Requiring employees to sign an acknowledgement stating that they’ve received, read, and understood the employee handbook may seem arduous, especially if it’s done every time there is an update to the handbook. But this task is more than a mere formality—it serves an important purpose for employers: it is documentation and evidence that the employees […]
Recruiting is changing at a rapid pace. Some organizations are abandoning traditional methods for social media; some think software can do a better job than people.
Succession planning refers to the idea that the ability to fill key roles in an organization should not be left to chance—the succession should be planned in advance. From the CEO on down, a business should be prepared in advance with a plan of who might fill each key role when the time comes.
“Ban the box.” It’s not just a catchy phrase, but represents a law that restricts employers from asking a job applicant about his or her criminal history during the initial employment application. The ban-the-box law — a state, county and city mandate that requires employers to remove the criminal record disclosure box from job applications […]
You may feel like a twit when it comes to your understanding of Twitter, but it is time to add the word “Twibel” to your company’s vocabulary — and more importantly, to your overall social media strategy, says Porter Wright employment law attorney Sara Jodka. Libel occurs when someone prints a false and malicious statement […]
Employers are facing tough decisions when it comes to full-time, part-time, and contingent employees and their bottom line. Some organizations are considering the possibility of employing a contingent workforce, comprised of temporary workers or contractors, to perform necessary functions. After all, payroll taxes, benefit costs, and other employee-centric issues may be diminished by relying on […]
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced May 15 its intent to issue regulations that create a plan for federal employers to serve as “model employers” of workers with disabilities — a plan that may include a hiring goal, according to the commission. The announcement came just weeks after a 7-percent hiring goal for federal […]
Do you conduct background checks on job applicants before officially hiring them? If you do, are you in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)? When getting started with background screening, some employers don't realize they are required to comply with the FCRA as part of this process.
Yesterday’s Advisor featured tips for retention and onboarding. Today, a helpful infographic from BambooHR that helps clarify the facts around onboarding programs and what makes them successful. Here’s the infographic: Onboarding is the first step in retention—get it right. Download BambooHR’s survey results (Onboarding 101 for Small Business HR). Click here to view […]
When using contingent workers, defined as non-traditional and non-employee workers (often either independent contractors or workers leased from temp agencies or professional employer organizations), employers remove a lot of the hassles associated with managing a workforce internally. However, they also introduce some risks, especially since the decisions are often out of their hands.
Retention’s going to be key for many organizations as the economy improves—your best people are going to be testing the water and your toughest competitors are going to be looking for them. There’s Nothing I Can Do Many managers have the attitude “I wish management would do something about retention.” That’s the first thing to […]