To Everything There is a Season

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To Everything There is a Season"

-the Byrds    

Just like the weather, every business has its seasons.  As we wrap up the summer, you may be entering your busy season.  Hopefully, you have taken steps earlier in the year to be ready, including:

  • Developing a Recruiting Process
    Including set questions, assessment tools, and management training to assist with Title VII, Executive Order 11246, and state anti-discrimination law compliance
  • Updating Job Descriptions
    Outlining the responsibilities, requirements, and FLSA classification of each job to improve productivity and reduce exposure to FLSA and ADA and other federal and state anti-discrimination laws
  • Designing a Performance Evaluation Program
    Including templates, process, and employee and managerial training so that employees receive formal, fair, and regular feedback on their performance

Is this a slow season for your business?  If so, then now is a great time to take the proactive HR measures that you just can't seem to get around to during busier times.  These include:

  • Anti-discrimination/Non-harassment Training
    Annual training of managers and employees on the company's non-harassment policy and procedures helps minimize employer exposure to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and state anti-discrimination laws and improve morale and productivity in the workplace
  • Audit of personnel files and I-9s
    Assists with IRCA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and state anti-discrimination law compliance 
  • Handbook Updates
    Communicates company policies and incorporates federal and state laws including 2009 updates to the FMLA, ADA and NJ Paid Family Leave
  • HR and Facility Audit
    Identifies gaps in the HR structure and opportunities to close these gaps as well as potential exposures to violations of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and state anti-discrimination laws

 

Of course, regardless of what "season" you're in, from a HR professional's point of view, it's never the wrong time to start on any of these initiatives. 

Cristina L. Amyot, SPHR

President & CEO

EnformHR

125 Half Mile Road, Suite 200
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Office: 732-534-7844

www.enformhr.com

Cristina L. Amyot, SPHR is the President and CEO of EnformHR®, LLC a Human Resources firm specializing in helping companies protect and grow their business. She can be reached at 732-534-7844 or camyot@enformhr.com.

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