7 Critical HR Risk Area Questions
We ask our clients these questions when we first begin working with them. How prepared can you say you are?
1. Do you have the right people in place to achieve the results you need?
Job specific skills are important and so is “fit”. You want to hire those people who fit or have the potential to fit the culture of your company.
2. Do you have an effective recruiting process to attract, screen and select qualified candidates?
An effective recruiting process not only increases efficiency in your hiring but also in retention – saving your company turnover costs of 1 to 1.5 times the annual salary of the terminated employee.
3. Do you effectively communicate policies and practices with employees?
There are three important times to ensure your employees are on board with your company policies and practices. During Orientation, Disciplinary action, and Policy updates or revisions.
4. Do you have an Employee Handbook? If yes, is it current?
An employee handbook is an important communication tool between you and your employees. It is essential to update policies due to the ever changing Employment Laws.
5. Does your company have a policy to handle employee absences?
Absenteeism can be a costly problem for any business, but the impact on small businesses can be especially severe. Employers can control excessive absenteeism by creating an atmosphere where good attendance is valued. A formal attendance policy can help ensure that attendance problems are dealt with fairly and in compliance with ADA and FMLA laws.
6. Are your employees classified appropriately, i.e. exempt vs. non – exempt?
The FLSA authorizes the Wage and Hour Division to assess employer’s civil money penalties (CMPs) of up to $1,100 for each violation for repeated or willful violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Act.
7. Are your workplace safety practices compliant with OSHA regulations?
Workplace safety is important for a variety of reasons, including compliance with OSHA regulations, and reducing the potential for painful, costly accidents and proper utilization of workers’ compensation.