How do you enhance managers’ recruiting and talent acquisition skills?
How do you improve your company’s talent pipeline?
The talent pipeline your company builds is critical to its success in many areas. Employees are the heart and soul of the business; so becoming more adept at discovering and hiring talented newcomers is a high-priority activity for departmental leaders. While it’s tempting to think recruitment is innate — something people are simply good or bad at — it is actually a proficiency that can be honed and improved. Continue reading
Employee health and wellness has never been as important and top-of-mind as it is now — is your organization on the right track?
What can a health and wellness program deliver for your employees?
Ensuring the health of workers should be a management focus at all times. Lately, as businesses around the world have struggled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, this need to put health and wellness first has become clearer than ever. If your business does not have any programs designed to keep employees healthy and happy at the office, developing such strategies should be an immediate priority. Continue reading
What should employers keep in mind about harassment prevention training?
Illinois is the latest state to implement specific harassment training requirements.
Wherever your company operates, it’s important to examine the harassment-prevention rules for that area. Even in states without their own specific harassment policy specifications, it’s incumbent upon employers to make sure they are providing a safe and secure workplace for their employees. In addition, many states have recently tightened their requirements around required actions by company owners. Businesses should make sure they’re taking decisive action to get in line with these laws as they take effect to avoid incurring the resulting fines.
Illinois has joined the group of states with specific harassment prevention statutes, like New York and California. Taking this state’s new policies as an example is a good introduction to the general concept of meeting anti-harassment requirements. Regardless of location, employers must focus on key priorities such as clarifying each person’s role in handling and responding to reports of harassment problems. Continue reading
Back injuries can be devastating to employees who suffer them — and a few best practices can prevent these problems. What should your team members learn from training?
From the warehouse to the office, back injuries are a risk for employees.
Back injuries are both relatively common and potentially devastating. In many kinds of workplaces, preventing these incidents from occurring comes down to a blend of factors, from setting up the work environment in ergonomically friendly ways to investing in appropriate training. Many of the day-to-day activities performed by workers could be harmful if done in an incorrect manner. As a workplace leader, it’s up to you to make sure your team is staying safe. Continue reading
What does it take to comply with regulations such as the FMLA and FLSA?
Complying with DOL rules is important, but it doesn’t have to be hard.
Keeping a workplace in compliance with all relevant laws from the Department of Labor should be a top priority for any business, regardless of industry. Companies that don’t follow the regulations regarding fair labor practices may end up facing fines and other penalties, along with the reputation damage that can accompany noncompliance.
Rather than taking an informal approach to providing DOL labor law information to management and human resources personnel, companies can and should formalize their training programs, giving a detailed overview of relevant rules and helping their business comply. When managers and HR leaders understand the right way to deal with issues such as medical leave, hours and wages, they’re positioned to keep their organizations compliant and regulators happy. Continue reading