HR professionals and hiring managers looking to fill positions at their organizations may want to take a second look at people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Their skills might be a match.

Ben Hasan believes that Walmart’s values drive the retailer’s commitment to inclusion and equity. Its goal of saving people money so they can live better lives applies to all people, regardless of identity, experience, style, ability or perspective, says the company’s senior vice president and chief culture, diversity and inclusion officer. Hasan joined Walmart’s Global People team in 2015. He and his staff are responsible for the strategic evolution of the company’s culture and the development

​A federal appellate court narrowed an earlier order blocking the nationwide implementation of the Trump administration’s so-called public charge rule to the three states in its jurisdiction: Connecticut, New York and Vermont.The public charge rule bars immigrants deemed likely to use public assistance programs from obtaining permanent U.S. residency. On July 29, a New York federal judge decided that the rule was hurting the national effort to contain COVID-19 by discouraging immigrants

States reported that 1.1 million U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Aug. 15, an increase of 135,000 from the previous week. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 14.8 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May.

​Employers with entirely remote workforces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have until Sept. 19 to take advantage of relaxed document inspection requirements for Form I-9 when onboarding new hires.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it was extending its interim policy allowing virtual inspection methods for another 30 days. The policy was initially issued March 20 and extended twice previously, in May and June. The most recent extension was due to end Aug 19."I

Employers eager to make hiring and promoting fairer for people of color should review Equal Employment Opportunity Commission initiatives and consent decrees for guidance.

If, on Jan. 1, you had asked an HR leader in the retail industry what her biggest challenges would be in 2020, she likely would have talked about turnover and the brutal war for talent. But as the tight labor market evaporated due to the coronavirus pandemic, a set of unprecedented challenges emerged.The loss of key staff lured away by the promise of more pay from a competitor seems like a quaint problem now as HR leaders must develop policies (on cleaning and customer capacity, for example

​Skye Muller did everything right as she prepared for her HR career. She graduated with a degree in human resources from Oregon’s Portland State in March. She participated in every luncheon and networking event offered by Portland HRMA, her local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter. She attended numerous other industry meetings, including SHRM’s 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition and the 2019 professional and student conventions held by SHRM’s Northwest Human Resource–.aspx

Because Black job-seekers are less likely than white applicants to be college graduates, degree requirements can keep them out of certain positions, despite their skills and talents, lowering their earning potential and making it more difficult for companies to create diversified and inclusive workplaces.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) filed twin amicus briefs in support of two lawsuits challenging orders from President Donald Trump that freeze access to new temporary work visas—including J-1 visas issued to interns, trainees or people on work-study summer programs—through the end of the year.