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  • S08E02 - HR Rescue: Remote Work as the New Normal Post-Pandemic

    The effects of the coronavirus will reverberate in US workplaces for years, and there will never be a return to the pre-pandemic state of "normal." Given the sweeping impact, it is not too early to start considering what the world of work will look like after the most immediate crisis has passed. For many employers, the biggest permanent change will be a more remote - or entirely remote - workforce. In this week’s episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares some key considerations to keep in mind as businesses move to a more distributed model.  

    Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. 

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

  • S08E1 - HR Rescue: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Issues in 2021

     

    The focus on diversity, equity and inclusion issues has markedly increased in the last year. Since the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others shed new light on racism - including in the workplace - many corporate leaders have been compelled to speak up. This has led employers to reevaluate their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and view them as a must-have rather than a nice-to-have initiative.

    In this week’s episode, IHR expert Jenni Stone will share five critical issues to watch this year to ensure an organization is taking meaningful steps forward when it comes to DEI.

    Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. 

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

  • S07E13 - HR Rescue: New Employment Laws Kicked in January 1, 2021: Paid Leave, Minimum Wage and Training Top the List

     

    HR professionals have faced significant challenges and much change in 2020, with a global pandemic, the economic recession and widespread social unrest each making new demands. Now, as we close out an eventful 2020, let's collectively take a deep breath and hope for calmer times in 2021.

    One way to get the year off to a smooth start is to take time now to review the new employment laws that took effect on January 1, determine their impact and get your organization ready to comply. The new laws - more than 100 in total - will affect employers in 27 states and numerous localities.

    Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

  • S07E11 - HR Rescue: FFCRA's 12/31 Expiration - Ways HR Can Prepare

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which took effect April 1, requires covered employers to provide eligible employees with temporary job-protected paid sick leave and paid expanded family and medical leave due to certain qualifying reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FFCRA has a sunset date of December 31, 2020.

    In the absence of a law extending the FFCRA's provisions, employers need to be proactive and prepare for the sunset of the FFCRA. The better prepared the employer is, the better it can help manage employee's expectations. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares measures employers can take in advance of the FFCRA's expiration.

    Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast!

  • S07E10 - HR Rescue: COVID-19: Employer Rights and Obligations During the Holiday Season


     

    The risks and liabilities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have led a number of employers to consider how to approach the 2020 holiday season. In many cases, updating policies or work rules, or requiring additional information before allowing an employee to return to work, may be advisable. 

    However, compliance requirements, governmental advisories and employee relations concerns should be taken into consideration before an employer takes a strong stance against an employee traveling, attending gatherings or hosting personal events. An employer should consider its business goals, risk tolerance and existing policies and procedures when navigating the 2020 holidays.  

     The risks and liabilities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have led a number of employers to consider how to approach the 2020 holiday season. In many cases, updating policies or work rules, or requiring additional information before allowing an employee to return to work, may be advisable.

    However, compliance requirements, governmental advisories and employee relations concerns should be taken into consideration before an employer takes a strong stance against an employee traveling, attending gatherings or hosting personal events. An employer should consider its business goals, risk tolerance and existing policies and procedures when navigating the 2020 holidays.

    Click here for the holiday exposure procedure forms

    Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

    Click here for the holiday exposure procedure forms

  • S07E09 - HR Rescue: What We Can Still Learn from Mister Rogers as Adults

    We came across an article written for Next Avenue by Shayla Thiel Stern, Shayla is the former Director of Editorial and Content for Next Avenue at Twin Cities PBS. The article was titled, What We Can Still Learn from Mister Rogers as Adults. And as we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, we felt the lessons shared in this article, will resonate with our listeners.

    https://www.nextavenue.org/learn-from-mister-rogers-as-adults/

    Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. 

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

  • S07E08 - HR Rescue: How To Update Your Employee Handbook

    As legal developments affecting the workplace take effect, employers should ensure that their employee handbooks and workplace policies are compliant and current. Whether on the federal, state or local level, or related to leaves of absences or pregnancy accommodations, there continues to be a rise of legislation that touches upon employee rights and employer obligations in the workplace.

    This episode summarizes federal, state and local trends and legal developments that became effective in 2020 and affect employee-facing policies. This does not include COVID-19-related laws that are temporary in nature (e.g., in effect for a defined period or for the duration of the public health emergency).

