Lisa covers state and federal employment law developments for SHRM Online. Prior to joining SHRM, she was a reporter for Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report and also served as a human resources and legal consultant to small businesses. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in HR m...
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Multinational companies must keep up-to-date with the political, social and legal changes that are happening around the world—and global HR professionals must understand the operational issues that affect international employment. David Ellis and Kerry Weinger, partners with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, said it is critical for employers to understand the differences between U.S. employment laws and the laws in other countries where they intend to operate.
Employers want to know what's happening with health care reform and the promises that President Donald Trump made during his campaign to repeal and replace the Obama-era Affordable Care Act (ACA). "It's a confusing time for all of us," said Beth Baerman, product communications director for Attendance on Demand—an attendance and time-keeping solutions provider.
Employers will incur expenses as soon as a worker files a claim. That's why the best way to win a lawsuit is to avoid it altogether—and HR professionals can help by ensuring the company's processes are perceived as fair. There are a number of steps employers should take to ensure they have effective policies and practices in place—like keeping job descriptions and employee handbooks up to date—but being consistent and fair can go a long way with employees.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".