HR Directors – What’s On Your Holiday Wish List?
At this time of year, everyone makes lists. Gift wish lists and New
Years’ resolutions are pretty common. But what about HR directors—what’s on
your holiday wish list? From a people management perspective, you might want to
have front-line supervisors that are given sufficient time to actually manage
the people they’re in charge of. You might want better communication and
integration between long-term business goals and the pressure to cut
workforce-related costs. From a legal perspective, you might want better
guidance from regulatory agencies, or perhaps even more tools from the government
to help you understand the rules and how to apply them to your workforce.
Given the consequences that compliance issues can have, and the myriad
ways that compliance problems can arise, your wish list for how those within
your company help themselves by helping you might be lengthy. To help you sleep
better over the holidays and keep your company out of trouble, we think your
wish list might look something like this:
- Employees who wear their protective equipment
without being told;
- Managers who check with HR before engaging
- Supervisors who follow procedures when
documenting disciplinary actions and have sufficient documentation when they
turn problem employees over to HR;
- Supervisors who immediately report complaints to
HR instead of trying to handle themselves (especially when they haven’t been
trained on compliance and have been told to make sure to go to HR immediately);
- Sales and business people who let HR know when
they sign contracts with the federal government or a federal contractor so they
can begin to deal with all the additional HR obligations that apply to federal
employment lawyer who actually understands the real world.
Of course, no HR director will have all of his or her wishes granted
this holiday season. But maybe we can help with some of these. After all,
helping you “Manage the Modern Workplace” is what we are all about. Happy
holidays from your V&E Labor & Employment Blog Team. Look forward to
seeing you again in the New Year!