Though there may be a lot of hot air blowing out of Washington these days, much of the discussion revolves around policies and issues affecting the workplace. From healthcare and immigration to policies affecting employee work-life balance, HR has to have a united and clear voice of reason for people and organizations, says Hank Jackson, CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management.

“We need sensible and fair policies to support a mobile workforce in an era of globalization, and HR must be the voice for that,” Jackson said Monday, speaking at SHRM’s employment law and legislative conference in Washington D.C.

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