  • S07E07 - HR Rescue: Post-Election Civility and Productivity in the Workplace

    Now that November 3, 2020, is in the past, everyone who expected things to get better or "go back to normal" once the election is over has realized (or is coming to realize) that the subject of civility is going to continue to be an issue in the modern workplace. This is the time to focus on building a company culture that is both civil and productive, in which people are treated with respect and are held accountable for showing respect to others.  In this episode, we share best practices to prioritize civility and make it a part of your organization's culture.

    Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. 

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

  • S07E06 - HR Rescue: Conducting Performance Appraisals During the Pandemic

    During annual performance evaluations, managers typically consider what an employee has accomplished since their last yearly review, especially in terms of meeting goals and making improvements in targeted areas.  This year is very different though.  Chances are that what has unfolded since the first quarter of 2020 is drastically different than what anyone could have anticipated during previous evaluation cycle or when performance objectives were set for the current year.  When preparing to do 2020/2021 performance evaluations, flexibility is key.  In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares best practices and suggestions for conducting performance reviews during the pandemic.

    Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. 

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

     

  • S07E05 - HR Rescue: 5 Pitfalls of Video Interviewing

    Screening, uncovering, and selecting top talent takes a lot of practice and a reliable process. In order to better take advantage of every golden interview opportunity that comes your way, you need to know the common pitfalls — and then avoid them.  In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone discusses some common pitfalls to video interviewing, like disparate impact, interviewer bias and artificial intelligence.  In addition we share best practices for recording video interviews.

    Thank you for watching listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. 

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

  • S07E04 - HR Rescue: 8 Best Practices for Conducting Video Interviews

    Talent acquisition teams are racing to find ways to make what has historically been a very high-touch human process a virtual one. They are figuring out how to effectively work from home, conduct video interviews, make successful offers (to candidates whom the hiring manager may not have met), and remotely onboard new hires.

    And even though we’re eight months into COVID, not every candidate is comfortable being on video and therefore won't' present themselves as well as they would in-person. You can pick up on nonverbal cues via Zoom or any other platform, but they are harder to see. The result – good candidates can come off the wrong way and miss opportunities. So let’s talk about ways to make the most of the technology while minimizing its limitations, here are 8 best practices for conducting video interviews.

    Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast!

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    Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a new business for the first time? Does hiring an in house HR person not fit your budget? Do you even need an HR person? Do you know if your business operations are compliant with local labor laws? Whether you are a business owner, employee, HR Professional, student, or just a curious person; our certified HR Shield team can provide simple, quick, and accurate answers to common questions.
    Our mission at HR Shield is to be a resource for small-midsize companies that are not able to afford or don’t yet understand the value and impact hiring a full-time certified HR professional can have on your business. Our goal is to educate business owners to help them connect to the value and impact an HR person or team can provide to a company, their employees, and overall productivity so one day that owner utilizes hires human resources professional.
    In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.
  • S07E02 - Episode 100: DEI. Words matter. Actions matter. Listening matters. Curiosity matters. Compassion matters. A conversation with Tanya Gibson

    Today’s guest is Tanya Gibson, PHR (she/her/hers). She is the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and HR at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Tanya believes that it's important for companies looking to rework their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies make bold choices that last longer than just a moment.

    In this episode, Tanya and Jenni Stone talk about racial injustice and the effect recent events have had on the workplace, and our employees. We discuss what it is, what it isn’t, and discuss how important it is to listen to others, who aren’t like you. If you wonder how seeing someone’s perspective can help you be a better leader, listen in to this conversation with Tanya.

    In this episode you’ll hear:

    How leaders can educate themselves to be better prepared to assist their diverse employees.

    How Diversity training often activates bias rather than stamp it out.

    HR cannot own everything, and sometimes are not the right choice to deliver your DEI solutions.

    How to become an ally.

    Resources from this episode:

    National Conversations: Race, Relationships and Resources

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Facebook

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Website

    Harvard Implicit Bias Test

    Color blind or color brave? Ted Talk-Mellody Hobson

    Find Tanya on LinkedIn

    Allyship to Impact, a conversation with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging leader, Jared Karol, as he guides a conversation on power, privilege, and whiteness.  October 14, 2020 click HERE to register

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  • S07E01 - How to Address An Employee's Refusal To Wear A Mask During The Pandemic

    We are excited to close out the last quarter of the year with the start of season 7!  With so many changes happening to the workplace in 2020, HR-Rescue will have regular podcasts to help business owners navigate the constant changing landscape of employee/human management. 

