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HR Gets Political: SHRM Members Share Their Hopes for President-Elect Trump's First 100 Days

HR Gets Political: SHRM Members Share Their Hopes for President-Elect Trump's First 100 Days
From Recruiter - December 12, 2016

The dust has settled, and Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. We all have hopes for what his administration might bring, and human resources professionals are no different.

At the recent 2016 SHRM Volunteer Leaders Summit, SHRMasked some of its members to talk a bit about what theyd like to see President-elect Trump focus on during his first 100 days in office. The members responses were recorded and made into a quick, but insightful, four-minute video.

Heres a recap of the main concerns expressed by SHRM members; scroll to the bottom of the page to watch the full video:

1. The Skills Gap

What we need in the Ohio area, for sure, is not new jobs, necessarily, says SHRM member Stephen Ligus of Cleveland, Ohio. New jobs are important to [bring back], but what we truly need is individuals who are trained, especially in the trades and in skilled labor, to come in and fill those jobs that we have openings for now.

2. The New OvertimeRules

Planned changes to the Fair Labor Standard Acts overtime regulations are currently in limbo, but that doesnt mean HR proshave forgotten aboutthem. If the changes do go into effect, 4.2 million formerly exempt workers will gain overtime pay. While many in the HR field believe that changes do need to be made to the overtime rules, they arent too keen on how the changes are being rolled out.



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