents in Deloitte’s “2019 Global Human Capital Trends” survey said economic, social and political issues are putting more pressure on them to improve productivity and adapt to a more diverse workforce. And this need to move faster and acclimate to new business strategies compels them to develop employees and leaders differently than before.

Training is a critical cog in employee development, and from where I sit, human resources must take a more active role in planning, implementing and leading the learning and development process. Here are the top five trends I expect HR professionals will want to adopt to be more socially, economically and politically savvy in 2020.

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