Assessing Employee Performance Concerns: Skill or Motivation
Managers have the daunting pressure of being responsible for a multitude of duties. Training and development, innovation, morale, metrics, reporting, and employee performance, to name a few. Let’s take a minute to give managers a hand, can we? It’s tough work and many times, thankless. I can personally attest to the fact that there is nothing more gut-wrenching than having an employee that isn’t meeting expectations. Read more of Laura’s article…
Improve Engagement with Young Employees or Risk Losing Them
Over 50% of recently surveyed workers between ages 17 to 24 in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and hospitality, said they would be leaving their job in less than one year.
Their #1 reason was their managers’ treatment, which can also open the door to discrimination and harassment claims. Be proactive and train your frontline managers to support people and process. Some managers have no experience and some managers have the wrong experience, to provide the right training, guidance, and leadership examples.
Ice, Ice, Baby
ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is very busy right now with I-9 inspections, civil fines, arrests of employers who knowingly employ undocumented workers, and arrests and deportation of unauthorized workers all around the US.
Be prepared with an I-9 self-audit now, document and then, make necessary corrections, and ensure an I-9 form is properly completed on the first day of employment for all workers. Be aware that you will be fined if you have incomplete or missing paperwork, even if your workers are properly authorized to work in the US.
Emergency Action Plans
Do you have an emergency evacuation plan for workplace emergencies? OSHA requires most organizations to have a plan in place, including, but not limited to:
Visit OSHA: Emergency Action Plans
Independent Contractors vs. Employees
Three government agencies are very interested in how you classify people that do work for you. Not surprisingly, each agency has a different reason, different criteria, and different penalties if you misclassify your workers. Review the criteria carefully.