Tag: employer

injury

Best Practices for Investigating Whether Your Employee Was Hurt at Work

When it comes to workplace injuries, many states provide specific guidance for reporting injuries by both employees and employers. As an employer, you must remember that to properly manage a workers’ compensation claim, you should report the injury as soon as your employee notifies you that it occurred and immediately start your investigation, especially if […]

Skills

Is the Skills Gap Real?

The “skills gap” has been a hot topic in recent years, with media outlets, HR associations, and consultancies all discussing the plight of companies struggling to find workers with the necessary skills and qualifications to perform key jobs.

401(k)

Benefits 101: Common 401(k) Mistakes

A common benefit that many employers now offer to employees is a 401(k) plan to assist them in saving for retirement. This type of benefit is typically highly valued by employees, and of course, employers want to take steps to ensure it’s administered properly—both legally and in terms of not making mistakes that impact employees.

personality

Using Personality Assessments in Hiring

Does your organization utilize personality assessments as part of the hiring process? Many organizations do. We’ll start by taking a look at why they are used and then delve into some of their potential pitfalls.

conduct

How to Take Advantage of OSHA’s ‘Employee Misconduct’ Defense

Many times, when employers receive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation—if not most times—they claim it wasn’t their fault, but rather the employee did something stupid. OSHA recognizes such a defense, called the “employee misconduct” defense. It is an affirmative defense, meaning the employer has the burden of proof in establishing the misconduct.

‘Why Are There No HR Professional Role Models?’ and Other Musings

A new generation of HR professionals have already entered the workforce and they bring with them a new set of strategies and sensibilities. Meet Pearlie Oni, Senior Manager of Employee Experience at RedPeg Marketing. In today’s column, we discuss everything from a people-oriented approach to HR to why HR has no apparent role models.

Better Manage Your Online Reputation to Attract Talent

Employer branding has become a hot topic in the recruiting and HR world. An “employer brand” describes an employer’s reputation as a place to work, and its employee value proposition, as opposed to the more general corporate brand reputation and value proposition it presents to its customers.