A policy handbook, or manual, is a vital tool and resource for any business. But owners and HR managers often find creating them a challenge.
According to some experts, many small businesses do not have a policy manual, or handbook, an employee orientation process or proper termination procedures. Yet these tools and processes can be the first line of defense in avoiding a costly employee lawsuit.
It's that time of year when HR industry experts share what they see as the coming trends for the next year. HR management changes and evolves with technology and demographics.
Every year, the professionals and experts weigh in on what they see as coming or anticiapted trends for the Human Resource profession. Last year saw some of the same trends forecasted and the realities of both the HR industry and business in general reflect these.
In many companies recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of new hires often falls on the HR department. And HR trends in these areas change over time.
One of the challenges for every HR professional is keeping abreast of the myriad of changes and developments in their industry. Along with legislative and labor law issues, these changes include trends in recruiting and hiring new employees, as well as best practices for onboarding a new hire.
No business wants to see good employees leave, but what many businesses fail to appreciate is the very real costs associated with employee turnover.
According to the US Department of Labor and Statistics, an employee leaving can cost a business up to 33% of that employee’s total compensation including both salary and benefits.