The Importance of Staying Abreast of HR Issues – Weekly Update

The Importance of Staying Abreast of HR Issues – Weekly Update

Ken Meyer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | Principal, KWM HR Consulting LLC

In today’s dynamic workplace landscape, staying abreast of HR issues is not just prudent; it is indispensable. As the President of New York City SHRM, I am a staunch advocate for continuous learning and evolution in the HR sphere. Our field is in a constant state of flux, influenced by legislative changes, technological advancements, and shifting societal norms. To navigate this ever-changing terrain effectively, HR professionals must prioritize staying informed and proactive.


One of the most effective tools for keeping up to date with HR issues is ongoing education and professional development. This includes attending conferences, workshops and seminars, as well as pursuing relevant certifications. Engaging in networking activities within the HR community is also invaluable, as it provides opportunities to exchange insights, best practices, and emerging trends.

Furthermore, leveraging reputable sources of information, such as industry publications, academic journals and online forums, can provide valuable perspectives and updates on pertinent HR topics. In addition, remaining attuned to legal developments and compliance requirements is paramount to ensuring ethical and effective HR practices within organizations.

In essence, the key to maintaining proficiency in HR lies in a commitment to lifelong learning and adaptability. By embracing a proactive approach to knowledge acquisition and skill enhancement, HR professionals can effectively navigate the complexities of today’s workplace environment and drive positive outcomes for both their organizations and the workforce at large.

Be well.

Ken Meyer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

President, New York City SHRM

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