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White Papers from leading HR experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant HR topics.

Put Your Procedures into Writing: Creating a Payroll Manual - $10.00 Free for Gold Members Free for Silver Members 

April 15, 2014

For some HR or payroll professionals, writing a complete payroll manual from scratch can be a daunting task. All processes, policies and procedures must be documented to make it easier to refer to for any reason. This white paper is written for human resource managers, payroll specialists and benefits administrators. Putting your procedures in writing helps to ensure the same outcome occurs for each payroll processing period.

Creating an Effective Employee Recognition Program - Free

March 13, 2014

As an employer or as the manager of human resources within your company, you may feel that the volatile economy of today creates a buyer's market in your favor when it comes to the hiring process. However, nothing is further from the truth if you are looking for top quality employees that you will actually want to keep over an extended period of time. In order to maintain a relationship with employees that are in high demand, you must create an employee recognition program that recognizes the achievements of your employees and gives them the incentive to want to move forward with your company. This white paper shares a few of the ways that you can create this employee recognition program or revamp the one that you already have.

The Importance of Preventing FMLA Abuse - $10.00 Free for Gold Members Free for Silver Members 

February 24, 2014

As with all legislation designed to protect workers and enhance the workplace, the Family and Medical Leave Act has fallen victim to abuse by workers at virtually every level. The result for many employers has been a workforce that is actually less healthy on the job, somewhat less productive overall, and determined to use sick days for things that have nothing to do with personal or family medical matters. This white paper covers several key ways to prevent or at least discourage abuse of this key piece of legislation. Human resources professionals stand to gain in several significant ways by restructuring the way the office works, enhancing productivity and boosting overall employee attendance as a result. For those who are new to the legislation itself, or those human resources professionals who have long suffered at the hands of this law, preventing abuse is both a proactive way to improve office life and a great way to protect employees from their own potential for bad decision-making.

Understanding Dress Code Liabilities - Free

January 9, 2014

There are many liabilities as well as advantages of a company dress code. This white paper will focus on the liabilities of the dress code because of the negative implications that these liabilities may possibly have on workforce productivity as well as litigation against the company. The white paper will also focus on how a human relations employee can more easily navigate the shark infested emotional waters of the personal feelings of the employee.

How to Handle an OSHA Inspection - Free

December 3, 2013

Whether you are the owner of a law firm, an HR manager or a safety and risk management specialist, at some point in time the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will probably come in to conduct an inspection at your place of work. OSHA should not be thought of as "bad," however, the penalties that can be implemented for violations can be financially devastating to your company. Download this white paper to learn how to properly handle an OSHA inspection.

How Health Care Reform Impacts Payroll Reporting - Free

October 31, 2013

This white paper addresses the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, on payroll taxes. This paper will address the background of the Act as well as the current payroll tax implications as well as those that take effect in the future.

An Introduction to Benefits Portals - Free

September 26, 2013

Organizations of every size must continually strive to design and implement efficient means of delivering human resources support services to their employees. Providing timely access to company policies, procedures and benefits guidelines is equally important for administrators and employees. Moreover, the administration of employee benefits programs is in a constant flux due to rapidly changing laws and regulations. Human resources professionals are faced with the challenge of delivering effective support services with less personnel and financial resources. It is well known that a poorly designed or administered benefits program negatively affects employee satisfaction and retention. This white paper provides an introduction to benefits portals.

Tips for Creating an Employee Attendance Policy - Free

August 28, 2013

This white paper is a resource aid for HR professionals who want to create an effective employee attendance policy. You will find tips and best practices solutions to use as a guide that is adaptable to your company culture. A truly successful employee attendance policy should include the specific dynamics of your company.

Defending Workers' Compensation Claims: An Employer’s Guide - $10.00 Free for Gold Members Free for Silver Members 

August 1, 2013

This white paper provides a guide for HR professionals, attorneys, and safety and risk management professionals who are actively engaged in the workers’ compensation process. Discussion includes the employers’ responsibility regarding workplace safety, as well as defending and denying claims. Employers will understand the necessary framework for gathering evidence to defend claims and responding to fraudulent claims.

Best Practices in Developing a Workers' Compensation Handbook - Free

June 27, 2013

Employers looking to deploy a Workers' Compensation handbook likely know exactly where to go to find the existing law, but they may not be aware of the best practices to execute when turning the law into a sensible handbook for company employees. In general, though, there are some key sections and blocks of content that should appear in every workers' compensation handbook, no matter the state where the employer is based or the location where the employee is working. Following these best practices will make the handbook easier to use, and it will clarify whether or not employees can expect to file a valid claim under the state compensation program or whether their grievances are best addressed by pursuing another legal avenue outside the workers' compensation framework.

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