HR Policies & Procedures

Keep your company in compliance with federal and state laws while you set the appropriate tone for your organization. Get tips on developing solid HR policies that will hold up to scrutiny, along with quick-reading summaries of significant white papers that provide perspective to help you evaluate policy choices in terms of your organization.

Free Special Report: 5 Tips for Creating HR Policies That Will Hold Up in Court


Infographic: 2014 Workplace Policies & HR Policy Practices

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Nearly 90% of the 2,662 HR professionals that took our 2014 Policy Practices survey reported that their organization had formalized employee workplace policies. How are policies distributed to employees? Do they include “at will” disclaimers? Are employees required to confirm receipt? How effectively are policies enforced? How often are they updated? How has recent “ban the box” legislation impacted background check policies? The infographic below answers these questions and more.

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Benefits from Cars to Credit to Counseling to Charity

Yesterday’s Advisor offered healthcare results from the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2014 Benefits Survey; today, the survey’s results for other types of benefits.

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Who’s Offering What Benefits? (SHRM Survey)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released its 2014 Employee Benefits Survey at its recent Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando. The findings are helpful for determining what benefits are commonly offered and which ones you might want to consider.

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Open-Door Policy: What Does It Mean for You?

Does your organization have an “open door” policy? What does that mean in your organization?

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Survey—Social Media Background Checks, Policy Enforcement

Yesterday’s Advisor covered survey results for policy development and distribution; today, policy enforcement and background checks.

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Who’s Got Policies on What? Survey Says …

Do you have a policy on background checks? Social media? Want to know about policies your competitors have? Here are the results of our 2014 Policies survey.

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HR, Get Out of the Babysitting Business

HR spends too much time babysitting. For example, policing a rule like “Do not abuse sick leave!” How are you going to enforce that? Follow all your employees? Stop! Says consultant Hunter Lott of “Please Sue Me” fame. Get out of the babysitting business and go PTO.

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Please Sue Me—2014 edition

Popular SHRM speaker Hunter Lott (hunterlott.com) opened his always-well-attended Please Sue Me 2014 presentation with the usual list of “Please Sue Me’s.”

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ACA ‘Play or Pay’ Decision Guide for Employers (Infographic)

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The employer responsibility provision—commonly known as the “play or pay” provision— of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was originally supposed to become effective January 1, 2014, but in July 2013, the Obama administration delayed its implementation until 2015. In February 2014, the administration released final regulations making further changes to implementation of the provision.

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Developing an Effective Occupational Health and Safety System

By: Anthony Di Bratto

There are two main approaches to occupational health and safety (OH&S). One is a reactive approach based on legislation and the threat of legal action including fines and business restrictions.

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