The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Documentation

HR Daily Advisor

Unfortunately, says Fentin, when you get sued, it always appears to be the Big Bad Employer versus the Poor Innocent Employee. Documentation is often the key to defending yourself. Here are Fentin’s top 10 documentation mistakes: 1. Learn More.

“Harassment is Not Just that Nasty Comment”

AbelHR

Typically, when we think about harassment in the workplace, we think about someone making a remark that someone else interprets as being offensive. As we noted in our blog post a few weeks ago, harassment is a bit subjective by nature. However, the fun doesn’t stop there.

3 Things HR Needs to Know for Sexual Harassment Training

AbelHR

The basis behind the laws, which vary significantly in terms of who is applicable and what is required, is to head off sexual harassment before it even has a chance to start. If you don’t plan to use an online module, you must still retain records.

Can an employer require proof of religion for time off requests?

Stratus

Background scenario: George requested time off but was denied by his manager due to scheduling demands. Shortly afterwards, George explained to his manager that he intended to be part of a religious celebration that day, and that denying him time off would be religious discrimination.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time

Synergy

Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. It’s common for SMB leaders to take on the mountain of HR tasks that are required for smooth operations, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Training.

A lesson in how NOT to respond to a harassment complaint

Ohio Employer's Law

Diana Retuerto worked in the office of Berea Moving & Storage. She claimed that the company’s owner, Willard Melton, made “verbal advances” towards her, including comments about dreams he was having about her, her physical appearance, and questions about her makeup and hair. Over time, these advances escalated to professions of love, statements about his constant need for sex, and whispers in her ear that he could not stop thinking about her. harassment

Use your LMS to automate onboarding

SkyPrep

It takes a significant amount of time and money to hire new workers. According to one report , the average U.S. According to an analysis by GlassDoor , just the paperwork and administrative parts of onboarding can be costly. Eliminate Time Constraints. Customize Learning.

Fired Learning Consultant with Performance Problems Points to Racial Bias

HR Daily Advisor

A recent case highlights the importance of making sure that supervisors and managers are properly trained on documenting performance problems and personnel decisions. Seeking a promotion, he applied for three internal learning solutions consultant (LSC) positions.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. But recent trends call for a renewed look at the issues surrounding religion in the workplace, one expert says. The same goes for paid-time-off days.

What is National Origin Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

According to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, national origin discrimination includes any discrimination based on the person’s place of birth, cultural heritage, accent, or native language. Title VII also offers protection from harassment based on national origin.

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Some of the best things about technology are the traditions they’re challenging. We’re beginning to change the way we do business because technology solutions allow us to do things differently. Take, for instance, the employee handbook. The employee’s manager goes to HR.

How to spot and stop workplace bullying

Insperity

What image comes to mind when you hear the words “workplace bully?” A ranting lunatic who yells and stomps and is king of the insults? Left unchallenged, bullies may even trigger workplace violence from the person being bullied or escalate their bad behavior into violence themselves. Young workers, women and LGBT employees report the highest rates of bullying. The blatant bully. The passive-aggressive bully. The overly direct bully.

What to Include in an Employee Handbook

Patriot Software

Consider covering the following while creating your employee handbook. Your welcome section should give a brief introduction to your business and set the tone for the handbook. Your employee handbook should explain the difference between an exempt vs. nonexempt employee.

What Is the Appropriate Discipline for Disrespectful Behavior – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

But today’s reader note goes into an area that we haven’t spent much time talking about – progressive discipline. . During the conversation, I asked my supervisor for a copy of the company policy on uniforms. He didn’t give it to me, but instead read me the policy.

3 top HR tech tools no company should be without

Insperity

If not, you might be missing out on opportunities to not only increase the efficiency and accuracy of your HR department, but also improve employee engagement. In today’s fast-paced business environment, HR professionals are being tasked with more and more duties – many of which are necessary but time consuming. While the list of HR responsibilities continues to grow, employees are also becoming conditioned to expect more from their employer. Learning management system.

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5 compliance mistakes you may not know you’re making

Insperity

Underestimating the importance of remaining compliant with employment laws and regulations is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as an employer. The cost of being audited or sued and found non-compliant can put a serious dent in your profits and your company’s reputation. When it comes to compliance, small businesses are often subject to the same laws and regulations that govern large corporations. Let’s look at five of the most common compliance mistakes.

5th Circuit Assures Employer That Some Good Deeds Do Go Unpunished

HR Daily Advisor

Although disability-based harassment/hostile work environment claims have been recognized by the courts for a while, they aren’t very common. The U.S. From 2008 to 2014, “Harper” worked as an assistant attorney general in the Medical Malpractice Section of the U.S.

Do You Know How to Manage Unemployment Claims?

