Since 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been protecting the privacy and security of defined health information. Understanding HIPAA is even more important, because as HR professionals, per HIPAA, we can’t disclose positive COVID-19 results, but still must protect our employees. HIPAA is defined by two rules:
You’ve decided that it’s time… you need to take the important step of auditing functions within your HR department. So what now? It takes time, discipline, and the objective human resources to conduct a thorough audit and it starts with understanding your objectives. Do you want to do a full-audit of all HR functions or be more specific? No matter what the extend of your audit is, reviewing the current state is a necessary first step. As an HR consultant with expertise in the field of HR audits, I have found there are seven defined steps to follow to achieve a successful audit.
Every year we like to take the time to look into our imaginary crystal ball and try to predict what is going to be big in HR and payroll in 2018. Like many others, we have expert knowledge in HR and payroll, but we are absolutely not clairvoyant. As a team we’ve come together to present these five predictions for HR & payroll in 2018.
Do you view your job as scientific? Many human resources professionals often see their roles as administrative, tedious, maybe even strategic… but rarely scientific. Human Resources and payroll are often perceived as straightforward and maybe even rigid, but can we really be taken over by the rise of technology solutions? More and more, artificial intelligence is positioning to take over HR jobs. So, what can you as an HR or payroll professional do to stay in front of the next systems upgrade?
After completing a recent Recruiting Analysis (Willory’s newest service you can learn about by clicking here), a startling realization hit me: majority of companies are having trouble recruiting and retaining employees because their entire recruiting strategy isn’t properly aligned with the hiring organization’s goals. The result? A painfully long and arduous process to fill job orders and when they are filled… the right person might not be the “winner,” producing high turnover.
The word “goodbye” is dubious as there’s typically nothing inherently ‘good’ associated with it. This is also true when it’s time to say goodbye to one of your employees who has chosen to move on. Whether it’s an all-star manager or your sub-par administrative assistant, losing an employee can be disruptive and cause significant and unexpected change within your company.
Can you believe it was 20 years ago that Tiger Woods won his first green jacket by winning the 1997 Masters by twelve strokes, less than a year after going pro. It launched a worldwide phenom and a significant increase in popularity for the sport. People saw golf as a more accessible game – it was no longer dominated by the richest and solely white golfers. Additionally, Tiger’s youth and exuberance infused energy into the game and its coverage.
There are over 2,000 employee engagement services in the market today – so if you think employee engagement is a fad you should reconsider. Pick up any human resource publication or search for hundreds of blogs to find articles on this topic. Employee engagement is here to stay. With the right planning, you can build up your organization and your career.
Want to know one of the easiest ways to predict the success (or failure) of an HR consulting project before it even officially begins? Look at the project team. Who’s on it and what is their commitment to the HR project as a whole? Implementing a new HR and payroll system is no easy feat. The project comes with a myriad of twists and turns. Building a team that is knowledgeable, capable, and hardworking is one of the key components to a successful implementation or activation.