HR Checkup

Employers Resource Association has developed a Human Resource Checkup Program as a service available to our members. You will find that this service is of benefit to your organization in several ways:

  • As a comprehensive overview of the relevant regulations and accepted business practices in the field of human resources;
  • As a "user-friendly" barometer to measure your company's degree of compliance with the myriad of regulations governing all aspects of the employer/employee relationship;
  • As an early warning device for potential trouble spots within your organization in terms of regulatory compliance; and
  • Where additional information or changes are needed in company policies or practices so as to avoid potential legal and people problems.

A complete report of the findings of the checkup will be prepared along with a suggested action plan designed to enhance the Human Resource function while bringing it into compliance in areas which are lacking.

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The checkup process involves using a checklist format where "yes" responses are sought. When a question receives a "no" response, a concern is raised and the subject area is reviewed in greater depth to determine the root cause of the negative response to the question. The cause is identified, and a recommendation is made to ensure a "yes" response the next time the question is asked. An outline of the HR subject areas that are included in the checkup process includes:

  • Department Organization/Administration
  • Safety & Health Concerns/Compliance
  • The Employment Process
  • Termination Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Training & Development
  • Disciplinary Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Classifications & Overtime
  • Communications Programs
  • Postings & Recordkeeping
  • Wage & Salary Administration

The best protection against challenges from governmental regulatory authorities or from disgruntled employees is to keep the HR function and your organization informed and up-to-date. This Human Resource Checkup Program can help you determine where you stand, and what information you might need to pursue to bring your HR function to compliance.

For more information about the HR Checkup program, contact Dawn Hays, SHRM-SCP, Esq. (Cincinnati) at 513-679-4120 or Lori Lewellen (Columbus) 614-538-9410.