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Specific Ways HR Can Cultivate an Inclusive Workplace

HR Question: We’re celebrating the last full week of Black History month, and we want to keep the conversation going. How can our HR department cultivate a more inclusive environment beyond Black History Month? HR Answer: While the month of February inspires us to celebrate the successes and recognize the struggles of Black and African […]

Who Has to Submit OSHA Form 300A?

HR Question: I heard that the OSHA Form 300A has to be posted by February 1. Who has to submit this form? HR Answer: Employers that had 11 or more employees at any point in 2021 are required to post Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A from February 1 through April 30 unless […]

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How Can I Use Salary Benchmarking As a Recruitment Strategy?

HR Question: Like many companies, we’re struggling with recruiting right now. I’ve been tasked with doing salary benchmarking to see if compensation is part of the problem, but I’m not sure how to go about doing it. Can you advise me on how to tackle the benchmarking process? HR Answer: Attracting and hiring talent is […]

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How Do We Create An Emergency Preparedness Plan?

HR Question: We don’t have a formalized emergency preparedness plan, and I think we should probably have one, right? What should we include? HR Answer: You’re right. Every employer needs an emergency action plan for many reasons, including to be compliant with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1020.38(a) requirement. Beyond the […]

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Should We Cancel Our Annual Holiday Party Again This Year?

HR Question: It’s that time of year again… holiday parties and gift exchanges are on the horizon, but COVID-19 continues to be a challenge. Should we cancel our annual holiday party again this year? HR Answer: Ultimately, that’s your decision. Some companies are forgoing an in-person holiday party again this year, while others feel like […]

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Bonus Grants: A Creative Way to Retain and Reward Key Employees

HR Question: I’ve been asked to look into how we can use bonus grants as part of our retention strategy. Can you help? HR Answer: Changes in the economy – as well as clashing generations in the workforce – have altered the employment landscape. Gone are the days of someone retiring after 40 years with […]

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How can internships address your talent shortage?

HR Question: We’re having a hard time meeting our business goals as we’re understaffed and finding it difficult to fill our open positions. The idea of using interns came up in a brainstorming session. Should my company consider creating an internship program to address our talent shortage? HR Answer: You are not alone as many […]

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