There is so much information that HR professionals need to know that sometimes it is just impossible to remember everything. Here are some helpful links that you may need to use as an HR professional.
The U.S. Department of Labor is the federal agency that regulates employment within the United States. On their website you can find up-to-date information regarding changes in employment law, verification of current employment laws and much more!
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics helps to measure current trends that apply to labor/employment. Information on this website may help you to design presentations for your employer or help you understand the current labor statistics (i.e. unemployment rates, minimum wage, economic trends).
The Society for Human Resource Management is a great resource for finding up-to-date information on changes to employment law and HR trends. If you become a student/professional member of SHRM, you will have access to the various HR toolkits provided by SHRM (i.e. building a compensation plan, writing an employee handbook, and more).
Payscale and Salary.com are free resources for those HR professionals needing benchmarks with regard to compensation. While there are many compensation databases, these two platforms provide sufficient information and can help you in your compensation or job analysis.
O*Net is a helpful resource for HR professionals doing a job analysis. O*Net provides job descriptions and salary ranges that can help your organization establish the right job duties and responsibilities that will help to determine compensation for that role.
Glassdoor.com is the Yelp of businesses! It allows current/former employees to make comments about their employers and also provides an "outside looking in" view of the company for those individuals thinking of applying to the company's open roles. Because Glassdoor is anonymous, employees tend to be more transparent about their feelings which may not be captured in your employee engagement surveys. Information found on this website can simply serve as another data point for your organization.
Great Places to Work ranks companies every year on various factors. These rankings are based on submissions made by each company wishing to participate in the annual Great Places to Work Survey. Many of the fortune 500 participate in this survey and for HR professionals, you get greater insight into a company's culture, benefits, and programs that make the company a great place to work. As an HR professional, this information will help you with benchmarking your company's HR programs to other companies that featured in this survey.