Risk and Compliance

A Clean Slate

Screening

VP of HR Doug Harris shares how Clean Harbors is benefiting from its new pre-employment screening approach.

By Debbie Bolla

When you are in the business of removing some of the most hazardous materials in the world, there is no room for error when it comes to hiring nearly 5,000 employees a year. Nobody knows this better than Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental and energy services responsible for end-to-end hazardous waste management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning and maintenance, and recycling services. The organization is also the largest re-refiner and recycler of used oil in the United States. Critical to ensuring the company is hiring the right workers to meet stringent compliance standards is a thorough background screening process.

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Ensuring Fair Hiring Practices

Ban the Box

Criminal records are keeping millions of people out of the workforce but new policies are closing the divide.

By Marta Chmielowicz

77 million. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, that’s the number of American adults who have a criminal record—one in three.

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Complications in Crossing Borders

Immigration

Recent immigration regulations are creating new challenges for companies who rely on global talent.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Recent changes in U.S. immigration policy are creating roadblocks for American businesses and their employees—especially those who rely on global talent. According to Envoy Global Inc.’s 2017 Immigration Trends Report, globalization in the business world is on the rise. In fact, 55 percent of employers expected to hire more workers from overseas in 2017, up from 34 percent in the year prior. In addition, 63 percent of HR leaders claimed that hiring international employees is very or extremely important to their talent acquisition strategy—a significant leap from 42 percent in 2016.

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Ready or Not, Here it Comes

Data Privacy

Two business leaders discuss their game plan for the EU’s upcoming data privacy regulations.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is on the horizon, going into effect from 25 May 2018 onward. Forcing companies to scrutinise how they handle and process customer and employee data, the GDPR is turning data protection from an afterthought to an essential business function. No business—large or small—will be left untouched.

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Creating a Culture of Compliance

GDPR Compliance

Ways HR can mitigate risk in the coming era of the GDPR.

By Caroline Tahon

With the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into full effect this May, many organizations are updating their technology and processes to ensure compliance. What they may be overlooking, however, is the human aspect of information privacy and security.

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What’s Ahead

HR Trends 2018

HR leaders discuss their top priorities for 2018.

By Debbie Bolla

Faced with a pressing expectation to deliver strategic initiatives, HR business leaders have become more agile in their approach to human capital management. And it’s making an impact. Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends Report finds that 84 per cent of respondents say the work they do will prepare their organisation for the future. Here, four HR leaders share what is on their agenda for 2018; ways they are attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best talent; and how they are getting ready for the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Mobilising Talent

Mobile Technology

Today’s mobile applications are helping organisations maintain immigration compliance.

By Jennifer Baillie-Stewart

In this globally connected age, executives from practically every industry are searching both domestically and abroad to source the best talent they can find. In fact, sourcing talent from another country has become imperative: According to a 2017 study from the Council of Global Immigration, 74 per cent of CEOs feel that obtaining work visas in a timely, predictable, and flexible manner is critical to their business objectives.

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Broadening the Global Footprint

Business Expansion

Five steps organisations should consider to ease expansion.

By Kristina Lengyel

Today, many companies are contemplating globalisation in order to grow revenues and increase bottom-line profitability. The idea of going global makes sense, especially considering that the world’s emerging economies represent a very real and immediate opportunity to reach new consumers—an Accenture report says these markets will represent more than 65 per cent of global GDP by 2030—and more efficiently run various aspects of operations, such as manufacturing.

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Safe and Secure

Payroll Security

When it comes to payroll security, decreasing risk is worth the reward.

By Debbie Bolla

The 2017 Equifax data breach was a strong reminder to organizations that personal information can never be too secure. This is especially true when it comes employee payroll data. That’s why it is more important than ever for HR to be proactively and strategically ensuring that employee payroll data is secure.

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Don’t Ignore the GDPR

HR Outsourcing

Four things to know about the biggest change to data protection laws in 30 years.

By Cecile Georges

Keeping up with the 50,000 or more legislative changes that occur around the world each year can be a daunting task for any HR team. But now, HR leaders of multinational companies need to brace themselves for a particularly large regulatory change: the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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