Human Resources Leadership Training

Does your leadership team need a “reboot” with human resources leadership training?  Coming out of the COVID fog, it seems to be a prominent item on organization’s “to do” list.  Recently, I did leadership training with Marshall County’s leaders, and it was featured in their local paper.  The details are here.

Below are the most common subject matters leaders may need a “tune up” on:

  • Hiring Talent – Effective Orientations and Onboarding
  • Workplace Etiquette and Boundaries – Know the Law and How to Solve Workplace Issues
  • Tips on Coaching and Managing Your Team
  • Communicating and Documenting Performance
  • Employee Handbook – Know Your Policies (Fair and Consistent)
  • Time Management 101 – How to Be Efficient and Productive
  • COLORS – What personality are you?  What contributions and challenges do you bring to the organization?

Give us a call if you need assistance with any of your HR training needs.  785-233-7860.

Employee Handbook - The Three Must Have's

It is time to update your employee handbook and it is a good business practice to review it annually.  Here are three (3) items you should have in your employee handbook:

  1. Employment Laws Should Follow the Employer’s Size

Employment laws require an organization to be compliant based upon the number of current employees who are on the payroll.  Employment laws change when the employment numbers change.  (Please see guidance link below.):

For example, below are the grids of compliance for employment laws.  The more employees you have, the more employment laws you will need to comply with.

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Background Checks - Why Do Them? Which Ones Should I Do?

Good morning!

If there is one single “to do” item you should not skip in the recruitment process, it is administering background checks.  Why are they so important?  Let me provide some examples, and give you my top four (4) background checks you should administer on any potential employee of your organization:

  • Criminal Background Checks – If a prospective employee committed an offense in the State of Kansas (KBI check) or anywhere in the United States (federal background check), knowing what their history is becomes critical to decreasing liability for your organization.  Through these background checks, I have discovered past issues of aggravated assault (one time against a police officer), theft, drug charges and even murder!  Conduct a criminal background check!
  • Credit Check – HR Partners encourages this when three primary areas of responsibility will be in the employee’s job description. 

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Required DOL Posters - IMPORTANT TO READ

HR Partners receives numerous calls each year from our clients (or potential clients) about getting an “updated” Department of Labor (“DOL”) poster for their businesses.  They receive phone calls or emails from very aggressive companies that state you “have to” get the new updated DOL poster ASAP or you will not be compliant with the law.   Clients share with us how much they have spent in the past, or how much the current company is charging for this service.  With multiple locations, this expense can add up quickly if multiple posters are required.

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UPDATE - Please Read

On November 12, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion reaffirming its earlier stay of the OSHA Private Employer ETS. As a result, OSHA has confirmed that it is suspending activities related to implementing and enforcing the Private Employer ETS pending future developments in litigation.

Moving forward, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will randomly designate one circuit court of appeals from among those where lawsuits against the OSHA Private Employer ETS have been filed to consolidate and hear all OSHA Private Employer ETS lawsuits.

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What our clients say...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

Lori Blosser, PHR, SHRM-CP
Manager, Corporate Staffing
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
 

"We rely on the SOS II results to give us insight into an applicant's work ethic and integrity.  Overall, we have found the results to be reliable and important in getting a complete understanding of the applicant's past behavior to then predict if they will be a good fit for our position opening.  This assessment is also easy to administer and user friendly for the applicant."