Influencing Skills for HR Managers & Leaders: Build Your Power Base, Enhance Your Reputation and Boost Your Business Impact
As a Human Resource department, how well do you influence your company's direction? Contribute to the corporate discussion about customers, products, and strategy? Are you a participant in senior-level meetings? Do managers seek your opinion? Are you seen as a trusted advisor and strategic partner to both operations and senior management? Some people still think of Human Resources as those guys that just ..
Leave in the Time of COVID: Managing Employee Leave Under FMLA, FFCRA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation
COVID has introduced a “New Normal” into all our lives, and into the business world as a workplace. Employers have an obligation to provide a safe workplace and to prevent – or at least minimize—the spread of COVID-19. Granting employees leave to deal with COVID-related issues have been shown in studies to slow the spread. Beyond that, however, as with any medical issue, employees are entitled to medica..
Paying employees is one of the biggest expenses for a company. Any company that has employees is required to withhold and pay payroll taxes. In addition to what you withhold from an employee, there are tax forms that must be filed and given to the employee. The size of your business, where you are located, where your employees live and work; all of these things factor into what you must withhold from employ..
The goal of leadership is to motivate employees to give their personal best on a regular basis. An employees personal best is a gift of discretionary effort. Discretionary effort is a gift because employees make a decision on a daily basis whether or not to give extra effort, energy, and add value to the task they are completing. Discretionary effort is the difference between what an employee does to get a ..
The Human Resource Management Association defines a crisis as “a low probability, high impact occurrence that is often unexpected and unfamiliar.” Webster defines a crisis as any partial or complete disruption of a business’ key operations resulting in damage to equipment, property, people of the environment. While the Covid-19 pandemic clearly fits this definition so too does the recent weather impacts in ..
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenging wage and hour questions for employers. The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—and corresponding state wage and hour laws are not on hold during the pandemic. In addition to FLSA obligations, decisions regarding wage and hour could trigger nondiscrimination laws, health and safety laws, leave and accommodation laws, and state-specific laws. It also cla..
How To Strategically Address Systemic Racism, White Privilege, And Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: It’s About More Than Training and Policy
The summer of 2020 will be long ingrained into our social and individual consciousness due to COVID and the horrific murder of George Floyd, a black man. George’s murder by white police officers, captured on video for the world to see, sparked outrage around the globe. So what, you may be asking, does that have to do with the business world. Racial bias workshops just won’t do anymore. Employers and busines..
This course will cover the use of background checks in the employment process under the EEOC best practices.Areas CoveredThis course will cover the use of background checks in the employment process. We will talk about:Why background checks are importantThe EEOC Best practices guidanceSample policy The impact the Fair Credit Reporting Act has on background checksAdverse actions proceduresProblems that may a..
Workplace negativity and stress affect more people and organizations today than ever. The advent of the pandemic intensified the level of stress most organizations experienced, whether people were onsite or working from home. Managers and team members alike report being more stressed as they are being asked to do more with less. Learn strategies to reduce your personal stress and create a positive, more pro..
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021! New Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is Back! How Will this Version Impact the Workplace?
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which extends tax credits for private employers with 499 or fewer U.S. employees that voluntarily decide to provide emergency paid sick and/or family leave according to the otherwise-expired standards in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family Me..
In today’s workplace, there are numerous situations that can cause problems for employers that need to be followed up on and investigated by HR. These include claims of harassment, claims of discrimination, claims of a hostile environment, claims of retaliation, claims of improper pay practices, and many more claims of improper management practices. These claims cost companies millions of dollar..
Crisis at a small or large scale can bring about permanent changes in an organizations’ workplace. As new practices enter the work environment, remote work becomes the norm, social distancing shifts requirements, mask mandates, your frontline leaders, more than ever play an important part in retention practices.What is Retention?"The classic organization is characterized by the command-and-control style of ..
If there is one thing to get right and keep up to date it is the compensation system or program. And while this is often assigned to key leaders in the organization it is also an area that managers and supervisors must understand and communicate effectively. This course covers compensation management from policy to market survey, job assessment, and pay structures. The program reviews topics including defin..
A stay interview is a powerful retention tool that can give organizations a jumping-off point to build upon the positive aspects of the job. It helps to identify the key factors that engage and excite employees. As well, it helps to pinpoint aspects that drive dissatisfaction and frustration for high-performing employees, so that those aspects can be minimized or eliminated.Areas CoveredUnderstanding the co..
The United States Department of Labor released its new overtime exemption rules, and they went into effect on January 1, 2020. For many employers that means that many of the positions it had previously classified as exempt from overtime requirements will not be any longer – unless these employees receive a salary increase equal to or greater than the new salary threshold. The new salary rules are expected t..