In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at HR Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding the accidental sharing of an employee personal information and an organization’s obligations to report the mistake. Q: A client of ours experienced a technical issue within their […]
Most U.S. employees are more concerned about workplace safety than ever before, with worries ranging from health hazards to cybersecurity, and they expect employers to ensure their well-being while on the job, according to a new study from AlertMedia. Based on responses from over 2,000 full-time U.S. workers, the State of Employee Safety Report found 90% of employees […]
The season may have changed to fall, but the punishing summer heat can be expected to linger longer in many places around the country. Plus, indoor workplaces often pose heat risks year-round. That’s why the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced new measures aimed at reducing heat dangers in workplaces. NEP and […]
On September 9, 2021 President Joe Biden announced a new rule that would require private employers with more than 100 employees to require vaccinations or weekly testing. Non-complying employers could face substantial fines. This would affect 80 million workers nationwide. In addition, the DOL will require employers with 100 or more workers to give employees […]
As HR professionals, we have a lengthy checklist when it comes to creating a business continuity plan in the event of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, or wildfire. We secure everything from an updated database of employee mobile phones to detailed communication plans to key vendors.
Across the country, employers are struggling to find enough workers to meet the needs of their businesses, and the issue isn’t just anecdotal and specific to a handful of vocal companies. “The economic data is fairly clear: employers are getting desperate for workers in the United States, writes Tom Spiggle in an article for Forbes. […]
While most Americans looked forward to annual summer breaks as children, the best most can hope for as adults is a week or 2 off for a family vacation or the occasional long weekend around a company holiday. But what if one’s company spontaneously offered surprise paid days off work? An extra 3-day weekend here […]
COVID-19 has pitted health and safety against the well-being of people and organizations. Keeping communities safe has meant sacrificing so much, and the pains of the past year have been twofold: Businesses have been forced to close or become remote, and workers’ emotional well-being has been at risk.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is easing its COVID-19 recommendations for fully vaccinated workplaces, but the agency is still advising employers to take steps to protect any unvaccinated workers.
I am sure all of us are aware that employees are a company’s most significant asset. This is true across all industries, especially when it comes to health care, for which one needs highly trained professionals. Because medical professionals are responsible for others’ lives, meeting the needs of this workforce is extremely important and no […]