The importance of having a strong and knowledgeable HR department has never been more evident. As businesses are beginning to re-open, and we all try to regain some semblance of normalcy, much of the burden in reopening is going to fall on the shoulders of your HR team. There is an avalanche of new policies and procedures to be aware of, changes in employee count, hours, safety guidelines, exemptions, and new compliance issues that could arise.
Required policies and procedures for your company’s employee handbook are changing constantly. A lot of the time the wording of some policies is rearranged to clear up any confusion. But sometimes major changes might be implemented right under your nose. We know how tedious this can be to keep up with. Although we also know that having a compliant employee handbook is a great way to protect your company from fines, fees, and lawsuits.
Speaking of major handbook policy changes, have you checked your employee...
These are your "employees" and the future customers of your business. How are you shifting your strategies to deal with the population drain? How will you deal with team members that want to move?
These are big questions and the answer might not be easy to find. This is a great article on why it is happening. As you can imagine there are structural issues within New York State, but also some that can not be controlled like SNOW AND COLD WEATHER.