Added by kate smith on November 16, 2018 at 6:41am — No Comments
OSHA consists of a slew of regulations pertaining to safety at the workplace. Based on the kind of work they do, organizations need to put respective guidelines in place to ensure safety of their workers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a United States agency that has the purpose of ensuring safety at the workplace for men and women by creating safety standards. The United States Department of Labor (DoL), under which OSHA comes, oversees the implementation…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 15, 2018 at 4:28am — No Comments
If administered properly, pre-employment testing is a good means of ensuring that the organization gets the right candidate
In simple terms, a pre-employment test is an assessment an organization carries out to test the suitability of the candidate for the selected role. It is done to ensure that the candidate has the potential to fulfil the expected role. It is done to get a feel of how a candidate could fare if given the job.
Added by kate smith on November 14, 2018 at 5:33am — No Comments
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is a US Department of Labor (DoL) agency that is tasked with the administration, regulation and enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
A brief understanding of ERISA is necessary to get some idea of what EBSA means and does.
ERISA, a federal law, establishes a few minimum standards for pension plans in the private sector. It does this by…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 13, 2018 at 4:22am — No Comments
For a business organization to grow beyond the mundane, building solid business leadership strategies is an imperative. These are more important than anything else in the organization, because it is these business leadership strategies that build organizations more than anything else. Good business leadership strategies involve having the ability to look ahead and anticipate change and convert challenges into opportunities and learning from its mistakes.
Sound business and leadership…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 12, 2018 at 6:06am — No Comments
Job rotation is simple to understand: as the name suggests, it is shifting the work of employees from time to time, on a temporary basis. Job rotation is a strategy that human resources employ from time to time in some organizations with the intention of bringing in some results. Job rotation is carried out within some job functions in a few situations. Let…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 9, 2018 at 6:48am — No Comments
Most organizations plan and recruit the workforce it needs for its functioning. Many a time, even with the best of efforts and planning, a regular workforce may not be able to deliver the organization's needs and requirements. To supplement the regular workforce, many organizations think of having a contingent workforce in place.
A contingent workforce is a team of freelancers or consultants, which the organization may tap into…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 7, 2018 at 6:02am — No Comments
"Leadership" is perhaps the most talked about term in many circles today, not just in corporate ones. People talk about leadership in politics. One talks about leadership in sports, in technology, in the military and where not. What does it take to excel at leadership? What are the essentials of leadership excellence?
Leadership excellence essentials boil down to what kind of organization the leadership creates and what it leaves behind. These are the two ends of leadership excellence…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 6, 2018 at 6:07am — No Comments
Handling and investigating offensive behavior at office has to take important factors into consideration. HR has to be sure its investigation preempts any retaliatory action from investigated employees.
Conducting an offensive behavior investigation at the workplace is quite a challenge for HR. A gauchely done investigation can trigger a backlash in the form of employee retaliation. So, how does HR carry out this balancing act?
It has to be admitted that there is perhaps no…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 5, 2018 at 7:32am — No Comments
Healthcare reform or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or the more popularly known Obamacare, was passed in 2010 with the intention of overhauling the American healthcare scenario. From the time of its enactment, the ACA has been getting amended from time to time. One of its updates came about in 2015. By industry standards, the updates suggested are considered routine and not significant.
January 1, 2015…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 2, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments
HR documentation is of vital importance to organizations. Unless its nuances are mastered organizations can fall into embarrassing and damaging pitfalls.
HR documentation is one of the most important aspects at the workplace. The habit of HR documentation is usually imbibed into HR professionals from early on in their careers. But what does HR document?
HR documentation resonates with the spirit of the dictum, Verba volant, Scripta manent, meaning…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 31, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments
HRcompliance risk is a topic of concern and challenge to HR. HR compliance is a basic requirement for any organization’s HR, because HR, like all other departments, has to be compliant with its own set of areas in which it has to be in compliance.
Many of HR's activities are such that they are actionable, meaning they are…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 30, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments
Filling up routine or in-demand positions is not a very difficult task for an HR professional in any organization. The real challenge lies in how the difficult positions are filled. During times of bountiful employment opportunities, that is, when the job market is thriving, positions that are appropriate for organizations are easy to come by.
Also, some skills are almost always required in the job market or may attract positions because of factors such as high pay or a high-growth…Continue
Added by kate smith on November 2, 2017 at 3:10am — No Comments
Wellness programs at the workplace, as we all know, are crucial to ensuring the wellbeing and health of the employees in an organization’s workplace. But today’s wellness programs have their own unique challenges. This is a kind of challenge that has never been faced by HR in the past. What is so different about today’s workplace wellness?
We have the Millennials entering the workplace. So, why should this fact make workplace wellness a different matter altogether? Well, for the first…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 26, 2017 at 2:58am — No Comments
Pay is basically about statistics, as it is designed and administered around math. Math, as we all know, is vital to all aspects of pay, right from the structure to the analysis of data.
The importance that statistics has in compensation can never be understated. When devising and analyzing concepts relating to pay, such as pay ranges, pay survey data, individual and group pay rates, and other elements of a compensation program; knowledge of statistics is a…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 25, 2017 at 2:31am — No Comments
That change is the only constant has been repeated ad infinitum and implanted into the minds of everyone in management from the boardrooms to the cafeteria over the years. Almost everyone seems to be aware of this, at least in theory. Unfortunately, when it comes to adapting and implementing change; most managers and other levels of staff seldom put this idiom into practice the way it should be. Most organizations, even very well-known ones, and managers, fall short for lack of…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 24, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments
As the 21st century workplace evolves with the enormous changes being brought about by technology; the virtual workplace is now a reality. As more and more employees and organizations adapt telecommuting and remote working; managers have to bring in changes into their mindsets. Like all new introductions; this activity too, comes with challenges, but these can be overcome with some thoughtfulness, practice and persistence.
Organizations that manage their telecommute policy…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 23, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments
Proofreading qualifies for being both a process and an art. It finesses and trims important documents and gives them shape and proper form. It is essential for creating a good impact. It is necessary to cut out the errors that could cause embarrassment to the presenter. Sound proofreading, when combined with strong vocabulary; also helps to insert the most appropriate word in the right place in a document.
Proofreading is a must for almost all kinds of documents that are used in a…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 19, 2017 at 2:17am — No Comments
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is considered the world's most popular personality test. The main reason for its popularity is the empathetic and comprehensive nature it takes. Many organizations, as well as important social areas such as family, marriage, and career counseling continue to deploy it for the in-depth perspective it offers the assessor in understanding the assessee.
Generally, when we assess others; we fail to take the unique situation that led them to taking a…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 18, 2017 at 2:16am — No Comments
It is not an exaggeration to say that those in managements have their hands full during almost any working day. Dashing to finish tasks makes it chaotic for managers and other employees to stay focused on their core work. As a result, their work gets delayed or its impact gets diluted. They are forced into a situation where work keeps piling up and their daily routine gets chaotic. This becomes more pronounced in the backdrop of a changing work environment.
The result of being…Continue
Added by kate smith on October 17, 2017 at 2:03am — No Comments