HR Concerns for 2019

Jan 21, 2019 | Human Resources

Each year has its own unique HR challenges.    Workplace violence, the changing marijuana laws, data security, leave laws and workforce planning are among the top concerns for 2019.

Workplace Violence

In addition to a zero-tolerance policy in your handbook regarding violence, companies should have a policy that addresses more egregious violence and outlines a response plan.

Read more: Run, Hide or Fight: Active Shooter Response Plans

Marijuana Laws

Oklahoma isn’t the only state navigating new marijuana laws. As the laws change, it is important to update your policies and procedures accordingly.

Read more: Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

Data Security

In looking at data security, one issue that comes up is phishing. There are several safety precautions you can take to stay secure:

  • Know who emails are coming from. Carefully examine sender email addresses.
  • Never click on links unless you know the sender. See the first bullet.
  • Refrain from sharing login or personal credentials via email.
  • Heighten scrutiny of banking information requests.
  • Train your employees on phishing scams.

Read more: Beware of Phishing, 5 Simple Tips to Stay Cyber Secure at Work

Employee Leave

Determining if the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to your company is just the first step. Beyond that, you must determine which leave qualifies.

Read more: When to Count Uncommon Leave as FMLA

Workforce Planning

Finding quality applicants as you expand your workforce is a daunting task. Having an applicant tracking system that flows all the way through the hiring process, from listing, to applicants all the way to hiring, makes it more seamless.

Read more: Case Study – Applicant Tracking

One of the main benefits of working with a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is having the HR experts to assist with compliance issues and changing laws. As policies need to be updated and reviewed, our HR staff can help. Contact us today at 405-951-5300.

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