Tandem HR

Learn what qualifies an employee for unemployment benefits, tips for preventing claims in the first place, and how to protest one should it become necessary. However, no matter the location of your business, there is one common thread. Hire the best talent.

Hidden Talent: Best Practices for Recruiting People with Disabilities

CakeHR

We are talking, of course, about recruiting people with disabilities, a unique demographic of potential employees that boast the necessary skill set, experience, and passion to take your brand forward as a whole. Here are the top things you should do to recruit people with disabilities. #1

5 Exciting HR Technology Trends

InfinityHR

Through the utilization of compiled data and with automated processes established, these entities, covering a myriad of industries, have given themselves the ability to make better business decisions for themselves and their employees. The velocity of HR data is mostly static.

4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute

Precheck

4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute Apr. The 23rd Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute gathered more than 3,000 healthcare compliance professionals in Boston, Massachusetts last week. The OIG’s Lesson on Innovation.

3 Tips for Planning a Compliant Office Party

Tandem HR

It’s the most festive time of the year. The office party is a perfect storm for issues that can lead to serious backlash and even litigation. Set the tone of the office party. The office party is no different. Consider any of the following.

From the courtroom: Firing an employee do’s and don’ts

Business Management Daily

The steps to firing an employee are full of legal landmines. Take these four recent court cases that highlight the right way to fire, and the wrong. Whether it’s a new employee who isn’t working out, or you suspect FMLA abuse , proper documentation is the best thing to have on hand if you end up in court. Document specific problems before firing. The court dismissed the lawsuit, reasoning that the employer had legitimate discharge reasons.

When should you hire an HR manager, if at all?

Insperity

With that success comes the question: When should you hire a human resources (HR) manager? It’s best to have a strong HR presence early in your company’s life to establish company mission, vision, values, culture and vital HR infrastructure, which can have a lasting impact on the success of your employees and your business. Around the time your company hits fifty employees, things change, and there are regulations that you must comply with that weren’t previously applicable.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company. Purpose of the handbook. Work schedule / Attendance / Breaks.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. These policies inform employees of their rights, responsibilities, and benefits and cover a wide range of topics important to the workplace. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company. Purpose of the handbook. Work schedule / Attendance / Breaks.

HR Department Best Set up Guide for Startups (2019)

CuteHR

The startup wave in the world has picked up over the last decade and is defining the Financial precedence. ‘We We have a Million Problems, but at the same time we have over a billion minds’ – Narendra Modi, PM, India.

6 must-have policies for a strong employee handbook

Insperity

Outline the policies that affect your employees. Your business’s code of conduct is the first place employees should look when they have questions about ethics and compliance. Some of the basic information you’ll want to include in your code of conduct includes: Code of ethics. Attendance requirements. Set expectations and establish the consequences for not meeting those expectations. In the meantime, good managers aren’t born – they’re made.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany HRM

When you’re unsure of the difference between API and RSS, grab this resource to help you keep it all straight (and help you pick the best HR tech solution for your company). Fun fact: Did you know the average company has 31 systems in its HR tech stack?

Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

Though you may constantly try to have a finger on the pulse of your company, you know that a plethora of unexpected problems can pop up on a dime. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively. Managing conflicts efficiently is one of the most critical skills you can implement when dealing with employee relations issues.

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business

Insperity

When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

Retaliation—The Marcia Brady Of Employment Law

HR Daily Advisor

If middle child Jan Brady from the TV show the Brady Bunch were an HR manager, she’d scream “Retaliation, Retaliation, Retaliation!” The day she returned from leave in 2012, she was given a letter from “Cindy,” the presiding judge of Sangamon County.

The Employee Handbook—Best Practices

HR Daily Advisor

Not only does this document serve as a means to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities but it also acts as a reference guide for all employer policies. Policies concerning the use of employer-provided equipment and software.

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities

cipHR

What does the law say? According to the 2010 Equality Act, a person has a disability if they : Have a physical or mental impairment. The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The Act states the keys to managing this duty are to: Identify the circumstances at work that are causing the disadvantage (eg application of the company’s standard absence or performance procedure).

HR for Small Business: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Paycor

It takes hard work and dedication to create the right foundation and sustain success. Think about the businesses you admire. Chances are they understood the importance of human capital and instituted HR best practices that would support them while they were small and as they grew.

The benefits of a ticketing system for HR teams

Spoke

Improve the employee experience. And on top of that, manage the challenges—things like complying with various state and overseas regulations—created by ever-more distributed teams and the evolving makeup of the modern workforce. These are just a few of the business-critical initiatives HR teams are responsible for, but few HR teams have the time they need to truly focus on these tasks. The user experience has to be engaging.”.

#Employee Feedback Is The Killer App #HR

TalentHQ

A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations. The answer is clear: building a highly engaged workforce is difficult.

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