    As employers operate during the COVID-19 pandemic and implement safety and health precautions throughout their workplaces, one issue many are facing is noncompliance with face mask requirements. Whether employers are obligated to require mask wearing by a state or local mandate or taking it upon themselves to require them as a way to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 at work, it is undoubtedly a sensitive situation to confront for various reasons.

    In this podcast episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares steps employers can take when addressing an employee who refuses to wear a mask while at work.

    Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast!

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  • S06E15 - HR Rescue: How to Manage an Independent Contractor

    Independent contractors offer an employer flexibility to meet staffing demands and expertise in areas outside of the employer's business. Like the employers that hire them, independent contractors run their own businesses, set their own schedules, balance conflicting demands and generally work in their own offices without direct supervision. Independent contractors are their own bosses; they are not employees. If an employer manages an independent contractor like an employee, they run the risk that a governmental agency or a court could reclassify the independent contractors as an employee, resulting in significant financial liabilities.

    In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares some best practices for managing an independent contractor.

    Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! 

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  • S06E14 - HR Rescue: Hiring During the Pandemic-Don't Neglect I-9 Obligations

    Normally, I-9 documentation must be examined in person, and the law is very strict about this. Even remote workers must have their documents examined directly by a company official, a notary or some other trustworthy person.

    However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has temporarily loosened these restrictions. In this episode, we share what’s changed, and what you need to do to comply.

    Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast!

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  • S06E13 - HR Rescue: Symptoms Over Testing - CDC Return to Work Guidance

    Aug 12, 2020 

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance for when it is safe for workers diagnosed with COVID-19 to return to work. Under the updated guidance, the CDC no longer recommends a test-based strategy to determine when an individual may end their at-home isolation, except in certain circumstances.  In this podcast HR expert, Jenni Stone shares the new guidelines.

    Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode!

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  • S06E12 - HR Rescue: Disability Accommodations and the Interactive Process

    According to the EEOC, it is unclear whether COVID-19 is or could be a disability under the ADA. The CDC has identified a number of medical conditions that may put an individual at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract COVID-19, (e.g., chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, diabetes, liver disease). Additionally, the EEOC advises that employees with certain preexisting mental health conditions (i.e., anxiety disorder) may have more difficulty handling the disruption to daily life created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In this week’s episode, HR expert Jenni Stone shares steps an employer can take if an employee advises their them that they have a medical condition that may be exacerbated by contracting COVID-19 and requests a reasonable accommodation (e.g., remote working), and how to communicate with the employee and exchange information in an effort to reasonably accommodate the employee (i.e., engage in the interactive process).

    Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast!

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    About HR Shield

    Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow?

    Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student, or a generally curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate, and simple answers to common HR and business questions. 

    Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hires a full time certified professional.

    In addition to working with the small to the mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs, and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

  • S06E11 - HR Rescue: Coronavirus (Covid-19): Discrimination and Accommodation Considerations

    As employers everywhere confront the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they are finding it a constant challenge to protect the health and safety of their workforce; protect the privacy of employee medical information and comply with federal anti-discrimination laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    In this podcast HR expert, Jenni Stone shares some employment discrimination, accommodation, and medical privacy issues to consider during the pandemic.

    Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  We value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast!

  • S06E10 - HR Rescue: DOL Updates Optional FMLA Forms

     

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has made changes to several of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms intended to make them simpler and easier to use for employers and employees alike.  The DOL said these and other changes will "reduce the time users spend providing information, improve communications between leave applicants and administrators, and reduce the likelihood of violations."

    In this week’s podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares the key changes to the forms, as well as several notification obligations for both employers and employees under the FMLA. 

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  • S06E09 - HR Rescue: LGBTQ+ Protections Expanded Nationwide: Time For Employers To Act

    Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited nationwide.  The Supreme Court ruled in June 2020 that terminating an employee merely being gay or transgender is discrimination based on sex in violation of Title VII.  In light of this ruling, employers that do not already prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should update their policies immediately and take several other steps to ensure compliance with the law, and to cultivate a diverse workplace and a culture of tolerance and inclusion.  In this podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares 7 steps you can take today to protect individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ from workplace discrimination.