View in Browser | September 2017

HR Insights

The September HR Trends Issue


If an Employee Attends a Beyoncé Concert While on FMLA Leave, Can She Be Terminated? 

Employers do have recourse if they discover that an employee on FMLA leave participates in questionable activities. Here’s what you can learn from one employee’s misstep.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, October 10, and Thursday, October 12 at 8:30 am Pacific

Connecting Safety to Your Work

Some folks think safety is about OSHA and inspections, but it is about more. It’s about how to take care of your employees so they are safe and productive. Understanding how an accident—or worse, a fatality—can affect your business is a critical part of your job. Come to this exciting webinar to learn from a 28-year veteran of the safety industry and the widow of a construction worker who died on the job. Whether you are new to safety responsibilities or have years of experience, you will benefit from this important discussion relating safety in the workplace and managing your staff.



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Conscious Hiring and Development

You can maximize your HR effectiveness and make a positive impact on your work community through Conscious Hiring® and Development. This on demand webinar covers how to impact your company's organizational effectiveness by ensuring the people you bring on board are ideal for the job and for your company.

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Open Enrollment: Start Early, Communicate Often

Your 2017 open enrollment process is likely to have a new complicating layer—uncertainty. Employees and employers have questions about how the proposed changes to healthcare and tax reform that they’re hearing in the news every day will affect them. Laura Kerekes, ThinkHR's Chief Knowledge Officer, shares best practices for open enrollment in this on demand webinar. 

Top 5 Onboarding Challenges in 2017


Studies show that it pays off to invest in an onboarding program that effectively integrates new hires into culture, processes and expectations of a new job. It’s not always easy, but here are the top five onboarding challenges and how they can be overcome. 

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Onboarding Training

Facing one of the five onboarding challenges in 2017? How about some onboarding training? Log into Workplace, select Learn, and then type “onboarding” into the search box. You’ll discover three courses designed to help you become an onboarding pro.

Employment Law Alerts
The following jurisdictions have recently had changes to their employment laws and regulations:

Bad HR

Bad HR Practices Aren’t Necessarily Illegal 

Questionable HR policies and practices—like evaluating employees based on their participation in social events—may be bad mojo, but are not illegal. So, should you use them?

Product Spotlight

In the Spotlight: New Employee Onboarding Checklist

Thoughtfully onboarding a new employee is more than an administrative task. Nevertheless, there are compliance pieces to the process that we can help you get right with our New Employee Onboarding Checklist. Access this resource by logging in to Comply and selecting “Recruiting and Hiring” from the Staffing menu.  

Ask the Experts

Question: We’d like to have employees sign a documented policy saying that they will not discuss their pay with current or past employees or with others outside of our company at the risk of having their employment terminated. Is this allowed? 

HR Advice When You Need It

Have an HR question that needs the human touch? Call the Live Hotline team for answers and advice at 877.225.1101 brought to you by Creative Benefit Plans.

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