Does Payroll fall under Human Resources? Across various clients over the years, I have encountered different departmental structures. Sometimes Payroll is housed in the HR department, other times HR is housed in the Finance department along with Payroll, or both functions are separated into two completely different departments. There is no right or wrong way. What works, really comes down to what makes the most sense for your organization.
It seems like in today’s technology-centered world, there is an application (app) for everything! You could run your whole life on your smartphone if you had the right tools at your fingertips. A lot of companies are cashing in on this trend and creating apps that are convenient to its desktop users. Why not take advantage of these apps if they can benefit you and your employees?
We have all seen those straight out of the movies scenarios on the news when tragedy strikes at work. An active shooter comes in and wreaks havoc on anyone and everyone. The haunting images of people running for their lives or the aftermath usually stick with me for days after. These events generally leave you with the feeling of sadness and also thoughts about what if it happened at your workplace. How likely are you to be exposed to this situation?
Onboarding a new hire is a very exciting time! The energy a new team member brings can add a fun, fresh dynamic to the team along with the exciting possibilities of what this new meeting of the minds could achieve. There is so much to do to bring your new team member up to speed, many HR professionals use a checklist to keep the process on track. Orientation programs, and informational packets are also common tools used to educate new team members on the inner workings of an organization. In my years of onboarding, there always seem to be questions commonly asked, or bits of information that are pertinent but don’t seem to truly fit into any of the content.
PHR & SPHR vs. SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP: What's the Difference Between these HR Certifications? In several industries, professionals have the option to obtain certifications in their area of expertise. Many companies require certifications as insurance that their employees have the knowledge necessary to perform the job they were hired for. In the HR world, having certification credentials is no different.