HR Management

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A random coincidence has resulted in a costly fine for a Lancaster County construction firm. OSHA cited Quality Stone Veneers for eight safety violations after an OSHA inspector noticed substandard scaffolding when he drove by a residential construction site.
Coal miners, supervisors and mine-safety directors who participated in Massey Energy’s football-themed safety contest cut loss-time accidents at the West Virginia coal company by 47% in just one year. The company estimates it reduced the cost of lost-time accidents by $5 million.

Determining why employees leave is one key to taming turnover. Employers often use exit interviews to identify the answer. But departing employees are often uncomfortable opening up to management. Here’s an alternative: Conduct exit interviews using online surveys.

Benefits administration is complicated, so it’s a safe bet that employees don’t have a clue about what goes on in your office. Effective benefits communication relies on tailoring your message and medium to the audience you need to reach.
A choice of work hours and the option to telecommute aren’t the only ways organizations can offer flexibility to employees. If your organization wants to expand its flex options, here are some suggestions:
Managers should make documentation of employee performance, behavior and discipline a regular habit. HR can help limit the organization’s legal liability by counseling ­managers to keep three basic principles in mind when documenting discipline.
What’s your favorite summer perk? In an Adecco survey, U.S. workers ranked summer flextime as their most wished-for summer perk.
Even if you included a new social media policy in your employee handbook recently, it’s time to review it again. The NLRB issued a report recently that called into question the legality of some of the wording employers commonly use in their social media policies.
If you took a wait-and-see approach to implementing health benefit changes until the Supreme Court ruled on the health care reform law, it’s time to kick your planning into high gear. Several short-term deadlines are approaching that require HR’s immediate attention, and significant milestones loom in 2013 and 2014.
Test your knowledge of recent trends in employment law, comp & benefits and other HR issues with our monthly mini-quiz.
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