Q. What considerations should we be aware of when furloughing employees due to COVID-19?
There’s a recent major development in the insurance world you may not have heard of yet: Washington just became the first state in the nation to develop legislation that makes long-term care affordable for its workers. Called “WA Cares,” this program also impacts companies outside of Washington that have employees in the state.
When we interview a potential new hire, HR professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. Let’s turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for a human resources management professional.
Research on training methods is essential to avoid the unnecessary costs that come with training. According to Forbes, the training market is worth approximately $109 billion in the United States. Therefore, the tasks of researchers are to search and define the best methods to present the information to the targeted trainees, as well as to […]
DISC is one of the most valid and reliable instruments of its kind, originating back to Dr. Marston’s work in 1928. It is estimated that over 30 million DISC assessments are used or sold yearly across the globe. However, it is not enough to only understand or apply DISC theory for critical hiring, training, conflict […]
It’s time to give the 1:1 meeting a long overdue makeover. With many organizations shifting to ongoing performance management, there’s a growing awareness that regular check-ins between managers and employees are good for everyone. Unfortunately, very few organizations offer guidance to improve how they discuss challenges and give feedback. Here are three tips to help […]
Job evaluation is a systematic method of determining a job’s relative worth within an organization. There are five commonly used approaches, says consultant Diana Neelman. Which is best for you?
Misconduct investigations are never easy for any HR manager. But they’re necessary and no one’s going to escape that duty for long. To make the job a little easier, attorney Jennifer Brown Shaw offers her suggestions for how to brief and question the complaining employee, the accused employee, and witnesses. Shaw is a partner in […]
For departments that are not fully digitized, this is a good time to review your status. What is an HRIS (Human Resources Information System)? We’re defining it as a software or online platform that assists HR professionals by integrating the management of employee data with the performance of common HR tasks. What Are the Advantages […]
We have been challenged by an employee who claims that all employees get a “grace period” of seven minutes before they can be reprimanded and docked any pay when late for work. For example, if the shift starts at 8:00 a.m. and the employee arrives at 8:07, the employee should be paid for the seven […]