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Government Web Sites
The U.S. government can be a rich source of information if you know where to look; here's some places to get started.
U.S. legislative information, including Congressional Record, current bills, committee information.
U.S. Census Bureau
The major source for U.S. population and housing statistics, derived from the decennial population census and more current surveys. U.S. business and industry are profiled by the economic census, taken every 5 years.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
The major web site for U.S. employment & unemployment, cost-of-living, compensation & benefits, occupational injuries, union membership and other labor-related statistics.
US Department of Labor
Major source for current (and often historical) information on laws, regulations, statistics, articles, even books on occupations, hiring, labor relations, disabilities in the workplace, employee rights, EEO, benefits, retirement plans, wages, unemployment insurance, apprenticeships, training, youth programs, workplace safety & health,and more.
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Information, fact sheets, text of laws and regulations related to federal EEO laws and discriminatory practices.
Centers, Institutes, and Associations
A collection of links to the home pages of non-governmental organizations, think tanks, societies, etc.
International Labour Organization
The website of this NGO contains numerous databases and publications and statistical series on foreign and international labor issues.
National Bureau of Economic Research
The NBER is a "private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization... committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community." The web site makes available working papers, data sets, and online versions of selected older books.
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Overall, lots of European data- HR and otherwise. Great section where you can look at OECD documents by country or by subject. Subjects include: best practices, case studies, manuals, scores and methods, and other valuable information.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM is the primary professional organization for HRM practitioners. Its web site provides information on every aspect of HR, including OSHA, the implications of mergers and acquisitions, research articles, job postings, and more. Some content is free; access to the whole site is one of the benefits of student membership.
PORTALS are collections of links to websites on a specific subject. They can be a useful way to find Internet information BUT, be aware that some portals, especially those created by businesses, include more commercial websites than links to scholarly information. Always double check an Internet site for accuracy and currency. Who wrote it? What is its purpose?